Tuesday, September 18, 2012

10Is + 10Cs = Ideagora

I was listening to some of the Connected Educator Month great speakers and sessions that I missed today. That made me think about the global educators network and how we engage in virtual communities and spaces or our IDEAGORAS. So here is my attempt to present that in a few key words in a wordle. The global connected educators 10Is + 10Cs = IDEAGORA
Wordle: Ideagora

Thursday, September 6, 2012

trying the X-Ray Goggles to hack and remix webpages


X-Ray Goggles

Sorry, but the goggles don't yet work on Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Until they do, please use the latest version of Firefox, Opera, Chrome, or Safari.

Make your first hack in three easy steps!

  1. Copy this URL to your clipboard:

  2. Activate the X-Ray Goggles.

  3. Move your mouse over the image on the right to see what it's made of, and tap R to make it point to the URL from your clipboard!

… And then, the world!

Install the goggles into your bookmarks bar and use them to remix any web page!

Share with friends!

Tap P to publish your hacks and share your creations with your friends.

Become a ninja!

Tap H to learn about more awesome powers like undo/redo and computed style editing.

Achievement Unlocked

Image Source Hacker

Click on an attribute’s value to edit it.
Tap R to change the source code of an element.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Great framework. Explains very well how to make technology investment decisions based on a pedagogically driven rationale.

Friday, August 12, 2011

My thoughts on social media

I was surprised and honoured this week when John Larkin invited me to be one of his virtual guests on Friday Follow Twitter Interview. His questions about the role of social media in education and my personal life helped me organize my thoughts that have been floating in my head for a while. So here is the virtual interview and how I feel about social media. Thank you John for the opportunity to join the great community of educators in your network and share my thoughts.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Trying new iPad browser

Came across the iCab Mobile browser today and decided to give it a go as still have not found a blogging friendly browser.
So far so good :-)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Testing Blogsy

Just came across Blogsy http://blogsyapp.com/ and decided to give it a go. looks very simple and intuitive to use. It integrates with my Flickr, Picasa, YouTube and blogger account and has for easy access a web browser in the apps panel.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Afterthoughts on significant learning experiences

I was talking to a fellow educator today about student engagement in an online learning environment and referred to Dee Fink's book I finished reading a couple of weeks ago "Creating Significant Learning Experiences". As we both shared some of the significant learning that we have experienced I realized that not many educators have experienced significant learning in an online learning environment or even formal educational setting. I personally can think of one or two during completing my masters online. But what about the educators that have not experienced online learning as learners or they have but they have not been lucky to have a significant learning experience as I did. The questions that lingered in my mind after that conversation and motivated this post are:

- Is it fair to ask of educators to design significant learning experiences for their students online if they have not experienced such learning themselves?
- Can they just 'transfer' expertise and significant learning experiences they have designed for the classroom to the virtual online learning environment?

Will be interesting to hear what others think.