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Damn Unity

Last Sunday I went to the Rockaway Theatre Company where blogger Norm Scott was in a production of Damn Yankees. It was wonderful, with really impressive singing and music. The orchestra was mostly teachers and students, and there were also a lot of teachers in the cast. Show More Summary

#IAedchat LIVE

I had the privilege of being the guest for #IAedchat LIVE last night. Here is the video if you missed it. The conversation really gets started around 2:50. Happy viewing!

Gene Simmons is in an OLPC advert, and I need to reboot my network

I happened to see this tonight in the course of watching the most predictably clichéd “sex, drugs, and rock and roll in the sixties” documentary ever broadcast on TV. I suppose it’s alarming I did that in a room by myself on a Saturday night. Please don’t worry. But again, Gene Simmons in a One […]

At Liberal-Arts Colleges, Debate About Online Courses Is Really About Outsourcing

Lifetime residents of Maine tend to look askance at people who are “from away,” an epithet reserved for transplants, summer vacationers, and college students. Such people might mean well, the thinking goes, but ultimately they do not...Show More Summary

Sorry, Your Credit Card isn't Working

"I'm sorry, sir," said the Bill Miller's BBQ Restaurant window attendant. "Your card isn't working and there's an error that says you need to contact your bank." Since I had just checked my balance the night before, I knew that there wasn't anything wrong. Show More Summary

Loopy

Trying to make a YT video loop with iframe code: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y48hmNVvPis?loop=1&playlist=y48hmNVvPis&w=640&h=360] Get embed code from YT Add to URL for src= the parameters ?loop=1&playlist=y48hmNVvPis where the value for playlist= matches the part of the url after /embed/ (the YT Id for the video)

Human sacrifice debated by the Supreme Court, as dogs

3 weeks agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

During a recent US Supreme Court discussion the judges discussed... human sacrifice. Debate included consideration of a hypothetical Human Sacrifice Channel (TM). Let's listen and watch as John Oliver's stunt of having dogs stand in for the Court's lack of...

5 Tips for Managing Your #Email #principalpln @CurtRees @principalj @drspikecook

While waiting for a movie to start, I noticed an ongoing Twitter conversation--check out PrincipalPLN Blog-- that should intrigue any administrator: how to stay on top of your email, or how to achieve the mythical Inbox Zero. Watch/listen...Show More Summary

The animation of Randolph Carter

3 weeks agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

Doug Simon offers a nicely done animated version of HP Lovecraft's classic short story "The Statement of Randolph Carter." It's very short, and you can watch the whole thing below: Simon et al account for the story's main arc, but.....

Coffeebot reveals the posthuman world

4 weeks agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

A robot makes coffee in this video. Note its fluid movements, the head-thing motions, and its utter assurance of replacing humanity forever: Tokyo Desu observes: despite it being obvious the manufacturer has taken efforts to make the robot look more...

Technology grants for Iowa teachers

Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency is working with the CenturyLink Foundation to award technology grants to Iowa teachers. As we said on our web site, The goal of this grant program is to fund INNOVATIVE uses of digital learning tools by students and educators. Don’t just tell us you ‘need some iPads.’ Dream bigger than [...]

An alternative view: Changing Paradigms, by Crispin Weston

Crispin Weston, who describes himself as "a controversialist", suggests that our outlook is not progressive at all. We have a new school year, a new Secretary of State, and before too long, a new government. So this might be a good time to take stock of where we stand with education technology. The terminology we use has certainly changed. Show More Summary

Angles on Open

I spoke briefly, and almost certainly disjointedly, at the Open VA meeting yesterday. The focus of the panel was “open pedagogy/curriculum” and the whole day was focused on open education concepts. My topic was simply labeled MOOC. As the day progressed I tried to get a sense of the audience and figure out what would I […]

The Journey of a Family

I have known this family for years. They are dedicated and willing to go to great and heoric lengths to allow their son to progress and realize his potential. This heart-warming video captures his journey, that of his family and...

12 Tools for Productivity on Your #Chromebook and #iPad

Have you ever asked yourself, "Can I do that with this device?" It's a lot of fun. For example, the iPad has become a bit of a boring tool for me, not because it's hard to do things with it, but rather, because I feel like I've mapped out workflows for what I commonly do. Show More Summary

FacetWP – a semi-tutorial

I don’t usually usually pay for WordPress plugins but this is one I’ve come to like1 quite a bit. To start off, I have a historic interest in facet based searching. It is one of the main things that continues to appeal to me about Exhibit (one of the earlier javascript based tool libraries aimed […]

Library Time – a song and video from my Library

The short version: My library wrote and recorded a song, and here’s the Youtube video for it! You can also: Download the song from iTunes Listen to the song on Soundcloud Visit the library’s website for more information  Longer version: Why did we do this? Earlier this year, my library remodeled the kids area of […]

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