Category Archives: Professional Development

The amazing power of 140 characters

With the initial release of Twitter, I couldn’t see how this application could act as an effective way to communicate when each tweet was limited to only 140 characters. Those who have followed my writing over the past three decades … Continue reading

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PA “Interruptions” Inspire Innovation

Nadia Nevieri and her students of Lakewood School have provided amazing connections with each other and their community through an innovative educational endeavour. The creation of 1-2 minute “Lakewood Live”  videos provide an engaging vehicle for transmitting daily events and … Continue reading

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Professional Development with Puentedura

The Manitoba Association of Educational Technology Leaders (MAETL) is bringing Ruben Puentedura to Winnipeg for a morning session on February 4th.  Ruben’s work with the SAMR Model is highly regarded for the impact it can have on the meaningful infusion of … Continue reading

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Connecting to Make A Difference

As the 2014 year begins, tradition suggests that one should consider making a “New Year’s Resolution”. True, I have made many over the years that have unfortunately fallen by the wayside as the year progressed. However, one resolution of which … Continue reading

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Educating With Technology: Changes for the Better

After 60 years in the classroom as a student, teacher, and K-12 Educational Technology Consultant, I have seen many changes. I maintain that the changes, particularly as they relate to the infusion of technology into K-12 classrooms, have improved the … Continue reading

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Photos, Passion, and Pedagogy

This past summer I attended a funeral. When one reaches their retirement years, it seems only natural to attend more funerals of friends and loved-ones. However, as friends of his grandparents, my wife and I attended the funeral of a … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #31 – Ask Questions To Learn

Today’s “Teacher Feature” remix has a special connection for me. I have been lucky throughout my educational career, both as a student and as a teacher, to have usually felt confident enough to ask questions if I did not understand. … Continue reading

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I’m “standing on the shoulders of giants”.

Over the past two years, I have been inspired by the creative activities, sharing, and reflective feedback of members of an important learning community. Digital Storytelling (or DS106) is a free, open online course hosted at the University of Mary … Continue reading

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The Importance of Intangible Talents

As the end of the school year fast approaches, teachers start to focus on final assessment. Too often, in the teaching profession, both educators and their students measure progress by “the almighty mark”. Today, I want to reflect on the … Continue reading

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DS106 – The weeks in review – Jan 1-27/2013

As Sunday midnight fast approaches (perhaps on the West Coast), I find myself documenting and, more importantly, reflecting on the various learning opportunities that I have been engaged in during the first few weeks of the DS106 Spring term for … Continue reading

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