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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

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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

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

New Website Launched!

February 18, 2013 |

Welcome to my new website! A place where I write about what I am passionate about!

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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

Stop measuring the Car Crash: End Percent

February 18, 2013 |

At the moment, the 75% on a report card signals the end of learning. It is like measuring 25% of the car is totalled; we won’t intervene and fix it, Read More

Assessment for the 21st Century

February 18, 2013 |

Assessment should not about assessing readiness to compete with other nations as much as it could be about creativity and the process of solving complex problems. Read More

Why not Multiple Choice? It is on the tip of my fingers

February 18, 2013 |

Yes, I do use multiple choice because they are means of dealing with the marking load until I can redesign a course.  Read More