Author Archives: Sigurd

About Sigurd

Moved to rural Vermont in 1998, recently semi-retired. Intellect-oriented person (I spend a lot of time in my mind, have worked to broaden, regularly, the boundaries of what I pay attention to). One of my current interests is Goethe's approach to understanding the structures of the world (Science) and how it is different from Newton's approach. Goethe tried to stay open to what more the world might tell him of its nature, whereas Newton conceived frameworks that them became a window through which nature is viewed and understood.

No-Registration Web Tools

Nathan Hall has an interesting site that includes an extensive list of web tools that do not require registration to use. Each of the following headings includes at least one tool: QR Codes; Survey and Polls; Online Whiteboards/Corkboards; PDF Tools; … Continue reading

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Education Blogs, Sites

Here’s are a couple of sites/blogs/posts dealing with education and technology. Digital Texts & Tools Online Repository – This site is a collection of materials helpful in teaching literacy, education, research, and associated courses. Sharin’ in the EdTech Groove! (A … Continue reading

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Google+ and Hangouts

Google+ is a social sharing tool, somewhat like Facebook. One of the differences is that you can group the connections you make into Circles and then share items only with certain circles. You can also separately view information posted by … Continue reading

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Free from Microsoft

Microsoft offers 23 free teaching tools that you may find interesting. They include a photo stitching application, a tool to let multiple students interact via mouse with your PowerPoint presentation, a scaled-down version of Microsoft’s BASIC programming language and a … Continue reading

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Multiage Classrooms

I used to work at a school with several multi-age classrooms. I gathered the following links for the teachers there. This information used to be a page all its own. One of the better sites (though the page layout is … Continue reading

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Humble Excellence

Cool Cat Teacher Blog has post titled “Take time to share and listen to classroom stories“ that asks us to be humble and open to discovering another pocket of excellence, drop any bluster that may accompany “my way works, let … Continue reading

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Tip for De-Formatting text from web or …

Notepad (Windows: All Programs, Accessories) or any other program that uses ONLY bare text (see: ASCII) can be used to strip formatting from text copied from web sites, email, or any number of other sources. Select the text you want and … Continue reading

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