Category: Education

Believe What You Want To

The boys made snow cream today – http://t.co/Rrxaz5j4Py pic.twitter.com/qX0GXe96WR — Andy Rush (@rushaw) January 22, 2014 This post comes courtesy of a confluence of several items that have come across my network streams. Let me first list those “rivers” that have come together: Making “Snow Cream” tweeted about during a previous winter weather event we had

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The Steadicam of Life

This little video blew my mind in so many ways. I don’t expect it to blow the minds of very many others – or maybe it will – I don’t know. First, some background. The Techcast Focus Network (TTFN) is a group dedicated to informing would-be broadcasters about technology that delivers the highest bang for

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Love

I can’t imagine it will take too long to read this post. Mostly because I don’t want my words to get in the way. This post is about lots of people. Teachers. Storytellers. Humans. But it’s about two people in particular. One Teacher and one storyteller. Jeffrey Wright and Zack Conkle. Mr. Wright is a

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Drop the M, it should be OOCs

As is usually the case, thanks to Twitter I had a great bit of fun this morning. To start things off Bryan Alexander tweeted this: How should liberal arts institutions respond to #MOOCs? Two of my colleagues reflect: http://t.co/mASRcDoj #NITLE — Bryan Alexander (@BryanAlexander) November 29, 2012 So it was off to Inside Higher Ed

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What Color is Your Bumbershoot?

Before I get to the subject of this post, I need to say something. If anyone ever asks you what Twitter is good for, ask them if anyone has shared something inspiring before. It happens often for me. If it doesn’t happen for you, maybe you need new people to follow. Twitter is exactly where

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Small Pieces To-Go

Jim “The Reverend” Groom and I gave a presentation at the 2009 Association of Collegiate Computing Services (ACCS) of Virginia Conference on March 12. Despite the usual anxiety of it all coming together and sounding coherent, I think it turned out pretty well. The main theme of the presentation was taking the idea of “Small

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If you have kids, you should read this!

Image by Andrew Feinberg via Flickr How’s that title for an attention grabber? It basically translates to saying, unless you’re a bad parent, you should drop what you’re doing and pay attention. In blogs, newscasts, and almost everywhere else that you turn we hear the warnings. Scary warnings about food, travel, drugs, and now the

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Celebrating Innovation and Creativity – More Ken Robinson

I just got done re-watching Sir Ken Robinson’s terrific TED Talk on creativity in education. Here is an update that expands upon creativity by talking about the power of innovation, and how we systematically suppress it in our classrooms. There IS an education revolution taking place and it is what makes my job one that

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How’s that workflow thing going?

A project I just finished almost requires me to blog about a few of the workflow issues. Even if no one reads this it will go down in the archives as a “reference post”, so here goes. A faculty member here at UMW wanted to put speeches that his students recorded, on YouTube, and then

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The Crisis of Significance

  One last time I’ll attempt to turn you on to the significance of what Michael Wesch from Kansas State University is trying to do. His talk at ELI 2008 in San Antonio is titled "Human Futures for Technology and Education", and his subtitle is "The Crisis of Significance". As the facilitator notes, Michael is

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