David Truss's Blog (16)

Remembrance Day "Two Wolves"

Last year I wrote a post for Remembrance Day and shared it on my blog.

I thought I'd share it here too.

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Two Wolves

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life.

“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow,… Continue

Added by David Truss on November 9, 2009 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Share your Gr8Tweets for the month of March

For the month of March, a group of educators and lifelong learners will be picking a

"Tweet of the day"

and Re-Tweeting it with the tag:…


Added by David Truss on February 25, 2009 at 5:14pm — No Comments

A Brave New World-Wide-Web

Wow, I put this up less than two weeks ago and I just checked the number of views... 2,000+ on blip.tv and 700+ on YouTube. I am pleasantly surprised:-)

Find more videos like this on Classroom 2.0

I wrote about this video in a post called, Who are the people in your… Continue

Added by David Truss on September 26, 2008 at 9:12pm — 1 Comment

Digital immigrants or digital natives? A discussion of digital competence… A spectrum, not a dichotomy!

My new Classroom2.0 friend Jan Smith commented on my recent blog (re)post and I thought I would add the post here since it was a Classroom2.0 discussion that prompted the post in the first place:

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Amy Capelle has… Continue

Added by David Truss on May 11, 2008 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Do not go quietly into your classroom

I spent Friday morning with 22 student teachers and a couple teachers from my school. My goal was to introduce them to the world of web2.0, wikis, and del.icio.us. Well 2 out of 3 ain't bad- I didn't really get into delicious beyond an introduction. That aside, I think this group of future teachers really understood my point that education is changing and our teaching needs to change too!…


Added by David Truss on January 29, 2008 at 10:21pm — No Comments

"You can't go back now, can you?"

Long Inverted Hallway by me on flickr

It's the old allegory of the cave.

Last Friday I was leaving the school and I popped into my VP's office. Among other things, Anthony and I often talk about technology in the classroom. One thing led to another and I showed him the YouTube video that was the subject of my last post:…

Added by David Truss on December 20, 2007 at 12:53pm — No Comments

"I speak digital"; Digital Exposure

I've bounced some digital immigrant/native ideas around a few times. Now I have one more…


Added by David Truss on December 11, 2007 at 9:57am — No Comments

Most Influential

Cross-post with my 'Pair-a-Dimes for your Thoughts' blog.

We are influenced by so many things in our lives. Identifying what has a significant influence on us can be difficult. Here are two things that I believe can be categorized as most influential... and they both happened Monday.

1. Fifteen year old Kristine wrote a very influential blog post…


Added by David Truss on November 29, 2007 at 9:11am — No Comments

Halloween Scavenger Hunt on Ning

(Cross-posted with my blog)

Below is a Halloween Scavenger Hunt I did on a (private) Ning Network that I created for a class Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) project I am doing in my two Planning 10 classes.

The scavenger hunt does the following:

  1. Introduces students to flickr and…

Added by David Truss on October 31, 2007 at 1:39pm — No Comments

FieldFindr: Using Ning to Connect Teachers to Volunteers

"A portal to Connect Classrooms to the World: Global Citizens can Share Talents and Skills with Students. Teachers can find Global Citizens (Volunteers) willing to help in a field of interest that they are working on in their class."

FieldFindr: Where teachers can meet global citizens with skills to share.

It started with a…


Added by David Truss on October 3, 2007 at 2:32am — No Comments

K12 Online Conference 2007: Playing with Boundaries- (at your leisure)

Why should you participate in this online conference?

  • It's Free!
  • You can participate when it is convenient for you.
  • You can participate as much or as little as you like.

  • You will 'meet' some very interesting people.
  • It will challenge you to do "new things in new ways".

  • It will help you…

Added by David Truss on September 26, 2007 at 12:42am — No Comments

bRinging tools to class

Today during a Math lesson on Surface Area and Volume:

Mr. Truss, I forgot my calculator, can I borrow one?

Do you have your cell phone?


Then you have a calculator.…


Added by David Truss on June 8, 2007 at 2:41am — 1 Comment

Wikis in the classroom: a reflection.

Cross posted with my blog.

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Well here it is, my completed Science Alive Wiki.



Added by David Truss on May 15, 2007 at 12:33am — 4 Comments

Before School2.0... you need Classroom 2.0... and you need Teacher2.0

Here is a tool I created for a professional development session I ran for the first time today:

Start Your Own Blog

A practical session that will introduce you to blogging.

You will see how others use their blogs and you will get a chance to create your own blog.

You will also learn just how easy it is to create links, add pictures and even movies to your blog.

Also, you will learn a bit about web2.0 and very easy to use tools that…


Added by David Truss on April 22, 2007 at 12:31am — 1 Comment

My Forays into Classroom 2.0

A confession: I am still a newbie.

"I come from the Batman era, adding items to my utility belt while students today are the Borg from Star Trek, assimilating technology into their lives."

The following links are to… Continue

Added by David Truss on April 3, 2007 at 12:04am — No Comments


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