French Immersion Rendezvous

I coordinated a French Immersion student-teacher rendezvous for today. Twitter was tremendously helpful in making it happen. These mind maps give a glimpse of what was discussed: Merci @angela_wynans, @MmeHibou, and @UVicCurricLib for today’s wonderful #FrImm workshop! #UVicEd #BCStuTeach #fsl pic.twitter.com/YRKIADNcnz — Britney Allen (@MlleBallen) March 17, 2015

Introversion and the Internet

I have been listening to an audiobook of Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts this week. I found out about the book through @RileyPaton‘s podcast: Are You Listening? I have really been enjoying it. It discusses personality dynamics in some interesting societal and historical contexts. This has given me a better sense of some of the influencing forces experienced by myContinue reading “Introversion and the Internet”

Cosmic Comic

Schwarzschild of Mine I created this comic as part of my Science Education Aesthetics assignment. I got to choose a question to explore, and then create an art piece to represent it. I decided to explore a cosmic question: how do black holes work? During the course of my research, I wondered: how do you makeContinue reading “Cosmic Comic”

The Art of Mindful Living

I listened to the audiobook of Thich Nhat Hanh’s (@thichnhathanh) The Art of Mindful Living this week. It made me feel much better about many things. I feel more calm, more aware of my breathing, and more aware of the present moment. Mindfulness is there for our pain. It’s an act of taking care. It’s theContinue reading “The Art of Mindful Living”

A Brave New Word(Press)

At today’s webinar on The Open Web, I was inspired to make the switch from my Blogger blog to this WordPress site. After seeing what could be done using SPLOT, I was convinced that I had to try it. Can’t wait to play with SPLOT! http://t.co/4Kp88HJOeK #openeducationwk #edci336 — Britney Allen (@MlleBallen) March 13, 2015Continue reading “A Brave New Word(Press)”