ⓔ Why I pre-ordered the first Ubuntu Tablet

Pre-orders for first Ubuntu Tablet went on sale on Monday with a shipping date of mid-April. I hesitated for maybe 10 minutes before putting in an order for the high resolution model ($340). I ran Ubuntu for about 18 months before going back to OS X, so I’m already comfortable with the operating system, but why […]

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Sharing: Coding and math

Coding Can Help With “Math War” In the article Jonathan pushes to make kids doers of math instead of just doing math. The difference focuses more on creating an open ended math environment (Seymour Papert called this Mathland) and less on drill and skill, which unfortunately, is the model our math textbooks follow. I firmly believe […]

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Sharing: Having a plan B

Do Back-up Plans Lead to Failure? There is a school of thought that says having a back-up plan is acknowledging that your original plan will not not succeed. The people who hold to this school of thought also believe that it’s that apparent lack of confidence that causes the ultimate failure of the plan. Wow, […]

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Sharing: Settling in education

Are We Settling? During this year’s March Madness tournament, I could not help but notice an ad campaign by DirecTV called, The Settlers, which plays on the word, presenting a frontier-era family in a suburban neighborhood who stick to antiquated ways such as a horse-and-buggy, making their own clothes, faceless dolls, and…cable TV. Although I […]

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Sharing: Project based learning should be medium agnostic

If It’s Not Medium Agnostic, It’s Not Project-Based Learning All types of rubrics (not just those created by students) are medium agnostic when the categories and descriptors are focused on learning, no tasks. For example, an excerpt from a poor rubric might read, “The poster includes at least 6 facts about the state and is […]

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ⓔ Blogging with Scribefire

Most of my blogging takes place with WordPress, of which I’m a big fan, but sometimes the online editor included with WordPress isn’t what I need to get things done. So for those times, I fall on to the Scribefire Addon for Chrome (also available for Firefox). It provides an editor inside Chrome that you […]

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The debate over educational technology

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The problem with #edtech debates Nevertheless, think what you may, this debate is worth having. You see, to suggest that technology changes everything is just as daft as to suggest that it changes nothing. So it is only by having this debate that we expose the unreasonableness of dogma and the foolishness of the extreme. […]

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High school entrepeneur

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5 Reasons Why Highschoolers Should Start Their Own Business Well, to be honest, I didn’t think I was ready, not even in the slightest. It was super scary getting started, and it will continue to be scary until I am done with the illustrations for this book. After all, I’m only fifteen. How could I […]

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