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Websites that make you look like you are doing actual work.

I wonder what this says about the state of “work,” and whether or not people feel empowered enough to create the kinds of jobs that bring fulfillment or joy on a daily basis. In any case, these sites are most definitely worth bookmarking to show that false productivity is alive and well in our modern workforce (also notice that “actual work” means using Microsoft Office in a lot of cases).…

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Sunshine Gratitude

I owe +Megan Valois (@msvalois) and +Karl Lindgren-Streicher (@LS_Karl) some gratitude for sharing their Sunshine posts with me a few weeks ago, and I’m happy to finally respond with my first post of 2014.

Here’s how Sunshine posts work:

  1. Acknowledge the nominating blogger
  2. Share 11 random facts about myself.

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Word Hippo: When you are looking for the right word.

Probably pretty great for language arts teachers. 

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Academic Partnerships Now Accepting Proposals for Round One of 2014 Faculty Research Grant Program

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$50,000 in Grants Now Available to Support Faculty Research on the Impact and Effectiveness of Online Learning

DALLAS (Jan. 6, 2014) Academic Partnerships (AP), one of the world’s largest representatives of online learning, today announced that it is currently accepting proposals for Round One of its 2014 Faculty Research Grant Program, which supports faculty research on the impact and effectiveness of online learning.

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Getting Around International Content Restrictions

I was asked by Rachael Bath about how I get around international content restrictions (i.e., location-based content blocking). There are two tools that I typically use. First, I pay about $70/year for a full-featured VPN service called Witopia that allows me to get around content restrictions, as well as providing me with other privacy and security features.…

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5 Things I Learned This Year

As the calendar turns from 2013 to 2014 I find myself looking back over all that has happened in the last twelve months. The year has been filled with great experiences. Because I am not teaching in the classroom I don’t have to plan lessons and correct so I have much more time in the evenings and on weekends.…

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