Mar 072015
 
A Digital Nation - Bridging the gap

As part of a digital citizenship unit I do in my classes, I show a documentary called Digital Nation. It is a 2010 Front Line production that takes a look at the new “connected generation” and how they are faring in this new wired world. A sign of the times, the February 2, 2010 production […]

Mar 012015
 
Quantified Self - A sign of the times?

I stumbled upon an app the other day called Instant. It is a nifty little “lifestyle application” that measures your cellphone use by counting the number of unlocks you do through the day, the number of minutes you spend using the device, the number of minutes you spend on each individual application and the number of […]

Feb 172015
 

Do you ever get so busy that you get nothing done? You look at everything you need to do and choose to do none of it. When you would rather wash dishes, vacuum the floors and scrub toilets then get down to work on the heap of things you should be doing… Well that is […]

Feb 082015
 
Learning Java Script - Week 3

Well that didn’t take long. My ADD has kicked in and I am looking for something else to do for my learning project. This is not unusual for me. My interest wains very quickly with things and I am off looking for something else to peak my interest. I will continue with the Khan Academy […]

Feb 012015
 
Learning Java Script - Week 2

Well here we are once again talking about learning Java Script online. If you recall from last weeks riveting post, I am using the Khan Academy tutorials to guide me through the wild and wonderful world of JavaScript. To be quite frank… I have done very little this week. I started the learn to colour tutorial […]

Jan 242015
 
Learning Java Script - Week 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 […]