10-Rep Learning ~ Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


Innovation Reading List~Update

Here is an update to my previous post on worthy books addressing the subject of Innovation.These updates reflect the books choices of my fellow doctoral students.

All of these books have been added to my Innovation Book List on Amazon.

Amazon Innovation Book List



The Innovator’s DNA by Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, Clayton M. Christensen (my book choice, see this link for posts)

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries

Innovation Engine by Tina Seelig

ON Innovation by Terry Jones

Design, Make, Play: Next Generation of Science Innovators by Margaret Honey and David Kanter

The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out by Clay Christensen

Exceptional Creativity in Science and Technology: Individuals, Institutions, and Innovations by Andrew Robinson

Digital Storytelling: A creator’s guide to interactive entertainment by Carolyn Handler Miller

How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed by Ray Kurzweil

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All by David & Tom Kelley

Disrupting Class by Clayton Christensen

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn by Cathy N. Davidson

Reinventing Writing: The 9 Tools That Are Changing Writing, Teaching, and Learning Forever by Vicki Davis

The Power of Social Innovation: How Civic Entrepreneurs Ignite Community Networks for Good by Stephen Goldsmith, Gigi Georges

The Leader’s Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills: Unlocking the Creativity and Innovation in You and Your Team by Paul Sloane

The Maker Movement Manifesto by Mark Hatch

Change by Design by Tim Brown (our entire class read this one)


Pledge of Allegiance Anniversary

Teague flag

photo by Helen Teague

On October 12,1892  the Pledge of Allegiance was recited for by over 2 million students for the first time. The Pledge of Allegiance was written by a Baptist minister Francis Bellamy to mark the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ exploration to North America.

If you are on break from school tomorrow, Happy Columbus Day!



Weekend Ed. Quote~October 11

You do have a story inside you; it lies articulate and waiting to be written — behind your silence and your suffering. ~Anne Rice, birthday, October 4th

lamp of 3 styles in office

This lamp reflects three generations and three styles of design…what is the story behind this lamp and the people in whose lives it has lived?



More Ed. Quotes




SewLoved is a group of women across the country using social media as the makerspace for their community project. SewLoved crafts quilts as a surprise for children battling cancer. The quilts are delivered at a series of surprise events for children. These events are described at this link: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-portrait-project-courage-and-cancer-2581210876

The quilts reflect what children like. You will see quilts designed around basketball, minecraft, horses, and much more.

Through their closed group Facebook page, they discuss tools, patterns, designs, best fabrics. They use computers to create the designs, order fabric, and showcase their work. They share designs and ask each other for creative input, advice, etc…

Deb Reymundo, a friend of mine and a Pepperdine alum added me to the group when I told her about Linda’s class. The group gave permission for me to show you these photos which reflect their process.

All the awesome photos are collected in a blog post which is password protected to protect the surprise quotient of the project. I do not have any agency or talent to be a member of this group. I am just a note-taking observer. Please do not share these photos.

UPDATE 10-21-14: The members of SewLoved have graciously agreed to let me make this post public.



Design Journal 2: Arduino Project Suppliers and Vendors

Some Suppliers and Vendors:

Educator Discount of 20% on SparkFun: SparkFun’s educator discount applies on all orders equal to or greater than $50. Any educator at a K-12 school, higher education institute, library or museum is eligible. The account should be affiliated with the institute (billing/shipping).

SparkFun Coupons: http://www.retailmenot.com/view/sparkfun.com

10/14 Update: Blast from the past: Remember, HyperStudio? My Learning Partner went to the Invent to Learn conference and found out that it can work with the Arduino board, http://www.rogerwagner.com/hs/A_Great_Way_to_Start/Arduino_Projects.html


Weekend Ed. Quote~October 4

Keep Calm and Make MistakesMake your mistakes, take your chances, look silly, but keep on going. Don’t freeze up. ~Thomas Wolfe, birthday, October 3rd.

Thomas Wolfe grew up in Asheville, North Carolina. His first book, Look Homeward, Angel reflects his upbringing in Asheville.







Image Source: http://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i/keep-calm-and-make-mistakes-5.png


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