November 2012

(All I Really Want) A Mixtape for Chirstmas

November 29, 2012

All I Really Want is A Mixtape for Christmas This is the fourth and final mix for The Social Playlist Challenge by My Music Cloud. It’s been a lot of fun putting together a mixtape every week this month. This week’s challenge was to put [Keep Reading]

Nothing Lasts (not even audio players)

November 29, 2012

Why doesn’t anything seem to last these days? Last year, our podcast host shut down operations and I had to find a new home for all of my audio files. In the process, some shows were lost. Today, I logged on to my favourite media player for [Keep Reading]

Two Down, Two More to Go (Keep Voting Please)

November 28, 2012

I have been having a lot of fun with this contest. I never even expected to win but I’ve managed to win two week’s in a row now. There are two more weeks of the contest and voting for this week’s mix ends tomorrow at midnight. [Keep Reading]

The Power of Education (And a Great Film)

November 27, 2012

The First Grader is an amazing film about the power of education. It’s based on a true story about a primary school in Kenya. This small school is opened because of the government’s promise of free education for all. They are completely [Keep Reading]

Twilight Fans Win a Free eBook

November 26, 2012

A few weeks back I had the chance to interview the author of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner: In Their Own Words. The eBook People gave me three copies of the book to give away here and those copies are still up for grabs. If [Keep Reading]

Autumn in Kains Woods (Photographic Tour)

November 24, 2012

It’s a cool morning for a run but I just discovered a new trail and I’m excited about exploring it. Welcome to Kains Woods in London, Ontario. This is the entrance to the trail just off of Westdel Bourne and Oxford Street. It’s [Keep Reading]

November Leaves, Love, and Longing (Mixtape)

November 22, 2012

Here is the mixtape I made for the third week of The Social Playlist Challenge. It’s called “November Leaves, Love, and Longing” I wanted this mix to have melancholy, yearning, and romance from a wide variety of acts and genres. [Keep Reading]

One Vote Made the Difference (Thanks!)

November 21, 2012

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I can’t believe that I won the first week of the Social Playlist Challenge, and by one vote no less. Thank you for supporting me by “liking” the facebook status or retweeting a post. I really [Keep Reading]

How I’ve Been Using Facebook in My Teaching

November 20, 2012

As an experiment this year, I decided to embrace social media to help open the lines of communication with students and parents. It’s only three months into the school year, but I thought I’d share with you my progress thus far. I [Keep Reading]

Sifton Bog Trail Run

November 19, 2012

I went to Sifton Bog once before and only found a short boardwalk with no running trails on it. This week, however, I found that there is a second entrance to the bog with plenty of nature trails. It’s a little difficult to see where the [Keep Reading]
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