Learning Goals and PLEs

Most good teaching begins with a hunch.  A year or so ago, I was trying to find a way of getting my students to understand the power of personal learning networks (PLNs) and the idea that their socia...

Putting my Money where my PLN Mouth is

Have you ever taken a step back from your Personal Learning Network and looked at who has ended up in it?  If you’re anything like me (and you know you are!), you’ve spent months or years...

PLE Project – Final (sort of) Thoughts

The PLE Project, in it’s formal incarnation, wound up a couple of weeks ago with a final get together with most of the participants gathering over pizza.  The participants were asked to complet...

Google Reader Alternative

The whole announcement around the killing of Google Reader has got me thinking a lot about what I want out of an RSS feed aggregator.  I will admit that I was never crazy about the look of Google Rea...

Hump Week

This was Hump Week for our PLE Project.  The half of the class that was getting course credit for their participation are on to a new course and the rest are at or are nearing the midpoint of their m...

The Tipping Point

I will start by apologizing to Malcolm Gladwell.  While he did not coin the phrase “tipping point,” he certainly did bring it back into everyday speech in recent years.  I have not r...

Social Bookmarking and Curating

OK, I don’t normally blog about tech tools.  There doesn’t seem to be much point given that there are so many people out there who do it so well.  But today, I’m making an exceptio...

The Week’s Reflections

As I sit with my big cup of joe (Bugaboo from Kicking Horse Coffee Co. –  if you care), I’m thinking back on my week.  There were certainly times in the week where I was wondering what I...

My Favourite Five of my PLE PLN

So, it’s time to put my money where my mouth is.  As you may know from reading my other posts, I’ve assigned my students to collect 20 blogs on one topic and subscribe to them in Google R...