About the Author
Pictured: Top- “Rod casting” for Atlantic Salmon on the Lomond River, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland.
Middle- The author sips latté at Sandringham Beach, Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia.
Below- The family at Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia, September 2007
The author of this Blog is a veteran school teacher who lives near Toronto, Canada. He retired from the classroom in June 2012, most of his career spent in the Peel District School Board at a progressive suburban middle school. He taught Integrated Technology in a well equipped computer lab and has recently completed a graduate degree at Wilkes University (Master of Science in Instructional Media through Discovery Education).
Currently he leads some of the instruction of Ontario teacher upgrade courses, specifically, Integration of Information and Computer Technology, for ETFO AQ. These online courses build on the skills and leadership required of 21st century teachers, and encourages teachers to lead others along the edtech continuum.
In 2007, he participated in an international teacher exchange to Melbourne, Australia. He misses the Southern Ocean, the beach, roaming around the Outback, visiting the Red Centre and Melbourne’s legendary café culture. He is resigned to the fact that snowshoeing will be more likely, that the Canadian wilderness is a cold place to roam, and that Tim Horton’s isn’t exactly café culture.
Rod is married to Colleen, who works in municipal government, and has two boys, both in University. All 4 communicate with one another on Apple devices, sometimes from within the same house.
You can find his Digital Footprint in various places, including:
Google+ – https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RodMurray/
Instagram – http://instagram.com/mrmuzzdog
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/pub/rod-murray/19/659/50b