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I am the New Flickr. I am an Ass.

modidied from creative commons licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by El Bibliomata The new flickr is an ass. I got over its ass way of “”"supporting”"” with creative commons (triple scare quotes, flickr’s implementation is anything but an implementation). Show More Summary

Butcher’s Human Predator Fact Check

I passed on this Wikipedia list of people who mysteriously disappeared 1 on Twitter last night which led to the following reply from Luke Neff. "List of people who disappeared mysteriously" via @twoodwar reminds me of — Luke (@lukeneff) April 17, 2014 “Last year in the U.S. alone more than nine hundred thousand […]

Enquire Within Upon Everything: True Stories of the Wondrous Web

Yesterday I had fun with a keynote presentation for the eLearning Consortium of Colorado 2014 Conference. This was the 25th annual conference for this rather impressive, under-the-radar collaborative organization, that has been networking and sharing for 25 years. Show More Summary

Just One Thing - The Learner's Question

In response to my blog entry, Learning Evolves, faithful Around the Corner reader David Phillips shares the following story:Regarding your post “Learning Evolves: From Cook to Chef in Today’s Classroom,” I was [convinced] a couple of years ago that I needed to stop [chucking] websites, apps and other resources at teachers in workshops. Show More Summary

Cornell U. Researchers Put Robots in Conversation, and the Result Is Surprisingly Human

When the machines take over, much will change. But perhaps not the exquisite frustrations of a halting philosophical debate. Researchers at Cornell University’s Creative Machines Lab have demonstrated this by putting two artificially intelligent avatars in conversation with one another. Show More Summary

Review of The Thinking Teacher

When I first picked up this book I made an error of judgement. Noticing that it seemed quite slim, I thought I could finish reading it in just one or two sessions. However, what I had not counted on was the book’s living up to its title. Show More Summary

Making Feedback on Writing Easy -

Earlier today, I received an email from's Anna regarding a beta service for offering feedback on online student writing. What's fascinating is the approach they take to accomplishing the feedback, which give the online feedback a "paper" approach. Show More Summary

Udacity Will No Longer Offer Free Certificates

Udacity hopes the certificates it offers to people who complete its massive open online courses are worth something. Now the company plans to charge students accordingly. The company, one of the big three MOOC providers, said on Wednesday that it would no longer give learners the opportunity to earn free, “non-identity-verified” certificates. Show More Summary

Kids Create Their Own Mobile Apps

Great mobile app creation site has solid teacher resources

Writing Fix: A Traditional Haiku

This document from the fabulous site, Writing Fix, gives just a brief explanation of the basic rules for writing haikus for your students to follow.

Back to Edtech Basics #2 – Communication

Edtech basic #1 was access to information from a variety of perspectives around the world in a variety of forms. Edtech basic #2 is again about access, but this time it is about access to people. I remember the first time my class emailed some one else to ask a question. I was teaching grade […]

Lab of Netbooks

Source: "How many of you have created a lab of netbooks?" When I first ran across a lab of netbooks, the network cables looked like blue concertina wire strung in between devices too small to handle the cabling. I promptly snapped a picture of it and sent it to my supervisor at the time. Show More Summary

MyNotes - WiFi Advice

The following notes come from District Administration's April 2014 issue. The article is Where's My WiFi? Image Source: My Notes: Bandwidth challenges can be broken down into 3 chunks: the bandwidth going from an individual device to an access point. Show More Summary

Crickweb:  The String of Beads

Use this simple site to practice sequencing and patterns.

Video Tutorial: Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 8 – Student Training

Today's video provides an overview of the new and enhanced features in Blackboard Learn 9.1

Learning Evolves: From Cook to Chef in Today's Classroom @mcleod

In my previous blog entry, Low Hanging Fruit, I challenged Dr. Scott Mcleod's assertion in 60 Apps in 60 Seconds that app focused workshops at conferences are a waste of time. In a follow-up comment on his blog entry, Scott asks theShow More Summary

Look! Alan and Darren Are Talking About 50 Ways Gone Mobile

creative commons licensed ( BY-NC-SA ) flickr photo shared by Krister462 Off and on since the start of the year, Darren Kuropatwa and I have been meeting via video chat (we love as we work on an expansion of the original 50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story to include mobile story creation apps. Show More Summary

Stick a Fork in It Or Just Fork It: DS106 Assignment Bank Theme

creative commons licensed ( BY-NC-ND ) flickr photo shared by mariateresa toledo? When I started last August to develop a WordPress Theme that would provide the functionality of the ds106 Assignment Bank, I told Jim Groom that I thought I could get it ready in a month. Show More Summary

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