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On Faith

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Faith is hard. LOL & also UGH… Harvesting the fruits of faith is difficult even though they are among the sweetest of things. Faith, in one estimation, is the belief that something WILL happen without having absolute PROOF that it will. Faith means … Continue reading

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Leveraging Uncertainty


Change is going to happen. The sometimes slow but always certain current of change has momentum…tremendous momentum. But it is dumb and unrefined momentum…like an undeniable ocean current. Yes, ocean currents can pull you out to a formless sea, but … Continue reading

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Teleology + Wikis = Classwide Collaborative Essays

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Teleology is basically the study of how everything fits, from top to bottom, within a system. Since I’m a “big picture” kind of guy, I tend to present topics or units to my students from the bird’s eye view and … Continue reading

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An Educator’s 4th of July Thoughts

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Two perpetual elements of American society, that are also richly analogous, are baseball and education.  Baseball is a game of individuals, but those individual players must win as a team.  The game is played as a competition not only against … Continue reading

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Sphere – Teachers, you need to download this App

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(NOTE: TourWrist is now know as Sphere) The gang of, as of yet, unprosecuted hoodlums I hang out with and I are always on the lookout for innovative apps even if they aren’t intentionally or primarily education related. Aurasma was … Continue reading

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Ignite13 Aurasma Handouts (#IgniteAurasma on Twitter)

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We’ve posted this on Twitter, but in case you missed it… Here are the two handouts from today’s 90 minute Aurasma presentation. Remember, Aurasma isn’t simply a variation of the QR Code. Aurasma is… well, you get the above point. … Continue reading

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Don’t you DARE close your eyes: Combining Aurasma and Sphere App

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Every time I discover, on my own or through others, a new use for Aurasma I mysteriously hear a line from that song in the Disney movie, Aladdin, “A whole new world, don’t you DARE close your eyes” and happy-cry … Continue reading

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