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You can do that!

August 22, 2013

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This was a welcome speech given to freshman at Georgia Tech this week.  I’m considering doing something similar for back to school night on Monday.  Instead of “changing the world and building an Iron Man suit,” I might crescendo with “Do you want to check your student’s grades and missing assignments?  You’re at Del Oro… […]

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Having something to say

May 15, 2013

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Having something to say

I can’t remember where I heard it.  It was a few years ago when someone I trusted (but can’s seem to remember) said something like, “There’s a difference between having to say something and having something to say.”  I’m not sure if it was related to teaching (I was taking classes for my credential at […]

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Movie Trailers Made Easy

January 29, 2013

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I’m considering having my beginning video students create movie trailers for moving that don’t yet exist.  So many of them are interested in creating what they call “epic movies” that I think an assignment like this will allow them to get a sense for the process without needing an insane budget.  One of my students […]

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Happy Tree Friends and Copyright

August 8, 2012

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I have a vague sense that I have heard mention of the Happy Tree Friends sometime over the past few years but I hadn’t seen a single one of the videos until today.  Apparently over 2 million people beat me to this one.  It’s a quick, and actually very helpful, explanation of copyright and fair […]

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Dead Last for a Reason

June 5, 2012

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Did you see this story about Meghan Vogel?  She’s the high school track star that won the 1600 at the state meet then came in dead last in the 3200.  It was the second race that was more inspiring and formative.  I’m going to show this video in class this week to stress the fact […]

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