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Month: January 2011

GRUML – RSS Feed Reader Review

Image via CrunchBase When I looking around in Evernote’s “Trunk” (their link to other services that work well with Evernote), I came across something Called Gruml, which is a desktop […]

Week in Review – January 29, 2011

Whatever has been going around school, caught up with me again this week and I have had 4 days of being miserable, but only missed one day of work.  That […]

Evernote Review

Image via CrunchBase I have been using Evernote on and off since April 24, 2008, with varying degrees of satisfaction. In the past I could never put my finger on […]

THE DOG ATE IT

Yes, we have all heard that excuse, the dog my homework, the dog did this or the dog did that from our students.  Well tonight, I have to admit it […]

Week in Review – January 23, 2011

Like Richard Byrne said in his weekly review post, we too hit the trifecta in my School District last week (early release, 2 hour delay and a school closure on […]

SOFTWARE PURGE MODE = MAINTENANCE

Yesterday was one of those days that I just couldn’t settle in and work. My MacBook Pro was running funky, so I decided to do a little/lot of maintenance.  I […]

Mr. Shaw’s Report Card 1-21-11

Image by victoriabernal via Flickr Today I had my students grade the teacher and below are the results. In Block 1, I had one student influence the results by making […]

SOME MINOR TWEAKING

Image via Wikipedia Yes – I know I had some spare time on my hands today and I decided to tweak, not re-vamp my blog theme just a little bit, […]

TECHNOLOGY IS PASSING ME BY

I am 54 years old and consider myself fairly tech savvy for an “old guy” and many of my contemporaries or students would agree with that assessment. At the same […]

CREATING STUDENT AVATARS

Well I made it through my first week of teaching digital safety to my Resource Room English Language Arts Classes. I was very impressed with how much my students already […]

TURN DOWN THE RHETORIC

This post was in answer to a Facebook post by a friend of mine, Who quoted: “We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty […]

NOOK COLOR – REVIEW JANUARY 2011

I bought my wife a Nook Color for Christmas and I have watched the trials and tribulations of her trying to learn how to use it. Product Name: Nook Color […]