An archived stack of papers: 'educational-technology'

Camera Phone? Bring It!

In a stack of papers called Reform.

  • Apr
  • 15
  • 2007

Students! Do you have a video camera on your cell phone? Bring it! All I ask is that before you post anything about me to YouTube, let me know and send me a copy of it. Send it to me anonymously if you’re scared of repercussions (but I never let personal feelings affect grades). I need to know what I’m doing so I can make changes or prepare... read more

Online Writing Drafts

In a stack of papers called Technology.

  • Mar
  • 12
  • 2007

What a drag. AOL’s Writing Wizard is no longer free. You need to create an account to access a 30-day trial, but if you select “No thanks” at first, you’ll get a form to fill out for a 50-day trial. They want you to play hard to get.

Is there another free tool online that will check... read more

New Year; First Day

In a stack of papers called Instruction.

  • Aug
  • 29
  • 2006

For my district, today was the first day of classes. It’s interesting to see what the summer brings to students’ lives, both physically and mentally. One student left last year with short hair that barely covered his ears. He returned this year brushing his dark brown and yellow blonde streaked hair out of his eyes in that accidentally-on-purpose way, clearly a more confident soul.

I... read more

Getting Ready To NECC

In a stack of papers called Technology.

  • Jul
  • 01
  • 2006

Through my Next Vista connection, I’ll be a co-presenter at this year’s NECC. Stop by our poster session, “Creating a Free, Online Library of Video Resources for Everyone,” on either ... read more

All About Communication

In a stack of papers called Technology.

  • May
  • 31
  • 2006

My interests find me in various spots of the Web. Dabbling in lots of different things means that I have reason to read lots of sites. As I’ve mentioned on here before, my interest in design takes me to a lot of sites ... read more

Technology Changes

In a stack of papers called Technology.

  • May
  • 27
  • 2006

A few interesting things have happened at my school this past week. I finished grading 4 sets of in-class essays; I dropped a performance final on my guitar class; I enjoyed a Friday without seniors; I nearly set my building on fire by leaving the broiler on in the faculty lounge (yeah, we have an oven in there and a dishwasher, too).

But the really interesting changes have to do with technology... read more

Less Is More

In a stack of papers called Technology.

  • May
  • 18
  • 2006

Oh, the things you’ll find when surfing!

If you haven’t enjoyed a good bout of Internet surfing anytime recently, a few hours spent clicking on interesting pictures or phrases or titles and enjoying the results, I highly recommend it.

During an evening surfing session, I came across Khoi Vinh’s site, Subtraction. A few weeks back,... read more

Perils Of Surfing?

In a stack of papers called Technology.

  • May
  • 17
  • 2006

While clicking and reading online the other day, I heard a news report about a new teenage method of getting drunk. I think that it dealt with using cough medicine to achieve the high, but I can’t be certain. Honestly, I wasn’t paying attention. My iBook was far more interesting. Why would I actually watch the news? I’m online!

Anyhow, a stuffy gentleman caught my attention for... read more

Another Quick Use Of A Good Site

In a stack of papers called Technology.

  • Apr
  • 08
  • 2006

Today brought the 2nd of 3 Spring Saturday events sponsored by the San Jose Area Writing Project. Titled Super Saturday, these events offer 3 different workshops, typically one each for elementary, junior high, and high school. Our numbers were slightly lower than the last 2 Saturdays we met, but we still had a good turn out with roughly 47 participants in attendance.

I gave the opening speech... read more

Just Do It

In a stack of papers called Technology.

  • Apr
  • 07
  • 2006

Let’s face it: Nike is right.

There are so many times I am a teaching Hamlet: I procrastinate by thinking too much, mulling over an issue in my head for so long that the moment for action passes me by. Entire units begin weeks late because I stumble on setting up just the right introduction. And by the time that perfect introduction is... read more