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April 7, 2017 |

There is a nifty ‘infographic’ at the end and a suggested lesson plan. Feedback is welcomed.

After attending Amy Burvall’s workshop, I tweaked the image to include intention and I have time to elaborate.  My blog posts are never “done” … Read More

W.E.D.E.S.I.G.N a Design Thinking Approach

April 4, 2014 |


W.E.D.E.S.I.G.N in the Idea Garage  (More in the next few weeks!)

I am prepping for my first workshop on Design Thinking.  I thought I would let you folks have a sneak peek!  As always, posts are under construction….  I … Read More

Why I Support the Seal Hunt

March 30, 2014 | | 7 Comments

You may not like this post:

Okay.. I suppose this post will bring out every possible PETA supporter on the planet but here goes. (That isn’t me in the photo. It is @Alethea_Aggiuq).  I wore seal skin boots, seal skin … Read More

DTK12-Consensus building not collaborating

December 4, 2013 |

What if we sought consensus and not collaboration in Design Thinking? Collaboration is not Democratic Although people enjoy drinking the social kool-aid of collaborate, it really is a death knell to design thinking and deep learning. Someone loses

To collaborate … Read More

Teaching one student a week.

November 5, 2013 |

I was thinking that policy developers want 21st century project based learning with factory model class size and composition?

I remember a classmate dropping out in grade 3 to go work on fishing boats. Children who lived in poverty went … Read More

November 4, 2013 |


Penn State’s article about writing Learning objectives is a different perspective but one that offers more clarity.  In this system, “A” is for audience, “B” is for behaviour, “C” for conditions and “D” for degree of mastery needed. I … Read More

Field Guide to moderating a Twitter Chat

August 14, 2013 |

Sometimes, we can just stumble into something wonderful.  I was following #designthinking and then found #dtK12.  Through a few tweets and DM’s we decided to start a #DTK12chat held every Wednesday at 5:00 to 6:00 PST.  I thought it would … Read More

An Educator’s Personal-Professional Brand

May 23, 2013 | | One Comment

Why? Tonight I figured out how to hack an app icon design. I want to share to get some feedback.  First, why am I playing with all of this ‘webstuff’.

  1. The future of resumes … Read More

How some Aboriginal students may be disenfranchised from engagement

May 6, 2013 | | 4 Comments

When we practice knowing the history of our own voices, we can be present and engaged with the voices of others.   Such is the goal of sociolinguistics. The topic on twitter #cdnedchat was about engaging our students. I made a … Read More

Individualism vs Collectivism

March 26, 2013 |

Much of the current rhetoric in education promotes collaboration through web 2.0 tools as a way to build knowledge within communities:  let them use it, they will learn. However, knowledge building comes from discourse rather than dialogue and is a … Read More