Jan 242015
 
Learning Java Script - Day 1

Before I start, I need to explain what is going on here, so my irregular readers understand why they are not reading one of my regular curmudgeonly posts. I have been tasked with learning something online as part of a project for my masters program. I could pick whatever I wanted as long as most of my […]

Jan 152015
 
Google Classroom - 4 months in

Google Classroom the latest name in a long and unceremonious history of distributed learning platforms. Many people don’t realize that digitizing and delivering curriculum by computer has been around for quite some time. When I entered the education game in 1996, I started off using a program called Pathfinder followed by Plato – Nautikos – Web CT – […]

Dec 232014
 
Digital Integration Support Teacher - Term 1

What on earth is a Digital Integration Support Teacher or DIST? As new as this title may sound, the position has been around for quite some time. Most the time it has been done by a self-appointed techno-geek teacher, helping out when they could outside of our regular teaching duties. Over the years, I seem to have […]

May 232014
 

So I got called greedy today. I was driving to work, turned on the radio and lo and behold! The melodic sound of Christy Clark’s voice filled the passenger cabin. Apparently she is on another Sound Bytes Over Facts media tour and I was lucky enough to flip her off… I mean flip her on, just as she […]

May 072014
 
3D Printing in my classroom

3D printing in my classroom has taken over my life. I need to go to 3DPA (3D Printing Anonymous) post-haste. Last night was the final straw as I was flopping and flipping about, trying to figure out how I am going to get 30 student 3D print jobs completed before the end of the year. […]

Mar 302014
 

Well here we are… At the end of another course for another term. I have to say this one was a lot of work but I think I survived but we shall see when the grades come out. This weeks Blog post is supposed to answer the question, “What will future learning environments look like?” […]

Mar 152014
 

This weeks topic is MOTIVATION or lack there of. I am supposed to answer why and how I stay motivated to be a lifelong learner, specifically as it pertains to this program I am currently in. I suppose I should start with the things that will get me bonus marks which consists of a little […]

Mar 092014
 
Skills For The 21st Century

Well here we are once again, typing like a fiend on a Sunday night. Shiraz in one hand Macbook in the other, sitting at my dining room table. There is something therapeutic about this combination but I must say, it is hardly a poetic. Before this program is over my goal is to write something […]