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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 I wanted to see what I could do with an old laptop and an outdated desktop PC.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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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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