Your thoughts on advertising

I've been approached by a company that wants to advertise on Teach42. It'd be a pretty decently sized banner ad that would stay in the sidebar. Dont' know how much it would generate, but there's only one way to find out. So here's what I'm thinking: 1) I display the ad, and donate the revenue [...]

By | August 8th, 2008|Site news|15 Comments

DIY URL Shrinking: We don’t need no stinkin’ TinyURL

I've used TinyURL off and on over the years, but my usage of it really started skyrocketing when Twitter came on to the scene. When you're limited to 140 characters, every single character is incredibly valuable! Shortening a URL down by even just a couple characters can really give you some breathing room. For those [...]

By | November 29th, 2007|Site news, Tech|8 Comments

A highlight from the blogroll: The Tech Savvy Educator

It's been a little while since I've gone through a lot of the feeds in my aggregator, but while doing some reading today one blog really stood out to me.  Ben, over at Tech Savvy Educator, does a fantastic job of highlighting some very practical ideas for integrating technology into education, and also demonstrating ways [...]

By | February 15th, 2006|Site news|2 Comments

Under construction

Just to warn ya'all, I'm in the midst of upgrading to Wordpress 2.0 and getting a new theme set up (one that actually works in all browsers correctly). So the site will probably be up and down over the next few days.

By | January 28th, 2006|Site news|10 Comments

DEN vs. Teach42

I got an email the other day asking me how I'm deciding what should go up on the national Discovery Educator Network blog and what goes on Teach42.com. Umm... I'm not really sure just yet. I'm still trying to figure out just where that line is going to be drawn, and at least for the [...]

By | January 26th, 2006|Site news|3 Comments

Spammer with a sense of humor

Spam Karma for Wordpress does a pretty darn decent job of filtering everything. In fact, it's caught about 700 spam comments in the last two weeks, without even bringing it to my attention. Occasionally, a comment is held in a queue because it isn't sure if it's spam or not. I got one such comment [...]

By | January 24th, 2006|Musings, Site news|5 Comments

Wedding bells will be ringing!

I don't post too much about my personal life on this blog, but this I gotta share. My sister has gotten engaged! Her fiance, Andy, should definitely feel privileged because she has incredibly high standards in everything that she does. From food, to clothes, to theater, and apparently in husbands, she knows how to find [...]

By | January 12th, 2006|Site news|1 Comment

Video Wishlist

There's a great little conversation going on about what sorts of things you'd include on a Video Wish List!. Hall listed some of his gear of choice, and several other people have chimed in with their own contributions. From my days as a tech director, we found ourselves sort of reinventing the wheel, trying to [...]

By | December 30th, 2005|Site news|Comments Off on Video Wishlist