Jan 232014
Preparing students for the 21st century?

Welcome to this weeks instalment of Questions to Ponder for Learning Design #EDCI 335 This weeks question is:  Are our current schools / teachers / curriculum preparing students for the 21st century? I am going to start off by saying that the problem with this question is that it is a tad misleading. It would suggest […]

Jan 172014
Design Thinking in the K - 12 Classroom

Design Thinking. As hip and happening as I think I am, I had no idea such a thing existed. Sure I knew designers thought but who knew they had a thought process all their own? Now I am told people are trying to apply this kind of thinking to education. No this doesn’t mean you will be […]

Jan 122014
What do you want to teach the world and why?

… I know, I know. Who are you and what have you done with that miserable curmudgeon Keith? This is question is definitely not in my Wheel House but it is the first assignment for EDCI 335, so am going to make an attempt to answer this very un Rispinesque question but before I start, I […]

Dec 082013
Between a Grok and a Hard Place - Coding in the Classroom

After 8 months of searching… I think I have found my Coding in the Classroom solution. What I was looking for was a product that gave me a means of some semblance of classroom control but gave the students the flexibility of an open learning environment. I also needed a product that gave me the […]

Dec 032013

Well course one of the masters has come to a close and without much pomp or circumstance I might add. I am not sure I even feel all that much smarter to tell you the truth but I am guessing that comes after course three or four. So lets see… What did I learn. University […]

Dec 032013

I picked up a new class this year. Actually I was cajoled into taking a ICT class in exchange for one of my Planning 10’s. “Come on Keith your will be great! Besides you love techy stuff don’t yah?” Although I couldn’t argue the point, it was still a new course and I didn’t really […]

Nov 292013

I love the little digital world I have built for myself. 1248 tweeps, a handful of blog followers who hang on every word I type and the odd mention in local media. It is enough to make a grown man puff up like a ruffed grouse and do a little cock-a-doodle doo! At the risk […]

Nov 292013

I love the access I have to quality on demand learning opportunities along with the community of learners that come along with these opportunities. To think that just a scant 5 – 10 years ago, I would have had to pay some serious money to take the face to face version of these courses leaves […]