10-Rep Learning ~ Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


Weekend Ed. Quote~November 29

I am hopeful, not out of mere stubbornness, but out of an existential, concrete imperative. ~ Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of Hope






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Design Journal 13: Mutual Friends

They spoke very little of their mutual feeling; pretty phrases and warm expressions being probably unnecessary between such tried friends. ~Thomas Hardy

Coding and electronics in Arduino projects are mutual friends and co-dependent on each other.

Good code cannot run on faulty electronicsSuperb electronics don’t work with bad code.

There is a balance, an interdependence between code and electronics.

We have hit a snag, in these days before Thanksgiving.

The code and electronics are not working together.

They are not playing well together.

The sloganized phrase “Fail Fast” and “Fail Faster” has never been more poignant than today.


I wonder, if I had celebrated Ada Lovelace Day, would my experience be this difficult?


Weekend Ed. Quote~November 22

We build these bridges of insight through empathy, the effort to see the world through the eyes of others, understand the world through their experiences, and , and feel the world through their emotions. ~Tim Brown


Brown, T., & Kātz, B. (2009). Change by design: How design thinking transforms organizations and inspires innovation . New York: Harper Business, page 50.



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News Headlines Containing The Word Risk-2004-2014


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Design Journal 12: A Twilight Visit to Radio Shack

The Oldest Padawan on Tython ventured to Radio Shack (on this planet) last night at sunset.

Radio Shack at Twilight on Planet Earth

I was the only female in the place.

I had been working in the Maker Lab, disassembling my American Airlines-issued headphones when I discovered that the wires were too thin to solder. (Aside: I was so happy to have a “Too thin” issue ascribed to me!). I bought my 1/8 Stereo plug…and…then…looking around….I saw these super cute dancing LED Speakers (click on the picture):

Dancing Speakers
















And, right next door to Radio Shack was the cutest Beauty Supply store!! So I bought these super cute bows!

Lovin’ Radio Shack at Twilight!!!






Krathwohl’s Affective Domain

For Amelia


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Applying Krathwohl's Domain

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Reference Links:







https://giftedmmiller.wikispaces.com/ (excellent podcasts on gifted learners, creative learners and Bertie Kingore)

Anderson, L., & Krathwohl, D. (2000) A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. Pearson.







Using Library of Congress Primary Resources Webinar Today

Primary Sources Webinar November 18


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On My Christmas List: Solar-powered glowing bike path

This is on my Christmas list: A Solar-Powered Glow-in-the-dark Bike Path, except I would scale it smaller for my driveway or street. Originally from The Netherlands, the solar-powered bike path is coated with a sun-reflecting intelligent paint. Read more here: http://www.dezeen.com/2014/11/12/daan-roosegaarde-van-gogh-bicycle-path-glowing-patterns-nuenen-netherlands/

Video Link: http://youtu.be/wEe8firurCY


Pride and Prejudice Loses to Comet Landing

Wondering a bit today why Wednesday’s ESA’s Philae probe landing on a comet after 10 years traveling in space did not garner more attention. The probe hit a moving target after a decade of flight…and I did not hear one thing about it! Given that I have been rather cloistered away from the news, I asked several teacher friends, neighbors, and the girls in the office…and they were not aware of it either! It certainly was not the national frenzy of the rocket times of “October Sky” or the Space Race.

Using my favorite Google Trends algorithm, KimK beat the comet landing in newsworthiness and so did Dancing With the Stars, which aired two days earlier. I had to go back to an even more obscure reference, my favorite book “Pride and Prejudice” before the comet won. In the age of social media, I wonder why the news did not permeate more…



Weekend Ed. Quote~November 15

Greatest profits go to the first to adopt.

~Everett Rogers, Diffusion of Innovations*

Diffusion of Innovation Model

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*Chapter 7, page 252

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