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Clearly + Google Docs = Subtle Awesomeness


Google continues to amaze me.  Their stuff isn’t usually flashy, but it IS always useful. Dallas Google Leadership Symposium I was shown a cool new (for me) combination of Chrome Add-Ons that are super simple on the surface, but, because … Continue reading

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Making it legit: Videonot.es


Videonot.es is an underutilized online resource that saves projects automatically to your Google Drive.  Using this resources is easy as pie. First, connect your Google Drive account and import a useful YouTube video.  Then, start taking notes on the right … Continue reading

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Disconnecting Student’s Work From Their Dreams

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Those who share power, weaken themselves, but those who share wisdom strengthen each other – Niccolo Machiavelli I came across a great article this morning and, later, a tweet from Mr. Voyles, a teacher on my ex-wife’s elementary campus, that … Continue reading

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Google Forms Update


Google doesn’t really care that they’re completely undermining Microsoft Suite by giving away cool resources like Word or Power Point “wanna-be’s”. Yes, I just used a term from 1999. But that term was in quotes which means I was being … Continue reading

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I don’t want to be a teacher anymore.


Etymologically speaking, I’d rather be an educator 🙂 Nourushing, rearing and training sounds a lot better than showing, pointing and training. Dogs get trained…kids shouldn’t.

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Another Training? -or- How I Learned to Love the Education Pendulum.

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Models are interesting things. They both are and are not the thing they represent.  So, for example, a model of Jupiter points to but can never be the real Jupiter.  A painting, an appropriately colored Styrofoam ball, or a set … Continue reading

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U.S. Government Demographics Project


One of my favorite and most challenging assignments for my students is the demographics project that covers quite a few chapters in both my regular government class as well as my college classes. I’ll forgo the in depth explanation since … Continue reading

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