Archive > May 2008

Innovate, Educate

The notes from day 2 of the conference are below: Arnold Wasserman: Innovation in Education Keys to Innovation This conference has talked a lot about innovation via theoretical models, practical examples from a variety of sectors, and personal experience.  There seem to be two important foundations: a clear focus on a measurable goal, and an [...]

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Innovation or Ego or Thinking?

The first annual Canadian Microsoft Innovative Teachers Conference is underway and it is an honour to be with such amazing folks.  Quick question: is there anything that is a bigger indicator of ego than hearing a sentence start with “I’m innovative because…”  What am I learning?  I’m learning how other sectors outside of education think [...]

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Building Capacity for Reflection and Recognition: Adapting Menus and Name

The following items are a summation of multiple development and programming sessions. The site now is able to rate projects, recognize active members, provide a more focussed navigation experience, and clarify ‘Events’ by renaming this element as ‘Scheduled Projects’. The ‘Five Star’ module has been enabled for the ‘Events’ (that has been renamed ‘school projects’, [...]

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Leading Learning: The Rest of the Story

The gathering is over.  We have all returned our lanyards, returned room keys, fought traffic, and arrived home to kiss the family.  Gatherings are social, as is learning.  The best part of this conference was the interaction with colleagues, whom we normally meet with virtually and asyncrhonously, around ideas.  I learned from a host of [...]

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Leading Learning Day 1: Lots o’ Theory

This week I’m attending the Leading Learning Conference in Scarborough, Ontario.  Two days of technology and education that is shaken and stirred by some excellent presenters during the day one sessions by George Siemens and others.  What follows is a collection of links to my notes and some initial reflections.  This conference has provided some [...]

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Name, Set, Match

Using the views module the following items were added to a dynamic table Node: Title and Collaboration Comfort field. The filters were used to only select a certain value. This development is significant as I can now find a person’s profile field and link to them (eventually to be friends / buddies with them). These [...]

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