Website Spring Cleaning

Lego stormtrooper cleaning a camera lens with a que tip.
Yesterday I changed from my original WordPress theme, Twenty Fifteen, to Cover. So far I’m liking the minimal design of Cover and how the blog roll page presents post excerpts rather than the full text of each blog post. In addition to this visual overhaul, I’m sifting through my old blog post drafts and deleting […]

I am Jealous of My Sister’s Technology Footprint

Over the last year, I have become increasingly interested in low-cost technologies. I have explored the potential of $50 smartphones and am currently researching sub-$200 computers. The capabilities of these devices amaze me. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on phones or laptops anymore. In fact, you can get similar functionality from thousand dollar technologies … Continue reading I am Jealous of My Sister’s Technology Footprint

Chromebook: Manual for Mac User – 2016

I’ve been exploring the current state of Chromebooks this past week and I wanted to document all of the analogous softwares and workflows I use to be productive on a Chromebook if you are coming from a Mac. From word processing to photo editing, here is my list of recommended software alternatives if you are switching … Continue reading Chromebook: Manual for Mac User – 2016

A Learning Management System with a Future?

I recently attended a demonstration of Canvas and wanted to give some of my thoughts on this educational tool. Already, Canvas possesses the baseline features of a Learning Management System (LMS) such as content distribution, grade management, discussion forums, etc., but beyond these fundamental ingredients, there are several parts of Canvas that I found interesting … Continue reading A Learning Management System with a Future?

How to Blog, Develop Curriculum, Microblog, & Discuss in 50 Minutes

Last Friday I had the pleasure to present at OU’s 5th annual Academic Technology Expo with John Stewart. Since our “presentation” was more of a hands-on workshop, titled Mobile Blogging, Scholarship, and Cultivating Student Success, we had participants blog, develop curriculum, microblog and discuss applications of mobile blogging in their classrooms. It was phenomenal, and here’s how we accomplished everything in 50 minutes: Minutes 0-10 … Continue reading How to Blog, Develop Curriculum, Microblog, & Discuss in 50 Minutes

What’s In Store for Spring 2016?

I am really looking forward to the trainings and presentations for the upcoming semester. In particular, I am excited about hosting GOBLIN for the first time (more details below). In addition to GOBLIN, here’s a list of trainings I am offering this semester through CTE (descriptions, schedules, and sign-up links provided where available): Mobile Blogging & Scholarship … Continue reading What’s In Store for Spring 2016?

Trainings, Projects, & Gaming – Fall 2015 Updates & Reflections

Hello internet, it has been a while. I have wanted to do more blogging recently. Yet, I keep running into the issue of starting a post with an awesome idea, but keeping the post in draft form indefinitely because it is not high enough quality or I feel there are pieces missing. I need to interrupt this pattern. … Continue reading Trainings, Projects, & Gaming – Fall 2015 Updates & Reflections

Teaching Digital Scholarship with WordPress on Mobile Devices

Yesterday concluded the first section of my Mobile Blogging & Scholarship Training. This is a professional development workshop series for instructors at the University of Oklahoma, which I created in my role as Educational Technologist at the Center for Teaching Excellence.  The Course Over the course of nine hours, six sessions, and two weeks, professors … Continue reading Teaching Digital Scholarship with WordPress on Mobile Devices

Teaching Digital Scholarship with WordPress on Mobile Devices

Yesterday concluded the first section of my Mobile Blogging & Scholarship Training. This is a professional development workshop series for instructors at the University of Oklahoma, which I created in my role as Educational Technologist at the Center for Teaching Excellence.  The Course Over the course of nine hours, six sessions, and two weeks, professors … Continue reading Teaching Digital Scholarship with WordPress on Mobile Devices

Not Another Reason to Update Your Operating System!

It is easier to learn incremental changes in an Operating System (OS) than wait 12 years and be overwhelmed by drastic differences. Let me put some context to this thought: Last weekend I was talking with an extended family member, who was describing his update from Windows XP to Windows 8.1 and being disappointed with … Continue reading Not Another Reason to Update Your Operating System!