Cryptography for the Classroom

Cryptography for the Classroom

Come have fun cracking codes with me at #ipdx19 and take home resources for your K-12 students. Cryptography, prior to the modern age, was effectively synonymous with encryption, the conversion of information from a readable state to apparent nonsense. It's the building blocks of our modern systems, too.
Storytelling for Innovation at High Desert ESD | Day Three

Storytelling for Innovation at High Desert ESD | Day Three

Photo credit: Mark Zuckerberg, by TechCrunch, a Creative Commons image on Flickr. We started a new innovation series in this new year. It's 18 Days to Storytelling for Innovation, a program on the Avanoo platform. (Thanks to Anna Higgins, our Director of Innovation,...

Storytelling for Innovation at High Desert ESD | Day Two

Storytelling for Innovation at High Desert ESD | Day Two

Photo credit: Woody on is new space on the DVD shelf by semihundido, a Creative Commons image on Flickr. We started a new innovation series in this new year. It's 18 Days to Storytelling for Innovation, a program on the Avanoo platform. (Thanks to Anna Higgins, our...

Storytelling for Innovation at High Desert ESD | Day One

Storytelling for Innovation at High Desert ESD | Day One

Photo credit: Forest Road in Oregon by Michael Matti, a Creative Commons licensed image on Flickr. We started a new innovation series in this new year. It's 18 Days to Storytelling for Innovation, a program on the Avanoo platform. (Thanks to Anna Higgins, our Director...

Low-Tech Social Network

Low-Tech Social Network

Photo credit: Forest Road in Oregon by Michael Matti, a Creative Commons licensed image on Flickr. We started a new innovation series in this new year. It's 18 Days to Storytelling for Innovation, a program on the Avanoo platform. (Thanks to Anna Higgins, our Director...

Internet as Conscience

Internet as Conscience

We are gearing up for another busy summer of professional development events in Oregon. I brainstorm our activities ahead of time and want to continue our focus on ones that increase our movement, collaboration, and human connection elements. We've been doing quite a...

On CIOs in K-12 Education

On CIOs in K-12 Education

Thanks, ºNit Soto, for licensing your CCFlickr photo (binoculars) for remix. Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking. —H.L. Mencken For this invention [writing] will produce forgetfulness in the minds of those who learn to use it, because...

RSS Feeds…. Still Using Them

RSS Feeds…. Still Using Them

Thanks to Marco Torres for the Flickr Creative Commons image above. Confession. I am a reluctant CIO. I catch myself swallowing the words Chief Information Officer during moments of introduction in a figurative hunching of the shoulders. I don't have issues with the...

Put a Bird on It — Oregon Ed Twitter List #ORedu

Put a Bird on It — Oregon Ed Twitter List #ORedu

Thanks to Stephan Geyer for the Flickr Creative Commons image above. @richards92 @rwentechaney give me your best and fav feeds (RSS)Happy Thanksgiving — iwolff (@iwolff) November 22, 2012 Better late than never, Don? (Happy Thanksgiving...and Christmas, too.) I still...

2012 Training Team — Oregon Virtual School District

2012 Training Team — Oregon Virtual School District

@actionhero and @mrmacnology at ITSC 2012 (now called IntegratED PDX) Corin and I were at the Oregon School Law Conference this week. We laughed our way through Charles Leitch's session on technology and social media in K-12. After years of yelling loudly about...

Chromebooks in Our Schools — One Year Later — The Coda

Chromebooks in Our Schools — One Year Later — The Coda

Group juggling with the ORVSD Training Team I have been part of the Oregon Virtual School District Training Team since 2009. The Oregon Virtual School District is a program of the Oregon Department of Education that provides online curriculum tools, hosting, and...

Chromebooks in Our Schools — One Year Later — Part Three

Chromebooks in Our Schools — One Year Later — Part Three

Mr. Cochran, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Felton, and Mr. Hisaw This is the final part of a series. Part one is here. Part two is there. Part three is here. 1) I've been taking a lot of photos and talking to a lot of our students, teachers, and interested parties this year. I...

Delightful Design and the New, New Delicious – #edcampPDX

Delightful Design and the New, New Delicious – #edcampPDX

Thanks to Stephan Geyer for the Flickr Creative Commons image above. @richards92 @rwentechaney give me your best and fav feeds (RSS)Happy Thanksgiving — iwolff (@iwolff) November 22, 2012 Better late than never, Don? (Happy Thanksgiving...and Christmas, too.) I still...

