Monthly Archives: July 2006

Another Powerful, Easy, Way Cool, “Messy” Experience!

I just got done being an active participant in Wes Fryer’s presentation at the Mid-America Technology Institute – 2006 in Kansas … and I never left my family room in Reno, Nevada. I responded to Wes’s questions, role-played with an … Continue reading

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Reprised Because of DOPA – So As Parents and Educators We Monitor and Teach Ethical, Appropriate, Safe Use

I am reprising this post since the vote about Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA) is happening soon. See David Warlick’s blog to get contact info to contact representatives about their vote. Paper and pencils can be used to draw inappropriate, … Continue reading

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Lake Tahoe Beach Guest

Mount Tallac One of the benefits to living in the Reno area is that Lake Tahoe is only 30 minutes from our house. We are not going on a formal “Vacation” this summer because we are saving for a trip … Continue reading

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Wal*Mart Saves the Day! – Starts Own “Safe” MySpace Clone … Sort Of … Er … Not Really

Yep, that’s right – Wal Mart has started their own “Social” site called “The Hub” and refers to users as “Hubsters”. Check out the article in Advertising Age here, and check out “The Hub” here. A telling quote from Mya … Continue reading

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These Guys Get It!

Will Richardson posted today about his experience at SLA this week – it ties in with David Warlick’s post from yesterday about what he heard about teachers in China teaching less and planning more. From Will’s blog: It was the … Continue reading

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The Choice Isn’t Do We Want To Spend The Money – It’s What Do We Spend It On?

Interesting story on MSNBC by Martin Savidge tonight called: “Violent Crime Rates On The Rise Nationwide.” The gist of the story is: “The latest preliminary FBI statistics show murders in the U.S. jumped 4.8 percent last year while overall violent … Continue reading

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Find Your Niche, App, Tool, Whatever. Make It Work Transformatively, Effectively and Safely …. Then Let’s Market It, and How To Use It To Everyone.

Many of the conversations lately have been a bit downtrodden. Brett’s Skypecast last night, Will Richardson’s recent “deflating” experience, Jeff Utecht’s NECC experience, Miguel Guhlin’s recent post and others. We’ve been bemoaning that the access to web 2.0 apps is … Continue reading

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Help set the agenda for our next Skypecasts and join in!

Brett Moller has already picked up the ball and set a possible agenda for another Skypecast to further the work started so ably by Wes Fryer. And as I write this I see Wes has already posted a new Skypecast … Continue reading

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How To Spread The Word? – Use The Media, Doesn’t Everybody Else?

Us edtech – project-based, folk have lamented for a long time how slow others have been to adopt the new tools and methods of the 21st century (although many of these methods are not new at all). We have talked … Continue reading

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Why Go To NECC When You Can Just Skype It!?

OK so nothing is like really being there … but this was pretty good. Wes Fryer set up an international Skypecast to share what was learned at NECC 2006 – thanks for laying the groundwork Wes! Here’s a link to … Continue reading

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