I just wanted to take a quick moment to introduce myself as a new contributor here on the blog; my name is Matt Hashizume and Vanessa was hoping to diversify the lineup a little bit and bring in some new perspectives so here I am! My sections of the blog will attempt to cover the big questions of the universe such as, "where is technology going in education?" and the much more exasperating "why can't Roberto Luongo stop a puck in Boston?"
I'm the Sharp's AV Education Consultant for Eastern Canada based out of our Toronto office, although, please don't hold that against me; I realize the galaxy does not revolve around Toronto (actual coordinates for the centre of the Milky Way: RA 17h45m40.04s, Dec -29° 00' 28.1). Rather, I am actually a transplanted born-and-raised Albertan who has wandered east in search of history, wisdom, and playoff hockey, and while there is a wealth and abundance of the first two, the third is strikingly absent from this city. Just like Vanessa, I'm a former teacher as well; I graduated from the University of Alberta (go Golden Bears/Pandas!) and I taught in Medicine Hat before making the journey out to Toronto.
As you may have already noted, I'm a bit prone to random tangents and sports related topics, so there will be a few more of those showing up during my tenure. I'm also a bit of a gadget enthusiast, hence my love of my job and getting to use technological gizmos all day, so you will probably see me posting a lot in regards to happenings of the day in science and technology in addition to the usual educational content, sports segues, and perhaps occassionally poking fun at the Toronto Maple Leafs and Sasksatchewan Roughriders (for which I will no doubt bring about the wrath of Vanessa).
That is about it for me at the moment, so I am going to call this one complete so I will be signing off and prepping for bigger and better posts in the future. Take care, Everyone, and I'll catch you later!
Just for fun...
"Congress will pass a law restricting public comment on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line."