Aaaaaaand we’re off!

The third Face2Face session, at MaRS was another intense day of thinking about big and small problems, and strategies for breaking those problems into smaller facets to look at them from different perspectives. We made heavy use of the Design Thinking cycle as a lens to examine our challenges, and realized the significant overlap between […]

Desmos – now THAT’S what I’m talkin’ about

At yesterday’s Cohort 21 Face to Face (F2F) session we learned about different models of how to look at tech integration. Probably the most well known of these is Puentedura’s SAMR model, which identifies a new technology’s utility as Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, or Redefinition. Typical examples given are things like word processors, which can substitute […]

The Invisible Refrigerator

During this morning’s discussion of technology in education at the first face to face session of Cohort 21 (what Garth refers to as season 3, episode 1) we discussed the idea that technology should be transparent, invisible, in the background supporting learning, rather than being the focus. Like a refrigerator – it does an important […]