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A Teen’s Right to Privacy

While the photos are normal, the girl told her parents that she was uncomfortable with their friends being able to easily access them. Source: Teen sues parents for mortifying Facebook pictures | Fusion This seems to be less about a teen suing their parents, and more about the parents respecting their child's right to draw their own [...]

By | September 17th, 2016|Musings|Comments Off on A Teen’s Right to Privacy

Teach42 Vodcast: Back where it all began

As I try to figure out what post-Discovery life looks like, I went back to my roots and recorded a vodcast in the place where it all began...  my former house in Berwyn, IL where I first started podcasting.  The topic wanders a bit, as I'm prone to do, but focuses primarily on the degeneration [...]

By | September 17th, 2016|Podcasting|7 Comments

STEMChat with Texas Instruments (and me) TONIGHT!

It has been quite a while since I've participated as myself in a Twitter chat.   For the last few years, I've been behind the scenes working the DiscoveryEd ones.   So I was really excited when Kim Moldofsky (the Maker Mom) and Texas Instruments asked me to participate in one tonight.   We're going to [...]

By | September 15th, 2016|Musings|Comments Off on STEMChat with Texas Instruments (and me) TONIGHT!

How about we just agree to disagree?

Both mainstream and social media have been obsessed with the Colin Kaepernick story this past week.   At first, it was dominated by surprise and disgust that he sat during the national anthem.   The last few days have seen a major swing, as more people are coming out with statements supporting his right to [...]

By | August 30th, 2016|Musings|2 Comments

Who even reads blogs anymore?

Embed from Getty Images Alec Couros recently lamented the loss of the social web, pointing to the loss of Google Reader as the day things started to slide downhill.  It prompted an interesting discussion, well worth a read.   But it also brought back to the forefront this question of whether blogs are even relevant anymore. [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|Musings|5 Comments

Foster student creativity with Story Wars

This morning a I saw Ginger Lewman share a link to Story Wars, a collaborative storytelling site.   The gist of it is, somebody writes chapter one (a few sentences, a few paragraphs or longer), and then shares a link out to it.   Then other people can submit drafts to be chapter 2.   [...]

By | August 25th, 2016|Web 2.0|3 Comments

Just put one foot in front of another…

Today, I spent my morning at the opening inservice for Skokie/Morton Grove District 69.   I've been to a few inservices over the last few years, but this is the first one that I've attended without working in...  well, it has probably been about ten years!   It was a distinct pleasure getting to start [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Musings|10 Comments

Truth, Lies, and Pokeballs: The Sensation around Pokemon Go

In case you've been sleeping under a rock for the past few days, there's a new craze that is sweeping the world and it's called Pokemon Go.   It's an Augmented Reality (AR) game put out by Niantec Labs, the same people who made the wildly popular and yet still underground Ingress. Ingress was a [...]

By | July 13th, 2016|Musings|Comments Off on Truth, Lies, and Pokeballs: The Sensation around Pokemon Go

The Next Evolution of Sketchnotes

During our ISTE presentation, Fear the Sitting Dead, Adam and I took a brief detour down the road of sketchnotes.   While it isn't necessarily a PD model, it can certainly serve as the type of minutes that someone would WANT to read. While reading a blog post about the session (mad props for the [...]

By | July 6th, 2016|Musings, NECC|Comments Off on The Next Evolution of Sketchnotes

Closing the book on ISTE2016

This was both the most frantic ISTE and the most relaxing ISTE I've ever attended.   Five presentations kept me busy enough, but I also had more meetings and interviews scheduled than ever before.   This caused two problems, that turned out not to actually be problems.  1) I had to keep a close eye on [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|Conferences|6 Comments