Three Inspiring Videos to Show in the First Week of School (or Not)

I’m in a quandary.  (To be honest, I’m not sure that’s even an appropriate application of the term, but I’m going with it.) During the first week of school, I really want to show my students this. Make It Count Continue reading Three Inspiring Videos to Show in the First Week of School (or Not)

Wherein Dan Confesses a Man-Crush on John Green’s Wit & Open Letter to Students

This was posted by The VlogBrothers back on August 7. I find it delightful and amazing. Plus, I confess a platonic man-crush on John Green’s wit.  I wouldn’t mind an evening cuddling with his playful banter, watching Airwolf re-runs and Continue reading Wherein Dan Confesses a Man-Crush on John Green’s Wit & Open Letter to Students

Evolving Education: Cornell Got Afrika; Why Can’t We?

Cornell University is awesome. I’ve never been there, though I think I know someone who spent a semester there, maybe.  Come to think of it, I think my uncle went there on a gymnastics scholarship in the 1960s. Bah, that’s Continue reading Evolving Education: Cornell Got Afrika; Why Can’t We?

Cross-Pollination: What Educators Can Learn from Zynga CEO Mark Pincus

Mark Pincus is a successful dude.  A really successful dude.  And a large part of that success comes from the time-sucking, highly-addictive games Zynga produces for Facebook, other social networking platforms, and mobile devices. In a recent interview with Wired, Continue reading Cross-Pollination: What Educators Can Learn from Zynga CEO Mark Pincus