Author Archives: Dean Shareski


West Palm Beach DENapalooza

Teachers on a Saturday. By choice. Exploring and sharing. Keeping it simple. #DENapalooza A photo posted by Discovery Education (@discoveryed) on Nov 11, 2014 at 6:10am PST This “formula” makes DENapaloozas fantastic events. No question this was the experience of the 75+teachers who spent the day together in West Palm Beach, Florida. Steve Dembo and


Taking Flight: Connecting London and Hamilton

As we prepare for perhaps our largest ever virtual field trip next week, today students from Hamilton Wentworth District School Board engaged in a transatlantic conversation around the topic of Remembrance Day with students from Pakeman Primary School in Islington, UK. Both Canada and the United Kingdom celebrate Remembrance Day on November 11th.  Students from


Ignite Your Passion for Discovery: The Edmonton Edition

After last week, I was a little scared. Trying to replicate the energy and quality of the presentations was a bit daunting. Turns out, I had nothing to worry about. I forget what happens when you bring together passionate educators, put them in a great space, offer food and drink and let them share. Magic.

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 and RT. THanks. — Dean Shareski (@shareski) June 9, 2014 Within a few minutes dozen of


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