The Rant, I Can’t, The Elephant and the Ant- On SlideShare

“I can do that without technology” -Actually no you can’t! Here is the Slideshare. The Rant, I Can’t, the Elephant, and the Ant View more presentations from David Truss. This was the presentation I first created for BLC08, and I wrote about it here. I’ve finally edited it for the web… a tedious task as I tend to use a lot of slide transitions that do not convert well to individual slides. I shared a … Continue reading

The Rant, I Can’t, The Elephant and the Ant

This was my final presentation that I did at BLC08. I never ended up posting it and now I’ve just recently re-presented it for some student teachers at Simon Fraser University. [Update: July 20th, ’09 – new post with SlideShare available] Afterwards, I had them contribute to a VoiceThread, just like I did with the TLITE presentations, and with my first – two presentations in Boston. Then I created a Diigo Classroom with them… (I … Continue reading

Learning Conversations -Presentation 2, BLC08

This presentation has two parts: 1. Where do our learning conversations need to go? Here are three guiding principles to help us find our way: • Not the Knowing, but the Process of Inquiry. • Not covering the curriculum, but ‘uncovering’ the curriculum. • A focus in innovation, creativity and design. How do we model this… every day? Here is a VoiceThread with questions from the presentation… please share your thoughts! Here is the video … Continue reading


I missed out on NECC both physically and online. Despite my wonderful network, with @derrallg Ustreaming, and @durff plurking live links, I just could not find the time. I’ve read a few blog posts about NECC, but one has caught my attention. Ewan McIntosh is (Not) coping with cognitive overload: I feel like the glass that’s got water gushing into it from the tap – despite all that water this particular glass is always going … Continue reading


Kim Cofino writes on Twitter: Join us in our uStream session: Conversations about the Future of Learning in a Networked World. I click the link to uStream and find that 12 others have also joined her meeting, later there were 17 of us. Vance Stevens is talking and a participant in the meeting links to the slide show he is showing. Vance keeps us up to speed with respect to when to advance the … Continue reading

Two ‘stuck’ posts, a borrowed post with an added rant, and a few questions.

I have 2 blog posts on the go right now that I can’t get myself to complete. One is on Digital Citizenship which looks at a post by Vicky A. Davis. The concepts I am formulating are in need of some more deep thought, and I don’t know when I will get to it? The second post is on a 1-1 project in our district. I invited myself to a presentation for parents of students … Continue reading