Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The UFT: Captain Obvious tweets...

I've been staring at this all morning. I'm not sure how I can legitimately do it justice. It's one of those things in life you see, are amazed by (and not that good kind of amazed), feel a ton of questions rise up in your mind, you open your mouth, and then....

Friday, April 18, 2014

Public Education - a tiered subscription model


I think I've solved the teacher pay problem. I think I've found the solution to the teacher respect issue. I think I'll receive a medal for this...

I think public schools should operate on a tiered subscription model.

Here's what I'm thinking:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Heartbleed - what I told my colleagues

Aside from being the computer teacher for my school, I'm also the GAFE administrator and all around tech guy designated to solve any and all problems that arise. With the recent news of the Heartbleed vulnerability I sent out the following email...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

iPad printing - a workaround (sort of)

One of the big questions I always get asked is "how can I print from my iPad?"

In general my response is "why would you want to?" Snarky? A bit, I admit. But I am a firm believer a core strength of the iPad is in it's ability to eliminate the need for a printer.

But yes, there are times you might need to print from an iPad...

Monday, April 7, 2014

School as collected anthology - the single story is that of many

I've written a lot about how we use social media, Twitter in particular at my school, PS 10 in Brooklyn, NY. We tweet a lot. We love hashtags. We are trying to engage the community and showcase all the awesome things our students, teachers, and parents do to make PS 10 such a great place.

But is it really "we, the school" that is doing it, or are "we, the school" just collecting the stories of others. Creating an anthology?

Publishing block

I have publishing block.

It's a thing.

I think.

I have lots of thoughts rattling around my head. I have 5 posts in Draft, all in various stages of completion (plus two complete, just dragging on final edits and hitting that Publish button).

I am continually impressed by folks like Lisa NielsenPernille Ripp and Jose Vilson. Teachers who have great stuff to say. Say it. And say it eloquently. Frequently.

I need to write more. Nay, I need to hit Publish more.

I need to make a mid-year resolution. Publish more, languish in draft less...

I need to be better about getting my thoughts from my head to text.

I think what I really need to do is...