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I don’t want to be a teacher anymore.


Etymologically speaking, I’d rather be an educator ūüôā 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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Making It Pop! App Smashing Aurasma + Sphere

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The Greatness of #CatBread After our TCEA presentation in Austin, back in February, we received a few requests for tutorials one how to make Aurasma perform certain actions.¬† One of the more popular ones was making a “Sphere” pop out … Continue reading

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Perceiving Depth Where None Exists: Mirrors Reflecting Off Of Mirrors

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A wonderful chat I’ve recently come across is the No Box Thinking chat (#NBTchat – Sundays 7pm central). The central theme suggests that “thinking outside the box” isn’t enough to ensure the vitality of education. During any meeting, education or … Continue reading

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#LessonCrashers: Packaging Matters

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Packaging Matters It isn’t important what your product is, if you can’t sell it.¬† Explosive dogs don’t get loved very often (look above if you don’t get it… it’s a poor translation of “Bomb Sniffing Dog” into English). Take two … Continue reading

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Making It Legit: Instant Student Feedback Using Google Script

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Cue Movie Voice-Over Guy: Imagine a world where student work can be graded and immediately sent to their email in-box.¬† In the future, students will have feedback on everything from presentations to Socratic discussions to “exit slips” waiting for them … Continue reading

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TouchCast App – I Want To Go To There

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The Intro *Update-Looks like my links will only open in Chrome or Safari for the time being.¬† Just download the dang app and you won’t have to worry about this.* Let me get to the point with this so called … Continue reading

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Branding Your Digital FingerPrint

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We spend lots of time dressing up for others, speaking well so we will be perceived well by others, and, generally, wanting to project a purposeful image of how we want others to see us. This isn’t hubris, necessarily. We … 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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AR is cool…so, what?

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Augmented reality has been around long enough now that its newness is fading and pragmatic question like “How does this raise the intellectual bar in my classroom?” begin to take center stage. My partner in crime, @JillCompher, and I have … Continue reading

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