Letter to Coun. Henderson, Mayor Fontana, and other members of council

I just sent this letter off to all Councillors, but addressed primarily to Councillor Henderson and Mayor Fontana. Feel free to read it yourself. I assure you it isn’t all doom and gloom, but rather some more practical thoughts on the big developments going to City Council this evening. Councillor Henderson, Mayor Fontana, and other … Read moreLetter to Coun. Henderson, Mayor Fontana, and other members of council

The Future is Made of Cotton Candy

I know this because last month a little-known company called FXI announced a device called Cotton Candy. Cotton Candy is a full-blown Linux computer about the size of a USB flash drive. The specs are actually fairly impressive: Dual core 1.2GHz processor 1GB RAM Mali 400 GPU (video card) that’s capable of HD video Wi-Fi … Read moreThe Future is Made of Cotton Candy

One Way Forward

Canada. Canada has survived and thrived over the past 144 years thanks to good leadership, determination, and vision. A vision of a nation designed to provide the most essential human rights we all deserve, while providing the opportunity for people to define their own destiny. But that ability is being threatened. Threatened the powers that … Read moreOne Way Forward

The School of One

Not good enough anymore
Not good enough anymore

While researching innovative approaches to educating our children, I came across a pilot project that was run this past summer at a single school in New York City. It’s been dubbed “School of One,” and the approach is very similar to the types of things I mentioned as possibilities in “The Textbook of the Future?” To quote thisĀ New York Times article:

The program […] consists mainly of students working individually or in small groups on laptop computers to complete math lessons in the form of quizzes, games and worksheets. Each student must take a quiz at the end of each day; the results are fed into a computer program to determine whether they will move on to a new topic the next day.

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