Apr 19

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Apr 12

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Apr 05

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Mar 29

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Mar 18

Device of the Moment

Do kids really care what device you give them? Based on my own children, I think it’s whatever is new (and by new, I don’t necessarily mean brand new, I mean different) is the device of the moment. My kids, because of my obsession, have access to pretty much any kind of device. In the house, they have access to a Macbook Pro, a desktop PC, a Surface, an iPad, and a Chromebook. My son, 5th grade, gravitates to the MBP more than anything. He’s not doing anything spectacular with it. He’s often watching YouTube videos, checking ESPN.com, or if it’s school related, tackling Google Apps. If it’s close by, he’ll grab the iPad. It’s what he does.

My daughter, 8th grade, rarely uses the MBP. In the past, she used her Chromebook quite a bit because most of the stuff she needed to do for school was within Google Apps. When she got it for Christmas over a year ago, she was on it all the time. She has an iPhone and uses that for the typical teen stuff – Instagram, Snapchat, etc. The iPad, for her, wan’t used that much. Until now. She’s been asking for a keyboard case for her iPad. Fortunately, we found one on clearance and she bought it. Now, it’s all iPad. The Chromebook is pretty much unused. I’m not sure why.

Actually, I do know. It’s because the keyboard case is new and different. She’s been taking the iPad to school instead of her Chromebook and told me she loves using it. The Google Apps stuff, all done on the iPad now. The Chromebook is just laying in her room unused. I could probably take it for a few weeks and she wouldn’t even notice. I’ll be curious if the novelty of the keyboard case wears off or if it puts the iPad over the top as the one device she needs. Only time will tell.

I’m curious, is this a unique situation. Have you found your own kids or students gravitating to the new thing or are they using what they’re used to? Are certain devices being left behind?

Mar 08

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Mar 02

Jersey Wearing Rules

This is by no means an edtech post, but I do think you can learn something from it.  That is, if you’re a sports fan or are ever around sports fans.

A recent discussion with some friends about jersey rules led to me share what I consider the do’s and don’ts of wearing sports jerseys. They disagreed and laughed at a few of them, but it’s okay, they can be wrong. I don’t think I’ve ever written these down before, they’ve just always been in my head. Until now. There are other lists of rules out there, like this one from Rick Reilly, that I find amusing. Take a look at let me know what you think. Do you agree? Disagree? Have you seen any blatant violations of the jerseys rules? By the way, these rules also apply to t-shirt jerseys.

And now, the list.

 

Mar 01

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Feb 15

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Feb 08

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