We’re midway in our August book “Creating Thinking Classrooms” and author Garfield Gini-Newman has agreed to join us for a lively discussion on this topic: How schools need to refocus the goals in order to better prepare students. Join us here live at 2:30 ET or via the Twitter stream at #BIT16Reads .
I’ve just finished reading George Couros‘ “The Innovator’s Mindset” and I think it’s time that we addressed the elephant in the room. The word “mindset” is so five minutes ago. There I said it. What I mean is that putting the words innovator and mindset together in the same phrase is oxymoronic…it’s a contradiction in […]
The TeachOntario #BIT16Reads book club is on fire over the topics in George Couros’ book The Innovator’s Mindset so we are going to come together and attempt a Google Hangout on Air tomorrow July 19th at 2pm. Facilitating with me is participant Caroline Freibauer, who will direct the conversation Participants can join in a number […]
Wherever I go, my PLN tells me that they wish we had more time to hang out together….well this is it!! There’s still time left to register (by Thursday night please!) for the Ontario School Library Association council Summer Institute…virtually free to you in Ottawa this August 10-11-12. Here’s our description: Ontario School Library Association […]
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is a must-read for anyone who wants or needs to understand the evolution of the digital revolution. At times the computer science went over my head but for the most […]
Welcome to all new members of #BIT15Reads! Hello to all of you who’ve been with us since the beginning. We gained almost 30 new members since November 4th bringing our total membership to 92 members. Fantastic. I’d like to propose a few ideas for moving forward: a) we keep the name #BIT15Reads until Dec. 31, […]