Friday, September 16, 2016

Ep15 - Doug Peterson: "Lead them to water and show them what's there"

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In this episode I chat with Doug Peterson. Doug is a retired Ontario educator who taught at the High School level (Computer Science, Data Processing, Mathematics and Business Education teacher and Department Head) and later became a Computers in the Classroom Consultant. Doug has, and continues to be, quite involved with the integration of technology in education. He has extensive experience chairing and co-chairing Edtech conferences in the province, is an avid blogger, and leverages social media to connect with others and share his learning. 

Listen in to hear what Doug has to say about the work he did in his teaching career, what got him interested in "computers in the classroom" - Mr. Cook, what led him to become a teacher, his interest and engagement in social media, how people could get started with blogging, his Follow Friday (#ff) philosophy, how people might get started using social media (Twitter), what he would say to someone to help them get motivated/inspired, the power of Twitter with respect to face to face interactions, and the importance of patience when helping people learn about edtech/social media.

You can hear the Ep here.

You can connect with Doug on Twitter (@dougpete) and/or at his website.

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