Iterative Design and ICT in Public Schools

This post explores the intersection between ‘Ed and Tech’ and the conjunction of good pedagogy and ICT best practices in our classrooms.


I took a trip out to San Francisco this past summer to try to get a feel for how the tech sector is influencing education globally and in Ontario where I live.  As a grade 8 teacher in a tough school in the east end of Toronto, I feel I need to have a vision of the future, or at least the next five years, for my students and for the community that I serve – a vision that might articulate a path to a future where my students can thrive in our global economy.

In a full week I visited Google and Stanford, had ribs and a Big Daddy IPA at a grassroots community meeting at Bayview’s historic Sam Jordan’s Bar, visited the Golden Gate Bridge, spent an afternoon at City Lights Bookstore (a bastion of American social justice and labor movement literature), and rode the T Third Street metro line, ending a week-long trip in the truly inspirational city that is San Francisco.  

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