From the Editor’s Desk: A Browser is a Browser (‘cept when it ain’t)

Tim Berrners-Lee

About HTML HTML (hyper-text markup language) is a special language for display of text and other media which has in-line commands that help a browser format stuff. Commands are enclosed in brackets (“<” and “>”), telling a browser to not Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: A Browser is a Browser (‘cept when it ain’t)

From the Editor’s Desk: Workflow and You

An old quote back from my college days is “…Lecture is a process by which the notes of the teacher get transferred to the notes of the student without passing through the brain of either.” The quote is mis-attributed to Mark Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: Workflow and You

From the Editor’s Desk: Stop the hardware purchasing world. I want to get off!

This past summer I assembled a new computer workstation at home. I designed it to leverage Windows 8’s touch-screen capabilities, so I purchased a good touch-screen monitor. I love the system so much, I decided to put a 2nd monitor Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: Stop the hardware purchasing world. I want to get off!

From the Editor’s Desk: Computer Productivity – an Educator’s Perspective

                I came into the world of education without any technology baggage at all. I didn’t even own a computer. But being as it was 1985, and the Apple ][e (yes, that was how it was spelled) had just erupted onto Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: Computer Productivity – an Educator’s Perspective

From the Editor’s Desk: “There’s No Such Thing as Free Lunch”

       The age-old phrase in the title of this article was coined at a time when saloons would give away lunch as an enticement for folks to buy their other “products.” In the age of the Internet, it’s usually phrased Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: “There’s No Such Thing as Free Lunch”

From the Editor’s Desk: Strap in, shut up, and hold on!

The above has always struck me as one of the more offensive of bumper stickers – inevitably it sits on the back of some loud American muscle car or pickup, driven by a guy with an overstated sense of his Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: Strap in, shut up, and hold on!

From the Editor’s Desk: Blended Learning Support in Fayette County

       In this essay I’ll be discussing exactly what sort of role the Office of Instructional Technology (OIT) might play in your instructional needs. There’s a survey linked at the bottom of this discussion – tell us what you think! Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: Blended Learning Support in Fayette County

From the Editor’s Desk: The Death of Reading

Upworthy is particularly good at inducing sharing on Facebook        There are a lot of folks who will argue that reading isn’t, in fact, on the way out. What with the advent of the Internet, social networking, and the personal Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: The Death of Reading

From the Editor’s Desk: The Stick-Shift Book

My youngest son and I share a passion. We both celebrate cars that are fun to drive. More specifically, we both have more-or-less tried to draw a line in the sand, and only purchase personal cars that have traditional manual Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: The Stick-Shift Book

From the Editor’s Desk: High Schools, Part 2: Judi Day, and the Video-Linked Classroom

       Judi Day taught mathematics at Lafayette High School, specifically upper level courses such as calculus, retiring several years ago. Two weeks ago (Wednesday, April 17,  2013) she succumbed to cancer. She was a first-rate teacher, and will be missed by those who Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: High Schools, Part 2: Judi Day, and the Video-Linked Classroom