June 2012

All the rest

Show us what you learned

June is conference season, and this year we had a number of people attending regional conferences here in BC. Many of my colleagues in the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Royal Roads attended ETUG in Vancouver, and I attended IT4BC. My Director, Mary Burgess, had a great idea. As she sat at her computer […]

For Fun, Teaching & Learning

A #Mozilla #HackJam #yyj style

It was hacktacular. On Saturday, 26 30 kids and half dozen volunteers converged on UVic for HackJam, and we had some fun remixing and mashing the web. In a nuthsell, a HackJam is a Hackasaurus event for youth where they learn webmaking skills using some of the excellent “hacking” tools developed by Mozilla, like X-Ray […]

For Fun

Tinkering, Hacking & Jamming

I love telling the story of my Dad and his satellite dish. In the early 80’s, my Dad inherited a used satellite dish. In those days, a satellite dish wasn’t the size that could neatly tuck under the eaves of a house like they are today. These things were stick-in-an-Arizona-desert-and-search-for-signs-of-intelligent-life-SETI size monsters. The deal with […]