Category Archives: Random Ramblings & Advice Received

GoogleGlass week one

Last Saturday I had a wonderful day trip to New York City to pick up my Google Glass. In the past week I have found many uses for the Glass but also found a few things I wish were different. … Continue reading

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Too much PD?

Is there a thing as too much professional development? Be prepared for an excessive number of comparisons to professional development. If a comedian only told one series of jokes, the audience would stop laughing  and stop paying attention. If an … Continue reading

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Clarity from Chaos

Sometimes the weather report is humorously wrong, like the predicted 2 inches of rain turning into 10 inches over 2 days which resulted in flooding. This would be less surprising if I did not live at the top of a … Continue reading

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DIY Poster

When asked about the best sessions at ISTE, I consistently say the ‘Posters’ win my vote. I have presented three myself and love the opportunity to talk to so many people. Some people have asked what you have to have … Continue reading

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ISTE Socials

The expectation that everything posted with the hash tag #ISTE13 will be life altering is unrealistic. Yes, you should Tweet responsibility, but that does not mean abstaining from Twitter when not in official sessions. There currently is an outpouring of … Continue reading

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Another Year, Another Reflection

There is so much that happened this year, so I apologize in advance. Most of my reflective posts are for me. Writing it helps me focus the reflection. However, there are some generally good suggestions that others can benefit from.

Changes to my Digital Toolbox:
Increased use of … Evernote, Fotobabble, Pixntell, Explain Everything, Educreations, Zondle, Socrative, Infuse Learning, Duolingo, Skitch, Copy, Animoto, i-nigma, and GoogleVoice.
Decreased use of … Voicethread, MakeBeliefsComix, StudyStack, Diigo, Say it Mail it, Moodle, and ActivInspire. Continue reading

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Apple Flavored Kool-Aid

Have I drunk the Apple flavored Kool-Aid? And would it be such a bad thing if I had? It started gradually when I wanted to understand what the students used to study and entertain themselves. I bough the iPod Touch … Continue reading

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