Into the Great Abyss

Into the Great Abyss

This is my question this evening: ‘If a tree falls in the forest but nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?’ But I want to modify the beginning of this age old question just a little bit: If a blog post is written but no one sees it, does it make a sound?

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Video and Me

Video and Me

I like to make movies. I like to take photographs. Luckily for me my job sees me doing a lot of these two things. I recently worked with a Grade 4 class to make a movie to be shown at assembly. I had 3 days to put it together and, as luck would have it,(…)

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Keeping It Simple

Keeping It Simple

I have had many conversations with my husband (who has a Masters in International Business and is a product manager with a multinational company) about presentations. He says my slides are all well and good in an educational setting where our focus and language are more socially inclined but that if he tried to keep(…)

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It’s All About the Image

It’s All About the Image

Today was a busy day. We are taking photographs of ALL our students plus we are deploying new laptops and iPads plus we switched to a new server plus we have many teachers wanting to jump on board the Google Classroom train plus plus plus and I am working with the Grade 5 to give(…)

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Visual Literacy

Visual Literacy

At it’s core, design is all about visual communication: To be an effective designer, you have to be able to clearly communicate your ideas to viewers or else lose their attention. People are fickle though; if you give them a massive block of information, chances are that 99 out of 100 people won’t bother to(…)

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Change

Change

I got my wish. I was feeling slightly overwhelmed so last night I went to bed hoping that Typhoon Kalmaegi would come close enough to Macau so that there was nobody hurt and no damage to property but there would be no school. And bingo, it did and I have had a day to play(…)

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Acceptable Use to Responsible Use to Empowered Use (Course 2 Final Project)

Acceptable Use to Responsible Use to Empowered Use (Course 2 Final Project)

Final projects are always daunting. Trying to find a partner to work with on a final project is even more daunting (I wrote an earlier blog post about this called ‘Lost and Found’). As luck would have it I managed to connect with Mike and the project got underway. We agreed to focus on Elementary(…)

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Can Being Online = Being Private?

Can Being Online = Being Private?

If you want to keep it private don’t put it online. It really is that simple. Why play games and try to hide? Why have one social media account for work and one for personal? Are you a different person in these two capacities? What are you afraid of? That someone will steal your identity?(…)

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