10-Rep Learning ~ Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


Learning Something New Video

This is my LSN video on Juicing in partial requirements for EDLT 770b course at Pepperdine University. No fruits or vegetables were hurt in the making of this video. (Note: Video Link retired)

Semiotic Vocabulary
Centrifugal Juicers: Centrifugal juicers are the most common type of juicer that you will find in department stores. They are often upright and cylindrical in shape. They extract juice from fruits and vegetables by grating them into tiny pieces, then using a sieve to “spin” the juice out of the pulp at high speeds (in a similar manner in which a salad spinner extracts the water from washed greens).
Masticating Juicers: Masticating (aka “single gear”) juicers use a screw-type auger to grind, crush and “chew” fruits, vegetables and leafy greens. It distributes the juice and extracts the pulp into separate containers.
Triturating Juicers: Triturating (or twin gear) juicers are high-end juicers and are considered to be the best ones on the market. They work similarly to a masticating juicer but the motor runs slower, which preserves maximum nutrients and promotes efficient juicing. They also have two, interlocking “screws” that grind, crush and “chew” produce in order to extract the juice.
Wheatgrass Juicers: If you want to juice wheatgrass, then you should get a dedicated wheatgrass juicer. Centrifugal juicers are not appropriate for extracting the juice from grasses, and masticating juicers are not the best option either. Wheatgrass juicers are specifically designed to do this job.
Citrus Juicers: Citrus juicers are specialized to extract juice from citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes. Obviously, they are not suitable for making green juices. Citrus fruits can be juiced in centrifugal, masticating and triturating juicers so it is not necessary to get a separate citrus juice extractor if you are getting one of these other units.


Canole, D. (2011) Guide to Juicing Greens. Retrieved from http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-5595/Guide-to-Juicing-Greens-Infographic.html

Foley, M. (2012). Beyond the Glass: Ways to Use Leftover Juice Pulp http://www.fitsugar.com/What-Do-Leftover-Juice-Pulp-21518042

Garland, D. K. (2002). Learning style characteristics of the online student: A study of learning styles, learner engagement and gender. Ann Arbor, University of Missouri – Columbia. 3074403: 121-121 p.

Hmelo-Silver, C. E., Duncan, R. G., & Chinn, C. A. (2007). Scaffolding and achievement in problem-based and inquiry learning: A response to Kirschner, Sweller, and Clark (2006). Educational Psychologist, 42(2), 99-107.

Juicing in the Kitchen: http://www.squidoo.com/juicing-in-the-kitchen

Kolb, A. and Kolb, D. A. K. (2010). “Learning to play, playing to learn: A case study of a ludic learning space.” Journal of Organizational Change Management 23(1): 26-50.

Kirschner, P. A., Sweller, J., & Clark, R. E. (2006). Why minimal guidance during instruction does not work: An analysis of the failure of constructivist, discovery, problem-based, experiential, and inquiry-based teaching. Educational psychologist, 41(2), 75-86.

LA Healthy Living Blog: http://www.lahealthyliving.com/1/post/2014/06/golden-turmeric-smoothie-pain-inflammation.html

My Whole Juice: http://mywholefoodlife.com/

Nutribullet Blog: http://nutribulletblog.com/

Vygotsky, L. (1978). Mind in society: The development of higher psychological processes.  (M.Cole, V. John-Steiner, S. Scribner & E. Souberman, Trans.). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Wenger, E. (1998). Communities of practice : learning, meaning, and identity. Cambridge, U.K.; New York, N.Y., Cambridge University Press

Zull, J. (2002). The Art of the Changing Brain. Stylus Publishing. Retrieved from: http://jimmytorresecuador.pbworks.com/w/file/fetch/64302662/The%20Art%20of%20Changing%20the%20Brain.pdf

Music by Chris Zabriskie – http://freemusicarchive.org/music/chris_zabriskie/


ISTE– Very Interesting commentary

BlendedTeam @itibrout is writing some very interesting and engaging blog posts for ISTE:

Check out her view of Sunday: http://medinablended.edublogs.org/2014/06/29/days-1-and-2-at-iste-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/

And—UPDATE–just added—her view of the Keynote Speaker. http://medinablended.edublogs.org/2014/06/30/iste-yesterday-was-the-good-today-is-the-bad-and-still-some-good/

For what it’s worth all the way in Texas, I agree–shoulda been LaVar Burton. And, this post made it all the way to Edublog’s Reader recap so… wow!

