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What the Heck is Electronic Mail?

Today is Earth Day, celebrated April 22. It’s a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in 1970 and is celebrated in many countries every year. This date is Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern […]

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Meeting Our New President

As I mentioned in my post yesterday evening, I plan watching tonight’s election returns web 2.0 style. To be completely honest, I’m so giddy with excitement that I have already started!  While I’m checking out the television, TwitterSearch, Facebook, and YouTube along with the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle I plan on […]

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The Way Things Should Be

As anyone who has ever stumbled past my “Joe Who” page knows, a few years ago I switched school districts and unknowingly entered the realm of education technology when part of an EETT grant fell into my lap.  “High tech” at my previous school consisted of the personal laptop I brought to school and secretly […]

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CDE’s Techie Step Backwards

At the moment I am wondering what the webmaster for  CDE (California Department of Education) must be like.  The words “innovative” and “cutting edge” aren’t coming to mind. Here is my beef.  I have a nice little bookmark on my Firefox toolbar that once upon a time would  take me right to the 8th grade […]

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No Widgets for You!

So I promised to post more interesting 1:1 tidbits and stories as they popped up.  By the end of last week, two more had appeared.  Here’s one related to the dashboard. When student accounts were created this summer at school students were locked out of certain areas of the Apple OSX operating system for their […]

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A Little Good in the Neighborhood

Last week as I was stumbling along the blogosphere I came across a fantastic development here in West Sacramento. LJUrban’s Good Project is a community of 35 LEED ND Certified homes just across the river from downtown. The homes are ultra energy and water efficient; built with environmentally-friendly products and recycled materials; and designed to […]

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EJ’s Haircuts & More

Today as I was leaving school there was a big accident on my way home. This forced me to drive to a small town/community just east of Sacramento called Fair Oaks. As I was driving along I took a wrong turn (I am still learning my way around) and ended up on a block that […]

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Like Fish to Water

This summer I’m teaching three weeks of summer school at my new school with my buddy Paul.  During my portion of the class we’re focusing on blogging (and as I quickly found out reviewing how to properly log on to the computer too).  Due to some server issues and getting the laptops set up for […]

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Back from the Dead and in Heaven

Last time I posted was TWO WEEKS AGO! I can’t believe it, but then again I had to take some time off from blogging and even keeping up with my Bloglines account. Yesterday I took a peek at my Bloglines page and I had 972 items to read! Naturally, I just clicked “Mark All Read” […]

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Telectroscope

I have always been intrigued by Victorian-era invention thinking. Posters of the great World’s Fairs and their featured inventions have always captured my attention with futuristic visions of a techie tomorrow. On that note, I’ve always liked the 1950’s videos films of the kitchens of the future too. Where’s that nuclear-powered stove that floats out […]

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