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Pirates, Myths, Legends, Treasures and Activities

Get to know several infamous pirates, the treasures they sought, the myths and legends of their voyages.

Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-09-10

I Can’t Get Google – YouTube think about this sometime you assume people have some shared understanding of the Internet Is there any value in people who cannot write JavaScript? The worst part about pushing the “know everything” mentality is that we end up creating an industry full of professionals suffering from burnout and mental illness. Show More Summary

Some early comments on my new book

My new book with Dean Shareski, Different Schools for a Different World, is getting some positive early comments. A sampling is below. Thank you, everyone! 1. Jeff Nelson Different Schools for a Different World by Scott McLeod and Dean Shareski just hammered my thinking. Their work is not a long read. It’s about 60 pages. […]

Sandlots and Outdoor Rinks

I played a lot of sports as a kid growing up in southern Manitoba. Hockey in the winter, baseball in the spring, golf in the summer and football in the fall. In all cases, I played in leagues but I also played them without adult supervision or organization. In Canada, outdoor neigbourhood rinks are as prevalent as sandlots and baseball fields. Show More Summary

How school leaders can combat ‘filter bubbles’ and ‘fake news’

Information literacy has been a hot topic of recent conversation. Many folks believe that web sites that traffic in false information and ‘fake news’ may have influenced the last United States presidential election. Traffic on the Snopes web site, which debunks false rumors, has never been greater. Ideological separation also is being driven by the […]

Transform Your Flipped Lessons With PowerPoint Add-On

It works right inside of PowerPoint, so you can turn existing presentations into engaging, interactive lessons.


It’s really not that difficult. If you can rationalize being part of an enterprise that profits from the sale of hate ads… provides a space for external entities to promulgate recruitment programs aimed at undermining our culture… can take millions of dollars aimed at influencing a political election… can compel media producers to create click […]

Where Social Media Fails – It’s Us

Demographics, or demography, is the statistical study of populations.  It encompasses the size, structure, and distribution of these populations. Demographics have long been used by decision makers in both government and commercial arenas. Show More Summary

Biteslide Helps Kids Create and Present Ideas, Learning

Great kid-friendly tool for research and multimedia slideshow creation

Powerful Tool for Classroom Organization

Handy one-stop digital lesson planner saves time in the long run

National September 11 Memorial and Museum: Commemorating 9/11

The 9/11 Memorial Museum has a series of lessons that focus on the heroes of that day,

Working on Accessibility

Bean with Tools on the Ocean of Storms flickr photo by NASA on The Commons shared with no copyright restriction (Flickr Commons) We’re taking a much deeper dive into accessibility lately. It is a fruitful and good thing to do but also one of those deceptively deep topics with lots of complications. Show More Summary

That Cool Cool Cool Iris Wall

In some ways, I do miss 2009. Working last month with David Porter, I was reminded of a thing I was playing with back then… David remembers it may be better than me! That’s when I was fooling around with this browser thing called Cool Iris 3D Wall for the first round of what then […]

New book! Different Schools for a Different World

As some of you may have realized by now, Dean Shareski and I have a new book out. Titled Different Schools for a Different World, it describes 6 key relevancy gaps between today’s schools and what students and society need from them: Information Literacy. If schools are to genuinely prepare graduates to compete in a […]

#EduroChallenge Day 6: Parenting In A Digital Age

As part of the #EduroChallenge leading up to our Micro-Credential program launch, we wanted to pay tribute to the most important educators in a student’s lives…their Parents. Nobody has more influence over a child in their lives than their parent/guardian does…and raising a child today is different. Digital Parenting …

Correct Names in Comments

We had some trouble with the selected display name not showing up correctly in comments. It worked fine in themes which displayed post and page authors but comments was often incorrect. That wasn’t good from a user experience perspective and also concerned me a bit in terms of what students might expect to be showing vs what actually was showing. Show More Summary

Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-09-03

Locus Online Perspectives » Cory Doctorow: Demon-Haunted World In 2015, HP pushed a fake security update to millions of Officejet owners, which showed up as a routine, ‘‘You must update your soft­ware’’ notification on their printers’ screens. Show More Summary

Powerful Free Tool Aids Thinking, Organization

Mobile version of a note-taking giant, now built for flexible, collaborative work

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