An authorial note on contentions and an advocate’s note on involvement in the #echoAV campaign

While I do seem to be targeting the Echo learning management system, A/V feedback options for online learner assignments could potentially bring benefits to many learning management systems, too.  I have done best to steer clear of critique of an organization (New Tech Network @newtechnetwork ) whose image for education I am very invested in.  Professionally, this series Read More …

demo on more thoughtful writing actually with the formula #uiwp2012

Today, a demo from the #uiwp2012 presented ways to encourage more critical thought in classrooms that encourage the plop-and-drop formulaic writing we see, say in Advanced Placement timed-writing situations.  We practiced using a graphic organizer that I have seen in other similar formats.  Titled, “Turning the 5 Paragraph Essay into a Thoughtful Response”, the organizer Read More …

facelift: new media and changing purposes

Now that Speech season is over (well, sorta until we go to Nationals…) and major gradschool projects are out of the way, I’ve had some time to nurture my online presence(s).  I have made a lot of new connections to trailblazers in education and educational technology through Twitter; my PLN has truly witnessed growth that Read More …

the Flaming Lips

nude dancers projected onto a red screen artists walking out of virtual vaginas / through the aforementioned projections mic spycams for the lead confetti helium balloons streamers an ape costume a butterfly a catfish a sectional couch a psychedelic gong a giraffe helmet Christmas music blasted through megaphones “Yeah Yeah Yeah Song”; “W.A.N.D”; ” “Yoshimi”;  Read More …

surgery

Odd choice for a one-word title?  Yes.  However, this evening I had a long conversation about my grandfather’s medical history today after he had some light surgery for a hernia.  The man (now almost a full-blown cyborg/Energizer bunny after adding a build-in defibrillator to his body on top of already having two hearing aids) survived Read More …