about

Thanks for visiting.

I’m Jeff Dionne, an educator and the cofounder of PikiFriends.

I created this blog to write about PikiFriends, my experiences teaching and living in Japan for 13 years, and about other issues in education particularly related to technology in the classroom.

NOTE: 1/6/16 The PikiFriends website is down for the time being so I can work on improvements.

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How to set up a classroom blog: 10 Essential Steps

Running a blog with your students is about as far from a traditional teaching method as you can get, and chances are nobody taught you how to do it. That’s why teachers who blog with students are usually those nonconformists … Continue reading

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