Austin Gagnier

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Deep Thinking About Twitter Chats

You can’t be around Twitter and education long before you get interested in Twitter chats and then dive in. They’re all over the place and you can …

You Need to Be Responsive

Yesterday involved a day trip to London and we ended up at the Masonville Place Mall around noon. No problem, we thought, we’ll just grab something …

OTR Links 12/18/2014

My Unresponsive Course | Brandon Grasley’s Blog<p>My Unresponsive Course | Brandon Grasley’s Blog http://t.co/MWhPud41oA<p>— Doug Peterson (@dougpete) …

A Year’s Reflection

As 2014 winds down, Google has released its “<b>Year in Review</b>” showing us what we searched for on the service.<p>The review provides very worthwhile …

OTR Links 12/16/2014

6 Simple Things Too Many People Don’t Know How to Do | Cracked.com<p>http://t.co/kSe5wPgsCb<p>— Doug Peterson (@dougpete) December 16, 2014<p>tags: IFTTT …

Skype can translate spoken Spanish to English in near real-time

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Microsoft<p>Microsoft started rolling out a new feature for Skype on Monday: Skype Translator will translate …

Learning While Not Shopping

OK, so it’s December. It’s the month that I grudgingly agree to go to the mall.<p>I don’t mind shopping but my technique is different from my wife’s. I …

OTR Links 12/15/2014

Detroit Public Schools: The Plan to Woo Middle-Class Parents<p>Inside Detroit’s Plan to Woo Middle-Class Parents to Its Public Schools …

What Now?

Last year was <b>Computer Science Education Week</b> and many classes were involved in the <b>Hour of Code</b>. There were some amazing stories and pictures that …

The Importance of Student Voice & Choice

Think long-term – we don’t know when the renaissance will arrive but we need to be prepared by investing in the capacity to bring it about<p>Build …

OTR Links 12/12/2014

Ian Jukes on Twitter: “Why Kids Won’t Quit Technology http://t.co/4yCFMPoY8U http://t.co/ib4iYRtQnR”<p>RT @ijukes: Why Kids Won’t Quit Technology …

This Week in Ontario Edublogs

There has been quite a buzz on social media with respect to the Hour of Code initiative. Here’s some comment from Ontario Edubloggers.<p><b>Hour of Code –</b> …

OTR Links 12/11/2014

Could your original iPod make you rich??? | HLNtv.com<p>Could your original iPod make you rich??? http://t.co/zal2vTITbE (I have one!)<p>— Doug Peterson …

OTR Links 12/10/2014

Canada Learns Coding<p>Canada Learns Coding http://t.co/xjhQPKSaCs<p>— Doug Peterson (@dougpete) December 10, 2014<p>tags: IFTTT Twitter<p>15 Twitter tips to …

Map this way—Google My Maps now in Drive

Whether you’re planning an epic road trip with friends or mapping out your favorite runs for a ski vacation , it’s easy with Google My Map...

The Beauty of Student Leadership

Sometimes our best moments come from “winging” it. This is another example.<p>We follow the Covey Model at our school. It makes sense for our …

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The Power of Choice

I don’t know about anyone else, but after 3 days at #bit14 and then yesterday at #edcampswo, my head is spinning! Maybe its the fact that I am sick …

A Tweak Here and There

I created my first webpage a long, long time ago.<p>The promise was that the web would be the next big thing and everyone needed a presence. So, I set …

How is Student Blogging Different in the Middle School Grades

image from icanread<p>One of my biggest “crazy ideas” I knew I wanted to try when I switched from the elementary classroom to the middle school was to …

Coding a Coin Flipper – Probability Simulator – Using @scratch #CSforAll #CTMindset

In this tutorial we are are going to code a coin flipper to explore experimental and theoretical probabilities.<p>If you wish to view other tutorials I …

Video Gaming and Patterning and Algebra and Awesomeness

Some updates on our progress with Algebra and video games. Students have been excited to work on this project, they are asking to do ‘math’.<p>@hewettja …

OTR Links 12/09/2014

The Next Web on Twitter: “Android studio hits 1.0, makes it easier to build Android apps http://t.co/ISm20m3lMy http://t.co/3NCcuFPJvm”<p>Android studio …

Making Thumbnails

I find that it’s really helpful to add imagery to posts and documents, particularly when talking web resources. There are a lot of great utilities …

Computer Science Education Week: Coding our Future

<i>“Don’t just buy a new video game — make one. Don’t just download the latest app — help design it. Don’t just play on your phone — program it.”</i> - …

Brian Aspinall on Twitter: "@colinjpattison @LambkinClambkin @JennKranenburg @MrOwenHanna7 @mrsaspinall @cashjim @ICprin - First TEDx Youth event meeting tonight. 4pm!"

OTR Links 12/08/2014

Mix, Then Spray – 3 Act Math Task [ACT 3] – YouTube<p>RT @MathletePearce: I added a video to a @YouTube playlist http://t.co/o7YY7k0288 Mix, Then Spray …

Computer Science Education Week

In case you’ve been offline for about the past month, today marks the first day of <b>Computer Science Education Week</b>. A significant part of Computer …