Aside: This blog entry started out as a blend of old and new ideas for facilitating online learning--building on an article I wrote in 2009, but has been fun to write as an exploration of neat tools (mostly, Google) that have emerged since then. Show More Summary
The oft-quoted line from the Spider-Man movie is, “With great power comes great responsibility.” But maybe instead it should be, “With great power comes great opportunity.” Now that mobile computing devices connected to the Internet are becoming ubiquitous, we have unprecedented power at our educator fingertips. How many of us have stepped up to the [...]
University of Memphis Faculty Senate meeting: December 2, 2:40 PM, Rm. 261 University Center Be There to Protest The University of Memphis Faculty Senate will hear details of CorpEd's teacher miseducation plan tomorrow, which will divide...Show More Summary
What if a troupe of famous puppets rose up in rebellion and turned the tables on their human masters? You might see The Human Show. The Muppets, after years of oppression, invite you to a night filled with song dance...
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
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!
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 […]
I’ve been trying to get back to playing with vide […]
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
I did a search on YouTube today for the terms “vi […]
"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
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)
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...
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
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.....
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...
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 [...]
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
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 […]