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Sand or Cement?

Nowadays, everyone is on the Internet. So, should one stop to reflect their personal online behavior and evaluate their online digital foot prints. Yes, because everything you do, say, act, click on leaves either a foot print that is either cemented permanently Read More...

Hashtag Fail

I went to church today and ran into this flyer. I was delighted to see my church reaching out to the youth using social media. However, what can be (or go) wrong with this hash tag #LookAtMeNow? Well, click on the link to see for yourself. You will see Read More...

What do I use to keep ahead of the game?

I am sharing three resources that I use daily to stay on top of my game. What game? Keeping on top of the latest tech trends and other info with minimal effort. Two of these resource are great for building your own PLN (personal learning network). I’ll Read More...

Books 2 Read…

I had the opportunity to watch Digital_Nation today on Frontline. I just jotted these three books that were mentioned. If I can get through these three books before the end of the summer, I will definitely have to reward myself or just have a personal Read More...

Our Digitally Obsessed Nation

Dependency… if is not with oil, it seems that our world would not be the same without it being plugged in. I will watch this show tomorrow to see how obsessed we have become with technology. Don’t get me wrong, I am a hawk when it comes to technology. Read More...

Apr 17th 2009

This date is significant due to the following tweet: Yes… Oprah is on Twitter and if you are not…. in the tech world, you are considered LAME or just late in the game, son. In the education world, many teachers still have issues in embracing Web2.0 technologies Read More...

f2f + moodle = hybrid classes

I tested the waters last summer with hybrid classes. My students and I enjoyed it so much that I will offer the resources of Moodle again this year. I could post a quick quiz for student to access and they would immediately see their results after its Read More...

LBP & The Coordinate Plane

Tagged: lbp littlebigplanet virtualworlds Read More...

Blurring the Lines of Reality

As we continue in the millenium, I am not surprised in the latest technology and what will be coming to us soon. Holograms has already reared its beautiful head through the media via CNN and the Iron Man movie. The difference between holograms and augmented Read More...

Tweetin’ via SMS

40404 is the magic number now…. I just had to verify my number with Twitter under DEVICE UPDATES. I just want to tweet. Not necessarily receive tweets on cell because it can be costly if you are not on an unlimited SMS plan. There is a way tho to restrict Read More...

Shameless self-promotion using…

Dum da da dum…… Yes… delicious.com! I guess it is kinda like Googlin’ yourself. However you are saving the bookmark of your own personal website/blog. This allows you to see who deems your site(s) important or bookmark worthy. Don’t feel bad if noone Read More...

Virtual World In a Can

As I am in the third week into my Collaboration & Teaching in a Virtual World class, I had a thought…. It would be great to have Second Life to work in an OFF-LINE version. This stand-alone VW engine would enable me to explore my own world for the classroom Read More...

The Digital Alien

Digital Natives as coined by Marc Prensky are students that we teach that inherently have integrated technology into their lives. On the other hand, digital immigrants are somewhat new to the technology scene and are usually described as archaic educators Read More...

The Educator & Facebook

Among comments made to The Charlotte Observer article, several posters suggested that firing was too harsh a punishment for the Thomasboro teacher. “The teacher probably didn’t understand the privacy settings on her Facebook account. Information you post Read More...

Get WYSIWYG’ed Out of WP!

Unfortunately, after blogging using WP for a month or two on a consistent basis, I found some missing format features WP’s kitchen sink. Apparently it doesn’t give me enough tools to work with. For example, tools allow me to change the font, font size, Read More...