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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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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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Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable: Chuck Norris and Student Wait Time

We live in a wonderful age and in a wonderful country in which almost anything we want can be had with incredible speed: Fast food (Jack in the Box!), fast information (Google), fast transportation (minivans!…kidding), and, best of all, DVR … Continue reading

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Justice is determined by…

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Thrasymachus (or Thrasymakos) was an adversary of Socrates in Plato’s Republic. In Book I of the Republic, Thrasymachus attempts to disagree with Socrates concerning the nature of Justice. Thrasymachus wants to win. Thrasy (his street name :))claims that justice is … Continue reading

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