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Nerdfighter Mom

Nerdfighter Mom

I am blessed to be the mom of two nerdfighter teens. The nerdfighter community celebrates curiosity, learning, creativity and compassion. It is primarily made up of teens, young adults and some older folks like me, a nerdfighter mom. Nerdfighters epitomize what I as a parent and educator want for my children and students: a love a learning and participation in a supportive community that encourages exploration of ones passions and sharing the joy of knowing and learning. Nerdfighters participate in…

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MassCUE/METAA Technology Leadership Symposium

MassCUE/METAA Technology Leadership Symposium

Next week I will be attending the MassCUE/METAA Technology Symposium.  While there I will hear Angela Maiers‘ morning keynote.  I have heard Angela speak before and  am always inspired and  encouraged. In the afternoon I will hear Robert Evans for the first time.  I will be facilitating a session during the day on creating digital texts, the focus on developing a strategy for making it happen.  There are a wide variety of sesssion on offer and I look forward to the day….

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Arrogant Ignorance

Arrogant Ignorance

We have all come across people who make decisions based on the belief they have a good understanding of the situation but who really do not have a clue. They just plow right on ahead.  Some people, I think, are just honest souls who really believe they have a good understanding of the situation and are doing their best to do the right thing.  You cannot know or foresee everything and mistakes do happen.  Others I believe posses an ego…

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End of an Era

End of an Era

Recent events in my life have required that I prioritize my time and resources.  I actually should have done this a while back and simplified things but I have a hard time letting go of things that have added to my learning and linked me to so many great friends. For example SecondLife This morning I gave up my rental in SecondLife. I began my adventure in SL back in April 2007. It is through this platform I became connected…

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Help Build a School

Help Build a School

I want to share the story of a remarkable young women who I had the pleasure to know back in my teaching days in Jordan.  Luma Mufleh was full of optimism during her high school days. If memory serves correctly she was instrumental in a fund raising effort selling Peace in Our Times sweatshirts.  Those were heady days as the Berlin wall fell, the Soviet Union transformed and an ambassador from Israel arrived in Jordan.  The hope, optimism and compassion…

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You are not crazy

You are not crazy

Liz Davis wrote a summary of her take away from EduCon, which I think reflects the elusive feeling I took away from the weekend. Before continuing please read her post.  I left the following comment, which I continue below. Liz, I too have this odd, elusive feeling leaving EduCon.  Seems more intense this year then in the past. I am not sure if it is frustration, annoyance, or what.  I just know I leave unsettled.  I have always thought that…

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Ready, Set… EduCon

Ready, Set… EduCon

Tomorrow I leave  for EduCon 2.3, this will be my 4th EduCon. I have been there since the beginning, and I would not miss it for the world.  I attend other conferences, sit in sessions and try to absorb all that is shared with me.  It is when I get in the hallway, chat with others and have time to think that I can I finally process what I sat through.  EduCon to me is one long hallway conversation, filled…

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