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New! Evernote Site Memory Button

See that little elephant in the bottom left corner of each post? Remember how I have mentioned the powerful note-taking and data collection tool Evernote? Well now you can clip and save bits of my blog that you think are important and worth remembering! Simply click on the button and up pops a window, sign-in or sign-up for a free account and get started. You can learn more about Evernote Site Memory Button on their […]

New (to me) Blog: The Welcome Matt

I have not had a lot of time to read or write blog posts, but Matt linked to a Genesis comment and shared and thus I became aware of his very interesting blog The Welcome Matt. It looks like it will be well worth reading. A sample on Genesis 2 and where humanity came from (particularly relevant to me since we just got to Gen. 2.4, five weeks into the semester). Interestingly, there is increasing […]

If he won’t go to twitter let’s bring twitter to Jim!

Jeremy has an excellent idea. Tweet straight from Jim West’s blog I already wrote about this over the weekend, but now I’m just having too much fun with it.  Jim wrote another anti-twitter post this morning.  So, I went over and tweeted his post directly from his own blog.  I think it would be extraordinarily funny for everyone to go over and tweet the post to see how many tweets we could get for Jim’s anti-twitter blog […]

Jim West twitters

Well, not literally of course. You will not find a twitter account for the Zwingli hagiographer. But in making a parenthetical comment about the usefulness of twitter for sharing useful articles and information between colleagues it occurred to me that many of Jim’s posts likely fall within the 140 character limit and often function in the same manner as twitter. Quick, short notices about his feelings, views, grumblings with an accompanying link. In the last […]

Sharing my thoughts on stories

I realize I am very late to this game, but if you are reading on my website you may have noticed that I added my “shared” items that I am reading via Google reader. (I use NewsRack on the iPad and iPhone which connects and syncs with Google Reader.) When I am reading stories via the web I use the Note in Reader » [drag the preceding text up onto your browser’s toolbar to use it] […]

New Home Page

Most of you probably come directly to the blog, but some folks might land on directly. I have not updated that page in quite a while so today I did a quick job in iWeb to provide more of a landing page. There are links there to facebook, flickr, and twitter accounts in addition to this blog. (Makes you wonder if bob cargill had a hand in naming all these lowercase social networking sites.) […]

CHE Wired – Attendance for iOS and Admissions Tweets

Today’s Chronicle of Higher Education Wired newsletter has two stories that were of interest to me and may be for you all as well. The first is a very handy app, Attendance. One of the only explicitly teaching-related iOS apps that I use is Attendance, a straightforward program by David Reed, a computer science professor at Capital University. I reviewed the app upon its first release, and have used it religiously over the intervening 18 months. Attendance […]


Will I ever blog again?

I hope to, but my schedule lately has been ridiculous. I had a great visit with Bob Cargill and next time I hope to meet up with Chris Heard as well. Bob and I talked a lot of edutech including digital textbooks and eduApps (my term) that would, for example, incorporate 3D fly throughs of Qumran such as Bob’s doctorate offers along with images, assessment tools and good old text. We also talked about blogging […]

WordPress Tip: Disappearing Dashboard

I have had repeated problems with my WP dashboard disappearing, or at least elements on of it. When I trouble shoot plugins I would usually find some combination that would make all the widgets reappear, but not always. The dashboard would look like this: One day I noticed that I had a lot of Spam (noted by the red “SPAM” on the Dashboard) and clicked on the link to see what was what. I emptied […]