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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

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

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

Deadlines and Creativity

March 24, 2013 |

This video from Cafe Creative  is circulating around the internet and generating another insta-fix for education and echoes Sir Ken Robinson.

Many people just respond with “great”, “wow”, “of course” and “no kidding” and hte most difficult one for me, … Read More

Innovating a Loud Silence

February 18, 2013 | | One Comment

There is an Inuit word called Miksa, which means between.  I often think I am like that as a constant. My eyes are blue and my skin is pink but my great-great-grandmother was Inuit. We don’t know her name. According to … Read More

Scales are better than percent.

February 18, 2013 |

I like to think in fluid systems and right now the greatest barrier to educational change is our reliance on software that focuses supporting a report card that requires a percent.  Whatever deconstructed factor model we develop, the percent report card will keep the systems from innovating. Let’s look at a percent: That is 100 decision making and feedback points.  And really, what exactly is the difference between an 85% and an 87%?   Read More