Monthly Archives: March 2010

LESCN Presentation Notes

I don’t particularly care for use PowerPoint when I present.  It’s too linear and too predictable for me.  I typically will use Evernote to create an outline or script, then supplement my talk with websites, pdf’s and various media.  Tomorrow … Continue reading

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And on the Next Day…

Yesterday I blogged about Ben’s recent post about Gatorade and how it gave University of Florida players “electric lights”.  Some of you commented on the post, others tweeted me, mostly in defense of Ben and the “charm” of a 4th … Continue reading

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Some more work to do….

As many of you know, my son, Ben has been blogging for a couple of weeks now.  Almost daily, he comes to me with a new blog entry looking for my approval, and each time, I read through, help him … Continue reading

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New Responsible Use Policy

There are times in one’s career when they get home and say, “I have made a difference in the lives of kids today.”  Last night was one of those times for me. After a year of planning, and several months … Continue reading

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The World’s Newest Bloggers

I rarely in my role as a district leader have the opportunity to make in impact in individual student’s lives and so when it happens, well… it just makes my day. Recently, I had the chance to teach blogging to … Continue reading

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We Already Have a National Curriculum

The scary thing is that the de facto national curriculum has been in place for a while and it is controlled by a few State School Board members in Texas. It’s just another reason why we need to get rid … Continue reading

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Curriculum Balance

Ewan McIntosh blogs about the problems associated with the “Common Core Standards”.  While I agree with his concern for the Common Core, I find his comments toward the end of more interest: curricula are there to provide framework and scaffolding. … Continue reading

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Needed: New AUP

Recently my son, Ben participated in World Maths Day.  Over the two and a half days the event was open, Ben worked hard to answer as many questions as he could using my iPhone.  After the dust settled, he had … Continue reading

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