Tag: college

  • Tips for Parents Paying for College

    These are my tweeted highlights and takeaways from a two hour presentation this evening at Quail Creek Elementary in Oklahoma City Public Schools by Brock Jolly (@collegefundingc). The title of his presentation for parents was, “Little Known Secrets of Paying for College.” Brock’s website is “The College Funding Coach.” He presents workshops like these nationwide for parents. He shared some…

  • Lessons Learned on our Family’s College Journey (April 2016)

    I’ve been needing to write a post for many months sharing some of our family’s lessons learned and where we are on our collective “college journey” with three kids heading to university respectively in the classes of 2020 (Alex), 2022 (Sarah) and 2026 (Rachel). Part of me has been waiting until we “arrive” at a milestone…

  • Batting 1-1 With Three More Pitches Coming

    I’ve been wanting (and perhaps even NEEDING, as other bloggers might be able to understand) to write about our son’s college application journey for a long time. This isn’t just his journey, although it certainly is principally his decision to make and entirely HIS life to live. It’s also a journey for our family, and…

  • Unplugging from the Commercial Software Grid: Open Source is not Three Guys in a Shed Anymore.

    Since Wes called me Oklahoma’s “Open Source Yoda turned Wyoming Cowboy”in a recent post and has given me the opportunity to write while he is away I thought I would hit on one of my favorite topics for my final post, Open Source Software (OSS). Please let it be noted that Yoda probably has more…

  • What Makes an Effective Technology Committee in Education (v.2)

    I have been ask about a post I did awhile back “What Makes an Effective Technology Committee in Education”  as much as any I have ever done.  Getting the chance write for Wes a little this week seemed a good time to come back to this topic.  I have always meant to do a edit…

  • Welcome to OLD School Assignment Turn In

    The following photographs could likely be taken at almost any College of Education today in the United States. I’m not sharing this to be harshly critical of the current institution for which I am teaching as an adjunct instructor: Rather I’m sharing these images because they reflect the assessment status quo for many professors / instructors…

  • Helping students picture themselves at college

    The EduTopia video “YES Prep Boasts a College-Bound Culture” is right on target: Helping students “picture themselves” at college, develop the goal orientation which leads to college attendance as well as the SKILLS required for success in college all start with face-to-face visits to different university campuses. This video inspires me to think about setting…