EOIT2014 resources and reflections

I enjoyed my recent opportunity to present a session on ever changing EdTech world in K12  education at EOIT2014.  Three points from the various conversations over the day captured my attention. Limestone DSB,  CIO Wayne Toms described how becoming active on Twitter has “changed his  approach to PD forever”.   He emphasized the importance of having … Continue reading EOIT2014 resources and reflections

21C Round Table Panel 20131029

I had the privilege of participating on the Ministry of Education 21C Round Table Discussion panel this week along with Dany Dias,  Grade 7 and 8 teacher at Le Sommet High School in Hawkesbury;  Mark Melnyk,  Head of History at Markville Secondary School in Markham, Ontario;  Catherine Montreuil,  Director of Education, Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board … Continue reading 21C Round Table Panel 20131029

Connecting Students with Google Hangouts

After 2 days of being immersed in conversation about technology enabled learning, focusing on using technology to get to deeper learning, and engage the relationship aspect of the possibilities with George Couros, I was thrilled to hear how WRDSB  teacher Ryan Wettlaufer is using Google Hangouts with his students. To me, this is a perfect … Continue reading Connecting Students with Google Hangouts

Technology Enabled Learning: a Perspective

Yesterday,  my morning started with my  with my usual routine – a  check on the ‘Twitterverse’. There is always something interesting going on there, and this day was no different. I took note of a tweet from  Donna Fry  announcing her new blog post  Changing the Trajectory.  I always enjoy reading Donna’s blog as I … Continue reading Technology Enabled Learning: a Perspective

CASA13: An important remix

As June came to a close, I eagerly anticipated my attendance at the CASA conference as a good learning opportunity and to present with Ed Doadt on the use of social media in the classroom and school community.   With a conference title of Pedagogy to Technology &  Hardware to Headware  I certainly felt some … Continue reading CASA13: An important remix