From Underwater Cables to Undersea Current Power

​This story on The Weather Network surprised and amazed me. Apparently Microsoft and Facebook have teamed put a cable under the Atlantic Ocean from the US to Spain to deliver high speed internet access to Europe. And Google did the same thing under the Pacific Ocean in 2014 in association with some Asian companies.…
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From Lurker, to Follower, to Leader: Mozilla All Hands in London Goals

The “Mozillian Lurker”

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Photo by https://www.flickr.com/photos/felixhuth/

Sitting next to Sunny Lee and Carla Casilli on on school bus exploring Vancouver during the the “Open Education” Conference in 2012, I discovered that I was already a Mozillian. Although on the fringes of the community, I learned about open badges and realized, that’s what I am doing already!  …

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Dancing cat, created using Scratch

 Well, I have coded my first code.  I used a language called Scratch, created by MIT and launched in 2009, which is designed for individuals (mostly children) who want to learn the basics of coding.  It is a graphical language where instead of typing the command codes into an code editor, you connect the command blocks together into a script that creates simple animations, games and a whole lot of other things.…
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www.raspberrypi.org/help

www.raspberrypi.org is where I started. I went to the website and after looking around on the homepage, I decided to click on the 'help' menu. I found a number of nice, short videos on all sorts of different things. Most importantly, I found a video titled "Quick Start Guide" and after watching it, I discovered I needed NOOBS.…
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Are OER the Solution?

In earlier courses in the Online Learning and Teaching Degree program I was introduced to the terms Open Education Resource (OER) and Creative Commons but had not explored either in depth.
The video “Why Open Education Matters” (https://vimeo.com/43401199) presented several points in favour of Open Education Resources.  These included reducing financial burdens to those who might not be able to afford enrolment in traditional courses or print textbooks; reaching people in remote areas who would find it difficult to attend face-to-face classes; and the ability to keep materials current.…
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A Review: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

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I just finished reading The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom (@mitchalbom).

As with all his novels, Albom weaves his lesson adeptly throughout the characters, especially that of Frankie Presto and his musical gift. Uniquely narrated by music, the narrator provides us through Frankie, many opportunities to understand the many gifts we each posses and the role that these gifts have in shaping our lives.…

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La vita piena

La riflessione mi è giunta come risposta a un reale bisogno.
Per questo ringrazio e ripropongo.

Speculum Maius

La leggenda (materna) narra che io sia nata in una freddissima giornata nevosa, con un paio di occhi bellissimi e una massa di capelli stranissimi: per tutto il primo anno anno di vita, sembra che stessero a posto solo con il sapone… Il problema, probabilmente, era quello di volerli piegare seguendo un verso che non era il loro:) E così, dovetti aspettare di cotonarmi i capelli per una festa di Carnevale di adolescenti,  ^_^ per capirne finalmente la vera natura e comportarmi di conseguenza.

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Better Together: BCHS with the SKCAC

I have the best job in the whole world. This afternoon I was able to I  support my students in sharing their passion for social justice . Our BCHS Youth Champions in partnership the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Center developed the following PSA inorder to promote the power of a positive community.…

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Hello, my name is….

Hello, my name is Chantelle and I am and EdWeb addict.

During spring break I discovered the awesome archive or webinars by EdWeb.  I have since viewed/participated in over 17 of them.

It all started with a single webinar on how blended professional development could be delivered.  Harmless in itself but then I discovered a whole learning community devoted to the brain.  I am a wannabe neuroscientist and devoured webinars about the impact of technology on the brain, physical activity and the brain and sleep and the brain.  I was hooked!…
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