in my extras: classroom Ning launch guide, tips & tricks

I just finished a project for one of my gradschool classes that asked me to put together a 2-3 page job aid.  Well, I started to put one together to accompany my presentation notes and extras.  Needless to say, I got a little carried away and put together a larger document that included more of Read More …

something must be on my mind…

I just posted the last weekly discussion board reflection for my Human Resource Development (HRD). (Yeah, how the heck did I get myself into that class?) Looking back at some of the things I wrote, I am surprised at how quickly I’ve taken the traditionally business-focused class and leveraged the theories and approaches to what 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 …

TGIW: good day when you are a PowerPoint wiz?

Today was a good teaching day.  I felt particularly proud of my school’s student body when they were the ones leading the standing ovations (not the staff) during an all-school presentation by a Holocaust survivor.  There was an air of productivity and perspective that permeated throughout the rest of the day. I was very happy Read More …

that was perhaps one of the more distressing starts to a new course

One of my grad school classes started up today, and I feel I need to label the experience as one of the more depressing beginnings to a new semester. We talked at length about a book called A Whole New Mind.  Excerpts were read and discussed; the overall gist was that America has gone through Read More …