Articles written by: Aaron Puley

Documenting South Cluster Tweets – @Storify #HWDSBvoices

Documenting South Cluster Tweets – @Storify #HWDSBvoices

[View the story “#HWDSBvoices Student Voice Forum – South Cluster” on Storify]

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CBC Hamilton: Hamilton students speak out at school board forum #HWDSBvoices

CBC Hamilton: Hamilton students speak out at school board forum #HWDSBvoices

School board officials in Hamilton say they’re doing what they can to bring their classrooms into the 21st century. “A classroom of today shouldn’t look like the classroom of 20 years ago,” said John Malloy, the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board’s Director of Education. To that end, the HWDSB hosted the […]

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News – Director’s Student Voice Forums Approach – Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

News – Director’s Student Voice Forums Approach – Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

News – Director’s Student Voice Forums Approach – Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board.

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How Students Prefer to Express Themselves

How Students Prefer to Express Themselves

We’ve added a few neat new components to the Director’s Forum this year for the 2nd Annual event. We thought that it would be really neat if students could receive an official invitation to attend the Student Voice Forums this year. Corporate Communications made us some really sweet looking invites […]

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@HWDSB and #OELC – Documenting the Journey (2012)

@HWDSB and #OELC – Documenting the Journey (2012)

On October 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 8 students from each of Hamilton’s Secondary Schools gathered together to engage in a series of team building, relationship, and leadership activities revolving around school climate. The following captures the journey with @bloggucation, @beekfitness, & @HWDSB_Climate. Prior to the three day event, a new […]

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Literacy Expanded: Beyond the Written Word

Literacy Expanded: Beyond the Written Word

Below is my response to the following blog post I read today on the site http://smartblogs.com. The term “Literacy” seems to be misused a lot these days. Often, when we hear the term, the speaker means reading…reading books that is. Not texts in all broad and far reaching definitions of the term but […]

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Raising Responsible Digital Citizens: A Workshop for Parents

Raising Responsible Digital Citizens: A Workshop for Parents

Raising Responsible Digital Citizens: A Workshop for Parents The following workshop has been developed for parents as an informative and interactive companion to the CODE Parent Toolkit. It can be delivered by members of a school as a face to face group parent engagement strategy or as a stand alone […]

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Reflecting on Badges & Achievements In and For Learning

Reflecting on Badges & Achievements In and For Learning

Today, @mrjarbenne wrote a great blog post reflecting upon a session he attended @ISTE12 regarding the topic of achievements and badges in and for learning. This is a topic Jared and I have discussed on numerous occasions and one that we both find fascinating – definitely our next big challenge […]

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Blogsy: My Journey for a Better Blogging App

Blogsy: My Journey for a Better Blogging App

Blogging with a mobile device just became fun again. The Blogsy application for the iPad makes blogging simple and easy – all in one app.

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Pointing all PCs to a single iTunes database on Windows Home Server 2011

Pointing all PCs to a single iTunes database on Windows Home Server 2011

I’ve been working on my Windows Home Server 2011 and the one thing that I’ve been wanting to do was consolidate an iTunes database on my server that all individual PCs in the house pointed to. This way, if you were to rip a CD on any computer in the […]

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Learning from Poor PD Sessions

When considering professional development we need to recognize the fact that sometimes there are good sessions and sometimes there are not so good sessions. I wanted to present an assets based perspective of learning – even if some sessions were poor. This year at #ISTE12 (International Society for Technology in […]

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Who Needs PhotoShop? Pixlr Rules!

Who Needs PhotoShop? Pixlr Rules!

I have been working on my Family Blog for the past couple of days on and off and, as my other computer is being repaired, I needed an alternative to Photoshop for some photo editing and image design (I just realized yesterday that I didn’t have it installed on my desktop). […]

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“The Only Thing Worse Than Being Bored Is Teaching The Bored” – Michael Fullan

“The Only Thing Worse Than Being Bored Is Teaching The Bored” – Michael Fullan

Fullan – "The only thing worse than being bored is teaching the bored" student and teacher engagement is necessary" #ISTE12 — Aaron Puley (@bloggucation) June 25, 2012 At ISTE 2012 in San Diego this year, I had the pleasure of hearing Michael Fullan speak to his book Stratosphere: Integrating technology, […]

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My Suggestions for Presenters and Organizers of #ISTE13 – Reflecting on #ISTE12 in San Diego

I wrote this post as I was reflecting on the plane coming home from San Diego….I just remembered that I hadn’t actually posted it 🙂 As I fly back towards Toronto, ON, and in conversation with @learninghood, I wanted to take an opportunity to offer some suggestions for the presenters and organizers […]

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Turning Walls Into Windows: Making Learning Trans-“Parent”

Turning Walls Into Windows: Making Learning Trans-“Parent”

Below is a reblog of my Parents as Partners presentation on http://www.ourschool.ca/ – please check it out and comment in the reply area below. I thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity to share a topic that I am most passionate and so engaged with myself in support of my board’s Annual Operating Plan and Strategic Directions (and as a parent […]

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Far More Engaging Than a Paper Hat (Part 1): Meaningful Art and Learning

Far More Engaging Than a Paper Hat (Part 1): Meaningful Art and Learning

If we believe in children’s intelligence, it changes us. CSU Research: Excellence in Action Karyn Callaghan As an educator that has devoted a large percentage of my career, effort, and passion creating and promoting rich engaging tasks for all students, I am continually amazed by the rote, unengaging, blackline master, […]

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