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David Truss
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John, I love this move for you!
I have often said that teacher Ed is where we can truly make a difference in education.
As an aside, back when I was a teacher, I applied to be a faculty advisor for teacher Ed twice (never got an interview).
You are still going to be one of my favourite blog reads... Can't wait to see where this new adventure takes you! 
After eleven years as a middle school teacher (and a year mixed in there as a technology coach who focussed on ELL), I am about to embark on a new journey as Assistant Professor at George Fox University in Oregon. My major focus will be educational technology and I hope to do so with a lens of ...
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Teaching is dead, long live the teacher!

Teaching is dead, long live the teacher! Technology is creeping into every classroom. I say ‘creeping’ because a large part of a typical student’s day at many schools can still be defined by activities involving paper, a pen or pencils, and worksheets or…
Teaching is dead, long live the teacher! Technology is creeping into every classroom. I say 'creeping' because a large part of a typical student's day at many schools can still be defined by activiti
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The Canadian Education Association's 2015 Ken Spencer Award has awarded Inquiry Hub Secondary School with first place. This is a great honour for our school, in just its 3rd year! Special thanks goes to teacher John Sarte who oversaw the application…
The Canadian Education Association's 2015 Ken Spencer Award has awarded Inquiry Hub Secondary School with first place. This is a great honour for our school, in just its 3rd year! Special thanks
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My latest post... (a short one, but more added in the second comment.)
Technology should be present but 'invisible'. When we pick up a pen or pencil, we don't call it a 'pencil activity', the same goes for any other technology. Blogging isn't blogging, it's conver
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Thanks for the invite Sandy! I'm also very interested in meaningful ways to engage Learners in blended experiences. I think that is where we have the greatest potential to transform education. ~Dave
There is a lot of talk these days about Blended Learning. However: "Increasing student opportunities to engage with technology -- such as teachers using flipped classroom strategies, a school compu...
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Love this post +David Truss I too havedecided to refocus my energies and "rhetoric" around Blended Learning. I appreciate how you suggest that Blended Learning is about meaningful (and I would say authentic as well) learning opportunities. Asking ourselves - How are students learning and engaging outside of school...how does technology play a role (or not) in that learning and engagement - and how can we as teachers consider integrating some of those opportunities into our learning environments. I also agree that it is not about "Distributed learning" but about a "Learning Environment"  as learning is learning anywhere anyplace.
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4 notes on taking notes http://2di.me/4-notes

This made me laugh. I saw this image (source unknown) and saved it to my photos on my iPad. Later that day, I tweeted it out and since then it has had quite a response. And then the teacher said… You may take notes. pic.twitter.com/4xYBAKi2jN — David…
This made me laugh. I saw this image (source unknown) and saved it to my photos on my iPad. Later that day, I tweeted it out and since then it has had quite a response. And then the teacher said… Y
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The Young Entrepreneurship Leadership Launchpad (YELL) Venture Challenge – 2 day finals were held on May 1st and 2nd, 2015. From the Event Brochure: Welcome to the 2nd Annual YELL Venture Challenge! The YELL Venture Challenge is intended to simulate the…
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Community, Relationships and Rhizomatic Learning #2015DL #rhizo15 With thanks to @davecormier

I’m at the BC Digital Learning Conference in Burnaby BC. Yesterday I went to the pre-conference session ‘Beyond DL (Part 1) Emerging Models Integrating Distributed Learning in BC Schools’, a panel discussion with: Verena Roberts, Jeff Stewart, Brad…
I'm at the BC Digital Learning Conference in Burnaby BC. Yesterday I went to the pre-conference session 'Beyond DL (Part 1) Emerging Models Integrating Distributed Learning in BC Schools', a panel di
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Great, thoughtful post, David. I really appreciate when you share your thoughts as they are always so insightful. I love the questions asked and the link to the real lives of our students. 
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Inquiry Hub Secondary School garners national award for innovation in teaching and learning http://t.co/HsvHrZVXYR 
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Transforming Our Learning Metaphors #yvrignite

I made a sound recording of the presentation that I did at the Discovery Education YVR Ignite Session yesterday, and then I added the recording to my timed slides. This was an inspiring event, thank you to Dean Shareski for organizing it and providing me…
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I made a sound recording of the presentation that I did at the Discovery Education YVR Ignite Session yesterday, and then I added the recording to my timed slides. This was an inspiring event, than...
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Not Yet Blended Learning - 4 Barriers, some suggestions and some questions for you.

There is a lot of talk these days about Blended Learning. However: “Increasing student opportunities to engage with technology — such as teachers using flipped classroom strategies, a school computer lab, and computers using digital curriculum in the…
There is a lot of talk these days about Blended Learning. However: "Increasing student opportunities to engage with technology -- such as teachers using flipped classroom strategies, a school compu...
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"Leading in a time of..." ~ My #LeadershipDay14 blog post: 
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