What About Snapchat?

Jun 24

Snapchat has been around for years. Educators were quick to file it under “bad social media” as people focused on the ephemeral nature of the tool and essentially thought of as a way for teenagers to share inappropriate images and videos. I had a conversation a while back with my then 15-year-old about her use of snapchat. She was drawn to it because it...

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Those Goofy DENny Awards Videos

Jun 02

Those Goofy DENny Awards Videos

I’ve been a longtime fan of this quote. It’s this premise that gives me permission to try new things. It’s with this quote that I took on the task of promoted the DENny Awards. The DENnys are Discovery Education’s way of recognizing and acknowledge a variety of community members and the great work they’re doing. It’s not an...

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An Oscar Type Moment

Mar 11

During any talk or presentation I give I make sure that people can reach out to me to share a story, ask a question and even challenge me. I value the ways in which we don’t need to let a one time presentation but a one time presentation. Recently, someone shared a great story and I thought I’d pass it along here. It’s a story about gratitude, joy...

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2013: My Year In Numbers

Jan 11

I like data. There I said it. But the caveat is I like data that I choose and create, not necessarily data that someone thinks is important or useful. That may just be a topic I’ll explore in a future post. This post is more about fun and playing with data. Last year I created this video for 2012 and decided maybe I’d replicate it for 2013. My plan was to...

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Don’t Forget About The Daily Create

Dec 09

Don’t Forget About The Daily Create

If you’re reading this and have no idea what the Daily Create is, you can thank me later. Essentially it’s the brain child love child of Alan Levine and company. It’s filled with creative goodness both from a consumption aspect but mostly as a community of participation. I’ve made small contributions over the past few months but have been...

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2012: One Minute a Month

Jan 09

This is year will begin my 6th year of taking a photo/video a day. Every year I've tried to find a theme that carries me through.  2008: No theme, just take a photo a day.  2009: One word titles 2010: The crazy attempt at attaching a song title to every photo and the ensuing video compilation. But go watch, even the first part to see what I...

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