Completely agree with the main idea of this article… Chromebooks (and tablets to some extent) are mature platforms and great devices for both creating and consuming content for personal and business use: In short, I’m done with PCs—at least as they are conventionally defined. And I think the majority of long-suffering PC users would be … Continue reading WSJ: You Can Ditch Your PC Now
Yep… Blogs are — or at least were — different. They are an individual’s place for speaking out loud, but the relationships that form around them were based on links among posts, not social networks that link among people. I’m all for social networks, but we also need networks of ideas. via Joho the Blog … Continue reading Why Blogs?
Fun Sesame Street video from the 80’s, but I wonder how kids today would answer that last question… “can a computer think?” Continue reading What is a Computer?
Fun day of great Harrelson Agency client meetings in beautiful Asheville! Continue reading
The great ideas of the ages have come from people who weren’t paid to have great ideas, but were paid to be teachers or patent clerks or petty officials, or were not paid at all. The great ideas came as side issues. via Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on … Continue reading What if businesses and schools looking for big ideas followed Asimov’s advice?
Having access to a 3D printer at Hammond has definitely changed the way I think about design, production, and consumption (in a school environment at least). I greatly look forward to the concept of printing to continue to extend from hand written manuscripts to the printing press to 3D printing to this type of molecular … Continue reading The Next Printing Revolution
I’ll admit, there are times when I think it would be much easier to share links, ideas, and posts via something like Google+ or Facebook or Twitter rather than my blog. Then I take a deep breath and step back. I realize the instant amount of traffic that is offered by those services doesn’t equate … Continue reading Posting to Social Spaces Instead of Blogs
Hadn’t seen this before but lots of good information for those educational institutions pondering Chromebooks and accessories… CDW Chromebook Solutions Guide. Continue reading Handy Chromebook Solutions Guide for edu folks from CDW
Fun read… A look into the deep, dark, strangely complicated world of Simpsons mathematics. via Homer's Last Theorem – Boing Boing. Continue reading Math on the Simpsons
My friend Royce challenged me to list my favorite albums on Facebook. I love music, so this is hard. But here we go… – Nirvana: Nevermind (the album that made me like music and changed my life and my generation.) – The Beatles: (The White Album) (sure, Abbey Road is a/the masterpiece, but I’ve always … Continue reading My Favorite Albums
Just told my (in)famous “three legged pig” joke on the sixth grade field trip in honor of all my beloved students who had to suffer through it over the years. All is right with the world. Continue reading
Packing for my first field trip in a couple of years. Headed to Space Camp with our Hammond Sixth Graders tomorrow through Friday. I’m probably more nervous and excited than they are (maybe). Continue reading
I tried. I bought an iPhone 5s in August and did everything I could to try and live in an Apple ecosystem full time (for science). However, given the choice at the Verizon Store yesterday between an iPhone 6+ and a new Moto X, I took the Android path. I don’t regret or second guess … Continue reading I Went Back to Android
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. Continue reading Earth Has Water Older than the Sun
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, … Continue reading Smells Like Teen Spirit
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 … Continue reading Taking Flight
I like to post these every so often (this one from 2010 is historic) for my own archive uses… By the way, someone asked me yesterday why I had Lastpass on the front page and what it did as an app. I don’t know any of my passwords as they are all generated by Lastpass. Between that … Continue reading Home Screen on My iPhone 2014
Excited to have @meriannaneely here @hammondschool for the day! Continue reading
Using our @makerbot Replicator 5th Generation to study design process involved with making movable parts in a single print here at Hammond… Continue reading Iterative Learning
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 … Continue reading U2’s New Album