Reflection

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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What’s Your Space Jam?

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 […]

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2013 Annual Report for Bloggucation

2013 Annual Report for Bloggucation

Check out my year in blogging here on Bloggucation for the year 2013. I need to re-imagine how I blog this year. Any ideas? Direct link if the embed link below isn’t working – http://jetpack.me/annual-report/31837435/2013/ [iframe src=”http://jetpack.me/annual-report/31837435/2013/” width=”100%” height=”4000px”]

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I Accept the Challenge

I Accept the Challenge

Earlier tonight I was mentioned in Sue Dunlop’s challenge “Blogging Meme/Sunshine Award”. Blogging Meme: Why not try it out? @HeidiSiwak @adeletweets @lisaneale @kkeerybi @bloggucation @IngviOmarsson http://t.co/EwIAyGEzhS — Sue Dunlop (@Dunlop_Sue) January 6, 2014 It sounds like a lot of fun and I’m in! Here is her post to set the […]

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Re-imagining Professional Learning for Staff

Good Teaching and Learning for All

Recently, this past October, I presented at ECOO 2013 in Niagara Falls, ON. I presented with Lisa Neale (@lisaneale), principal of Ancaster Senior in Ancaster, and our topic was Professional Learning and Expression. During the preparation process for the Grade 8 Student Voice Forum to support students with their upcoming […]

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Considering Spelling and Student Writing in Blog Posts: Does it matter much? Should it matter more? | Get Schooled

Considering Spelling and Student Writing in Blog Posts: Does it matter much? Should it matter more? | Get Schooled

Spelling and student writing: Does it matter much? Should it matter more? | Get Schooled. I came across this article today and it raises a very important question and one that I hear regularly from teachers exploring blogging with students for the first time. Does spelling and grammar count? For me, the […]

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Reflecting on “Why Students Should Blog”

Reflecting on “Why Students Should Blog”

Why Students Should Blog (Exerpt from this blog post By Dana Edell) When kids can type email addresses faster than they can write their own names, and their thoughts flow most naturally in the form of tweets and status updates, writing takes on new shapes and meanings. Opinions, desires, fears, and […]

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The Genesis of HWDSB Commons – Teaching / Learning in a Virtual Space

The Genesis of HWDSB Commons – Teaching / Learning in a Virtual Space

[jbox color=”red”]I am so excited that the genesis of the HWDSB Commons has been highlighted and showcased for all as an amazing social learning network for students – Click Here for a “Snapshot” highlight on Curriculum.org (http://resources.curriculum.org/secretariat/snapshots/principal_digital.html)  Students have always been at the centre of the vision of this amazing platform and, having watched the videos posted today, I want to explain the genesis of this amazing learning tool…. See also….http://mrjarbenne.ca/2012/11/07/fingerprints/ […]

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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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No @dougpete, the @WordPress App is a Step Backwards!

No @dougpete, the @WordPress App is a Step Backwards!

I just finished @dougpete‘s blog response to my tweet regarding the @WordpressiOS app “update”. Seriously @wordpress? You call that an update to the iOS app? I say quit now and let others show you how – I might as well use safari.. — Aaron Puley (@bloggucation) August 10, 2012 I […]

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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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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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“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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Bridging The Gap Between Home And School | Aviva Dunsiger

A wonderful post by @Grade1 regarding parent engagement in the learning of her students. Bridging The Gap Between Home And School | Aviva Dunsiger Over the years, my approach to parent engagement has changed. When I started teaching 11 years ago, I used to send out a monthly newsletter to […]

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Protected: Reflecting Upon Our Journey

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