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Cutting off our nose to spite our face

NorthJersey.com just posted an article on how New Jersey school districts are creating very restrictive social media policies for their adult employees because of new legislative edicts. Here is the comment I just left there: I wonder if the districts’ policies for employees also include no handwritten notes to students, no face-to-face discussions at church [...]

Become an expert Google educator

I’ve been sent an email about an all-day series of webinars under the heading “Transform your classroom with Google”. Brought to you by the Simplek12 people, it looks pretty good. I attended one of their webinars once before, and it was packed with information. The event takes place on September 6th. Show More Summary

Marvelous Mazes Make Engaging Math Practice

Marble Math offers students absorbing gameplay and customizable math skills practice.

Learning Together

Image Source For a self-styled hermit, loner, and, according to personality profiles, an introvert (INTJ), I am amazed at the value I can get by reflecting on my own work. Often, this results in a "You're too tough on yourself" perspective...Show More Summary

Opera Mail as a Simple eMail client

Having played around with my share of email clients (e.g. Thunderbird, IceDove, the horrible (IMHO) Evolution, on GNU/Linux distributions (e.g. PeppermintOS, Lubuntu/Ubuntu (I hate kubuntu), #! and others), I found myself looking for...Show More Summary

3D Passenger Pigeon Bones

I’ve been working with Bernard Means who runs VCU’s Virtual Curation Laboratory1. We spoke briefly a while back about building a site to allow for interactive views and downloads of 3D STL files his team has made of passenger pigeon bones. One of the goals was to allow mobile devices to interact with the site […]

Sociological Theorists WordPress Site

Our Sociology Department Chair, Jennifer Johnson, is out there leading the way for the Sociology Department at VCU. She’s not only thinking through how syndication will impact the design of their entire program and curriculum (online and off), she’s also teaching a course on Sociological Theory in a way that shows how student work can […]

5 Leadership Lessons Fig Trees Can Teach Us

Fig Tree in the Desert While I was having fun playing with the concepts behind 9 Ways to Become a Digital Nomad, I started to briefly explore the benefits of figs, "cultivated since ancient times," which I imagined are able to grow in...Show More Summary

Embrace the Torrent: 9 Ways to Become A #DigitalNomad

A colleague, upon listening to a presentation by another Twitter Illuminati, said sarcastically, and perhaps unfairly, "Spare me another presentation on how twitter has changed his life." I promptly ignored him and tuned in to what Dean Shareski was saying...sometimes, even when you know the destination, the experience of getting there can be fun. Show More Summary

Same Old, Same Old

"What do you mean technology in schools won't work?" I was having a discussion with a college professor 12 years ago one summer day. His cynicism, for that's what I perceived it as, marred his leadership and humor. For him, the research clearly showed that technology integration was a failed strategy. Show More Summary

Built for Schools: How efficacious are digital textbooks?

Yes, that is an important question. Many school organizations are moving to digital textbooks, but the question remains, how efficacious are digital textbooks? Source: http://www.trypearsontexas.com/img/programs/covers/chemistry/02_Built_for_texas@2x.png...Show More Summary

Digital Textbooks and eBooks in Schools

Thanks to the Texas School Business journal for highlighting a San Antonio area school district in their September, 2014 cover article. The article (page 12), written by Shelley Seale (@shelleyseale), spotlights a picture of Jeff Johnson...Show More Summary

Selecting a Virtual Private Network (VPN) Provider - #PrivateInternetAccess @buyvpnservice

Private Internet Access - It works and great price! As my daughter went off to college, she remarked that she'd have free WiFi in her apartment. "Really?" I asked. "Is it encrypted?" "No," she replied. "Does it need to be?" Data theft occurs at several different levels online. Show More Summary

Free Tutorials for MS Office, OpenOffice and GoogleDocs #inpictures

As technology changes at an astounding rate, and given how many people are making how-to tutorials in video and print, making how-to tutorials has fallen by the wayside. Why bother making a tutorial for teachers if you can just findShow More Summary

Sharing Ideas with Freshmen Students via @postachio @evernote #PostachioEd

Image Source: http://goo.gl/lgxEl3 In response to my education-focused series--featuring over 13 articles--on the use of Evernote and Postach.io, Professor Michael Flowers writes the following: The posting describing this process is very helpful to me. Show More Summary

Make Your Own Book Study eBook! @evernote @postachio #PostachioEd

Earlier this week, a colleague in Texas asked, Does anyone have suggestions for a book study that includes tech integration, instructional practices and is research based? The study is geared for teachers and administrators. Image Source:...Show More Summary

A Baker's Dozen of Education Tips Using @evernote and @postachio #PostachioEd @arguhlin

Over the last 2-3 weeks, I've shared a variety of articles focusing on the use of Evernote and Postach.io in education to impact teaching, learning and leading. Although the series has come to an end, in this blog entry, you'll find a recap of 16 relevant blog entries. Show More Summary

Study Group Organization via @Evernote & @Postachio via @arguhlin

By Aida Guhlin (@arguhlin), A Geographer's Musings How do study groups work? No, really. Does one person do all the work of reading the material and then breaking it down for their study buddies? Does the group break up the materialShow More Summary

Picture ePortfolios with @Evernote and @Postachio

“Margarita,” asks Ms. Nuñez, third grade bilingual teacher, “cual de estos te gustaría compartir con el mundo hoy? What work would you like to share with the world today?” Margarita smiles and holds up her Día de Los Muertos poster. Ms. Show More Summary

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