Tag: texas

  • Reflections on Comancheria, Identity and Frontier Terrorism

    I never thought much about my own family bloodlines and ancestry until we moved to Oklahoma in 2006. As I got to know teachers and school staff members in my role (at the time) working as an “education advocate” for AT&T, I learned that all public schools in Oklahoma have “Indian Education” programs and students…

  • Super Digital Stories from Celebrate Texas Voices in Lubbock

    This week was historic: the first workshop for “Celebrate Texas Voices” was held at Region 17 Service Center in Lubbock. Twenty five educators from around West Texas gathered for two days to learn how to create digital stories using a “digital backpack” of equipment and free software. Here are a few of the wonderful stories…

  • This is a LOT of computer monitors!

    It’s interesting to notice how in the UNT college computing environment, an office computer setup with two flat-panel LCD monitors has become “the standard” for most faculty and staff. Even as a lowly adjunct instructor this semester, the Windows desktop computer in my office is connected to two monitors. If a two flatscreen monitor setup…

  • Vote for Our Class Flip Video Scavenger Hunt Entries!

    Last Wednesday and yesterday, undergraduate UNT students in my “Computers in the Classroom” course participated in a video scavenger hunt using Flip cameras. Each team was asked to embed their three favorite videos on a blog post. Please take fifteen minutes today to watch these short clips, and rate each team using the rating stars…

  • Video reflection from North Texas

    Today I had an opportunity to spend the morning with Dr. Gerald Knezek visiting with educators in Irving ISD. There are lots of things to share which I’m thinking about now as a result of our conversations, but since I don’t have time to write them in a post at present I recorded a twelve…

  • 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…