Author Archives: Dean Shareski

DE_BLOT_DEFAULT.jpg

Walk and Talk Episode 14: Dean Shareski

Walk and Talk Episode 14: Dean Shareski

We’re on a roll. Today’s Walk and Talk asks a simple but I think challenging question: Why would students want to come to your class? It really came out of a post I wrote last week called “Put Away The Laptops“. I’m dead serious when I ask for some comments here. I’d love to know

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

The last 24 hours haven’t been particularly unusual but more representative of what being networked and connected means. Sunday 9:19pm I posted this: Seeking feedback. What are the worst apps and ideas in #edtech ? Please post here https://t.co/XdHeo0VCiM and RT. THanks. — Dean Shareski (@shareski) June 9, 2014 Within a few minutes dozen of

Screenshot_5_29_14,_9_42_AM-2

Don’t Be Sorry

“I’m sorry”. That’s what more than one teacher said today as I did a walk through at Caulfeild Elementary School in West Vancouver. Caulfeild is a wonderful school where principal Brad Lund and team have been working to transform this school into an inquiry focused environment built around strong digital access. What’s interesting is that

DEN_STARs_News

STARs in the News: Claire Kreuger

Claire Kreuger is one of those special teachers whose passion and creativity take her to places not everyone goes. Her efforts to teach Treaty Education to her students combined with technology and creativity has been recognized by the Canadian Education Association with the Ken Spencer Award for Innovative Teaching Award. She is among 7 people

DE_BLOT_DEFAULT.jpg

The Golden Ticket

So this was fun. A few weeks ago I hosted a wonderful gathering in Winnipeg with various members from the DEN, DENSTARS and folks who regularly participate in #mbedchat. Steve and I were there and as always connected with so many tremendous educators from Manitoba. But I did have a secret mission that I was

BmvBBjwCAAAxNql

DENapalooza comes to Edmonton

Around 30 educators from the Edmonton area gathered on Saturday for a fantastic day of learning at DENapalooza. We love the mix of Discovery led sessions by our team and our STARS and opportunities for newcomers to share and present the great things they’re doing in the classroom too. It’s also so great to have

DE_BLOT_DEFAULT.jpg

Chad’s Choices from the Community

Time for another edition of Chad’s Dean’s Choices for the Community! Apparently Chad feels like he needs to take a vacation once in a while. So he asked me to man the fort this week. So this week, I’ve spent countless hours scouring the blogs and Twitterverse and aggregated together some of the most interesting nuggets.

DE_BLOT_DEFAULT.jpg

A District That Gets It

One of my great privileges is visiting a variety of school districts and observing the culture and efforts made in understanding and transforming teaching and learning through digital. In my experience there are few districts that are making cultural shifts simply because not all parts of the district are of the same mindset. In many

Top