The New Literacy

I recently became the head of Computer & Information Technology at my high school.  To many this might cause confusion, not many schools appear to have a head of digital technology.  When recently asked to join up with the other two heads of Comp/Info tech in our region I discovered…

Refresh 2

@banana29 got me thinking about the computer refresh going on at her school last week.  We're in the same  process at my school.In my case I'm the head of computers and trying to focus on keeping as many computers as possible in student hands. We waste a lot of machines…

Toronto Zoo Photography

The trick to zoo photography is to catch your subject without the enclosure, which becomes an exercise in framing.  The Toronto Zoo is a particular nice place to do zoo photography because of the quality of the enclosures.  It also happens to have one of the finest plant collections in…

Niagara Falls In Winter

Niagara Falls on a quiet Sunday at the end of January.  Most photos taken with a Canon T6i using a prime lens or the stock telephoto... Except for this one, it was taken with a Ricoh ThetaV 360 camera. from Blogger https://ift.tt/38q04kO via IFTTT

How To Plan and Shoot 360 Photography & Video

Originally posted on Dusty World. This week I brought some 360° cameras to the 2017 ECOO Conference to show how (kind of) easy it is to make immersive media for virtual reality viewers like Google Cardboard.  I brought along my favourite 360 camera, the Ricoh Theta (physical controls, good shape, very intuitive to use, easy to…

Decompartmentalizing

I know teachers get edgy when considering business theory for use in the classroom, but gamestorming in class seems like a sure thing. The problem with it is the breaking down of conventions around learning. We structure our classes on this stuff. Would a good gamestorm be acceptable in English…

Special Education

Near the end of my teacher's college program, Nipissing put on an assistive learning tools workshop. We were all duly wowed by the latest version of Dragonspeak, the latest in PDAs and how they could be used in learning, and a surprising array of speech, numeracy, literacy and subject specific…

Refresh 1

Computer refreshes approach!  An ideal opportunity to reconsider all the bad habits we have in educational technology!  @banana29 had the following questions for her admin which might help frame a discussion around where we might go with our edtech:• What are the conditions under which students in 2013 learn best?•…
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