Archive for November, 2006


Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

The year is nearing an end, and it’s time to think about what you are most thankful for. These kids already have.

Happy Thanksgiving!

IETC 2006

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

Tomorrow, I’m presenting at the Illinois Education and Computing Conference in Springfield, Illinois at the Crowne Plaza Springfield (one of my favorite hotels … no kidding!). I’ll be presenting Collecting Oral Histories on the Collaboratory at 9:30 in the morning in the Capital II room and at 1:20 in the afternoon I’ll be talking about Creating an Online Community for Students through Collaborative Sponsored Projects in the Springfield Room.

Symposium Videos

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

Previously, I mentioned the Collaboratory’s Symposium, where we bring Collaboratory teachers together to talk about the interesting projects they are doing. Well, since this year we didn’t webcast it, if you weren’t physically there, you missed it. But finally, we posted video of our presentations, so you can relive the experience and see how awesome we really are. And you can see me introduce the Collaboratory Sponsored and Partner Projects, present on Sponsored Projects in the Classroom, and present on Collecting Histories (coming soon).

Divided We Fall

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Sharat Raju is one of those friends I’ve known … forever.

Yesterday, I saw his new movie, Divided We Fall. It addresses an issue that frankly has not been addressed enough: discrimination and violence toward Sikhs, Muslims and Arab-Americans after 9/11. If it plays in your area, check it out.

Also, be sure to see his award-winning debut film, American Made.

Tiling Terror

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

I plan on putting my backsplash in my kitchen up myself. And I’m absolutely terrified. Luckily, Apartment Therapy came to the resue. Thanks AT! I’ll let you know how it goes.