Quick Podcasting Using AudioBoo

In my never ending quest to find new ways to communicate to the public, I stumbled upon Audioboo about a year ago. It’s a very simple audio podcasting service which, like most new apps these days, has a social media element to it as well. I began using it to record the “Harold Martin Minute” last year and…

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Tech Thoughts on Christmas Eve

Random posts like this are easy to write. I’m not sure my high school English teacher would approve of the bullet format but… The iPad is becoming an enormous tool for me. Tonight, I’ll lead the band at my church using the iPad as my only tool for reading music. In fact, many members of…

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Gadget Fever

My gadget world is complete. I now possess the tech troika of a MacBook Pro, an iPad, and an iPhone. The laptop belongs to the Hopkinton, NH School district, the iPad was a present for my 50th from my family, and the iPhone…well, it’s a early Christmas present. This love of technology comes my way genetically,…

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How Can Soulful Leadership and Teaching Continue?

My former Superintendent Dick Ayers used to say, “Teaching is a contact sport”. As his central office career closed, he was witnessing the movement toward inanimate technology substituting for educators. A number of New Hampshire School Boards have advocated for decreasing school budgets by cutting teachers and increasing online opportunities. This weekend the Wall Street…

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Following Your Intuition

I was bothered by Steve’s death more than I thought I would be. I have been an Apple user for so long that my entire educational career has been influenced in part by the company and its products. I started using Apples/Macs in 1984 at the start of my teaching career. The old Apple IIe…

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The Digital Conference

I remember the first ASCD conference I attended many years ago (well, not sure when that was really) and my typical workshop procedure was to find a seat in the middle of the room near the front. I would pull out a mechanical pencil and a legal pad and I would use only the front…

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Converted to Online Learning

For many years the role of an adjunct professor has been part of my repertoire. I teach one night a week, a bit during the summer, and occasionally I dabble in some online teaching. A few years ago, I wrote an online course for New England College and I revised it when NEC changed formats…

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The Technology Balance

I am about to go out to a movie with my three kiddos and wife and while I’m waiting for everyone to be ready I’m typing out the beginning of this blog post on my Android phone using the WordPress app. I’m sure that later on today I’ll be checking email and I might make…

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My Favorite Vet

I first posted this three years ago. I’d like to re-post today on Veteran’s Day, in honor of Vic Carozza, my favorite Vet. I have a natural affinity for anything with knobs, buttons, keys, screens, speakers, and sliders, which began at 13 when I earned my ham radio license. My father, an electrical engineer, passed on his love…

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ITEC Conference

I am honored to be asked to present my workshop Embracing Web 2.0 for the Administrator as part of the Iowa Technology Education Connection 2010 Conference in Coralville, Iowa. No, I do not have to take time away from my school and travel to the Midwest, my former stomping grounds. (I lived in St. Louis, Missouri…

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