about de•tri•tus

A  dictionary definition of detritus says:

waste or debris of any kind :
streets filled with rubble and detritus.
• gravel, sand, silt, or other material produced by erosion.
• organic matter produced by the decomposition of organisms.

detrital |-t?l| adjective
ORIGIN late 18th cent. (in the sense [detrition] ): from French détritus, from Latin detritus, from deterere ‘wear away.’

This site has been up since early in 2011, when I decided I needed a site to post “stuff” that might be of interest (or not) as I explored online learning and creative endeavours.

By day, I teach middle school in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. I’m a long-standing advocate for the use of technology in education, a passionate believer in the importance of learning and self-direction, a practicing photographer, and a dad.

Find me online:
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 • Cowbird (late August 2012) aforgrave

In addition to my classroom website, I also maintain a professional blog at .


Andrew Forgrave