Month: June 2013

New Stuff!

New Stuff!

Today, we’re letting all of our class members share their favorite pieces of technology. Just this morning, I have added apps for my Google browser, and I learned how to use Aurasma. Each new technology opens up some new thinking.  Let’s see what everyone else shares! 1. Free Technology for Teachers: A website for free …

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New Stuff!

New Stuff!

Today, we’re letting all of our class members share their favorite pieces of technology. Just this morning, I have added apps for my Google browser, and I learned how to use Aurasma. Each new technology opens up some new thinking.  Let’s see what everyone else shares! 1. Free Technology for Teachers: A website for free …

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Default: This is Broken!!!

Default: This is Broken!!!

Earlier I wrote about the learning curve and what happens when we reach the point of understanding that eludes us. What happens when our minds are pushed past the point of comfortability? Frustration. Anger. Annoyance. After working with Evernote and observing the class working with Evernote, I noticed a pattern within myself and which I …

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Tweet Tweet Tweet

Tweet Tweet Tweet

Why I started using Twitter? I found out that Twitter started in 2006. Yes, I just linked to wikipedia. Sue me. I think I’ve had a Twitter account for about six years, but I never used it at all. I heard quite a bit about it. I heard about people using hashtags, but I never really …

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Digital Writing Marathon… Oh the Possibilities

Digital Writing Marathon… Oh the Possibilities

I have been thinking about the Digital Writing Marathon that our Tech. Institute went on yesterday as part of Diana’s TWIP. After having been on dozens (I tried to count yesterday) of marathons, I’m trying to bring some perspective to the concept of adding technology to the marathons. What are the possibilities and what are …

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Exhaustion Anyone?

Exhaustion Anyone?

Today just marked the halfway point for the Tech. Institute. We celebrated with a Technology Writing Marathon. It was a great way to spend the morning. After we finished the marathon and I drove home with an apple pastry and the leftover coffee from the morning commute, I fell into my bed completely unable to …

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The Zen of Commuting

The Zen of Commuting

I am trying to make a metaphor to connect driving and teaching. It isn’t there yet, but I’m going to play with it in this space.  My drive from Omaha to Lincoln every morning allows me to glide down I-80 which has been upgraded to mostly six lanes all the way at 75 mph. After …

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