doug — off the record

just a place to share some thoughts

July 2012

  • A Great Starter Kit

    Now, probably the great readers of this blog won’t need this but will download and pass it along, I’m sure. When I think of all of the Professional Development activities that I’ve attended over the years, few really leap out to me as game changers.  However, when I think of the great learning activities that… Continue reading

  • OTR Links 07/31/2012

    100+ Free Internet Resources for Real Teachers in Real Classrooms 100+ Free Internet Resources for Real Teachers in Real Classrooms tags: free internet resources teachers classrooms Unhelpful Teacher Meme | Runt Of The Web If there’s one thing that unites us all, it’s having had a terrible teacher in our lifetime. From the arbitrary application… Continue reading

  • Truth, Damned Truth, and Statistics

    My apologies to Mark Twain. WordPress has added some new widgets to the suite that may be dragged and dropped into place on your blog.  Of course, I was all over it to see what was new and how it could amuse me.  Or, at the least, inform me.   Chances are, you might now… Continue reading

  • OTR Links 07/30/2012

    20 Hilarious Programming Jargon Phrases You Should Know When Talking To Engineers – Business Insider Jeff Atwood, co-founder of question-and-answer site Stack Exchange, has a huge list of 30 new pieces of programming jargon that have emerged on the question-and-answer site. tags: programming jargon phrases know talking engineers business insider The IPad And Parental Engagement… Continue reading

  • A Colours Project

    This morning, I stumbled into a neat project. Vicky Loras had posted a picture of her purple armchair. Thanks, Vicky Loras – CC Now, normally, I would have looked and moved on but I was interested in this.  A purple chair on a hardwood floor.  I have a daughter who would flip for that combination.… Continue reading