Entries Categorized as 'technology'

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 […]

Apple Mob

Date October 23, 2011

I’ve worked with ImprovAZ in the past & had an opportunity to photography a “secret prank” today as 30+ individuals wore a blue t-shirt with what looks like an apple logo and heart mashed together. Originally we wondered if the flash mob would out number the employees/customers in the store but today it was packed! […]

RIP: Steve Jobs

Date October 6, 2011

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t […]

Citing ebooks in MLA & APA

Date March 15, 2011

Many of today’s high school students are moving toward reading their books on “e-readers” or mobile devices (like their phones and itouches). There are many advantages (and still some disadvantages). While people are stratified on the notion of mobile devices in high school classrooms, for those of us who permit them to read on them […]

MEC2011 Keynote: Karen Cator Department of Ed on NETP

Date March 14, 2011

Karen Cator Direction, Office of Education Technology US Dept of Ed on Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Tech #mec2011 Cator was introduced by John Huppenthal, Arizona Superintendent of Public Schools. National Education Technology Plan introduced in fall through Drupal, and they said it was a “draft” because this is a working document that is […]

How to embed PDFs in Google Sites

Date March 6, 2011

1. Upload PDF to Google Docs, make PUBLIC and COPY the LINK 2. Go to your Google Site, click wherever you want to embed pdf 3. Click on INSERT [all the way left]–> MORE GADGETS [very bottom of list] 4. In Gadget search box, search for “Google Docs Viewer” 5. Click on the top one […]

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 […]

Google Doc Group Sharing

Date February 9, 2011

Ok, ladies & gentlemen, drum roll please! You can now a Google Document and/or Google Document Folder with a Google Group. When you do, every member of that group is now shared to that Google Doc file/folder. I teach high school using Google Docs and have 100+ students in Google Groups. I use to have […]

Technology Tools with Bryan Alexander Friday, February 5, 2011.

Date February 4, 2011

Bryan Alexander began his keynote with The Complete History of the Soviet Union, Arranged to the Melody of Tetris to show how gaming works to teach. Remixed archival footage, video footage, etc… that anyone can grab and build. The multimedia synthesis is becoming the norm. Trend extrapolation is one key of futurism that includes assumptive […]

Bryan Alexander: Technology Dialogue Day

Date February 4, 2011

Dialogue Day with Bryan Alexander MCC February, 3, 2011. Bryan Alexander is senior fellow for NITLE that helps Liberal Arts College use pedagogy and technology in education. Roger Yohe introduced Bryan at MCC’s LB145. We’re going to discuss the Horizon Report and discuss the purpose and why that really does matter. Bryan began talking about […]