You Can Learn Anything

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  I got a great email from Sal Khan this morning. I’m a big fan of the Khan Academy (of which he is the founder (that’s a link to how he got started; a story he tells well.) It has saved my kids…

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Roofie drugs, Justin Bieber, and my search for a new car

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I’ve had a bit of a wild, vehicular summer. First, I moved from North Carolina to California, driving all the way across country with my husband, two quarrelsome teenagers and one strange, OCD dog in a loaner Buick Enclave. And…

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Don’t Get Ripped Off While Getting Ripped Off

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Today should be called, National Tax Procrastinators Day. It should be a day off. There should be a huge barbecue party at midnight. We should acknowledge that denial is a healthy way to cope with having to do accounting –…

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Don’t take your office to the car wash

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Here is another goofy field test videos from the folks at Toshiba. Matt & Jamie create a cheesy office in a coin-op car wash and have a blast with high-speed water, a laptop, and some office supplies. There are casualties….

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The Shopping Mall of the Future

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This post, and a portion of my trip to the Consumer Electronics show, was sponsored by Eye-Fi, the makers of an awesome memory card that transforms the camera you love – like that DSLR you will never part with –…

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What I’d Like to Do with that Elf on the Shelf

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This Elf on the Shelf thing — where you move an elf doll around the house so it can better spy on the kids — is one trend I’m glad I can take a pass on. I put a lot…

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Why Don’t Schools Teach Coding?

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When my son was 10, he started downloading Java script code to teach himself how to write and mod it. This was adorable. But being his mother, I thought I could help him find an easier way. I tried to…

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Charming Gamification Guy

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I was just watching this Ted Talk by the charming Gabe Zichermann on the potential for learning in video games. Worried about your kids playing video games? Watch it. But I would just like to insert a moment of whining….

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App Design Competition for Middle and High School Students

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Know a geeky student – or just one with a good idea for an app — or even a classroom full of them? The Verizon Foundation, with the Technology Student Association, is launching the second annual Innovative App Challenge. The mobile…

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Powering the Homework Table

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  I love homework season. I know homework has it fans and opponents. And I’m not choosing sides there from an education point of view. I just love it that my two teens have to sit down in the homework…

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