Category Archives: Misc.


Is Research on Cursive and the Brain Enough?

Ok. There are clearly better ways to spend a Sunday morning… But I came across this article about what research says learning cursive does to your brain. As I am sure is happening in many districts, some parents, community members, … Continue reading

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Improving Battery Life in iOS 7

Maybe you're in the same boat I am. I updated to iOS 7, and even bought a new iPad Air, and I'm just not seeing the battery last the way it used to. So I've been looking for ways to … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas! (And More!)

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanza, and Happy Holidays! This is a great season to remind us the importance of how we treat each other, how we care about each other, and how we look out for one another. A … Continue reading

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What are my favorite apps for a teacher?

As soon as my friends and family recall that I’m an iPad guy, they often ask me what the best apps are. Just last night, a fellow educator asked on Facebook, “Hi Mike! Any iPad apps that I absolutely must … Continue reading

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Writing Without Touching the Keys

I just posted about testifying to the Education Committee on a bill that I hope passes. But there is another part of this story… I do a lot of public speaking and usually just work off an outline (I love … Continue reading

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Transitions and New Beginnings

I’ve been lucky and have had quite a career so far, having had great opportunities to do interesting work. High school and middle school teacher, technology integrator, professor, teacher educator, educational consultant. I’ve worked a lot in the fields of … Continue reading

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