PowerPoint Karaoke, Improv Presentation & the Infinite Game–Playing to Learn


I have known about PowerPoint Karaoke for years.  If the idea is new to you think “improv for presenters”.  Terrifying?  To some, any kind of presenting is next to losing a family member or having a tarantula crawl on you… and that is why  I am exploring this as end-of-class fun for everybody. So big … Continue reading PowerPoint Karaoke, Improv Presentation & the Infinite Game–Playing to Learn

Old Guy on Porch Reads Walden to Kids on Meerkat


One of the biggest problems folks have with embracing ad hoc online conversation is that there is a lot of friction from the decision to do it and doing it.  Maybe Meerkat has figured that out much as many online social photo apps have.  These are my first attempts at pure play in these sand lots. … Continue reading Old Guy on Porch Reads Walden to Kids on Meerkat

Does Your “Company” Care?


Seth’s Blog: Companies don’t care about you http://t.co/4hWIgkk1RD Ask this question but insert “school” where “company” is. — Terry Elliott (@telliowkuwp) March 21, 2015 Who or what is your ‘company’? Is it an abstraction, a legal fiction for which and from which we claim institutional imperatives? Is it company as in ‘a group of actors … Continue reading Does Your “Company” Care?

Camera Non-Obscura: Or Why the Brain Sees Better than the Camera


I was inspired to write this post by the work of Kim Douillard and Kevin Hodgson in a project called “Slices of Life”. I was especially struck by Kevin’s photos here (and I am avidly awaiting Kim’s).  In Kevin’s night picture, however, I found myself wondering about what I could not see just as much as by … Continue reading Camera Non-Obscura: Or Why the Brain Sees Better than the Camera

Hope Is At Very Least A Verb and Not A Noun


Hope Is At Very Least A Verb and Not A Noun Hope within and hope without, neither mete nor bound, but instead a “beating of the bounds”. A road not taken is still the path  whose right-of-way is an end.   So, where does hope abide? The smoke of words curling from the waking of our minds? No, … Continue reading Hope Is At Very Least A Verb and Not A Noun

PABLO: TWITTER IMAGE TOOL VIA BUFFER


Social media manager tool, Buffer, has added a nice image plaything called “Pablo”. Think of it as Canva for Twitter.  Here is what it looks like under the hood: Here is the finished sample. I have been listening to Pico Iyer’s The Art of Stillness and this quote jumped out in all its quiet grace. … Continue reading PABLO: TWITTER IMAGE TOOL VIA BUFFER

PABLO: TWITTER IMAGE TOOL VIA BUFFER


Social media manager tool, Buffer, has added a nice image plaything called “Pablo”. Think of it as Canva for Twitter.  Here is what it looks like under the hood: Here is the finished sample. I have been listening to Pico Iyer’s The Art of Stillness and this quote jumped out in all its quiet grace. … Continue reading PABLO: TWITTER IMAGE TOOL VIA BUFFER

Scraped and Scratched and Scrabbled and Scrooged


I love reading and learning  blog posts like the one below. How ‘appflows’ reveal the true power of the iPad Air 2 | Electronista. The image above comes from my new play thing,  Adobe Shape which I found in the ‘appflow’ post above. And ones like this. I get a serious ‘feelgood’ from things and people … Continue reading Scraped and Scratched and Scrabbled and Scrooged

False Horizons or Failure of the Imagination or …

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This post started off as a very short comment on the chart below.  It has become the monster below.  Please, dear reader, forgive me, but please read me.  I need all the help I can get. Audrey Watters has a salutary chart in her most recent blog post at HackEducation.  The chart below is a summing … Continue reading False Horizons or Failure of the Imagination or …

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