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Sharing the Learning

In my role, that of an Itinerant Teacher for Educational Technology in the Elementary Panel, I have had, and continue to have, the incredible privilege to participate in some phenomenal events.  As I work at the board level, I don’t … Continue reading

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Mentorship Part 1

I have been thinking quite a bit over the last 6 months about mentorship – that process whereby individuals, usually well experienced in a job or a profession, choose to come alongside someone with significantly less experience.  The purpose of … Continue reading

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Mentorship Prologue

It’s been quite some time since I have blogged here.  There are many reasons for that, both personal and professional. Suffice it to say, that although I don’t really make New Year’s resolutions or set off on new monthly challenges, … Continue reading

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Mantra for 2015 and beyond?

I found this quote and thought it appropriate to use for my first entry of 2015. I think I will remind myself of it daily this year. As a friend and I were discussing yesterday, the definition of “fail” is … Continue reading

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Cursive: The Debate Thickens…

Last fall I had occasion to sit at a table with some key players in the Ministry of Education.  I happened to have a conversation with an individual who quickly let me know her feelings about the current trends in … Continue reading

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When you least expect it….

I was catching a bit of the early morning news recently and found myself drawn to the TV screen.  It wasn’t a good fascination.  It was more like one of those scenes in a movie when you know something is … Continue reading

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Enduring Impact

I’ve been missing my dad lately.  When I least expect it, something will trigger a memory and an image from my youth will pop up.  My dad has been gone for quite some time now.  He passed away somewhat unexpectedly … Continue reading

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Trust the Process

Recently I was asked to support a group of learners with whom I have never had a lot of prior contact.  Having never worked with these individuals before, I was not totally sure of their needs as far as technology … Continue reading

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Interesting Blog http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/03/how-real-world-technology-use-has-inflitrated-change-classrooms A friend of mine is taking a media course and sent a link to the blog listed above.  What are your thoughts regarding his statements?  Do you agree or disagree?  Have you seen some the same things … Continue reading

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It’s a Tool…

More and more lately I’ve been hearing the following phrase in educational circles when the topic of technology integration emerges in conversation:  “Technology integration is not an instructional strategy”.   I agree- sort of…. Technology, by its very nature, is … Continue reading

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