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

The Day My Students Embarrassed Me (Constitutional Convention Lesson Attached)

They’re all going to laugh at you! The day my students embarrassed me is also the day I became a better educator (and friend, and […]

Making It Legit: Twidla

Prologue So, because I can’t sleep…I’m blogging. My middle kid…sigh…will be going to kindergarten tomorrow and I’m super happy about it even though it means […]

Student Created Tutorials

I was looking over some old lessons from my high school government class and came across some “stuff”.  I’ll be posting this “stuff” today and […]

Speed Dating As Professional Development (or classroom use)

The Impetus Instruction technology coaches who care about their audiences are always looking for ways to spice up the mostly boring “sit and get” sessions […]

I don’t want to be a teacher anymore.

Etymologically speaking, I’d rather be an educator :) Nourushing sounds a lot better than training. Dogs get trained…kids shouldn’t. Filed under: In The Classroom

My Move To “The Reeg”

After a wonderful 10 year relationship with the Northwest Independent School District, I have decided to move on and enter into a new and excited […]

Making It Pop! App Smashing Aurasma + Sphere

The Greatness of #CatBread After our TCEA presentation in Austin, back in February, we received a few requests for tutorials one how to make Aurasma […]

Letting Your Kids Fail Forward: A Surprising Exchange with a Student’s Mother

I received this somewhat shocking email a while back. A mother contacted me to let me know that, after I offered academic and social safety […]

Revisiting Federalist X

When I first came to the United States from Costa Rica in 1980 I was intimidated by everything I saw.  Especially here in Texas, everything […]

Stich.It Is Pretty Much Awesome Sauce!

This weekend #TxGoo met and, as I usually do when educators I admire get together, I stalked them like cray! Aimee Bartis tweeted out a […]

Another Training? -or- How I Learned to Love the Education Pendulum.

Models are interesting things. They both are and are not the thing they represent.  So, for example, a model of Jupiter points to but can […]

Going Paperless: Distributing Handouts to Students Digitally

Thrasymachus: Awesome write up! Thanks so much for putting this out there… Originally posted on Digitally Enhanced by Janetta Garton: A teacher recently asked me, […]

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