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February 10 2009

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Nothing is complete and thus nothing is exempt from criticism.
— James Luther Adams

January 25 2009

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Chaos and Order are not enemies, only opposites.
— Richard Garriott

January 22 2009

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Difficulties increase the nearer we get to the goal.
— Goethe

January 21 2009

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The beginning of thought is in disagreement -- not only with others but also with ourselves.
— Eric Hoffer

January 18 2009

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If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
— Moshe Dayan
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January 16 2009

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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
— Martin Luther King Jr.
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January 15 2009

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The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.
— Linus Pauling

January 13 2009

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Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.
— E.B. White

January 03 2009

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The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
— Bertrand Russel

January 01 2009

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Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion.
— Alan Bloom

December 31 2008

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New Year's Resolution

All of my Twitter friends are writing their resolutions, so I will as well.  My goal for the new year is to conduct ten technology sessions at my school before the end of the year.  This is necessary because we have a campus with tons of technology, but few teachers know how to use it effectively.  I want to share my knowledge and learn from other teachers at my school.  This will push forward my technology knowledge and build good will with my colleagues.
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A novel is never anything but a philosophy put into images
— Albert Camus

December 30 2008

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Larry Ferlazzo's Educational Blog -- Amazing!

I am so happy that I found Larry's blog.  I learn so much daily by reading his commentary and visiting the links he shares.  Do yourself a favor and visit his site.

December 29 2008

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One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people's minds.
— Frank Zappa

December 28 2008

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Capture the best of the web through linking sites to PowerPoint presentations.

I am thinking of using this site to grab websites that provide support for what I am teaching in my presentations.
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One Great Way To Use Common Craft

Commoncraft.com is a fantastic website that offers easy to understand videos about technology tools.  For Professional Development (PD) sessions, they are great introductory videos to show.  I have used the video about Wikis when conducting a PD on Web 2.0 tools.  I was using a wiki for the PD, and the video introduced what a wiki is and most of the features that I demonstrated through my wiki.  A great way to get the conversation started and front load the audience before I began the presentation.  There are hundred of videos on common craft.  Give them a shot.
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Here is a philosophy of boldness to take advantage of every tiny opening toward victory.
— Arnold Palmer

December 27 2008

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Three Ways To Use iGoogle

iGoogle is fantastic.  I really did not understand its power until I attended the California League of High School's technology conference.  I saw someone using it, and I decided to try it, and I was immediately hooked.  Here are some ways to use it.

First, it is a great way to avoid the e-mail filter at your school.  I was unable to check my gmail at school, until I began using iGoogle.  Now I get my five most recent e-mails everytime I open the Internet.  If anything interests me, I can use iGoogle to get around the filter.

Second, I use the widgets to put interesting information at my fingertips.  The widgets are easy to install (just click the link and then move it where you want).  I put philosophy quotes, a calculator and a fractal picture creator on mine.  I enjoy opening up the Internet to check what has come to me.

Third, it can be used to for your own personal development.  Two widgets that I downloaded make it easy to continually grow as a professional.  First, I use Google Reader to get daily updates on my favorite blogs.  I am following 15 blogs about education.  As the author posts, I get updates and can send feedback or questions to the author right from my desktop.  Second, I can follow Twitter from iGoogle as well.  I have a great learning network and I see the updates from that group on my desktop daily.  The list of links, articles and great ideas is virtually endless from this group, and iGoogle makes everything easy to find.
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Fiction supplies the only philosophy that may readers know; it establishes their ethical, social, and material standards; it confirms them in their prejudices or opens their minds to a wider world.
— Dorothea Brande

December 26 2008

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The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
— Aristotle
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