Who we are

Who We Are

Okinawa International School

Department of Educational Technology Members

Name: Robert Duckworth

Position(s): Educational Technology Director (EdTech Director), Cross Programme Specialist - Music, ELL & IELL Teacher

Experience: Involved in some type of teaching or another for the past 20 years.

Education: My academic background is in Music (Theory, Performance, Improvisation, Composition, New Media) and Philosophy of Technology.

Favorite Web 2.0 Tool: AR-media Player

Hobbies: No hobbies. (無趣味です。)

Quote: “Earning my daily bread defending ICT assisted pedagogy against cyber-utopianism, one day at a time.” - Robert Duckworth (I can quote myself here, right?)

“Artists talk a lot about freedom. So, recalling the expression “free as a bird,” Morton Feldman went to a park one day and spent some time watching our feathered friends. When he came back, he said, “You know? They’re not free: they’re fighting over bits of food.” - John Cage, Silence: Lectures and Writings

Name: Brandon Porterfield

Position: Technology Integration Specialist, Network Administrator, MYP Technology Teacher

Favorite Web 2.0 Tool:

Hobbies: Magic

Quote: “Homo sapiens. What an inventive, invincible species. It’s only a few million years since they crawled up out of the mud and learned to walk. Puny, defenceless bipeds. They’ve survived flood, famine and plague. They’ve survived cosmic wars and holocausts. And now, here they are, out among the stars, waiting to begin a new life. Ready to outsit eternity. They’re indomitable. Indomitable.” - The Doctor [In Slightly Caring Voice]

Name: Nathan Ho

Position: MYP English Teacher, ELL Assistant Teacher, ICT team member

Experience: Elementary School Teacher in Sydney, Australia for 4 years. ICT support for 2 years.

Education: I have a Masters of Education in Information Technology in Education and have been involved with working in schools with children of all ages for the past 7 years.

Favorite Web 2.0 Tool: Blogger, Flickr

Hobbies: Life :)

Quote: “People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.” - BelindaGrace, my mentor.

“As above, so below. As below, so above.” - Hermes, the ancient mystic and teacher

ICT Student Tech Team

Name: JC

Position: ICT Student Helper (Grade 7)

Experience: Digital Native

Education: OIS PYP and Middle School

Favorite Web 2.0 Tool: I’m really too scared to ask him.

Hobbies: Trying to hack our network, our hardware, anything that moves.

Quote: “Challenge accepted!”