Author: Ron Houtman

Advice – bring earplugs 0

Advice – bring earplugs

Especially if you have the seat 36A on a MD-88 – because you will end up sitting next to this: Additionally, make sure to log in to the online seat selection site at your...

An honor! 20 Educators to Watch 0

An honor! 20 Educators to Watch

I was honored to be highlighted by TechSmith as one of their 20 Educators to Watch in 2011.   I include screencasting as one of the tools that educators should always be thinking about and...

Just where are we going in education? 0

Just where are we going in education?

photo © 2006 Paul Wicks | more info (via: Wylio) I’m glad that Wil Richardson’s post, “The UnCommon Core“, appeared on my radar this morning.   My primary background as an educator is in Career...

New job title – Technology Therapist 0

New job title – Technology Therapist

I think I came up with a new job title on the drive in: Technology Therapist. In thinking about what I do, it’s an apt description. I spend a lot of time helping teachers...

CloudMagic is… magic for finding stuff in your cloud-based accounts 0

CloudMagic is… magic for finding stuff in your cloud-based accounts

This is from the “I wish I knew about this yesterday” file.  I stumbled upon the CloudMagic plug-in for Chrome and it’s almost a shame that it’s not already built into or implemented into...

Teaching at Home, Doing Homework in Class 0

Teaching at Home, Doing Homework in Class

Via the WSJ – At the Khan Academy, in Mountain View, Calif., learning is flipped. Lectures take place at home with videos over the Internet. And “homework” is done at school, where teachers intervene....

Teaching kids to undervalue privacy by excessive filtering 0

Teaching kids to undervalue privacy by excessive filtering

A portion of Cory Doctorow speaking at a TEDxObserver conference on how we teach kids to undervalue their privacy through excessive filtering, instead of helping them learn about digital citizenship.   X

Hard to believe these don’t exist – Modular Laptop Power Supplies 2

Hard to believe these don’t exist – Modular Laptop Power Supplies

I’m on a quest to fix the laptop cart.  Here’s the problem:  We have a few laptop carts – also known as Computers On Wheels (COWS).  Many times the laptops are used all day...

21 Things That Will Be Obsolete by 2020 0

21 Things That Will Be Obsolete by 2020

Via Mind/Shift and WQED – 21 Things That Will Be Obsolete by 2020 Just an amplification on: 6. DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION AS A SIGN OF DISTINGUISHED TEACHER The 21st century is customizable. In ten years,...