1. @Michael Dietrich

    Blog Post #4: Arkangel Response


    The episode of Black Mirror entitled “Arkangel” is simultaneously of the most interesting and of the most terrifying pieces of near future science-fiction I have ever seen. For those of you who have not seen this episode, the plot involves an overprotective mother installing her daughter with an experimental software …

  2. Downes

    Soybeans and River


    October 9, 2020. This is a soybean field by the side of the nation river, seen during a short bike ride after work. Today was another day filled with work on data literacy; I’m getting a pretty good sense of the development of the concept over the last 15 years…
  3. plowenthal

    Special Issue: Teacher Education in the Online Environment

    Teacher Education in the Online Environment

    Online education – whether in the P-12 or teacher education context – necessitates the routine use of educational technology. Researchers in the field of educational technology have cautioned us to not just focus on the technological tools, but to consider how these tools are …

  4. Downes

    Nation River


    October 8, 2020. It was too bright and too windy to frame this photo, so I just fired off a bunch of shots and hoped for the best. I took it on a short but cold bike ride after work. Today was a day of back-to-back-to-back Zoom meetings, plus a…
  5. @Michael Dietrich

    Blog Post #3


    There are many benefits that come with living in a country that functions as a democracy. As citizens of a democracy, we have the right to vote in every election, deciding our own leaders and representatives. These leaders and representatives are also usually not in office for life, rotating on …

  6. Downes



    October 5, 2020. Andrea came in today to say the wasps were swarming on the goldenrod by the back deck. Definitely worth a photo! Had a couple of meetings today, documented my week-end work, and cleaned my desk of accumulated clutter from several months of work. https://flic.kr/p/2jPU7jA
  7. Downes

    4 Cube Cat


    October 3, 2020. The cats survived our short trip away just fine, as I knew they would. This is Charlemagne (notice his right eye was permanently damaged by his infection before his rescue). Quiet day in today messing around with code. If pressed I could call it a work day.…
  8. Downes

    Son of Bones


    October 4, 2020. This year I’m relatively early with the Hallowe’en decorations. This is the third year for Son of Bones. Another quiet day in today, messing around with more code (and could also be called a work day if pressed). https://flic.kr/p/2jPUSYw
  9. zenas suitcase

    Wigwam Holidays Kidsnape Farm Glamping Review


    Wigwam Holidays kindly gifted us a 2 night break at Kidsnape Farm but all thoughts and opinions are our own. I picked the girls up from school and jumped straight in the car to drive from Nottingham to Lancashire for our weekend glamping break at Wigwam Holidays Kidsnape Farm.  As …

  10. @paceamorebella

    Happy Fall Y’all!


    Can you believe it’s already October, aka spooky season? I know I can’t. Summer seemed to disappear in a blink of an eye, but I honestly don’t mind. In fact, fall is my favorite season of all!

    I know this year looks a little different with a global pandemic and …

  11. natalie

    Chapter 4 – April showers


    from my book Magnetic – Again, just a girl!

    Anna had decided to take Fritz’s offer and had been working with the agency in Germany for a few months now.

    It was the first week in April when she was waiting for someone to pick her up to join a …

  12. Downes



    October 2, 2020. We drove home from our short Tremblant vacation today. This is the scene at the village of Brebuf, just a few kilometers in from the resort. It’s hard not to have a visceral response to the beauty. https://flic.kr/p/2jNtb4c
  13. Downes



    September 30, 2020. We took the gondola to the top of Mont Tremblant and went for a hike inside a cloud along the Summit Trail,a winding path along the ridgeline that has the appeal of (as Andrea said) being uphill in both directions. Maybe, but it was also beautiful, with…
  14. zenas suitcase

    Best Places to Visit in Italy with Kids


    Hasn’t it been a difficult year for families who love to travel and experience new cultures and destinations with their kids?  We’ve really been feeling it here. We’re looking forward to the day when we can plan our family holidays without fear of cancellation or illness, how about you?  I …

  15. Downes

    Bee Sting Cake


    September 28, 2020. Andrea made this cake in preparation for our short vacation. It’s a yeasted cake with pudding in the middle and absolutely delicious. Today I gave a seminar in the morning and did some writing in the afternoon, getting as prepared as possible for a few days off.…
  16. zenas suitcase

    How to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Your Home 


    Climate change isn’t going away anytime soon, but it’s a problem we can all help to solve.  If the temperature keeps rising, we will experience more extreme weather events, loss of wildlife, natural habitats and life will become increasingly challenging as we try to deal with the issues global warming …

  17. plowenthal

    Special issue on Online/Remote/Distance Supervision


    Special issue on Online/Remote/Distance Supervision

    Special issue editors: Swapna Kumar, University of Florida, USA Gina Wisker, University of Bath, UK 

    The main focus of this special issue is experiences, practices, and challenges of online/remote/distance supervision in doctoral programs and professional educational development for online/remote/distance supervisors. Supervisors and students have needed …

  18. Downes

    Back Yard


    September 27, 2020. It was a bit windy for cycling today, and anyhow I had my fill yesterday, so I tayed in, watched the ball game, and prepared some posts for next week’s OLDaily. Work tomorrow then a few days in the Laurentians. https://flic.kr/p/2jLYUjC
  19. Downes



    September 25, 2020. This time every year we get an influx of ladybugs (or something similar) into the house. The kittens love watching them – here’s Charlemagne (with his many extra toes) hunting them on the ceiling. A couple of longer meetings today having to do with data literacy and…
  20. Downes

    Cass Bridge


    September 26, 2020. I spent the day riding from Winchester to Spencerville and back, 113 km total ride through some beautiful eastern Ontario farm and forest country. This is near Cass Bridge on the Nation River late in the afternoon. It was a beautiful day for cycling, a bit of…

ds106 in[SPIRE]