Magical Connections

“It’s entirely conceivable that life’s splendor surrounds us all, and always in its complete fullness, accessible but veiled, beneath the surface, invisible, far away. But there it lies—not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If we call it by the right word, by the right name, then it comes. This is the essence of magic, which doesn’t create but calls.”            

Kafka

She presses her face against the window pane, knowing that essence lies behind veils, behind surfaces. Truths may be created, fabricated, but also illuminated. There are worlds of light in her musings on the  magic beyond glass panes, in connections, in what is possible if there is a will. Her world is open,  enlightened by ideas, by those who too indulge in magic and let themselves be marveled by life and a flow of  connectivity.

Splendor. Fullness.

Never complete.

Living is a constant breathe of change where completion only leads to another movement of change and wonder.

My next guest is someone who indulges in the world of technological wonders as much as I do, if not more.

 John Goldsmith is an online educator with the Fraser Valley Distance Education School (FVDES) where he teaches Business and IT related courses. John has been a part of the online world for more then two decades and an active Internet and computer user long before that. He has presented numerous technology and Internet related workshops for local, regional and provincial organisations. In 2009 he was honoured with the Premier’s award for teaching excellence in distributed learning.

In his spare time, John is an active blogger and tweeter, the web and list minder for the BC Social Studies Teachers’ Association and contributor to the “Bookmark”, the professional journal published by the BC Teacher Librarian’s Association.

You can learn more about him at DeTools or @cyberjohn07 on Twitter.

Despite a couple of tech glitches, we finally did connect. And talked, reflected,  questioning our worlds of technological changes. Join me here as John provokes us with stark realities of how teaching styles and the Internet may or not influence each other, considerations on whether to blog or not to blog, the essential skills of being an online tutor, technological backlashes and more.

Are you ready to be marveled?

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