Category: Technology

Dvēseļu putenis: Blizzard of Souls

Dvēseļu putenis: Blizzard of Souls

This is a movie review of sorts. Thanks to some of my lovely students who gave me a gift certificate to the Akropole Apollo theater, we were able to watch t Dvēseļu putenis in style! This movie, which translates as “Blizzard of Souls” has been the most anticipated movie of the year. It is based …

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Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Innocent Until Proven Guilty

29 December 2017 This is something I have been trying to process for awhile, so I’m just going to write it out in a short post here to see where it takes me. When I woke up this morning, I saw this article in the Omaha World Herald about the Millard South Principal who is …

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Changing a Bike Tire

Changing a Bike Tire

28 December 2017 If you know me at all, you know that I am no mechanical genius. However, I have come to terms with this in my own way, and I am able to fix most things around the house. I grew up with no understanding of tools. We had a screwdriver, and we had …

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Why I Can’t Have Nice Things

Why I Can’t Have Nice Things

If anyone could follow me and record my exploits for a day, you might not believe it. I think when they made up the phrase, “And that’s why we can’t have nice things,” they were thinking of me.   Today, my goal was to go to the ministry of foreign documentation to get started on …

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The Differences Part 1: Money

The Differences Part 1: Money

Atšķirības I suppose that one of the interesting topics to write about is how Latvia is different from the United States. Since it is a part of the European Union, I’m sure that some of the differences will carry over to other countries you might be interested in visiting, but I am also even more …

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Piektdiena: Krex, Brex, Fex!

Piektdiena: Krex, Brex, Fex!

Krex, Brex, Fex! Friday, 4 August 2017 What a day! Sometimes these days seem to last and I do more than I ever thought possible… I am sitting in my lovely little cottage with wi-fi (story to follow) on a Friday drinking a Tērvete beer and getting ready to watch some Netflix before I finally …

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The Reality of Facebook Addiction

The Reality of Facebook Addiction

I decided to quit Facebook… again. This will be my third attempt to get this social media monkey off my back. I knew I had a problem when I found myself checking my phone for updates, posting all the time, and just sifting through posts that I had seen more than once before. “Show me …

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NETA 2016

NETA 2016

NETA stands for the Nebraska Educational Technology Association, and it is an organization that promotes the use of technology in teaching. I have been attending the conference off and on since 1998. I remember the first year it was at some high school in Lincoln. I attended as an AmeriCorps representative. I had no idea …

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NETA 2015: Nebraska Technology

NETA 2015: Nebraska Technology

NETA 2015 I (and 2000 of my closest friends) attended the annual Nebraska Education Technology Association conference which moved to the Century Link Arena in downtown Omaha this year. This year was special for me personally because it was the first year that the Nebraska Writing Project partnered with NETA. This meant that we had 3 …

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Year in Review 2014

Year in Review 2014

I think it has been a long time since I made a blog post, so allow this to be my reflection on the year 2014 as a teacher. Forgive me as this turns into a treatise on education and technology. The biggest change I have made this year is that I am no longer an …

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