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:
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
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!”