Michelle Campbell and I presented at CONNECT 2018 in Niagara Falls this week. After some very encouraging conversations at Treasure Mountain Canada in October, we decided to take our ideas about the intersection of school libraries and eLearning success to the wider audience at this conference. CanConnect attracts some of the greatest education influencers in […]
The UGDSB hosts its educators and leadership team at a 30 hour conference filled with keynotes, colleague workshops and of course, networking! This year the theme is to ignite our innovation in education. Here is the full story told in the tweets of the conference. https://storify.com/banana29/ugignite15-starting-the-school-year-with-a-blast Here is my presentation in full: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1H8h6NAig92OrXF8qXG2ADG74vVAh8aFVvXZ2Q3RShHU/edit?usp=sharing …and here […]
This week I’ve been attending the Connect conference in Niagara Falls for the first time and as a representative of the Ontario School Library Association Council. It also gives me a chance to speak about my M.Ed. capping paper on how teacher-librarians are in the ideal position to facilitate transliteracy. I mean, we really do […]
Is it possible to be proactive when technology and the use of social media sites changes so quickly?
A colleague of mine asked me this question today. Here’s my reply: I think it is possible to be proactive with technology and social media, because I think the growth of social networking is plateauing. In preparation for our group assignment on games, I have come across this business researcher, Seth Priebatsch, who says: For those of […]
It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by Danah Boyd My rating: 4 of 5 stars Throughout danah boyd’s “It’s Complicated: the social lives of networked teens”, I’m very satisfied with the level of sophistication of boyd’s research and unbiased point of view in her writing. Her tone is academic, professional and at the […]
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When Nicholas Carr wrote the infamous article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” (2008), he made waves in the education community who had bought into the Marc Prensky vision of today’s students as “digital natives” (2005). While making impetuous decisions about technology integration in schools, Carr halted everyone into thinking maybe we should be a bit […]