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FluidMath: Game-like Digital Calculations

FluidMath: Game-like Digital Calculations

I recently had a conversation with a way too smart, young mathematician/entrepreneur, Don Carney, Ph.D., who gave me a one on one demonstration of something called FluidMath put out by Fluidity. I’d bravely taught 5th grade math, and even some at the 7th and 8th grade levels, so didn’t think what was left of my hair would hurt during his presentation. I told Carney that I wanted to be moved by his software, and wanted … Read entire article »

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Battery Life: Beyond the Gorilla Glass

Battery Life: Beyond the Gorilla Glass

I don’t care what device; battery life should be number 1 on your checklist. Great price means nothing if the device fades out fast. I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to play around with, and use different computing devices—anchored, laptop, and pocket. Today, there is still nothing worse than a crash, or a power loss due to a poor battery. It always seems to catch you in the midst of something you consider really import. … Read entire article »

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TCEA

TCEA

This is the first year I won’t be attending TCEA, the Texas Computer Education Association conference, in Austin, TX. It has been my favorite conference since beginning my coverage of education and education tech gatherings. Texas teachers are part of the reason I love TCEA.  I discovered that teachers also come to Texas for the event from all over the U.S. One year, I flew in with about 20 or more educators from Maine, who … Read entire article »

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Create Simply Brilliant Digital Lessons

Create Simply Brilliant Digital Lessons

Every once in a while, I come across software that is so simple-stupid to use that it makes me appear brilliant. Camtasia by TechSmith is one such software. Many educators have been using it for years, as well as other screenshot-video makers out there to create how tos and digital lessons. But recently, I was reminded of how crazy-easy Camtasia is to use—for everyone—and not just the techno pilots in your schools and districts. Sorry, … Read entire article »

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Don’t Be Cheap!

Don’t Be Cheap!

I found myself humming Don’t Be Cruel by the King—thinking about this post—because cruel treatment is what you’ll get if you go cheap rather than spend appropriately to get the education technology you really need. I also need to say that I was thinking and humming to the chattering of my cheap electric razor. Yes, I went for cheap, and knew on first shave that my new razor shaved no better than a dull clam … Read entire article »

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