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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

Your Licenses? Frankly My Dear…

I may be entering my curmudgeon era. On recent conversations with ed-tech friends, one in person, one by email, I recognize there are many things in our field that are likely very important, that, frankly I don’t give a damn about. These are things important to others that I find myself totally uninterested in: Virtual […]

Ten Years Between Blog Posts?

Sorry I have not blogged for a decade… Sigh, such excuses. I set up in 2007 for a speaking/presenting tour of Australia I did in October 2007– well it was every capital city in two weeks, a bit mad cap. But I did manage 75 posts starting back with planning in February. So it’s […]

WordPress Plugin Health Dashboard (Early POC)

In trying to get a better handle on how we’re going to manage our plugins in the future, I found the API for the plugins data. Not like they were hiding it but I’d not seen it before.Consider me Columbus– absent the genocide, slavery, and other terrible things. Show More Summary

Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-09-10

I Can’t Get Google – YouTube think about this sometime you assume people have some shared understanding of the Internet Is there any value in people who cannot write JavaScript? The worst part about pushing the “know everything” mentality is that we end up creating an industry full of professionals suffering from burnout and mental illness. Show More Summary

Relieving Gravity Forms Field Fatigue

Have you filled out a lifetime of forms? Surely there are some things we can do to reduce Repetitive Form Entry Fatigue (no I will won’t call you Shirley). While I have it used it super extensively, one of my favorite WordPress plugins Worth Paying for is Gravity Forms. Beyond all the features in packs […]

Where Have All The Bloggers Gone?

One of the last of the Bloghicans hit his 3003 blog mark today. While out walking today, as it often does, that was swirling around in my head when I also, for some reason, cross associated with Pete Seeger (don’t ask for logic). But I heard an ed-tech cover song fermenting, and when that happens, […]

SPLOT MAX: The Road Warrior

This post has been rattling around in the only place I keep drafts– my brain. And I am pretty sure I will have spent more time photoshopping the movie poster below than writing something that makes sense. Jim Groom has been an international Road Warrior himself and I was excited to see he was not […]

Creating Curiosities in Mathematics

Something that’s always fascinated me about Dan Meyer’s approach to creating curious mathematical learners is the carefully scaffolded approach he puts into his “any questions” activities. There’s no strict formal guidelines for adhering...Show More Summary

You Gotta Sing Your Own Version “Taking Care of Archives”

Cue up the BTO opening power chords… You see a broken icon hole in a post five years old What were you thinking using Flash? There was no HTML5 and Adobe seemed alive, Now that video’s as good as trash. And that link to what you read is now just a 404 dead. Keeping the […]

Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-06-25

The Government Says It Wasted Millions of Dollars Dressing the Afghan Army in Proprietary Camouflage There, they came across HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp., a company whose name seems to have tumbled out of a comic book (and which has, in fact, made uniforms for a Marvel movie, the bad Iron Man one). Show More Summary

Running Multisite Like a Boss

This is the presentation I ended up doing at #domains17. I did slide-ish things over here but they probably didn’t include all the asides. We’ll see how well I do at including them in this post. I went down the Church of the Sub-Genius route sometime the night before. Show More Summary

If I was teaching Social Studies today…

Some folks know that I started my education career as a middle school Social Studies teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina. If I was still doing that now, I would be incredibly excited because so many wonderful resources would be available to my classroom. For instance, if I was teaching Social Studies today… My students and […]

Open Content Creation at VCU

I’m going to hit a few of the things I’ve done with people around open educational resource creation.1 In the discussion, I’m going to ignore some complexities around the term ‘open’ in order to avoiding dragging the whole post down....Show More Summary

Strategizing Your BYOT Implementation, Part 1

Have you stopped, taken a breath, and thought about what BYOT means for YOU and your teachers, students, and parents? That’s a question that is screaming its way into the rarified atmosphere of public schools, like a cataclysmic meteor smashing tidy learning and technology plans. Show More Summary

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