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Category: Technology

Simple Podcasting

I started doing a podcast about four years ago when I was still a classroom teacher. It was a time consuming process. I would record it in multiple takes with a portable recorder; transfer all the files to a computer; listen to all the recording and pick out the best parts; copy those to a [...]

Editor’s Choice

Speaking of the iPad, I have to say my favorite app on it has to be the New York Times Editor’s Choice. I think it does a great job of bringing the experience of reading a newspaper in a digital format. No, you don’t get the tactile feel of leafing through the physical pages (or [...]

First iPad Impressions

When the iPad was first announced, it seemed like the most common reaction I heard was, “What am I going to use that for?” I knew right away. While I liked all the capabilities and the portability of my iPhone and it was the device I had with me when I was in my living [...]

How Soon Do You Get Online in the Morning?

The NY Times ran an interesting article a couple of days ago about how technology is changing our daily lives, starting with our very first waking moments. This is morning in America in the Internet age. After six to eight hours of network deprivation — also known as sleep — people are increasingly waking up [...]

Making an Interactive QuickTime Movie

Before Christmas, I had the students create interactive QuickTime movies that gave information about each part of the plant when it was clicked. It works by mapping out those parts and linking them to slides where students type in that information. The movie I made above walks you through all of that. Here’s an example [...]

The Case of the Non-Charging iPod

I got a little scare yesterday when my iPod Touch was no longer charging after connecting it to my computer with its USB cord nor was it showing up in iTunes. I went to Apple’s support pages and customer forums for possible fixes but none of them worked. I even went as far as wiping [...]

Getting There From Here

At my best, I might be able take an audience where they are and show them a few new things they might not know about, but Dr. Tim Tyson has the ability to take them on a journey to a whole new place. He began his featured keynote at the TNT Conference on Saturday in [...]

TNT Presentations

“Why do I agree to do these presentations?” That was most prominent question going through my mind early yesterday morning as I fretted over the session I was scheduled to present at the TNT Conference at 8:00 AM. I don’t feel like I’m very good at presenting in the first place, and I didn’t feel [...]

NECC Submission Examples

Mark Wagner very helpfully linked to his NECC submissions in his latest blog post. Although I would’ve found it even more helpful if he had posted that before yesterday when we were scrambling putting our proposal together, it’ll be a very helpful resource to people who are in a similar position in the future. I [...]

NECC Proposal Is In

After a lot of last day rethinking and revisions, we did it: We got our NECC proposal submitted. Yesterday morning, I thought we were pretty much done – I just wanted to get our sources were correctly cited. I then made the mistake of looking at session descriptions from last year’s NECC and realized our [...]