Daring to dream big

After clearing out the classroom we now have a large (almost) welcoming space at “my” school. The school’s groundsman (who was a learner at the school a few decades ago) tells me the room is part of the old school that was built in 1929.…

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My edtech projects for 2013 [Update 1.1] – The OER Jukebox

FXI-Cotton-Candy-i2Today I learned that this is how you can turn a standard 42″ LCD panel into a “window to the world”!  See the thumb-sized PC above.  It is as powerful as many desktop PCs and consumes 2.5W (5V from USB at 0.5A!).  That’s much, much less than the globe in my fridge.…

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My (emerging) portfolio of edtech projects for 2013 [Update 1]

Relationship to earlier post on my edtech “journey”

This post will start exploring more detail around one of four facets of my “value proposition” construct.

The "5P" model!

The “5P” model!

Here is a reminder of the one facet I want to dive into now:

[The] People/Professionals/Platform view, [is] the front facet of the tetrahedron.

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Teacher professional development – wondrous new opportunities

Recently I have been thinking a lot about MOOCs (massive open online courses).  In fact I completed my first mooc through Udacity.  A glorious course that is a brilliant Introduction to Physics.  I even got a spiffy certificate (make sure you use your full name – and not your login name – when you claim your certificate, though)!…

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“Value proposition” clarity – seeking more of it [Part 1]

I doodle if I want to clarify my thinking.  I can now even “play” on my iPad while doing it!  Alliteration is also my thing; probably something I have to let go of some time…

Here’s version 0.5 of my STEM not-for-profit’s “business model” (in pictorial form):

The "5P" model!

The “5P” model!

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Goodbye to 2012…hello future-waiting-to-created

I have heard several of my colleagues and contemporaries describe 2012 as “full of ups & downs”.  Possibly in the spirit of cowboys-don’t-cry, they spared those around the details of the “downs”.  I even noted that a few folks made half-joking  :-( references to the non-arrival of Mayan Apocalypse!  One of my favourites was by Professor Jonathan Jansen, the VC of Free State University (@JJ_UFS Bloody Mayans!…

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