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Dancing in the Datasphere

From the Prezi brainstorming graphical interface: http://prezi.com/mlmks5pq65dz/dancing-in-the-datasphere/If we live in an increasingly data-rich, but resource poor world, what do we need to do as teachers to give our students a fighting chance?There is no reason to assume that Eric Schmidt is blowing smoke.  If we really are generating this much information,…

The Tyranny of Paper

Students in my board collect over 17,000 sheets of paper in handouts in their k-12 school careers. Most Canadian schools are probably similar... Every piece of finished paper has measurable environmental costs: http://bit.ly/p9wpqq We burn a 60 watt light bulb continuously for 159.1 years so that we can hand out…

Game Mastery

I misspent an awful lot of my youth Dungeon Mastering. We often spent whole days, ten-twelve hour stretches in a row, playing Dungeons and Dragons in various basements. During the summer it wasn't uncommon for us to do whole weeks of days (or nights) like that. If you've never played…
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