FWIW, I agree w/ @itibrout –shouldabeen LaVarBurton http://t.co/omtaKcjR4N What'ya think? @Ashly2499 @GriffyHolt @maureensullivan

— Helen Teague (@TweetTeague) June 30, 2014


Weekend Ed. Quote~June 28

“The most successful people are obsessed with solving an important problem, something that matters to them. They remind me of a dog chasing a tennis ball. To increase your chances of happiness and success, you must ‘find your tennis ball–the thing that pulls you.’” ~Drew Houston, Dropbox founder in this post, “Find Your Passion With These 8 Thought-Provoking Questions” found on ScoopIt




More Weekend Ed. Quotes


Update on Barnes and Noble’s Nook

Update from MediaBistro:

Barnes & Noble to Spin Off Nook Unit as Sales Continue to Fall (NYT / DealBook)
When it introduced the Nook e-reader in the fall of 2009, Barnes & Noble celebrated it as its answer to Amazon.com and its popular Kindle device. More than four years later, the struggling retailer plans to shed the business once considered its best hope of surviving the digital age. WSJ The split, expected to occur by March, will make Nook Media a separate public company housing both Barnes & Noble’s Nook eBook and e-reader business as well as its college stores. Among Nook Media’s big shareholders will be Microsoft and Pearson, both of which have invested in the Nook Media division but don’t have a stake in the broader company. Mashable The announcement came as part of the company’s fourth quarter and year-end earnings results. Barnes & Noble reported that Nook revenues for the quarter declined by 22 percent compared to a year earlier and Nook revenues for the 2014 fiscal year were down 35 percent. GigaOM Barnes & Noble shares were up around 9 percent Wednesday morning. Barnes & Noble has wanted to offload Nook Media for awhile but couldn’t find a buyer. It first floated the idea of splitting Nook off as a completely separate company in 2012.


Happy Birthday Typewriter June 23

This is what 146 years old looks like!

red typewriterOn June 23 1868, the first typewriter was patented by Christopher Latham Sholes. It only had capital letters and it took up as much room as a large table. Typewriters were slow sellers at first, but Mark Twain bought one almost as soon as they came out, and in 1883 Twain sent the manuscript of his book Life on the Mississippi (1883) to his publisher in typed form, the first author ever to do so.

Source: The Writer’s Almanac

Typewriter Picture Source


Weekend Ed. Quote~June 21

Whether you call it Genius Hour, 20% Time, or make your own brand like I did, you owe it to your students to let them explore their passions and learn about themselves. Show them that learning is life-long, self-directed, and rarely successful on the first attempt.Chris Aviles




More Weekend Ed. Quotes


Endnote weekend maintenance message

add this to your calendar

Endnote is where I live. If you are a perennial Endnote resident and might have missed this, here is their outage message:


Just an FYI for Endnote-ers: EndNote® online (& ResearcherID) will be undergoing an infrastructure upgrade on Saturday, 21 June. The application will be unavailable for a period of approximately 15 hours starting at 9pm EDT (GMT-4:00), ending at 12pm EDT. This outage will affect the EndNote online application, sync services, and interactions between Web of Science, ResearcherID and EndNote online.

We apologize for any inconvenience. We will continue to update you on our  progress on our status Twitter @EndNoteStatus.                                              

Maintenance Hours:

  • New York: 9pm, Saturday, 21 June (GMT-4:00)
  • London: 2am, Sunday, 22 June (GMT+1:00)
  • Sydney:11am, Sunday, 22 June (GMT+10:00)
  • Singapore: 9am, Sunday, 22 June (GMT+8:00)


Summer To Do List~Tech Free Video Nights

Lots of tech talk on this blog. And, with my recent foray into MMORPG gaming for my Game Design class, lots of perspectives on that experience.

But for summer, perhaps a tech-less balance is welcome too.

Carl Kerby, Jr., Drew Thorwall, and Bob Hoose discuss finding a healthy balance for how much time you and your kids play video games. Here is a link to the discussion and the possibilities for Tech Free Nights.

What to do instead:

Boardgames!—remember these? Grab them and dust off the box tops.


Books! Remember these? Employ SSR at home. SSR stands for Sustained Silent Reading. It is a regular practice in classrooms and so your kids will already understand it. But you must also SSR with them for maximum effect. Lots of great options for everyone at the library.  And for grown-ups, Plugged-In Parenting: How to Raise Media-Savvy Kids with Love, Not War

books in rows

Go Outside and move!

Walk. Toss. Dance. Jog. Throw. Catch. Row. Surf. Bike.






GLS Reflection Game-And a Gaming Option for your class!

A fun, little game summary of the GLS conference which occurred last week (June 9-13) in Madison, Wisconsin. Click the picture to play and review!

Fling the Teacher

You can add a little game-based experience to your classroom or boardroom too!

You can create your own “Fling The Teacher” game (or choose from other games) by clicking over to the Content Generator website. In the classroom, invite students, working alone or in teams to compose questions and answers from a unit, lesson, or activity. These can be submitted to you in hardcopy format, or added to a Google document. The questions and answers can be copied and pasted right into the game form blanks. A few clicks and a couple saves  later and the Flash generator does its magic!

Use for review, biographies, historical events, experiment recap, scientific method, math computations and computational review, punctuation marks, state and world capitols–so many possibilities!


Edgar Dale Cone of Learning

Here is a picture of Edgar Dale’s Cone of Learning without those pesky, suspect percentages.

Edgar Dale's Cone of Learning


Source: http://www.educ.ualberta.ca/staff/olenka.Bilash/best%20of%20bilash/Images/dalescone2.gif


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