Thrasymachus

This blog focuses on an overlaying of humor, philosophy, technology, and education. There are sections dedicated to each of the above categories. However, you will find elements of each category in each blog post. It's an admittedly different, high level, and fresh look at education and educating.

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Posts by Thrasymachus

Screen-casting from iPad or iPhone

My 3rd grade son, Charlie, found a way to screen-cast on iOS devices.  This is what he showed me.  Follow instructions at your own risk.  […]

Humor In The Classroom: amygdala > hippocampus

I was blessed with a demeanor that helped me quickly create fairly strong bonds with my high school seniors.  Despite my dry sense of humor, […]

Clearly + Google Docs = Subtle Awesomeness

Google continues to amaze me.  Their stuff isn’t usually flashy, but it IS always useful. Dallas Google Leadership Symposium I was shown a cool new […]

Disconnecting Student’s Work From Their Dreams

Those who share power, weaken themselves, but those who share wisdom strengthen each other – Niccolo Machiavelli I came across a great article this morning […]

Making it legit: Videonot.es

Videonot.es is an under utilized online resource that saves projects automatically to your Google Drive.  Connnect your Drive account and simply import a Youtube video.  […]

Traffic blog number two: Presidents of the United States of America

We constantly see polls concerning the popularity of presidents…Who was the greatest president? Who is the smartest president?  Who was the most popular?…so on and […]

Vblog – Emotional Intelligence

I talk to myself…a lot…in my car. I hope you do too or at least will tell me that you do. So, in the spirit […]

Gamification: Scattergories For Math & Other Disciplines

MATH Give kids a number & task them with coming up with as many different equations or ways to get to that number. Then, in […]

Google Forms Update

Google doesn’t really care that they’re completely undermining Microsoft Suite by giving away cool resources like Word or Power Point “wanna-be’s”. Yes, I just used […]

Separation of Powers Activity Using The Cranium Board Game

I’m pretty sure that, like many of you, I was gamifying stuff before it was a “thing”.  If I got bored teaching the same thing […]

I heart my #PLN -OR- If Twitter were a woman I would court her.

I consider myself a connected educator. However, I’m still blown away by what that means in today’s world. Earlier today, in Texas I GHO’ed with […]

Leveraging Uncertainty

Change is going to happen. The slow but certain current of change always has had momentum…tremendous momentum. But it is dumb and unrefined momentum…like an […]

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