OCTE Annual General Meeting & Executive Nominations
We will be hosting our AGM at the conference on Friday May 12th at 3:15pm.Nominations are now open for the following positions on the OCTE Executive: Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Chair – Secondary, Vice Chair – Elementary. Our updated OCTE Constitution includes role descriptions (refer to Page 7).
The extension being profiled is available here. Without reading any instructions, I installed it and proceeded to do this quick test.
Let’s see how it performs using images. This image has been copied and pasted in from the web.
What about tables?
I’m going to go ahead and post this directly from Google Docs and then provide some feedback below. Let’s see how it does!
While it did an adequate job of posting all the normal text, it botched up some indented text I had, it did not include the picture, and messed up the widths of my table.
This is how the above section should have looked:
Conclusion? This extension is not ready for prime time, unfortunately. For plain text documents, it’s fine, but for anything more complex than that then you might as well just compose your posts in WordPress directly.
Like Doug, a few of my posts are auto-created from the paper.li website, a service that consolidates content posted by those I follow on Twitter into a web newspaper. It’s a great service, one I admit I don’t take enough advantage of to see what great things are going on out there.
A few of my posts are PD-related, as I like to share things I learn in PD sessions or to contribute content, as I did in the #dsbnmakers session I attended last night.
One post is about Ontario’s latest financial literacy initiative, one that I’m glad to see happening.
And the remainder seem to be Google-related, as it’s well-known that I’m a fan of Google and many of the products that they provide.
I admit, there were a high number of auto-created paper.li posts in my last 10 tweets, but we can blame my birthday and a plumbing problem at my house for distracting me a bit this weekend…
What about you? What do your last 10 tweets say about you?
I’ve received a request from an English teacher who has an excellent idea for a program for her students. Here is her request:
I have an idea and am looking for a program to make it happen. I want to create a 3D virtual world that I can use to gamify lit test prep. I want to be able to embed challenges – or links to bring them out of the world to complete tasks. I would ideally like them to have an avatar that can wander around and find the challenges that are hidden throughout the world, and want to add layers of badges / points, etc. as well as mastery learning. I have the idea in my head, but might you know of a good program I can use to create it. Ideally there will be minimum programming as I know limited HTML but would prefer something that does the coding for me. I am happy to pay for the program, but if there is a free one that would be great too.
I can figure out how to make it happen with 2D but would ideally like 3D.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. 🙂
I’m just reminding Computer Studies and Computer Technology teachers about the ACSE conference coming up on Saturday, February, 25th at the Seneca@York campus of Seneca College, Toronto.
We’ve got a great lineup for both subject areas, including sessions on the Raspberry Pi, Vex Robotics, Arduinos, Internet of Things, Hummingbird robotics, computer security, Python, Database & Data Science, software testing, Swift, and more.
Registration is just $90 (or $45 for student teachers and retirees), but only until February 17 (this Friday), after which it goes up to $110/$55.
Some of you have asked if you can bring students along, and we think that’s an excellent idea! Just register them using the lower rate of $45 (or $55 after the early-bird rate deadline).