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Author Archives: Tony Hursh
Running two blogs was an interesting experiment, but this one just isn’t getting enough love. I’ll be posting everything over here from now on.
This is going to be a weekly event. The first one is this Thursday at 8:00 PM. Note that you’ll need to circle this group (and be circled by it in turn) in order to participate. All are welcome. We’ll … Continue reading
The first unit in my Virtual Education series is now live at Amazon. These units are short, hands-on lessons on education technology aimed at working educators. The series as a whole will be handled MOOC-style. The texts have links to … Continue reading
I’ve started another blog for ebook stuff. General ed tech hackery and random thoughts will continue to appear here.
Google Web Fonts is a very large collection of freely-distributable fonts (some great, some not so great :-)). They provide a variety of methods for using these in your web pages, which are all fine if you need just a … Continue reading
This snippet illustrates how to generate and parse CSS dynamically.
You can now build your own installable web apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android at: https://mobimorphic.com/ (update: the web apps will also work in the Kindle Fire browser, but as yet I haven’t found a way to install them to the home … Continue reading
In this post, Mark Guzdial brings up an issue that’s generated a fair amount of interest in recent years. The old-school personal computers — Apple II, Atari, Commodore — all came with a free, and built-in, BASIC interpreter. BASIC even … Continue reading
It’s always been mystifying to me why some equate a constructivist/constructionist/project-based/inquiry-based approach to education with “teacher doesn’t have to do any work” (actually, I’m pretty sure why some people are fond of that idea, but we won’t go there). Some … Continue reading