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How to put latest iOS on iPads in Using Apple Configurator without bogging down the network

This may be a very unusual situation… then again maybe not.  My school district is in the process of training each school how to manage iPads with a MacBook using Apple Configurator.  We scheduled a staff member from each school … Continue reading

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Ubuntu learning 2: Follow the Experts Path

So I started out with a lot of confidence that I could simply scour the Internet for command line codes and I would be able to accomplish whatever I set out to do… bash taught me a lesson! < Bash, … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Learning Part 1: Installing the Linux OS Ubuntu

I started playing around with a Linux Live CD on Wednesday. I wanted to see what I could do with an old laptop and an outdated desktop PC. I was prompted to do this for two reasons: I read the … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: “WORLD WIDE MIND” BY MICHAEL CHOROST

In Michael Chorost’s “World Wide Mind” he explores the exciting opportunities that the currentadvances of internet, neuroscience, and genetics are making possible. Chorost, inspired by his own experience receiving a cochlear implant, is fascinated with the idea of using technology … Continue reading

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Book Review of Doctorow’s Context

BOOK REVIEW OF CONTEXT BY CORY DOCTOROW I picked up Doctorow’s book Context at the library. It was in the “New and Notable” section and I picked it up on a whim. In the week I’ve had this book I’ve discovered … Continue reading

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Change, Communication, and Education Reform

Change is difficult.  Typically it is most difficult for those that don’t make the decisions for the change. There is a lot of change going on right now in education.  Common Core standards driving standardized assessments, pay for performance, and … Continue reading

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AppleTV and iPad The New Interactive Classroom?

I picked up an AppleTV this evening after a lot of thinking about how this device can be used instructionally. You see apple has quietly added features to the whole mirroring concept in iOS 5 so that now you can … Continue reading

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The Talented, Tenacious, and Trusting… Teacher

I’ve been thinking about words that begin with “T”… Talent, Tenacity, Trust, Teacher There is a lot to admire about all of these words.  As I reflect on these traits, I realize that they are the very ones I think of most when … Continue reading

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Wordle: The First Infographic

I’ve been thinking about this idea for a while and have used it in a couple of presentations.  Just the idea of making Wordles and then discussing the differences between Wrodles created from two different sources on the same content.

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