Category Archives: Featured

WebQuest Transformations

Overview I’ve found that there are two main phases to creating and participating in WebQuests.  First there is the whole immersion and information-gathering phase.  Interest is excited and the problem becomes clear so we prepare and soak up lots of … Continue reading

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Education: We’re in the Humanity Business

The following is a passage from a book I’m working on. I wrote it this morning and thought I’d share it to see if people have any comments.  Thanks, Tom — <soapbox> Clearly we can’t simply drop even the best … Continue reading

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Recorded Keynote

View “It’s Broke – So Let’s Fix it!” Keynote On June 16, 2011, I had the opportunity to keynote day two of the CEFPI Conference (Council of Educational Facility Planners International) at the Sydney Convention Centre. This was a fantastic … Continue reading

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Global Rich List

Go to the Global Rich List Web site. Choose a currency (Canadian dollar might be closest to the Australian dollar). Enter the amount you or  a friend might earn from a part-time job (for example someone working at a fastfood … Continue reading

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Laptop – Global Supply Chain

Here is a map of how the parts of a typical laptop are sourced globally to create what ends up with consumers. View an expanded version? Here’s an image with a more basic description of where parts of it came … Continue reading

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Only 100 People on Earth!

Watch this thought-provoking presentation and consider the following question: How does the presentation make you feel about your own existence in the world? What is it about the presentation that surprises you? How can you make a difference in the  … Continue reading

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Tsunami of Waste?

Gyre, 2009 8×11 feet, in three vertical panels Depicts 2.4 million pieces of plastic, equal to the estimated number of pounds of plastic pollution that enter the world’s oceans every hour. All of the plastic in this image was collected … Continue reading

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