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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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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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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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