Monthly Archives: February 2011

Thoughts on the iPad

February 28, 2011 2 Comments »

Most readers of this blog will no doubt have noticed that I was at a conference last week.  Hard to miss, what with all the epic-length sum-up posts with which I drowned the blog.  What you may not know is ... Read More »

Family update

February 23, 2011 Comments Off on Family update

It’s been a while since I posted some photos of the kids, so I thought I’d toss a gallery up here for all who are interested.  Noelle just turned one, so some of the photos are from her birthday.  Others ... Read More »

Daily links 02/21/2011

February 21, 2011 Comments Off on Daily links 02/21/2011

Four Ways to Give Short Presentations online Say you need to collaborate online with another teacher, or you have a student who needs extension of some classroom concept online. FreeTech4Teachers has a list of four tools that can get you ... Read More »

Daily links 02/20/2011

February 20, 2011 Comments Off on Daily links 02/20/2011

Self-Balancing Electric Unicycle So damn cool! This thing looks like a Roomba, until you flip out the footrests and start RIDING it! Where can I buy one?!? tags: Unicycle autobalancing Segway electric transportation Sixty symbols Explanation videos of the symbols ... Read More »

Learning & the Brain post-conference

February 19, 2011 Comments Off on Learning & the Brain post-conference

So, the conference is over, but there are a couple of session for which you could pay extra to attend.  We picked one on actual classroom skills that we thought would be good.  We were wrong… Teaching and Learning 21st ... Read More »

Learning & the Brain conference: Day Three Keynotes

February 19, 2011 Comments Off on Learning & the Brain conference: Day Three Keynotes

Today was the last day of the conference, and the three keynotes were once again full of information. Here are my notes from the morning: Faulty Connections: How School Reform Ignores How the Brain Works Dr. Gerald N. Tirozzi, PhD ... Read More »

Learning & the Brain conference: Day Two Sessions

February 18, 2011 Comments Off on Learning & the Brain conference: Day Two Sessions

This afternoon, I went to a series of sessions on multi-tasking, mostly looking at it from a neurology perspective.  Here are my notes: Multi-tasking, Distraction and Tweens/Teens Part 1: multitasking and Tweens: how technology affects intellectual and a social growth ... Read More »

Learning & the Brain conference: Day Two Keynotes

February 18, 2011 Comments Off on Learning & the Brain conference: Day Two Keynotes

So this morning was a little chillier here, but I caught a glimpse at the mercury back home, and all of a sudden, 11C and rain doesn’t seem so bad…  Anyway, here are my notes from this morning’s keynotes.  All ... Read More »

Daily links 02/18/2011

February 18, 2011 Comments Off on Daily links 02/18/2011

Google Maps vs. CIA World Factbook Mashup between Google Maps and the information available on the CIA world fact book site. Looks like a great tool for social studies instruction. Wish I’d had this last semester when my students were ... Read More »

Learning & the Brain conference: Day 1 Sessions

February 17, 2011 Comments Off on Learning & the Brain conference: Day 1 Sessions

There were three fantastic sessions this afternoon on video games, virtual reality and the brain.  It made for a long day though (8:30am to 5:15pm).  Also, I am coming to believe that it’s impossible to have a session title without ... Read More »

Learning & The Brain conference: Day 1 Keynotes

February 17, 2011 Comments Off on Learning & The Brain conference: Day 1 Keynotes

First off, I’m going to apologize.  I got down what I could, but all three keynotes were very information-intense, so I missed stuff here and there when they changes slides.  This also means that these are more jot note-y than ... Read More »

Learning & the Brain pre-conference

February 16, 2011 Comments Off on Learning & the Brain pre-conference

So I’m here in sunny San Francisco at the Learning & The Brain conference titled “iGeneration: How the Digital Age is Altering Student Brains, Learning & Teaching.”  Heady stuff!  We started today with a pre-conference, divided between a morning session ... Read More »