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My thoughts on #bit14

My thoughts on #bit14
November 12, 2014 Comments Off on My thoughts on #bit14

So last week, I was in Niagara Falls for the Bring IT Together conference, put on by the Education Computing Organisation of Ontario (ECOO) and the Ontario Association of School Business Officials (OASBO).  I had originally gone to the conference thinking it ... Read More »

Fairhaven

Fairhaven
June 23, 2014 Comments Off on Fairhaven

As some of you know, I’ve been working this last year on a webseries for the school. We finally wrapped our fifth episode last week, so the first season is now complete. I thought I’d share it here with you, ... Read More »

Big News Week

Big News Week
March 2, 2013 1 Comment »

So, two big pieces of news this week: – we bought a minivan – I got accepted to an M.Ed program So, our Veracruz had reached the end of its life with use, so we were looking to replace it ... Read More »

Prince Albert teachers march, redux

May 26, 2011 Comments Off on Prince Albert teachers march, redux

This morning, I posted photos of the first half of a day of marching to the MLA offices for the Prince Albert area. I have a short video of the march, so you can see the number of teachers and ... Read More »

A good deed

May 26, 2011 3 Comments »

As most people in Saskatchewan are aware, the public school teachers are on strike this week for two days.  The level of rhetoric has become heated both in traditional media (radio and print, mostly) and digitally.  I thought I’d try ... Read More »

The most bestest

May 17, 2011 2 Comments »

So this is the new set of student announcements (they go live tomorrow, so you’re getting a sneak peek… don’t tell anyone).  We had some technical issues this go-round with the chroma – not sure why the outline is more ... Read More »

New and improved

May 11, 2011 Comments Off on New and improved

So, a little while ago, I posted the first of our student announcement videos.  Following an evaluation, I made some changes, and we’ve done one a week since.  I thought you all might like to see the results. May 3rd ... Read More »

New project

March 31, 2011 3 Comments »

So, because I don’t have enough things on the go already, I agreed to take on another project at school (for those of you keeping count at home, that makes 2 websites, a bunch of graphics stuff and now this, ... Read More »

Learning & the Brain conference: Day Three Keynotes

February 19, 2011 Comments Off on Learning & the Brain conference: Day Three Keynotes

Today was the last day of the conference, and the three keynotes were once again full of information. Here are my notes from the morning: Faulty Connections: How School Reform Ignores How the Brain Works Dr. Gerald N. Tirozzi, PhD ... Read More »

SBG: An epiphany

SBG: An epiphany
July 4, 2010 6 Comments »

So I’ll be the first to admit that because of my wide variety of classes taught, my marking has been somewhat schizophrenic.  I don’t generally mark the same way in CPT as I do in History, French or Science, and ... Read More »

Undermine the system

March 24, 2010 2 Comments »

Marks are due today, and my usual angst about the meaninglessness of mid-term grades has been amped up this year with two classes whose mid-term reports are going to be even more inaccurate than usual.  One class is basically a ... Read More »

Texan ID proponents back in the news

March 24, 2009 Comments Off on Texan ID proponents back in the news

In a story that we’ve been talking about on and off since August of 2003, Texas is once again at the forefront of the evolution/creation debate for schools.  Once again, textbooks are at issue.  After having defeated the Intelligent Design ... Read More »