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The iPhone Plunge

Monday, August 17th, 2009

After two years of peer pressure (and no small measure of envy), this weekend I finally broke down, laid my trusty Motorola Razor to rest, and bought a 3GS iPhone.  Although I’ve only been on the bandwagon a few days, at this point I can’t understand why I waited so long!  Being able to manage [...]

Tech Tips from the Classroom: Downloading Video

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Showing clips from YouTube, TeacherTube, BlipTV and other sites has become common practice in many of our middle school classrooms.  Because these videos are streamed, however, teachers are at the mercy of their Internet connection and the host server.  Murphy’s Law seems to apply more frequently than not, and many of us have had to [...]

Tech Tips from the Classroom: ZoomIt

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Teaching a course to seventh graders and adults has reminded me of a painful fact of life; my middle-aged eyes (and those of many of my peers) just aren’t what they used to be.  Even with a projector and large screen, from the back of the classroom my computer display looks pretty small.  After wincing [...]