Eye catching and eye tracking

 When I think about how much screen time I spend on a weekly basis I figure I’m probably on the low end of the middle of the global average (there must be one out there). I say this because I consciously take breaks from screens while working and I’m aware of digital distractions, plus by…

Let’s be Responsible and Reflective… Course 2 Project

The project for Course 2 has been a great way to incorporate all the concepts covered and learned, including global collaboration. Speaking of which, I had the good fortune of working with fellow Cohort 7 members Kim in Switzerland and Pim in China. Between the three of us, we have a solid perspective of what digital footprints,…

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Together we can

One of the beauties of being in education is that as educators we get to create, foster, and see learning take place all the time. Often, one of the fringe benefits is that we get to learn too! I recently learned about Jane Goodall’s five hopes for the future. This all happened as a result…

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To be or not to be….

When I thought about the title of my blog post this week- To be or not to be….online, I started to backspace because I thought “there is seemingly no way not to be online, or not have some sort of online presence”. It’s virtually impossible! So, what did I do next? What any good Googler…

Living in Cyberculture

It’s great to be back and start Course 2!  I’m looking forward to more learning and continuing to build/strengthen our Cohort 7 network. Speaking of networks,  Jeff Utecht opened Course 2 with the importance of being a networked teacher. The type of teacher that has created systems for their own learning so that they can help…

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iPads and ePortfolios a project in motion

It all started with a conversation. From there, a peek at the plethora of blogs and the next thing I knew, I was hooked and ready to join COETAIL Cohort 7. Thank you fellow COETAILer Layla Block for encouraging me to start the journey. For a guy, who always wanted to blog, I have finally…

Connect, Collaborate, Create

What is on the horizon? The answer, a major transformation! As a profession, teaching and the world education need to undergo a shift. A vital one at that. The 2016 NMC-COSN-Horizon Report a comprehensive, timely report that provides insight to where education is heading, pushes our thinking around current educational perceptions and asks critical questions that…

“So, you say you wanna Revolution..”

You say you want a revolution…., ah yes, the Beatles. One of Classic Rocks finest, and a great example of individuals who pushed limits and boundaries musically and socially. Risk-takers and innovators who forever influenced the world of music. Like the Beatles, education policy makers, administrators, teacher training programs, and teachers need to begin advocating…