Tag: blogging

  • Internet Radio Dreams

    Internet Radio Dreams

    This morning I’m dreaming of Internet Radio: My OWN Internet radio station patterned after the amazing example of ds106 Radio. Let me explain. In December 2012, I published the 3 minute photo story, “Live Internet Radio Broadcasting from a Bus.” In it, I shared “a story about webcasting a live radio show from a bus…

  • Write Less (Smart Brevity)

    I love teaching in a school and innovative department in which we have opportunities to frequently collaborate and learn from other teachers’ lessons and curriculum. This week, James Edge shared the Jim VandeHei’s (@JimVandeHei) TEDx talk from 2022, “The Art of Smart Brevity – Write Less, Say More.” It’s fantastic, and well worth 15 minutes…

  • A Return to the Simple Pleasures of Daily Blogging

    I miss blogging. Ironically, for the first time in YEARS, I actually have two of my six classes of students I’m teaching this semester blogging again via WriteAbout.com. Most students are still choosing to just publish to our class (“inside sharing” within our walled garden) but some are posting publicly. You’re welcome to check out…

  • Blogging with Seesaw

    This year I’m teaching trimester long courses for 5th and 6th graders in Media Literacy and Digital Literacy at Casady School in Oklahoma City, and also serving as a technology integration coach with all our PK-12 teachers. In this post, I’d like to share a couple “How To” tutorials I’ve created for my students to…

  • Options for Classroom Blogging (August 2019)

    Last week during our school’s scheduled meetings in preparation for a new academic year, I shared a workshop with teachers titled, “Getting Started with Student Blogging.” I’ve been blogging as a teacher since 2003, and remain a strong advocate for the benefits of empowering students to share their ideas, perspectives and voices beyond the traditional…

  • 16 Years of Web Hosting Changes with WordPress and Other Web Platforms: The Lessons Continue

    This past December, I started the laborious and often stressful process of migrating my 40+ websites (mostly running WordPress) to a new web host. This time, I’m moving from a VPS (virtual private server) with Site5.com to a VPS with LiquidWeb… I’m not done with this migration process, but I’m about halfway finished, and have reached…

  • Why and How of Outside Sharing with KidBlog

    Yesterday afternoon I had an opportunity to share a workshop with teachers at my previous school, Independence Elementary in Yukon Public Schools, about configuring and using KidBlog websites as classroom blogs. I titled this presentation, the “Why and How of Outside Sharing with KidBlog,” and am embedding my Google Slides which I used during the…

  • Taylor Swift’s Letter to Apple and Digital Citizenship

    Our 15 year daughter is understandably taken with Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13). Last night we were considering joining Apple Music so she could watch Taylor’s 1989 World Tour Live show, which is exclusive to Apple Music. As a result of those conversations, this morning I watched Taylor’s 20 minute interview with Zane Lowe (@zanelowe), which is available within…

  • Advice for Teachers Starting with Classroom Blogging

    Today was the first day of EdCampVoxer, and I’ve loved the conversations in several of the rooms including “Making as Learning,” “Let’s explore blogging- writing and reading for professional growth!,” and “Green Screen Videos.” This morning and afternoon, I collected many of the shared links from the Green Screen discussion and organized them in a Google…

  • Sharing Learning from Miami Device 2015

    The last two days my wife and I attended and participated in the 2nd annual Miami Device Conference in Coconut Grove, Florida. Organized by gifted educator Felix Jacomino, Miami Device is one of the the premier learning events on our planet for educators. The next Miami Device conference will be November 9-10, 2017, so mark your calendar now…