It is funny how life has a way of making us work for the things we really believe in. I guess if it was an easy, simple path the lessons learned would not be nearly as great and perhaps the reward would not be as sweet. As I have mentioned in previous posts our school… Continue reading What Roadblocks?
The longer you wait, the scarier it gets. I think we have all felt this way some time in our lives. Right now we are making a huge and scary jump in our school to digital portfolios for all. Staff first and students in the fall. As a first step toward this goal we met… Continue reading The Longer We Wait…
I am writing this as I come off the "conference high." You know the feeling you get after you attend a big conference and hear a very motivating speaker that inspires you and speaks to your passions? That is where I am right now after listening to George Couros at the IT Summit in Saskatoon.… Continue reading Time to Quit Coddling
Wow, I can't believe that I am writing my final blog post for ECI 831. One thing we can count on is time traveling quickly. As I am contemplating what I have learned in my journey this term, it occurred to me that I have moved from not knowing how to set up a blog… Continue reading You’ve Come a Long Way Baby!
According to our speaker last night, Stephen Downes,... what we are really needing are not 21st century skills necessarily, but 21st century languages. Hmmm...that was some more food for thought for this already well fed brain. Stephen went on to give a presentation that was full of somewhat complicated ideas and information. One thought that… Continue reading Am I Learning New Technology or New Language?
When I first started ECI 831 I felt a bit like I had been thrown off the side of a cruise ship and I was trying to find a life-preserver. I have enjoyed the course since day one, but it made me reach so far out of my comfort zone and I wondered If I… Continue reading Am I starting to understand?