Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Spring Blog Festival 2015: Webinar

Spring Blog Festival Webinar Presentation March 21, 2015

This was a terrific opportunity to look retrospectively at how I have been using blogs since 2008 for my professional development, teaching and learning,  and then to think about how to improve these pursuits moving forward.  I was so thrilled to see that attendees came from around the world!  Spain, Ireland, Hawaii, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Greece, and of course, where this all started with Nellie in Canada.  What a great experience!

Spring Blog Festival (SBF) is a free one day event, hosted by Nellie Deutsch, that will take place on Saturday March 21, 2015.
The aim of the festival is to showcase bloggers and their work. Topics range from transformational blogging and reflective blogging to connectivity, history, evolution, teaching tools, multi-media, thinking & creativity, families, schools, educational applications, and content curation.

EdMedia 2014: Openness in Education, Systems Thinking & the Practitioner

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Making the Case for Online Teaching & Learning?

As I work with colleagues on developing an Online PhD program, and think to my ongoing research and writing, I thought it would be interesting to compare and contrast findings across Project Tomorrow, the ECAR Annual Survey, PEW Internet Data and Device Acquisition Trends in 2013.
I have taken the JOURNAL's 10 Technology trends from Project Tomorrow 2013 -representing 400,000 surveys from 9,000 schools and 2,700 districts nationally with [students, teachers, parents, administrators and this year community members] - and put them alongside infographic visuals from the The Annual ECAR Student and IT Study - a collaboration with 251 institutions with 112,000 undergraduate student responses about their technology experiences around their 4 themes of 1. Mobile Device Ownership and Use; 2. Technology Value and Use; 3. Connectivity and Engagement; 4. Learning Environments

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Ken Robinson: How to Change Education

I'm a huge fan of Ken Robinson and with the start of each new year, I try to ensure that all teacher candidates are familiar with his work. In this talk "How to Change Education" at the RSA July 2013 event, Robinson aims to move forward from his popular RSA Animate Changing Paradigms, to offer some views on how to improve education. 

Back to the Basics: this position tends to focus on WHAT - i.e. returning to an ideal group of most important subjects [today's version is STEM], however the basics for the purpose of education should be about WHY we do this.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Utopias & Dystopias: Looking to the Future

Film 1: A Day Made of Glass (5:58) Watch on YouTube
These are two video advertisements - one from Corning, and one from Intel - setting out these companies’ visions of how their products will evolve and be used in the future. In both cases, the companies position their information technologies as completely integrated with daily life and education.