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Musings about technology and learning…

Walking (and learning) in Memphis

July 15, 2013 by Jeff Whipple · No Comments · General

Midway through the 2013 Lausanne Learning Institute and I already feel re-energized, ready for the school year ahead. I LOVE this conference. It’s where my life was changed nine years ago and I have been back every year since – and for good reason..the learning is great! This year’s event kicked off Sunday with pre-conference […]

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Fresh beginnings

January 1, 2013 by Jeff Whipple · No Comments · General

I know it’s just another day, but there’s something about beginning a new year that promises an opportunity for growth and learning. As we pack 2012 into the digital archives, we start to look forward to what 2013 might bring – for our world, for our communities and for us as individuals. More and more […]

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Virtual Town Hall

November 27, 2012 by Jeff Whipple · 1 Comment · General

I have been busy lately supporting lots of connections between learners from around the world, but perhaps none more important that the connections I witnessed between students from five high schools in my area during a virtual town hall focused on the issues around bullying. Through the power of technology these students were able – […]

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Changing Tracks with Classroom Game Design

July 25, 2012 by Jeff Whipple · 2 Comments · General

Another amazing day of learning conversations wraps up at the Discovery Education Network Summer Institute in Bozeman. As the chatter of the attendees begins to shift away from digital tools, pedagogy and learning to other more social topics, I am reflecting on this morning’s keynote by Montana educator Paul Andersen. Paul is perhaps best known […]

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DEN and the Canadian Learning Community

July 24, 2012 by Jeff Whipple · 1 Comment · General

After my annual stop in Memphis for the Lausanne Laptop Institute conference last week and a couple of days in New Orleans with my wife and some teacher colleagues, this week I am lucky to be enjoying a week at the Discovery Educator Network’s Summer Institute in Bozeman, Montana. Discovery Education provides a range of […]

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Calling all teachers…1001 Tales starts soon!

January 17, 2012 by Jeff Whipple · No Comments · General

The story begins. An alien king has landed on earth and is threatening annihilation. He challenges the human race to convince him why he should save their earth. “Tell me your stories!!” The students have a challenge…to save their corner of the world from destruction by convincing the king why their community is special and […]

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Kim Cofino: Culture Shock and the Future of Education

August 26, 2011 by Jeff Whipple · 1 Comment · General

As a conference regular I get to take in lots of keynotes. I’ve heard some good ones, a few great ones and, thankfully, only a couple of very poor ones. As part of our recent LEARNEast 2.0.11 conference earlier this week I invited international educator Kim Cofino, who is the Technology and Learning Coach at […]

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Rolling Sevens: Lucky Me!

August 26, 2011 by Jeff Whipple · No Comments · General

I am such a lucky guy. Next week teachers in my district go back to school in preparation for our students return the first week in September. As part of that return, many teachers are looking to jump start their school year with some late summer professional learning. I have been fortunate to participate and […]

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Filled the tank in Memphis

July 13, 2011 by Jeff Whipple · 1 Comment · General

I am in the air over West Virginia winging my way home from my sixth trip to Memphis and Lausanne Collegiate School’s Laptop Institute conference. It’s an amazing event and holds a lot of sentimental value for me as well. It was at my first LI in 2006 that my ideas about teaching and learning […]

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Building a Web Brand

May 30, 2011 by Jeff Whipple · 1 Comment · General

As we move into the heart of the digital age, more and more of our lives are accessible to the world. It used to be that we followed the old adage “do no harm” when it came to sharing our thoughts on the web. We spent a lot of time telling kids – and each […]

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