Game Mastery

I misspent an awful lot of my youth Dungeon Mastering. We often spent whole days, ten-twelve hour stretches in a row, playing Dungeons and Dragons in various basements. During the summer it wasn't uncommon for us to do whole weeks of days (or nights) like that. If you've never played…

A teacher focused technology initiative

Email intercept: @tk1ng to school admin, 12/9/11 re: tech coaching and tech possies Dear Administrator, ...I showed an interest in tech coaching, but my real intent lies in empowering the teachers we have in the school who have displayed persistent curiosity and tenacity in developing technology in the classroom.I found…

paper teachers

This is another go at the Tyranny of Paper, with a sprinkling of teacher psychology... EcologyTrying to balance photocopy budgets.I recently got my photocopying costs for the computer department for the first half of the spring semester.  Every class we teach in computers has a 1:1 student:computer ratio.  You'd think…

Digital House of Mirrors

The digital house of mirrors we all live in.It's early days, ECOO isn't until next October, and I'm reticent to say what I'm going to present on months ahead of time.  The digital learning landscape can change quite significantly in eight months.My previous ECOO presentations have followed an interesting arc, from…

Architect of the Future

I just read @banana29's "Emergence of Web3.0" blog on the immediate future of the web.  Web3.0, if Alanna is on her game (and I know she is), looks like the next step in managing our data meltdown.Last year ended with me in a dark and questioning place about the effects…

Snows And Crows and Adobe’s Lightroom

A crow playing in the wind on a snowy Saturday afternoon in February prompted me to get the Canon T6i out.  These were taken with the 55-250mm lens.  The original photos are so atmospheric that I started posterizing them in Photoshop and then gave Lightroom a try.  I've never used…

March Break Moments

Some random moments from the weekend... Mercury & Venus at sunset - using the P610 Nikon superzoom bridge camera - I tried higher zoom shots but they didn't come out (wobbly atmosphere, shaky, cold hands) Fat finches on the feeder - Using the Canon Rebel T6i with the long 'kit'…

Copyright is sticky business

I read this which led me to this, which made me want to write this: (!)Copyright is a sticky business. More often than not it isn't the artist that is being protected by copyright so much as the distribution company that owns the rights. The music industry is still trying…