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My Philosophy Regarding Change in Technology in Education #etlead

     Our world is changing all the time, and technology with it.  Trying to keep up with everything is near impossible, and if you need proof just ask your … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Presentation: The Witching Hour #etlead

The last two weeks have been a mixture of frustration, stress and excitement.  Our presentation and trailer have bloomed into interactive Thinglinks, informative and attractive slide presentations, and a trailer … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Our Presentation: Beginnings #etlead

Our presentation has been a real work in progress, and I think it originally stemmed from our beginning discussions about what the game would actually encompass.  It started with brainstorming … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Working Virtually in a New Setting #etlead

We have been working via different methods (twitter, google apps, webex, email, texting), and on many different schedules.  Our very busy group seems to have found it’s stride.  We have … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Totally Geeking Out #etlead

     Teaching the present is difficult with deadlines and large class sizes, but doing so doesn’t have to involve spending a lot of money, resources, or time (one of … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

Resistance is Futile #etlead

     Remember F.A.Q.s?  Frequently Asked Questions?  They can be helpful, or sometimes of no use at all.  My Xbox One recently had an issue, and I was offered a … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Embracing Change in Play and Work #etlead

When I was a child I would watch Transformers and GI Joe while playing with the action figures and wooden blocks on the floor.  I still watch them, and still … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Educational Climate: Past and Present

     Dave Burgess has a great many things to say about how to teach with enthusiasm and innovation, but sometimes after listening to him, and reading this book I … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Innovative Classrooms: Mine and Yours

Innovate: make changes in something established, esp. by introducing new methods, ideas, or products. (Google Results)      According to Burgess teaching like a pirate involves, at times, going against the … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Continuation from Friday: Keep Class Engaging #etlead, #gamifi-ed

     I commented earlier about some of the ideas that I use that are engaging for my students and myself, and by doing so a few of us helped … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

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