Consumer-Grade Technology Won’t Cut It In the Classroom

Nothing will shake out the bugs and defects in anything quite like exposure to the energy and intensity of elementary students. I’ve seen nicely manufactured kid-friendly robots happily fail to drive forward after only two-weeks of exposure to elementary students. … Continue reading Consumer-Grade Technology Won’t Cut It In the Classroom

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 20: Time Management One Week Later

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 20: Time Management One Week Later. Last week I laid out my thoughts on importance of triaging one’s tasks and putting the important stuff on one’s calendar. A Bit over a week later I wonder how the … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 20: Time Management One Week Later

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 19: When I’m 80, Part II

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 19: When I’m 80, Part II. Leaving important stuff in our lives to do “some day” isn’t wise. But how does one prioritize all the things we care about with all the things that need to get … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 19: When I’m 80, Part II

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer & The Community of Friends

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer Turns out that famous recording artists are people with all the flaws, failings and feelings of everyone else you’ve ever known. As much as that should be a “duh,” I was pretty disappointed after Melissa Etheridge’s jilted partner aired dirty laundry about how Etheridge saved her emotions for her songs. That disclosure, true or not, soured my appreciation of her art. I became aware of Amanda Palmer through her TED talk and the enthusiasm of some of my Alt friends. What I first loved about her was her message of the importance of … Continue reading The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer & The Community of Friends

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer & The Community of Friends

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer Turns out that famous recording artists are people with all the flaws, failings and feelings of everyone else you’ve ever known. As much as that should be a “duh,” I was pretty disappointed … Continue reading The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer & The Community of Friends

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 18: What Will Matter To Me When I’m 80

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 18: What Will Matter To Me When I’m 80: What Will Matter To Me When I’m 80. Thoughts on this next chapter… job search, PhD and more. MP3 Version on Archive.org iTunes subscription Via Email RSS Reader … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 18: What Will Matter To Me When I’m 80

The Newspaper Business in the Age of Digital Media, Part 1

Who still reads the local newspaper or any newspaper for news these days? I recently saw an ad for a position at the local alternative paper looking for a digital content coordinator, essentially to help the paper “develop and define … Continue reading The Newspaper Business in the Age of Digital Media, Part 1