Monthly Archives: March 2015

“We interrupt this life…” OR “Once upon an ER visit…”

“Go to the emergency room — NOW.” Not the words you want to hear, but that’s what our doctor said a week ago. Without going into detail (at this time), my wife started having abdominal discomfort on a Saturday with a sharp pain … Continue reading

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Rural East Texas Life in the 1880’s

Guest blogger G.M.C. Massey describes the rigors of rural life in the 1880’s. At that time, we had very little conveniences and nothing of the modern way of living. My mother did all of her cooking on the fireplace, and it was … Continue reading

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SXSWedu 2015 Wind-up with MindUP™

I grew up with Goldie Hawn. She doesn’t know that. She was on the TV and I was at home, watching Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. Giggly Goldie from that popular 60s TV series was, of course, a role played by … Continue reading

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Drawn to the Conclusion of SXSWedu 2015

And, finally, here’s the last batch of my sketchnotes from SXSWedu 2015 this past week. Using In-Game Data to Enhance Learning   Schools’ Vortex: Innovative Library Makerspaces   Visual Literacy Boot Camp (sketchnotes, photos and videos)   Digital Learning is … Continue reading

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Drawn to Learn — Part 2, SXSW edu 2015

Let’s continue with my sketchnotes from 2015 SXSWedu. As noted before, maybe I’ll write more about these sessions later, maybe not. Here’s what I heard Tuesday looks like: “Here Comes Professor Everybody” “Connected Learning Networks in Austin”   “Innovative Strategies to Close … Continue reading

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Simply Drawn to Learning — SXSWedu2015

Once again, I’m having fun learning about learning at SXSWedu 2015. Before I head back into the fray today, I wanted to share some of what I heard yesterday — via my sketchnotes from some sessions. Maybe I’ll write more about … Continue reading

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Links for Thinking

T.G.I.F. — or as someone recently corrected me, T.U.I.F, explaining, “If you want to thank anybody for Fridays and weekends, thank the unions. After all, God worked a 6-day week.” Anyway, it’s time for relaxing, which for some of us … Continue reading

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A Rural Texas Schoolteacher Remembers…

 G.M.C. Massey, previously noted as a strict disciplinarian, also wrote of having a positive impact on many students over his 20 years of teaching in rural Texas schools, 1900-1920. There were two boys in that School that I was unable to fathom: one … Continue reading

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“Discipline” in a Rural Texas School, 1900

My grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, started teaching in 1900, when he was 20. In his memoirs written 60 years later, he described this early teaching experience that earned him a reputation as a disciplinarian. I had occasion to punish the older boy for … Continue reading

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