Entries Categorized as 'gadgets'

Why I won’t be buying a Verizon iPhone

Date February 24, 2011

I am a convert. In 1998 I got my first cell phone while in graduate school. I went with Sprint and don’t really know why now, but it was the place to be back then. That first phone lasted about a year until this cool new Nokia came out (I can’t even begin to tell […]

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 […]

Import ebooks to Aldiko on DroidX

Date July 26, 2010

Just picked up my first droid phone, the DroidX, and I’m sure I’ll be posting more about things I learn on the phone. For now, though, I want to talk briefly about how to import .pub books into the Aldiko app. This took some time to figure out and I couldn’t find a post to […]

Mobile devices in high school doesn’t always mean txting peeps

Date March 19, 2010

At the beginning of the school year I took the section on mobile devices in my classroom and made a significant change. Originally it began with the change from “Cell phones, mp3 players, and other electronic devices are not allowed in the classroom to removing the word “not”. I told them to take out these […]

Kindle vs. iTouch

Date October 22, 2009

Recently I was speaking with a colleague at Arizona State University who was eager to buy her first Kindle. I asked why she’d not considered an iTouch. She just shrugged, and I shared some researched I’d done last summer. Simply put you could buy a Kindle and read books, and that’s cool, but if you […]

How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live: A Response

Date June 7, 2009

Common Craft Twitter Video. Watch this for a great Twitter overview. Hi, My name is Devon and I have a problem… No seriously though, I’ve been on Twitter for almost two years now, and yes, when I explain it to others, they look at me like I need a padded room and some Cialis. In […]

Mobile Pedagogy coming to the classroom

Date May 26, 2009

The (CC) image “iTouch” uploaded to Flickr by Américo Nunes was found by searching “iTouch”. In the past I’ve always had a no show policy for electronics in my high school English classrooms. This year that opinion has begun to shift. My syllabus clearly states that all mobile phones will be kept away and if […]

Twitter Map On Yahoo Pipes

Date January 6, 2009

My friend Alan Levine posted on Yahoo Pipes and a clever little bit of code that gives you a map of your Twitter followers. The code requires plain text Twitter password entry, so neither Alan nor I posted the actual map, but here’s a screen shot of mine!

Sprint BlackBerry Curve

Date July 18, 2008

Got a new phone this week, and I’ve had some ups and downs with it that I will chronicle here. I’ve been truly trying to find the perfect smartphone for me, and I’ve come close in the last year or so. For example, I had a Sprint 8700 that I thought was pretty cool, since […]

ASUS EeePC 900 Release Date

Date April 20, 2008

asus900, originally uploaded by nooccar. On May 12th the ASUS EeePC 900 hits the US Market. Now some people won’t give a damn, but there’s definitely a niche market who will. My friend Coop has one of these (an older model) and really loves it. It’s a bare bones midget machine that flies on Linux. […]