The LFHS TED-Ed Club officially launched Tuesday, and it was a spirited turnout. A dozen students (with more promising to join after the fall sports season) attended and engaged in some lively conversations. If you are new to TED-Ed Clubs, here’s a little background: it’s TED-Ed’s official initiative aimed at celebrating student ideas and giving them more of a voice via TED-style Talks. That’s it in a nutshell, but the clubs are more than that.
Heard of StoryCorps? It’s an initiative that aims to capture and archive American’s stories. Story snippets are featured on NPR every Friday. StoryCorps won the TED Prize (a cool 1 million) in 2015. They have booths in Chicago, San Fran and Atlanta. A StoryCorps MobileBooth tours the country. They have a sleek app that turns your phone… Continue reading Stories, intimacy and honesty: my StoryCorps experience
So here I am on Day 8 of my MacBook Air detox, AKA, the 30 Day ChromebookEDU Challenge. It’s been a pretty smooth transition – again, I’ve been using Chromebooks for a few years, so there wasn’t any form of a learning curve. In the words of Collin Voigt, it’s been “easy peasy.” Onto my… Continue reading 30 Days of ChromebookEDU – Day 8
In the spirit of Lake Forest High School’s 1:1 Chromebook rollout for all students, I’m embarking on a new challenge. Over the next 30 days, I’m attempting to answer the question: Can I use a Chromebook – and only a Chromebook, no other laptops/computers – for all of my professional EDU duties? Chromebooks aren’t new,… Continue reading 30 Days of ChromebookEDU
I just checked out TimelineJS 3 – Knight Lab’s update to the popular and versatile TimelineJS. Spoiler Alert: I really, really like it. Some key upgrades include simpler date entry, BCE support (yay!) and the ability to add background images. Everything just looks glossier and more sleek, of course. Here’s a quick start video about the… Continue reading TimelineJS 3: A Basic Primer