Entries Categorized as 'blogs'

Willis Junior High School: Blended Learning comes to the Chandler Unified School District

Date November 6, 2011

My current teaching contract commenced in 2004 and soon afterward social media, for me, sky rocketed. A short time later, most of my communicative life moved into what very few people at the time knew as “the cloud”. Facebook was still locked to the universities and Yahoo! was still a huge stock option for many […]

21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020

Date January 28, 2011

“Within the decade, it will either become the norm to teach this course (high school Algebra I) in middle school or we’ll have finally woken up to the fact that there’s no reason to give algebra weight over statistics and IT in high school for non-math majors (and they will have all taken it in […]

Google Lets Users Store More Files Online

Date January 13, 2010

For years I’ve worried about storage and losing files. I’ve been online continually since 1992 now and have way too many files. Everything anymore to me are zeros and ones, and a few years ago I moved to Google tools for most everything. I am a Google whore, just short of flying to a Google […]

Blogging helps encourage teen writing

Date January 3, 2010

Survey reveals that student bloggers are more prolific and appreciate the value of writing more than their peers After blogging last quarter for the independent reading project, some people wondered why we bother having kids blog. I enjoyed this article from last year. Check it out.

Are you up for the challenge?

Date December 1, 2009

Reading Alan Levine’s blog post entitled “What? Another Do X A Day Project?” this morning got me thinking. See, I participated in National Novel Writing Month in 2004, 2005, and 2006, and last year I spent several evenings surfing through Alan’s (and D’arcy’s) 365 Flickr challenge. I knew nothing about this challenge and thought anyone […]

Teacher 2.0 & Student 2.0 communication in the 21st Century

Date February 17, 2008

I have a new post over here on online communication in the 21st century. Check it out.

miniLegends, mini-me

Date February 17, 2008

I ordered a mini-me today! Ok, not really, but it’s sort of funny. Alan twittered about miniblogger mentoring, and then Coop sent it along to our group. Even though my phone is relatively nice, there are some sites I just don’t open until I get on my computer (Reason 33,469 to own an iPhone!).  So […]


Date February 8, 2008

Last night I asked my host to move this site from a test subfolder to the main directory after I tried to do so unsuccessfully myself. We spent about 45 minutes on text chat trying to make it work, and he was very patient. Eventually he jacked into the database and edited out the subfolder […]

Welcome to my new world

Date January 31, 2008

Ok, I’ve been here on cyberspace since 1992 when my father gave me an old 8086 from his office, and I thought I was so cool. I sat in the basement of my parent’s house with my little modem and prayed that no one picked up the phone. The blasts of cold air from the […]