Monthly Archives: November 2010

Design for Distraction

The New York times story “Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction” point out many of the ways that technology is ingrained in our students lives and what that means for teaching, learning and distraction. But distraction isn’t anything new. Whether … Continue reading

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I blog and why the hell should you care? (or My Expanded About Page)

“Who the hell is going to want to read what I have to say?” This was the question I asked myself when I started this blog. It is something I consider each time I write. There are a million blogs … Continue reading

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Time Machine and Evernote for Disaster Recovery

Oh my god… my hard drive crashed! What do I do now?!? How many times have you had a students or colleagues say these words to you? When they do it is as if their lives — their digital lives … Continue reading

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Untag me

I was walking through the halls of our middle school one afternoon and I saw a student wearing this shirt.

I thought to myself what a simple statement and what a powerful message. Continue reading

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Evernote in the Classroom

You can plan, you can train and you can offer all the professional development you want around a curricular initiative, but you never know how well something will truly work until you unleash it into the wild and have the … Continue reading

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Talking 1to1 and all things Evernote

On October 27, 2010 I have the privilege to talk to Alex Ragone (@alexragone) and Arvind Grover (@arvind) on edTechTalk’s 21st Century Learning. The topic of the thirty minute discussion was the recent deployment of my school’s 1to1 initiative and … Continue reading

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Expanding the Definition of Community to a Global Community

Is community just the area in which you live and work or is it something more? Wikipedia’s definition of community is as follows: Traditionally a “community” has been defined as a group of interacting people living in a common location. … Continue reading

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