Tag Archives: Dean Shareski

Don’t save your praises for the eulogy!

My dad was a very wise man. No, he didn’t have a university degree, but he had common sense and wisdom that he claimed he acquired while attending “the school of hard knocks”.He said, “It is too bad that we … Continue reading

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An inexpensive teleprompter for your classroom

The free, 2015 K12 Online Conference began earlier this week with a keynote from Alan Levine (aka cogdog) entitled “Ordinary/Amazing Stories of Connection”. Needless-to-say Alan’s keynote was the catalyst that helped me move further along my learning journey. About a … Continue reading

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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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Teacher Feature #37 – Video Viewpoints

How can we move students from being passive consumers to active producers? One way is to provide students with the opportunity to create videos. Students, that I have worked with, are eager to demonstrate their creativity through digital storytelling and … Continue reading

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Lip dub: A Classroom and School Approach

After reading the earlier #ETMOOC post “Lip dub: I’m havin’ a good time!” you are definitely considering exploring this innovative and engaging activity with your class. However, your enthusiasm becomes somewhat dampened when you learn more about the two lip … Continue reading

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The eyes are the windows into the soul

You might ask, like my wife, why am I enrolling in the DS106 course again. Didn’t I get my “fill” of on-line learning a year ago? The simple answer is that there are gaps in my learning that I want … Continue reading

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ManACE Annual General Meeting – May 29th

The Executive of the Manitoba Association for Computing Educators (ManACE) are to be congratulated. They have arranged for Dean Shareski and Alec Couros to present “Learning in Public” at their AGM. As outstanding educators, this “dynamic duo” from Saskatchewan plan … Continue reading

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K-12 Online – The never-ending conference

Today marks the start of this year’s free, K-12 Online Conference. I encourage all educators to visit this site and investigate the list of presenters and topics that will be shared over the next two weeks. Early last week, I … Continue reading

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Digital Stories Through ‘MasterCard Moments’

This blog entry provides educators with an easy-entry, classroom activity that can engage students as they create an online slideshow using Creative Commons images. Those readers, who have read my previous post entitled “Digital Storytelling – Engaged Learning“, know that … Continue reading

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