It Takes All Kinds: Students

Feb 28

It Takes All Kinds: Students

This is the final in this 4 part series.¬† “Preparing students for jobs that haven’t been invented” I first saw this statement almost 7 years ago as I viewed Karl Fisch’s original “Did You Know” It’s one of those¬†memorable¬†statements that has generated many great conversations. In our attempt to place some more context on...

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2012: My Year in Numbers

Dec 27

It's not like I have nothing else to do but when people ask "Where do you find the time?" it's usually not because they think what I've done is so amazing but rather so dumb or insignificant.  Thanks for the compliment.  I take solace in Clay Shirky's statement that "even the stupidest creative act, is still a creative...

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Pimp My Slide

Oct 20

Pimp My Slide

I like design and I like making slides. We know that images can increase recall and understanding. You don't have to agree and this post isn't so much about convincing you of that as it is about the wonderful ways in which collaboration and push back can happen online and actually make things better.  I've been thinking about the phrase which I have...

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Let’s Try This Again

Feb 22

Last month I posted my first effort of picture of the day set to music. I had some wonderful suggestions on how to improve it and so I implemented the most common suggestion of fading in and out each track. I switched to Final Cut Express since I have more control and can use multiple tracks. I have to admit I still feel like a novice in that program even though...

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Illustrating the Sweet Spot

Feb 11

Illustrating the Sweet Spot

I’ve probably used the term social learning more than just about anyone I know in the past 3 years. Many believe that all learning is social. While I don’t if I completely buy that theory, I do believe that our schools in general have downplayed the value of learning with one another both in physical classrooms and in “third places“. As...

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Can this be improved?

Feb 02

I've been taking a photo a day for 763 days. Last year I added a slight challenge but only used one word titles. Mostly for my own amusement but it did serve to keep me more interested. This year I'm trying to attach a song to every photo. It's going to be way tougher and I can't say for sure if I'll be able to sustain it but I'll see. At the...

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