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: Get Lucky with Blended Learning

       I’m lucky. This blog does not deliver a sufficient amount of print “real estate” for me to tell you that whole story, but contained herein are a few of the reasons that I say that today. A few weeks Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: Get Lucky with Blended Learning

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!

The Present and Future of District Online Learning Tools

Here are some things scheduled to happen in the next month: The Annual Spring Cleaning. Several of the district’s web platforms have great support for new content, and lousy “end of life” support for all those old Word docs, pictures Continue reading The Present and Future of District Online Learning Tools

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

Two Media Tools: VLC, Format Factory

       In a break from my usual ramblings, I’m reviewing two media tools you might not know about. VLC        As many of you know, I’m a fan of open source tools, VLC is a project of VideoLan, a French-based Continue reading Two Media Tools: VLC, Format Factory