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What is Rampages.us? Part One

I’m going to be attempting to explain what rampages.us is to a group on Tuesday. I’ve been struggling with a more digestible version of this for some time. While true, saying “Whatever you want it to be,” isn’t what people want to hear. Show More Summary

Can’t Trust It: Typing vs Handwriting

I read a portion of this article on keyboarding being overrated. I don’t know if that’s true or not. I’m not really aggressive either way. I do think it makes little sense to make two different ways to make the same letters. Montessori leads with cursive and I tend to think she’s done a better job thinking this through. Show More Summary

Rampages Numbers

In responding to some data requests, I delved into the WP tables to pull some rampages data. All users ever... I need to set up something more automated but for this I dumped the MySQL tables as CSVs and then just imported them to Google Sheets. Show More Summary

Free App Helps Kids Learn Emotions, Body Language

Touch and Learn - Emotions bridges the gap between feeling or witnessing emotions and using words to describe them.

American Folklore: Paul Bunyan

Celebrate Lumberjack Day (7/28) by learning more about one of our most beloved folk heros, Paul Bunyan.

Book Review: The Punch Escrow

Tal M Klein's The Punch Escrow begins with this beguiling title. What the heck does it mean?Note: These are my take-aways from Klein's book, The Punch Escrow, which I received for review purposes. I retain editorial control over content shown in this blog entry. Show More Summary

Conversation Change: Revisiting Basic Tech Skills

A few months ago, about an hour before day's end, a colleague shared a version of the following request with me. As I read it, I responded from a Microsoft perspective. But a part of me wondered, what would this response look like from...Show More Summary

Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-07-16

Celebrating 30 years in VR: Professor Robert J. Stone on Human Factors and the Future of VR and AR In healthcare generally, we have, in the past, developed VR and AR for surgical training and education; today, we’re investigating the...Show More Summary

Practice Persuasive Essay Writing With This Top Classroom Tool

The step-by-step process makes persuasive essay writing much less intimidating; clear tools build kids' confidence in argumentative writing.

Google Form to Video Display

This is another SPLOT-ish tool that takes videos uploaded through a Google Form and then displays them.1 This particular proof of concept was built in about ten minutes as a result of a conversation with our World Language faculty who are going to be doing student-to-student video work with people from other countries. Show More Summary

NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program Turns Students into Novelists

The light tone and fun activities ensure the novel-writing process isn't intimidating at all.

An Inspirational Creation Suite for Students & Teachers

Super-flexible design tool for crafting fabulous images, videos, and sites

The hidden cost of an achievement-oriented curriculum

Rainesford Stauffer said: As children, we’re trained to avoid failure, not learn from it. It’s presented as a sign of inadequacy, even worthlessness. I think this is the hidden cost of a K-12 curriculum that is achievement-oriented. Failure is never presented to us as a different kind of educational experience, a universal (and ceaseless) part […]

Stellar Review Tool for AP World History Exam

Extensive, versatile, no-frills review tool for serious AP students

TeacherLINK: The Day the Apartheid Ended

Explore background information about Nelson Mandela and the end of the South African Apartheid

Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-07-09

tebelorg/TagUI: General purpose tool for automating web interactions The goal of web automation is to reproduce cognitive interactions that you have with websites so that your laptop or server can do it for you, base on your schedule or conditions. Show More Summary

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