Archive | February, 2014

“Open Is as Open Does”

I used quotes in the title of the post because that was the title of the presentation Jim Groom and Martha Burtis from the University of Mary Washington did here at VCU last week as part of our openVCU series. There is a recording of the session, but the audio is not great; Jim also […]


Throwback Thursday: Nix, the Snowman Astronaut

While interning at Madison+Main, I was working on a project for a local daycare, who had requested some bus wraps for their vans. They wanted something that was extremely wacky and zany. Something that could only come from the mind of a child. I valiantly took the challenge and had the idea to create a […]

No Connectivity

Candle (Photo credit: Wikipedia) No network connectivity! NO NETWORK CONNECTIVITY? I’m suddenly thrown back into the 19th century. I’ll just relax and listen to some music, while I work on some off-line projects; but, NO Pandora! SILENCE! Don’t get me wrong, I love being high-tech by day and Amish by night; but I want to […]

Collaboration IS the Key

The conversation in our faculty seminar yesterday and the online discussion in our Preparing to Teach Online program both focused on student collaboration and distributed learning networks as essential. When students tell us they prefer to learn on their own … Continue reading →

Experience PCK While Skating Away From a Bear

I experienced a random act of Pedagogical Content Knowledge this afternoon so I rushed home to blog about it.Photo: Sherlock 77 – FlickrMy kids have recently gotten into ice skating, which is convenient given that there’s a rink less than a mile from m…


From The Oxford English Dictionary: 1. a. The act or practice of being hospitable; the reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers, with liberality and goodwill. A quick dive into the etymology of “hospitality” reveals that it grows from … Continue reading →

Seize Your Limitations

Need a pick-me-up for the day? Watch this video. "Limitations may be the most unlikely of places to harness creativity, but perhaps one of the best ways to get out of ruts, rethink categories and challenge accepted norms." – Phil Hansen, artist

Help us pick a new logo!

Having too many creative minds around is a good problem to have. When it comes to designing and settling on a new logo, it can cause some drag. So, we thought we’d let you all help us out. The Google Form below asks you to rate three possibilities. A couple of notes to guide your […]