Author: Aaron Puley

Important Perspective

Sometimes we expect more from others because we’d be willing to do that much for them (@FamousWomen on Twitter) A brilliant line – says a lot! “@FamousWomen: Sometimes we expect more from others because we'd be willing to do that much for them.” — Aaron Puley (@bloggucation) February 11, 2014...

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Perfecting the Twenty Fourteen WordPress Theme

This year I wanted to streamline the theme for the Director’s Student Voice Forum and make it a bit easier to navigate and more accessible for users. I was using the Minimatica theme for the site, which I love, but it does require quite a bit of maintenance and the main screen was a bit of curtain that some could not “see” around. I wanted something a bit simpler, a bit easier to navigate, and (because I love them) a magazine theme. You can check out the rationale for re-designing the blog by following this link —> http://bloggucation.learninghood.ca/2014/01/05/redesigning-the-directors-student-voice-forum-blog/. Ok –...

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A Window Into the Classroom – Optimizing Parent Engagement

This past October (Oct. 24th, 2013) Aviva Dunsiger and I presented “A Window into the Classroom” at ECOO 2013 (…and no Aviva I was not late). We are presenting a similar model tomorrow at Brock University’s Tech Showcase in Hamilton, ON. Aviva and I are very passionate about parent engagement for learning and for enhancing student engagement and achievement. She is a classroom teacher and I am currently in a K-12 consultant role for student and parent engagement. Aviva and I work together regularly and share ideas for how we can engage students and their parents in new, engaging,...

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Renaming Your Bookmark Tags in Delicious #whatilearnedtoday

I was revisiting my Delicious social bookmarks yesterday and noticed that the app has received a bit of an overall since I last visited. Previously I had used Diigo but I’m really not a fan of the interface. It feels bloated to me. I really like the simplicity and the ease of Delicious. There was some worry a bit ago that it was being phased out after been sold off by Yahoo but it appears to be marching on strong with a slick new look and some new features. I migrated all of my tags from Diigo to Delicious...

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What’s Your Space Jam?

In one of my last posts about re-designing the Director’s Student Voice Forum blog theme this year I referred to it as my “Space Jam”. In fact, ever since I watched the video “A Pep Talk from Kid President to You”, and he asked me “What will be your Space Jam?” I immediately thought of the Forums. I have put heart and soul into student voice initiatives in HWDSB and the Director’s Student Voice Forum blog is the central repository of all the voices and various mediums. I won’t talk more about it here as I have definitely done...

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This is Me!

This is Me!

I am a K-12 educator, Parent & Student Engagement Consultant with a 21st Century Lens for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB), husband, and father of two amazing little girls. All thoughts, celebrations, and reflections found here are my own.

Student Voice Forums 2011

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