Month: September 2014

Earth Has Water Older than the Sun

They estimate that somewhere between 30% and 50% of the water in Earth’s oceans must be older than the Sun. via Earth Has Water Older than the Sun – Scientific American.

Smells Like Teen Spirit

The album Nevermind was released by Nirvana / Geffen 23 years ago in 1991 (I was 13). I remember this intensely because the day the album was released I was riding with my mom to the local discount superstore (Roses in Marion, SC) and I was intent on buying an Eric Clapton tape. On the way, …

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Taking Flight

Excited to see Blair getting recognition for his initiative to get our flight simulator program going (not to mention all the other things he does for Hammond from our athletic program to hammondschool.tv to keeping me full of ideas for ways for us to be innovative): Through the generosity of Columbia native Austin Meyer, Hammond is …

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Excited to have @meriannaneely here @hammondschool for the day!

Iterative Learning

Using our @makerbot Replicator 5th Generation to study design process involved with making movable parts in a single print here at Hammond…

U2’s New Album

I was a huge fan of U2’s Achtung Baby, Zooropoa and Pop albums. They are still three of my “desert island” albums that I go to when I need a good listen while grinding out some work. I own a number of b-sides, collectibles, and even vinyl versions of U2 albums that I’ve collected over …

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Innovation Tools

Have our 3D Printer, drone, and a class set of Sphero’s in my office @hammondschool. Fun afternoon of applied learning with our 5th graders! Location:Hammond School, Columbia, United States

What is Creativity Without a Keyboard (or Why I Want My Kids to Play Minecraft)?

Last night, my six year old daughter started playing Minecraft on my Windows desktop. She was clumsy with the keyboard / mouse combination that a desktop Minecraft experience requires. Telling her that “W” moves your character forward, and “S” backwards while you use your mouse to pan and active click (oh, and spacebar to hop) …

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