Category Archives: Brian Crosby

How did you begin your technology journey?

A reader named Diane left these questions for me on a recent post and I thought I’d answer her here too. I wonder if others should post their experiences on their own blogs … and in more depth than I … Continue reading

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The Tightwad Tech – The Interview

A few weeks ago, after many attempts trying to find a time we could all make, Mark and Shawn at The Tightwad Tech managed to coral Lisa Parisi and myself across timezones long enough to interview us about how we … Continue reading

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Loma Prieta Earthquake 20th Anniversary

20 years ago today I was living with my wife of all of 2 months in the San Francisco Bay Area. I had just gotten home from school and settled on the couch to watch the Giants / A’s World … Continue reading

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Me to one of my 4th grade students:     “Hey, you’ve been out for 3 days, did you have the flu?” Student:     “No, that’s what we thought at first, but I just had a fever, was throwing up, achy, … Continue reading

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Transparent Promotion

Cable in the Classroom included this blog in their Professional Development article entitled “Bookmark This!” In their May issue. Learning is Messy is included with really first rate blogs, so check out the article if for no other reason to … Continue reading

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Shaken Not Stirred

Seismograph – University of Nevada, Reno, 11:45PM last night Reported to be a 5.0 quake   UPDATE: Quake now said to have been 4.7 … cracked some house walls in northwest Reno, busted some sprinkler pipes, busted the flume used … Continue reading

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It’s Just One Of Those Busy Times

This is one of those … “I know I haven’t been blogging much…” posts. Well I haven’t,  but you may have picked up here and there that I have been unusually busy. If you’re a classroom teacher you know how … Continue reading

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The Bear, The Broom and The Brave

I’ve been off the grid this Labor Day Weekend camping 2 hours south of Reno in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains near Silver Lake. Friday night I got up about 1am to walk our fidgety, demanding Australian Shepherd. No big … Continue reading

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‘Nuf Said

We saw many of the “Memorials” around Washington DC today – VietNam, WWII, Korean War, Lincoln, Jefferson, The Holocaust Museum – all striking and thought provoking. But one surprised me in that I wasn’t really aware of it, and that … Continue reading

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Test From Flock – Or I Better Not Get Caught Using Word to Write My Blog Again!!!

OK – I was made fun of (just a little) by several inhabitants of the Bloggers Cafe right after David Warlick sat next to me, saw that I was authoring a blog post, noticed I was using Word and said, … Continue reading

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