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Will you help me decide?

I thought I would just blog about some of my ideas for the course 5 final project but then I wanted to engage the connected power of the internet and my PLN so I...

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The Learning Rich Classroom

When I think back to my favorite memories in school I immediately I think about recess, PE, drama and hanging out with my friends. If I think about my favorite moments as a learner,...

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The Past, Present and Future: Part 3

If you are tuning in for Part 3 of The Past, Present and Future blog series than you are in the right place! In Part 1, we looked back into the past to consider some...

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The Past, Present and Future: Part 2

As I said in Part 1 of this Past, Present and Future blog series, I am captivated by looking at how our perceptions of curriculum and education have changed over time. In this post,...

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The Past, Present and Future: Part 1

It’s official, we have arrived upon what must be one of my most favorite topics in education; the changes. I am obsessed with the changes in education. I revel in comparing past, present and...

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Is Fearmongering Winning?

I guess it comes with the territory of a tech integration coach but sometimes I feel like I am perpetually climbing, forever convincing, endlessly cheerleading, and eternally fighting a pedagogical battle…. Allow me to...

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An Idea and Iterations

I love giving presentations! Perhaps it is my background in drama and music theatre that has given me the confidence to perform and/or speak in front of an audience, or maybe it is my...

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Infographics = Learning Mashups

While I attending and presenting at the European Conference on iPads in Education recently, the collective group of us, began to ponder the very subtle but seemingly distinct meaning between App Smashing and Apps...

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Anything TV

Every kid these days can rhyme off their favorite YouTube stars at the drop of a dime! NigaHiga, Miranda Sings, Sky Does Minecraft, PewDie Pie and Rosanna Pansino and her Nerdy Nummies are just a few that prove...

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What is Creativity?

Creativity? What a loaded word…It sounds cliché but the word creativity really can mean different things to different people. That’s what I ventured into for this presentation… Upon returning from the iPad Summit, I...