Tue 22 April 2014

Teach like a hacker - Atari version from #neotech2014

I forgot to upload my presentation from the Neotech 2014 conference!

Wed 12 March 2014

Teach Like a Hacker presentation at #l21conf

Here is my presentation from the Learn 21 Conference today!

Fri 28 February 2014

Beaver Local waiver day #bltlap

On Wednesday I had the distinct pleasure of attending Beaver Local's professional development waiver day. It was a twofer for me, I not only got a chance to see how they ran their waiver day PD, but I also had the chance to present and converse with the staff in …

Fri 31 January 2014

Teach Like a Hacker presentation at #oetc14

I'm finally getting a chance to post my presentation and supplemental materials from the OETC14 conference!

Presentation Link

"Ryan is a hottie" .mp3

"Ryan is a hottie" .m4r

Backchannel log

And you know, for all the flack I get about trying to promote IRC, the back channel log is the …

Fri 01 November 2013

Learn HTML with Mozilla Thimble

Although learning html has fallen out of fashion in recent years, I believe it is a skill that is important to know. Even if you'll never be a professional web developer, there are times when knowing a little html is beneficial. Today I stumbled across Mozilla Thimble.

It allows you …

Tue 22 October 2013

#OhioITSCO Leadership Symposium - Teach Like a Hacker

Why hack?

Teach like a hacker is the epitome of "work smarter, not harder". Figure out clever solutions to tough problems.


Thu 17 October 2013

#tlah Managing your class list in a spreadsheet, part 2

When we last visited our spread sheet, we used formulas to cut apart a list of names in our class that resulted in the following spreadsheet:

Our great class

Today, we will learn some more programming techniques in our quest to create another column in our spreadsheet which would have the students full …

Sun 29 September 2013

Command line tool for Twitter

sferik/t · GitHub

A command-line power tool for Twitter.

The CLI takes syntactic cues from the Twitter SMS commands, however it offers vastly more commands and capabilities than are available via SMS.

I have been using TTYtter: an interactive console text-based command-line Twitter client and Perl platform (whew!) but t …

Sun 22 September 2013

#tlah Pancake hacking

Last night we stayed at a Holiday Inn Express which offers a continental breakfast. My 9 year old daughter was fascinated with the automatic pancake maker.

Pancake Maker

Simple as can be, press OK and less than a minute later a pancake pops out. I was curious. What if I wanted more …

Wed 18 September 2013

#tlah Getting started with virtualization using VirtualBox

Do you want to check out Linux on your current machine safely, leaving your current set up untouched? Virtualization allows you to do this using VirtualBox. We are investigating this method to integrate BYOD with our 1 to 1 program. Wikihow has a nice write up on how to install …

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