Category: Tech for Teachers

Teaching and Engineering

As many of you know, I have been studying to be a teacher the past two years after working for a very long time as an engineer. I have been subbing (an absolutely terrifying experience for the first 80 or so classes, but, especially the first) for 2 […]

Tutoring Help via YouTube

If you need (or someone you know needs) help with Math, Physics, SAT Preparation….visit the Khan Academy on YouTube. An example video is included below.  I picked Pre-Algebra since that is the class I long term subbed in for two months this year….I like that he says almost […]

Teaching Update

After 8 full weeks, my long term sub position has ended. What an experience! We were all sad it ended even though we all knew this day would come. I have learned a lot about teaching (do I still want to teach as my “encore” career?…..YES!) and have […]

Where I have been…

In case you are checking and wondering where the new posts are…. I’ve been so extremely lucky to have landed a short term (now three weeks long) substitute teaching position in a 7th Grade class in the Jefferson Elementary School District. Since starting, I have had to RUN […]

Personal Telepresence – The Original

With all the hoopla about “Personal Telepresence”, I dug up this 1994 video segment showing our “Personal Telepresence” concept of 1992 (see this link for the original abstract). This video is using the CLI Cameo which was the very first desktop videoconferencing system….enjoy.  By the way, we are […]

Yahoo! for Teachers

A couple of days ago, I stumbled across an interesting Yahoo! application that makes it easy for teachers to “create and share classroom projects that meet state standards. Yahoo! for Teachers makes it easy for you to find and connect with other colleagues around the country”. Right now, […]

Megaconference

Every year for the past 8 years, the folks at Ohio State University have put on what the Tech Detective (YeOldeTechy) considers the single most outstanding and unique, “virtual”, worldwide event ever, The Megaconference. I know those are strong words, but, they are true. Thousands of students, educators, […]