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Constitution Center: Seize the Vote

The requirements for being able to vote have changed over the course of our history.

Custom Quiz App For the Classroom

Eminently customizable rapid-response tool for the 1-to-1 classroom

18 Ways to Perceive @Postachio Blog for @Evernote

Over the last few months, I've had the privilege to serve as's Chief Education Ambassador. Please allow me to publicly thank the team, especially Caleb! It's been a fun ride and I reserve the right to revisit and Evernote as a great blogging combination. Show More Summary

Replace vs Integrate

As a leader, one of my tasks involves "labelling" initiatives, changing what we call what we're doing. Sometimes, it's clear that the labels are disingenuous, inaccurate reflections of what really happens. For example, you might be saying Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), but the result is different than what you expected. Show More Summary

5 Ways to Slay the Energy Vampire

Over the last few years, I've seen my energy level slowly decrease. It's weird, only 10 years ago, I remember working all day, heading home and blogging 5-6 entries in a short time. These days, I find myself glad to crank out one blog entry per week. Show More Summary

SPLOTting The Comparator

SPLOT! Hah. Blame Brian Lamb for the acronym (despite twitter banter, I like it) for an idea to frame some project ideas for my stint here at Thompson Rivers University. The idea is Simplest Possible Learning Online Tools, things that faculty or designers here could use w/o worry of south of the border servers and not requiring any logins. Show More Summary

A Third Leg for StreamMode vs StateMode

creative commons licensed ( BY-NC ) flickr photo shared by Marco Colin The thing about Mike Caulfied posts is that they work their way into your mind (“Captain, he put CREATURES… in our brains”). In What Iterative Writing Looks LikeShow More Summary

How Can You Decide Among Competing Responsibilities?

Students learn six ideas to consider when there are conflicting responsibilities.

We shouldn’t be carnies

The carnival comes to town. It’s exciting, it’s thrilling, it is SUPER fun. But then it leaves and we’re back to business as usual. Does this describe our technology integration activities? Or our STEM programs? Or our PBL projects? Momentary, short-term bursts of interest and excitement followed by the regular same old, same old? We [...]

Replacing Skills

I haven’t been blogging here much as my time has been spent working with teachers in their schools, Learning2 and COETAIL…which I love! Replace is my new word of choice when talking about the skills of technology.  I have done the word dance on this blog. Going from integrate…

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Traveling Back in Web Time with Memento

Memento (nods to the Christopher Nolan’s genius) wants “establish a web that has a memory”. It’s part protocol / part browser tool that aims to make it easier to see a web resource at a past time of your choosing. In the video aboveShow More Summary

Comprehensive Math App Engages Kids With Space Games

Cheerful worksheets cover a range of skills and give constructive feedback.

Infinity of Nations

It will take an entire month to explore all the information in this incredible site from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

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For New Course, U. of Oklahoma Seeks Boost From Old Media

Many colleges are turning to online “enablers” to help them get new online courses off the ground, but the University of Oklahoma is looking to generate buzz through an older channel: cable television. Oklahoma is producing a new course...Show More Summary

Technology Group Promises Scientists Their Own Clouds (The Data Kind)

Scientists will soon have access to their very own clouds. Not the meteorological sort—although these clouds might help advance weather research as well as improve medical systems and power-grid management. The new clouds for scientists are the kind that store data on servers, as part of a trend known as cloud computing. Show More Summary

Division of School Improvement: Give and Read Multi-Step Directions

This lesson plan asks students to learn how to be clear and concise in giving instructions to complete a complex task.

Smart People I Know Everywhere: Episode 1

I had an idea on a flight today. Smart People I Know presentation My other podcasts Now add your questions or ideas. Thanks.    

Video Tutorial: Asking Essential Questions Training

Educators understand that questions can guide learning, and that the Bloom’s Taxonomy is a good framework for learning.

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