Richard Cole
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I am a high school teacher that creates a weekly news show with students that reports on the happenings at our school. I also teach multimedia classes as well as a class in stage craft.

Wordle Word Clouds...I forgot about these. Our district did a demo for a PD about 5 years ago and I used them for an Accounting class for vocabulary words. I may have to re-incorporate this back into my classes.

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Google Apps in Education

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 7:30pm 1 Comment

How could Google Apps help you to be more efficient as an educator?

Many normal activities that teachers perform everyday can be accomplished through the use of Google Apps in a much more efficient manner.  For example, to using Forms to collect data or give students a quiz saves quite a bit of time over the traditional manual paper methods.  All documents can be created using Docs and…


Free/Open Source Online Courses

Posted on February 23, 2014 at 7:59pm 3 Comments

I heard about top universities, like Yale and Harvard, offering their courses for free online to the public to take at their leisure a few years ago.  While I thought that was a cool thing to do and a great idea, I hadn’t had the chance to research this or try out one of these courses. 

I had initial feelings that these courses would be watered down versions of the original or that the actual offerings…


Virtual Reality and Simulations in Education Reflection

Posted on February 8, 2014 at 10:55pm 0 Comments

After completing research on virtual reality and simulation use in education, I stop to ponder the question “Do virtual worlds offer more advantages over more traditional learning environments?”  The answer is, sort of.

In many classroom situations, the use of virtual reality and simulations can easily be the best way to help your students to grasp the difficult concepts that they will encounter.  For example, many science experiments…


Social Networking & Digital Citizenship in Schools

Posted on February 1, 2014 at 11:15pm 2 Comments

While I am a pretty technologically savvy teacher and have used many tools with my students in class to help them learn, there still are so many great options to learn about.  This week I immersed myself into the arena of social networking and how to implement it effectively in the classroom.  I was pleasantly surprised to find so many great reasons to consider adding these options to my teaching arsenal.

What have I…


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You're going to have to make down to the Springs to take on The Incline in Manitou. It's a beast of a workout but one you will likely appreciate after you conquer it. 




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