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Prepositions and Meaning

In his Conversations on Science, Culture, and Time (1995) with Bruno Latour, Michel Serres suggests that prepositions mean almost nothing or almost anything, which turns out to be about the same thing. In my last post, I considered how the preposition into in the Rhizo14 collaborative auto-ethnography (CAE) linked a wide range of entities and actions to create an incredibly rich, self-organizing,…
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Setting Restrictions in a Google Form with FormLimiter

It’s now easy to set access restrictions to your #GoogleForms with #FormLimiter. You can set restrictions by the number of entries submitted, or by a date and time that you select.



Click here for easy instructions on how to add and use FormLimiter to your Google Forms.…

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Remembering the Real Winnie Website Project

Real Winnie Collection WebsiteThis summer and fall one of the big projects I worked on was the creation of a digital collection website as part of a larger project called Remembering the Real Winnie: The World’s Most Famous Bear Turns 100.  The larger project comprised an exhibit held at the Ryerson Image Centre from November 5 – December 7, 2014, an interactive story website, a short film and the digital collection website.  …

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Know The “Why” and Disrespect the Impossible

After observing many educational leaders and education systems, it’s clear that the following must be present and ubiquitous in a school and district before they can thrive and continue to move forward:

  • Clearly articulated, concise vision and mission
  • Development of the vision and mission is based on research, reflection, and representative of all stakeholder voices
  • Vision and mission drives decision-making at all levels
  • Systems thinking and decision-making is the key to effectiveness and change
  • Leadership hold themselves and others accountable for upholding the vision and mission
  • Proactively tell your story – focus on the “why” of the organization
  • Leadership needs to honor and live the “why” and expect and support this of all others in the system
  • Recognize others for their impact – big or small – on the system
  • Culture and relationships are critical – but not at the expense of the vision and mission
  • Leadership and the organization need to be transparent and authentic
  • Stay focused on what’s right and the “why” of the organization during the difficult times
  • When change is necessary, do it – but in a proactive, not reactive mode
  • Progress monitoring, reflecting, and responding are key to change and growth
  • Complacency and the status quo have no place in the organization
  • “Disrespect the impossible” Jamie Casap, Global Education Evangelist at Google

Take each one of these principles, honestly and authentically reflect on your environment (classroom, school, and/or district), determine strengths and growth areas, and develop a plan of action, that includes progress monitoring and reflection points.…

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