Monthly Archives: March 2007

Dimdim – Open Source Web Conferencing Software

Elderbob Brannan got me unexpectedly involved in a demo of Dimdim web meeting software today – or as they put it on their web page: “Dimdim is the Open Source web conferencing company. With Dimdim you can show Presentations, Applications … Continue reading

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My First Blog Post

Well I missed my blogs birthday a few weeks ago – So belated Happy Birthday blog! Here is my first post: Why Field Trips, Technology and Project Based Learning? Sunday, March 5th, 2006 Why Field Trips and technology and project … Continue reading

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No Child Re-Think?

Some interesting goings-on in Washington: Dozens in GOP Turn Against Bush’s Prized ‘No Child’ Act By Jonathan Weisman and Amit R. Paley Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, March 15, 2007 This article starts out with this news flash: More than … Continue reading

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Blogging Superintendents

3-15 Update – Scott Mcleod pointed to this piece – they really go together. Found this article today at Eschool News: Supes use blogs as outreach tool District CEOs discuss the impact of blogs on stakeholder relations By Corey Murray, … Continue reading

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One : One Laptop Ramblings

Miguel started this conversation – Tom and Doug have jumped in … here are my ramblings: How important or “worth it” are laptops, or any other technology? How valuable they are as learning tools should be the decider of how … Continue reading

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Any Input?

Will Richardson is asking for input on what to share with US Senators when he conference calls with them about the America COMPETES Act. Read about it over at his blog. Here was my response: Ask how we are going … Continue reading

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Skype Web Site Blocked – But Not Skype – I Can’t Wait To Find Out Why!

Last week part of each my 3 presentations at The Nevada Education Technology Leadership Conference was about Skype audio and video-conferencing. So this week I got emails from a teacher in my district wondering how I bypassed school district filters … Continue reading

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A Bit Of A Breakthrough

On Their Own I know this may not seem like that big a deal to many, but for me this was a bit of a breakthrough. Last Monday morning I took my wife to the doctor for a check-up on … Continue reading

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Don’t Weigh The Elephant …

Milton Chen at Edutopia has an interesting article: “Don’t Weigh The Elephant — Feed The Elephant.” Up front Chen recounts the following experience of a friend that visits India and has a discussion that includes: “In America, you test your … Continue reading

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Ah The Troubles I’ve Seen

Saturday I was scheduled to do a 1 hour presentation “Tales From A Model Technology Classroom” at the Nevada Technology Leadership Conference. That was great because Ian Jukes was doing several presentations after his keynote and I would have a … Continue reading

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