Category: <span>Weekly Writing</span>

Robotics in the classroom

Introduction We speak about today’s children growing up with technology, and yet this has been true for at least a generation. Younger and younger humans are being surrounded by devices that they may interact with or see others using on a daily basis. Unfortunately, we are still presented with high ٩◔‿◔۶

Great lunch!

I visited a friend at the hospital today (surgery yesterday was more extensive than previously thought). She needs kinds thoughts and prayers sent her way. But that’s not what this post is about… I thought I’d take a moment to say, the service, quality, and selection (as well as the ٩◔‿◔۶


This article written as a companion/draft piece for ED650 post for week 2. I’m unpacking this assignment and I see that it is supposed to be both one page and two pages in length. I’m interpreting that to mean that I should include one page for my personal productivity applications and ٩◔‿◔۶

Active or Passive?

This post to serve as Weekly Writing #10 (Unit 6 Week 1)  This week’s weekly writing challenge is just like trying out for Top Chef: daunting. “How many of the proposed tools are contextualized primarily for teacher presentation (passive learning)? Which have potential for active learning or afford students opportunity ٩◔‿◔۶

Unit 4 Concept Map Your browser is not able to display frames. Please visit the mind map: CITS 222 Designing for a client on Mind Mapping – MindMeister. I’ve thought (for the last two semesters) that jQuery was just too advanced. Asking a student to download a library–minified or not–and then to upload ٩◔‿◔۶

You Can’t Go Home Again

Originally posted 5/29/2014 You can look on something anew, but it would not be with the eyes of a child. You can try to put yourself in someone’s shoes, but ultimately when it comes to a teacher being taught, I’d say it depends on how long she’s been teaching. I ٩◔‿◔۶

Go Back to Your Happy Place

Originally posted 6/10/2014 As an instructional designer I help faculty with their courses. The faculty member is the content expert; I’m a support person. I want to help them make the course easy to navigate, engaging to the student–learning can be fun–and, whenever possible, inspire or remind the teacher why ٩◔‿◔۶

Khan We Do It?

Originally posted 7/11/2014 I know much more about the Khan Academy {history, samples, growth} than I do peer instruction. However, I took the opportunity to sign up and log in versus just searching for one or two examples inside of the Khan Academy collection of resources. By doing so, I ٩◔‿◔۶

A brand new day

Yesterday I discovered a few problems with my WordPress accounts at FatCow. Last night I did a lot of clean up and some restoration. One of the things I blogged about was “it’s a brand new day” and I remarked, tomorrow is a new day too. Basically, I said that ٩◔‿◔۶