Inspired by the brilliant Scott Lockman‘s Slices of Life project, and wanting to begin this semester of Digital Storytelling 106 in a manner that would lead to an inspiring next few months spent blending pedagogy and creative expression, professional development and a variety of different learning communities – that is what this Life-Long Learning is […]Read more "Slice of Life – Last Run of the Day"
Tomorrow, I will be presenting at this year’s BCSSTA Conference on 21st Century Learning, and am planning to introduce my particular approaches to the use(s) of technology in the classroom with the above Prezi & access to the assembled terrain of my own, and my students’ emergent digital geography. I hope to frame the […]Read more "Social Media as Connective Tissue – Presentation for BCSSTA"
Why Sharing Our Stories Matters: Story by Bryan Jackson from unplugd on Vimeo. It was a great honour to be able to share the story above with members of my #Unplugd11 group – Rodd, Kim, Giulia, Kathy, and Andy – and be a part of the inspiring collaborative editing and writing process of the collectively-authored […]Read more "#Unplugd11: Why Sharing Our Stories Matters"
Inspired by Grant Potter’s Prince George commute, I did a similar experiment in order to share a few minutes of transit in Port Moody. With a little help from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan’s Deep Dark Woods‘ “All the Money I had is gone.” Film aficionados may recognize the blur of the country store – just after I […]Read more "Commute"
Busking captured by cellphone. As even the devil might need an advocate from time to time, I thought I’d offer a few points in support of delaying the rounding up of the school’s cell phones and putting the kids who use them in camps where they might better concentrate. An unfortunate wordplay that evokes a […]Read more "Essay as Blogpost: Cellphones in the Classroom"
A few weeks ago Jan Smith invited me to participate in Dr. Alec Couros‘ presentation to British Columbia School District #71’s pro-d session. Figuring a trip up island would be a long shot on the first weekend of a new semester, I told her I would surely join the proceedings however I might be able, […]Read more "Alec Couros in Comox"
About a week ago, a member of our school’s professional development committee announced that, as a means of furthering conversation between our school-based pro-d days, she would be making a habit of sending (via email) a series of weekly “energizers,” or prompts to further our staff’s thinking. Immediately, this struck me as an opportunity to […]Read more "Twitter Startup Instructions & a Challenge to a Colleague"
This afternoon I was sitting in the wonderfully rustic Minnekhada Lodge, discussing Formative Assessment with my colleagues for our school based professional development day. And as the day drew to a close, and our pro-d hosts encouraged the “continued discussion” of the day’s aims, I thought, “How I wish that everyone at our school used […]Read more "Twitter Week for BC Educators"
Find more videos like this on NL Connect As I sit over a lengthy edit of a post of student examples of recent eminent person projects, I was glad to find this November Learning video on Wesley Fryer’s blog. Alan walks around Marblehead, Ma, and speaks about the necessity of engaging the world in a […]Read more "Alan November Video: Marblehead, Ma in 1629 & the Global Future of Education"
This year I have been entering the classroom-blogosphere alongside Paul Aitken, who as a district middle school humanities teacher had a hand in bringing along a few of the students who found their way into the high school gifted program I teach. Through Twitter, our blogs, and even – occaisionally, when nothing else will seem […]Read more "Two Coquitlam Teachers: Sixty Blogs"