Diigo Outliner

I just upgraded my Diigo account as I plan to use it a lot next year to help share resources with teachers at my school. In the process I discovered the outliner tool, which seems to be a great way to organise bookmarks and turn them into useful knowledge (to quote Diigo). Here is one I made … [Read more…]

Digital Literacy Thoughts – first try

Digital Literacy Thoughts - first try

This is a first attempt at synthesizing a number of Digital Literacy frameworks into something that I feel I can take to teachers to help them build Digital Literacy capacity in their classrooms. The frameworks I have looked at include: BC Draft Digital Literacy Standards Mozilla Web Literacy Standards Brennan’s Framework for … Development of … [Read more…]

#EdCampWest reflection

I have just returned home from #EdCampWest at the University of Victoria and feel the need to write a few things down before they fade away. An Ed Camp is an interesting and somewhat elusive experience. The unstructured nature of the day gives participants opportunities to have conversations they are interested in, but this same … [Read more…]

Search is a journey, not a destination.

Search is a journey, not a destination.

I have been trying to teach my students how to search the internet more efficiently for quite a while now, with limited success.  I used to spend a lot of time on keywords and understanding boolean logic and trying to find the magic query that would return the most relevant results.  I told them not … [Read more…]

My Invention and Innovation Wishlist

It seems that in the past few years there has been an explosion of low cost technologies that can be used in the classroom to foster innovation and creative thinking.  These are always on my radar, but keep getting pushed to the bottom of the budget prority list.  This year I want to start thinking … [Read more…]