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Cultivating a calling: what made you want to become a teacher and what keeps you motivated?

Started Mar 16, 2013 0 Replies

The discussion title is the assignment for the speakers at the Gates Foundation presentations like this one. …Continue

Advances in Digital Storage has Made Other Changes Possible

Started this discussion. Last reply by John S. Oliver Jul 22, 2011. 2 Replies

Consider this info graphic that presents the Evolution of Storagehttp://visual.ly/evolution-storage I recall when one floppy disk seemed like plenty…Continue

What are your reflections on this manifesto?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hazel Owen Jul 18, 2011. 1 Reply

I bumped into this summary of key concepts in the form of a manifesto http://schoolofeverything.com/about/manifesto It…Continue

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Why Don't the U.S., Myanmar, and Liberia Use the Metric System?

Just three countries- the United States, Myanmar (formerly Burma), and Liberia, still resist the metric system. Ever wonder why? Watch Mr. Beat's video anywa...
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Awesome Camera Calculator for Android - PhotoMath

Here is a very cool camera calculator app for android called PhotoMath. The app gives you instant results of mathematical problems, but it also shows you the...
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To keep moving forward effectively then I must keep finding the graceful balances between these

being proactive and being responsivepushing the round boulder up the hill and riding the raft down the riverknowing what the next graceful step is and sorting through the too-many alternativessoaring along on the currents of wind like a hawk and chopping down trees like a beaverlike a man in an overcoat leaning into the wind and a girl chasing butterflies in a meadowplaying on the seesaw of life and feeling overwhelmed by the junky clutter of my lifegoing with the flow in the Creativity Zone…See More
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The (hidden) reason why we end up working too much...

It's not about time management skills. It's not about having the right people on your team (or no one at all!) It's not about learning how to work faster and...
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What is your profession?
Executive Director of innovative online educational nonprofit
What is your interest in ICT Enhanced Learning and Teaching?
I have been a leader of online education in my circles for years http://learningonlineministry.org/


I have begun to study ePortfolios.

Here is my online portfolio www.jsohub.org
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teachinglearner
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To keep moving forward effectively then I must keep finding the graceful balances between these

Posted on February 4, 2018 at 15:39 0 Comments

being proactive and being responsive

pushing the round boulder up the hill and riding the raft down the river

knowing what the next graceful step is and sorting through the too-many alternatives

soaring along on the currents of wind like a hawk and chopping down trees like a beaver…

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Star Wars has Theology, Doctrines and an Online Temple of Jedi Order

Posted on December 14, 2017 at 6:00 0 Comments

Star Wars is not just a hugely popular group of movies but it is more.

I came on the following materials that opened my eyes to the deeper levels of this.

While I enjoy the movies, I do not obsess over the matters between viewings. Yet there are millions of passionate fans all over the world that have the posters, action figures, and costumes a…

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If You Enjoy Movies Then Consider These

Posted on November 23, 2017 at 11:06 0 Comments

I admit that I like to watch movies on Netflix and at the multiplex. I also like short animated videos on Youtube.  

 

For years I have wondered about what went into making such visual works of art. At the end of the movie there are the credits with lots of names. There are titles for the types of workers that were finally explained in this short Crash Course lesson.…

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Pond Times

Posted on November 23, 2017 at 7:30 1 Comment



I sat by the pond in the city park.

There was a tiny current passing through the pond.

At both ends the small but constant movement could be seen.

This pond was a few meters across and maybe one meter deep.

It had been carved out of the earth during run offs from heavy rains.

The banks of the pond showed erosion that exposed roots of trees.

There were tangles of sticks that netted odd bits of litter.

Green strings of algae were draped over many of…

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At 13:59 on June 23, 2011, Hazel Owen said…

Welcome, John. It is great to have you join the community. Please make yourself at home, and jump into or start conversations, and feel free to share ideas, experiences, and resources.

 

I enjoyed having a look around your first site too - thanks for sharing the link - although I had problems with the second one not opening. I guess that's technology sometimes :-)

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