It is nice to see some familiar faces here. My name is James and this is my 5th course in the MET program. I currently work in Sparwood BC: a small mining town on the BC/Alberta border. I teach middle school English and Social Studies and high school Woodwork.
My professional interests are in constructivist learning theory and problem based learning. A colleague and I worked together to get a grant for a problem based learning project that incorporated Teck Coal. We used part of the money to buy a class set of tablets and I am looking forward to learning how to use them more effectively.
I love old motorcycles because I get great satisfaction from working through problems and sorting out what is wrong. Old motorcycles are also interesting to ride. They have character that modern bikes do not. You have a closer relationship with the road and your machine when you ride an antique bike. There is something special about older technology. I like to think of ed tech in the same light as a motorcycle. A new machine is smooth sleek and more versatile, but sometimes the same job can be done with an older model.