students involved with technology 2014

January 24th Mr. Chuck D was on the Arsenio Hall show.  Arsenio was discussing his old show "We talk about my old show…I fought for groups like you and NWA and one situation I lost a fight with Paramount because your song was called 'By the Time I Get To Arizona'." "Tell young people what that song was…

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consumerization at home

i’m working from home today and the kids have started school just yet.  this afternoon it occurred to me that every single member of our family was working on a computer.  most of us are using a laptop, but occasionally someone is using a tablet or slate.  three of us have smart phones and there…

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tenure

there is only one teacher i can think of that i had and that my kids had in dekalb.  mrs. north was my reading tutor one summer in middle school and she has had both sam and audrey in music class.  many people i know have been doing something similar for many years but have…

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mrs. farley

mrs. farley taught math and she was one of the most influential teachers i had in high school. i remember her making entrances on roller skates and making almost every day in her classroom entertaining and unpredictable. she gave me extra points on senior skip day (my dad was on the school board at the…

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25 apps for christmas–eye fi

i’ve been using an eye-fi sd card in a digital camera for over a year now (so why is this on a list of the 25 apps for christmas?) – i actually switched to a newer digital camera and still love the fact that the pictures wirelessly transmit to the eye-fi service and down to…

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workshifting

i came across this blog called workshifting and have found a number of the posts thought provoking.  the first time i found it i wasn’t certain what workshifting was (they list “anywhere is my office” and “what we used to call telecommuting” as explanations) but liked the concept of this website (especially since i fall squarely into…

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first multi touch notebook...

…is from hp!  i’ve got the tz1000 tablet which also allows touch, but the hp tx2z series supports multitouch.  in a growing trend, it also can be purchased with the 64 bit edition of windows vista home premium or ultimate.  it appears to be the same size as the tz1000 which i like – check…

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big bang theory

big bang theory season 2 premieres this evening and because nbc isn’t doing an american version of the it crowd, i’ll have to stick with this as my choice for favorite geek show this fall.  i actually purchased the british it crowd series 1 and 2 dvd’s because it’s that good of a show (and…

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