Using Belt.io to copy and paste between devices

Yesterday I posted about using Pushbullet to send links, pictures, text and other data between your devices. It works really well, with only one fault. All your devices need to be logged into the same Google or Facebook account. This means it’s difficult to copy between a personal device and a work device, or a […]

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Communicating with Slack

I started getting into Internet Relay Chat (IRC) about 2 years ago.  IRC is a distributed communication platform that started in the late ’80s, but is beginning to see quite a resurgence. There are elements of IRC in massive usage today, most notably, the use of hashtags in Twitter.  Some companies that are offering services […]

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May the Fourth Be With You resources

Next Monday, May the fourth, is Star Wars day. As an ad hoc celebration of Stars Wars that has roots from the late 70s, it has become quite popular world wide. I’ve organized some resources to help you celebrate this cultural phenomenon in the classroom. Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You Star […]

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The three rules of humanity #oetc15 #oetcx

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve thought a lot about the meaning and purpose of life. Well, at least the purpose of life, the answer to the meaning of life is 42. And I’ve been on too many conversations to count on what should be the purpose of education. So let’s read a random sampling of vision […]

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#edcampcle notes and Twitter people to follow

Notes from #edcampcle Playlist for travel: #NowPlaying “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” by Beastie Boys from Licensed To Ill #edcampcle #NowPlaying “Let’s Go Crazy – Special Dance Mix” by Prince & The Revolution from Ultimate #edcampcle The dream team arrives RT @GarthHolman: RT @ProfessorMike1: The dream team walking the halls of #EdcampCLE  Thanks… its all @mr_rcollins […]

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The Pearson and PARCC trainwreck

I had first read about Walter Stroup in Texas a couple of years ago, but I hadn’t done much followup. While I was researching for something else, I came across an article from September that has more information. Basically, Stroup’s researched the validity of the STAAR test from Pearson: Using UT’s computing power, Stroup investigated. […]

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Conversations

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For all the advantages that the Internet has brought, communication can still be problematic. Email is still the king of the hill with Internet using American Workers, but it really isn’t a very good medium for conversations by being limited to who can see and take part. Twitter chats are big with educators, but are […]

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