Sir Ken Robinson at the Dalai Lama Center (or on Twitter: #sirkenyvr)

Sir Ken Robinson

Last night I attended Sir Ken Robinson’s talk at Vancouver’s Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education. During my bus ride home, I was surprised to find that many people had been tweeting about the talk using the hashtag #sirkenyvr, with some even going to White Spot to meet and . . . → Read More: Sir Ken Robinson at the Dalai Lama Center (or on Twitter: #sirkenyvr)

The Element by Sir Ken Robinson

Continuing to slowly make my way through Maria Popova‘s list of 7 Must-Read Books on Education, I recently picked up #2 on the list, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Sir Ken Robinson. It only seemed fitting to read it this week, as I am going to see the man speak tonight . . . → Read More: The Element by Sir Ken Robinson

Inquiry-based reading (for pleasure) in education

Opinion: At least 20% of students’ readings should come from material which has been chosen by the students themselves.

Why did I choose 20% as the benchmark? I was partly inspired by Google’s now-famous employee policy, called “Innovation Time Off, where Google engineers are encouraged to spend 20% of their work time on projects . . . → Read More: Inquiry-based reading (for pleasure) in education

Who was Marshall McLuhan, and should we care about him in the 21st century?

 “Through the discovery yesterday of the railway, the motor car and the aeroplane, the physical influence of each man, formerly restricted to a few miles, now extends to hundreds of leagues or more. Better still: thanks to the prodigious biological event represented  by the discovery of electro-magnetic waves, each individual finds himself henceforth (actively . . . → Read More: Who was Marshall McLuhan, and should we care about him in the 21st century?

Some second thoughts on the Vancouver Riots of 2011

The Vancouver Stanley Cup Riots of 2011 have come and passed. A lot has been written and said about them already; the politicians, media folk, and even that guy on the bus will give you their thoughts about what happened. So now I’ll be that guy on a  blog who gives his opinion.

I . . . → Read More: Some second thoughts on the Vancouver Riots of 2011

A hockey team lost a hockey game… let’s flip over cars and light them on fire!

Picture from Mashable

The riots of 2011 may go down as one of the most embarrassing and disgraceful acts by a group of fans in sports history. Regardless of what happened in ’94, or how much worse any other riot has been in the past, this riot is happening in real time on . . . → Read More: A hockey team lost a hockey game… let’s flip over cars and light them on fire!

The Gutenberg Galaxy

The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man by Marshall McLuhan

What is The Gutenberg Galaxy? It is McLuhan’s term to describe the post-printing press world, and it is home to a whole lot of knowledge, thoughts, and ideas. In short, you might say that the galaxy consists of anything that’s ever been printed. . . . → Read More: The Gutenberg Galaxy

The perils of being a sports fan in the spring

Spring is by far my favourite season when it comes to watching sports on TV, for not only do we have hockey playoffs taking over the city, but baseball is getting into full swing, and hey – even the basketball playoffs have some exciting matchups this year.

Tonight, I had to decide between watching . . . → Read More: The perils of being a sports fan in the spring

Prezi Controls

Here’s a quick overview of the basic controls for using Prezi.

When umps do stupid things

The umpires of baseball or the referees of hockey – who’s worse? Okay, I know they’re tough jobs and all, but it is frustrating when you see certain things happen. Anyway, I’m just glad to have baseball back, and just as hockey playoffs are about to start too.

I’ve been having the debate of . . . → Read More: When umps do stupid things