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From the Wall

My most recent post is on the OSSEMOOC site.

Click  [here]  for an interesting perspective.

Thx  @fryed  for your assistance!


OntCL Chat Highlights 20120125

Ontario ConnectEd Leaders (OntCL) Chat Highlights from 2012-01-25.

Topic: How are you currently using social media tools in your school/board?

Note: Future Ontario ConnectEd Leaders twitter chats will be scheduled for the first Wednesday evening of each month, 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and use the Twitter hash tag #ontcl


RCAC11 Presentation Notes: Facebook 1 year later

RCAC 2011 presentation notes: Facebook – one year later in WRDSB

A special thank you to my presentation guests:

Elaine MacKenzie
Dan Ballantyne
Adrienne Fiander
Shannon Smith

Related Links:

Ontario ConnectEd Leader Consortium
Log into Facebook to see OntCLC on Facebook
OCT Backgrounder
OCT Advisory
OCT Social Media video
Principals and Social Networking Report (2010)
Log into Facebook to see Dan Ballantyne’s Teacher Fan Page


Web Address Update

Notice to readers of Mark’s Musings

The primary domain for this blog has been changed to

The original address, will redirect to the new address.


Thank you Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Thank you for sharing your vision, energy, leadership and innovative spirit. You have taught many and made a difference.

Your legacy will live forever.


Links for 20110423

It has been a while since I posted a set of links. Over the last couple of weeks, I have come across a number of interesting articles, and thought I would share the links.

1. Canadian Election Laws & Social Media Tools
2. Passion Based Learning, an interview with Sheryl Nassbaum-Beach
3. Collaborative Action Plans
4. Learning & Working in the Social Workplace
5. The social universe, social media & schools
6. Skype in the Classroom
7. Dropbox & Privacy
8. A creative Google geo-greeting
9. It is about verbs, not tools

Enjoy the reading.


Creating Art with the iPod

My daughter really enjoys creating works of art. She has a wide range of interests ranging from painting to paper mache to origami to crafts of all types. She has been having a lot of fun checking out draw programs for the iPod Touch. Some favorite art apps are:

iBurn – draws with flames, has options for mirroring to create symmetric shapes

Doodle Buddy – drawing program, has a good smudging feature

Glow Coloring – drawing program with florescent colors, has a stamping feature

TrippingFest Lite – allows drawing by pattern – great for symmetry, example patterns include polar, random shapes

Meritum Paint – simple drawing paint, lines are feathered like spilt paint, can draw with 2 fingers at once

Spawn Lite – random bouncing lines that explode in fireworks shapes

Dash Of Color – loads an existing picture to a black & white version, you can add colour highlights

SketchMee Lite – takes an existing picture and coverts it to a version based on chalk or pencil lines, then you add a new color scheme

PaintMee Lite – similar to SketchMee, but uses ‘paint’ rather than lines

Adobe Photoshop – photo editing on the go

Sample Art Gallery:  Pictures are names to reflect the app used to create them


Doodle Buddy

Glow Coloring

Tripping Fest Lite

Meritum Paint

Spawn Lite

Dash of Color

Sketch Mee

Paint Mee