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Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-11-12

Strange and Curious Wills of the Georgian Era in the Canterbury Court – Geri Walton WILLIAM SHACKELL, ESQ. – Governor of Plymouth – 12 October 1782 “I desire that my body may be kept as long as it may not be offensive, and that one of...Show More Summary

AL DíA: Disaster Communication Apps

Remember the time when the power went out, the phone system went offline? That happened once a month in my old San Antonio school district. Somehow, AT&T couldn't get it's stuff together. AT&T's old equipment would often fail, leaving my school district offline at one campus or district-wide. Show More Summary

@DoINK Green Screen Contest Deadline - 1/28/18 #txed #tceacts

Check out this contest announcement from the awesome DoInk Green Screen folks! Love the DoInk Green Screen app on iOS (wish they would make Android!) and what you can do with it. The 2017 DoInk Contest! DoInk is having a contest and we’d love for you and your school to participate. Show More Summary

New Experiences, New Learning in #Makerspaces

Over at Blue Skunk Blog, my esteemed friend and inspiration, Doug Johnson shares this conclusion about how educators spend their money in K-12 schools. Part of the idea is that makerspaces may be a complete waste of funding if....IfShow More Summary

Disaster Recovery Rears Its Head Again #cto #tecsig

Earlier this month, I shared part 1 of When Disaster Strikes, which is part one of a 2-part series on Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity in K-12 school districts and organizations. I'm happy to share that Part 2 is now out and...Show More Summary

Using Hashtags to Save the World

There are a gazillion hashtags out there, right? Earlier this month, I wrote a blog entry that was just published entitled, Hashtag Heroism: Rise Against the Wind. Here's the lead from the blog entry:Are you ready to save the world,Show More Summary

How would you Improve Your Library?

A few days ago, my article on Hack the Library: Relic or Springboard, appeared. A question I have for those of you who may already be "hacking the library," an obvious effort to improve it and modernize for the future, is what actions...Show More Summary

Voxercasts: A Few Fun Conversations #tceacts #cast17 #sysadmin

At several TCEA events this past Fall, I've had a chance to chat with various folks using the Voxer app. I'm including them below in case you missed them in my Twitter feed. Click the Voxer.com link embedded in each to listen to the audio. Show More Summary

Politicians Hurt Students Again

While I don't care to delve into politics here at Around the Corner, I am forced to remark at the steps politicians take to protect their financial interests and hurt students and/or educators. This past Thursday, the GOP tax code changes were approved. Show More Summary

Headless(-ish) WordPress Example

This is a bit of an odd one but possibly odd enough to be interesting. The Scenario We can’t run WordPress on the University servers but we’ve got a bunch of people who have content on WordPress and like that editing experience. They also want VCU domains which are much harder to get for off-site servers. Show More Summary

AL DíA: Disaster Recovery

Awhile back, I had the chance to facilitate a technology leadership summit at TCEA. This resulted in a brace of blog entries I wrote for TCEA. You can read the first one online at TCEA's TechNotes blog: Some of my key takeaways involved emphasizing the importance of the points below. Show More Summary

A Day of Storytelling at The Song Room

I’m very fortunate that the International Specialised Skills Institute organizers of my speaking schedule suggested visiting The Song Room. The Song Room is a national not-for-profit organisation that brightens the futures of Australia’s...Show More Summary

AL DíA: Animal Webcams

Check out Google Earth's live cams and learn how to use them in the classroom.There are many ways to incorporate livecams in the classroom. Explore Google Earth’s Brown Bear Livecams and take students on a learning journey to Alaska...Google collaborated with Explore.org to offer “Bear Livecams” in Google Earth. Show More Summary

AL DíA: When Differentiation Fails in Online Courses

When do online courses fail students? When online course fail to differentiate instruction low performing students.The vast majority of online courses mirror face-to-face classrooms with professors rather using technology to better differentiate instruction across students. Show More Summary

Turnitin Encourages Writing Across Content Areas with Historical Analysis Resources in Revision Assistant

New features and prompts for Turnitin Revision Assistant. EdTech for writing instruction in social studies and other content areas beyond ELA.

We cannot continue to educate students in classrooms designed for a world that no longer exists

Hazel Mason said: We can’t make America great again, or Europe only white by trying to recreate the world of the past. The era of well paying industrial jobs with amazing benefits and pensions is over. The problem America and other industrial nations are facing is the girth of their populations who are not just […]

AL DíA: Classroom Tech Use

Even though students may find technology helpful, faculty avoid taking advantage of it...and, faculty have trouble believing their students. When are we going to get past the idea that learners are disempowered children who must wait...Show More Summary

Silly Media and Storytelling Workshops at Chisholm Institute

Last Thursday, November 9, was a full workshop day at Chisholm Institute in Cranbourne, more than a few clicks south of Melbourne city proper. I was fortunate to have energetic groups for both morning and afternoon workshops. The topic in the morning was Finding the Affordances of Digital Media– it’s the tagline that gives it […]

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