Category Archives: education

Granddad Reflects on His Days as an Educator

My grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, started his career as a schoolteacher in the days of the one-room schoolhouse in rural East Texas at the start of the 20th Century. He retired from teaching after nearly 20 years and started a second … Continue reading

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

A shout-out to all the classroom teachers out there this Teacher Appreciation Week! Hearty thanks to each & every one of you for all that you do to help students of all ages learn what they want and need to … Continue reading

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Day 3 Doodles —Wrapping Up SXSW Edu 2021

Day 3 came & went and SXSW Edu 2021 is done. If we were in Austin, we would have seen the 2 tell-tales sign of SXSW shifting gears to welcome the SXSW Interactive & Film Festivals, which start up the … Continue reading

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Doodling Day 2, SXSW Edu Online 2021

Following my personal Day 2 tradition, I started later and went to fewer sessions. Amazing how quickly conference fatigue can start to slow me down. These doodle notes from yesterday likewise show a little fatigue towards the end of the … Continue reading

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Granddad Reflects on His Years as a Teacher, 1900-1917

My grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, left memoirs of his life, starting with growing up in rural East Texas. Here I have gathered some fragmentary pieces from the text where he shared some thoughts about his time as a teacher and an … Continue reading

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“And the Winner is…” — 2019 APEX Awards

I am a finalist for the Talent Champion of the Year APEX Award from the Colorado Technology Association. As such, I will be attending their awards ceremony in Denver this evening. The Colorado Technology Association (CTA), now celebrating its 25th … Continue reading

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Farewell to an Old Friend, Debby Kalk

Debby Kalk died a week ago last Sunday. I found out late one night last week, just before going to bed. It hit me quite hard. I suppose part of my delay in writing this is lingering sense of denial … Continue reading

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PanelPicker Evaluations Progress Report: 40 down, 30 to go

30 more presentation proposal evaluations to complete for the SXSW Edu Advisory Board, that is. In my role as a member of the SXSW Edu Advisory Board, I review and evaluate proposals for next year’s conference’s presentations. I’ve got 70 … Continue reading

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SXSW Edu 2020 PanelPicker™ Now Open

Send a boy to summer camp — okay, not summer camp, send me to next spring’s SXSW Edu 2020 as a speaker. Every year, hundreds of educators, ed tech innovators and entrepreneurs, students, and others interested in education submit proposals … Continue reading

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Everyday Superpowers

‘Soft skills’? I think they’re HARD skills.” “They’re hard to learn.” “They’re hard because they’re probably the most important skills.” Both moderator Tacy Trowbridge, and panelist Michael Hernandez, were talking about Cultivating Creativity: Tomorrow’s Top Skill at SXSWedu recently. And … Continue reading

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