Chromebooks in Our Schools — One Year Later — Part Two

Chromebooks in Our Schools — One Year Later — Part Two

  Edcamps are pretty cool. They're a low-stress, high-energy day of sharing. My session this month was on design. I'm not a designer, but I know good design when I see it (or something like that). I like things to be pretty and usable. Robin Williams (not that...

Chromebooks in Our Schools – One Year Later (Part One)

Chromebooks in Our Schools – One Year Later (Part One)

CCMS student and teacher, Casey Callan, during rollout week This is part two of a series. Part one is here. Part three is there. The coda is here. (I'm a big fan of unboxing posts and videos, especially this one. But, I always want to know how things are a year or two...

(Self) Selection Bias and Big Data

(Self) Selection Bias and Big Data

CCMS teachers coming up to speed quickly on the Cr-48 pilot machines in early 2011 This is part one of a series. Part two is here. Part three is there. The coda is here. One year ago today, we had a special delivery and announcement at Crook County Middle School. The...

Consumerization in K-12 Education

Consumerization in K-12 Education

Photo credit: Forest Road in Oregon by Michael Matti, a Creative Commons licensed image on Flickr. We started a new innovation series in this new year. It's 18 Days to Storytelling for Innovation, a program on the Avanoo platform. (Thanks to Anna Higgins, our Director...

Happy Birthday, Twitter

Happy Birthday, Twitter

We are gearing up for another busy summer of professional development events in Oregon. I brainstorm our activities ahead of time and want to continue our focus on ones that increase our movement, collaboration, and human connection elements. We've been doing quite a...

Google Search at Astoria High School (Revolution in Libya)

Google Search at Astoria High School (Revolution in Libya)

Photo credit: Woody on is new space on the DVD shelf by semihundido, a Creative Commons image on Flickr. We started a new innovation series in this new year. It's 18 Days to Storytelling for Innovation, a program on the Avanoo platform. (Thanks to Anna Higgins, our...

The Pencil

The Pencil

This is an active writing workshop for the IntegratED 2019 conference in Portland, Oregon. #ipdx19
Data Informed, Not Data Driven

Data Informed, Not Data Driven

Group juggling with the ORVSD Training Team I have been part of the Oregon Virtual School District Training Team since 2009. The Oregon Virtual School District is a program of the Oregon Department of Education that provides online curriculum tools, hosting, and...

Scarcity

Scarcity

We are gearing up for another busy summer of professional development events in Oregon. I brainstorm our activities ahead of time and want to continue our focus on ones that increase our movement, collaboration, and human connection elements. We've been doing quite a...

Gone Google

Gone Google

Today is Twitter's fifth birthday. As part of the celebration, Jack, Ev, and crew asked users to post their favorite tweets with the #5yrs hashtag. I did. One of my own. And one of a longtime twitter friend. As I was scanning my timeline, I realized this medium is...

Information Implications

Information Implications

Sherwood Students at the Google Summit, October 2010 Oregon has Gone Google. We were the first state to provide a state-level agreement for Google Apps for Education. I'm part of the training team that travels the state, providing Google Apps training and support to...

Grateful Fundraising in a Small Town – Prineville, Oregon

Grateful Fundraising in a Small Town – Prineville, Oregon

Google Android Newsweek Cover I was in Sherwood, Oregon this week for our Google Summit. I pulled onto our lane and stopped by the mailbox after the long drive home. I was excited to see this Newsweek in the stack of mail. The best part of the cover article was this...

Project Management Workshop

Project Management Workshop

Sherwood Students at the Google Summit, October 2010 Oregon has Gone Google. We were the first state to provide a state-level agreement for Google Apps for Education. I'm part of the training team that travels the state, providing Google Apps training and support to...

Yarn and the Art of Copyright Maintenance

Yarn and the Art of Copyright Maintenance

Google Android Newsweek Cover I was in Sherwood, Oregon this week for our Google Summit. I pulled onto our lane and stopped by the mailbox after the long drive home. I was excited to see this Newsweek in the stack of mail. The best part of the cover article was this...

Tekhne – Artful Technology, Article 7 (Flickr)

Tekhne – Artful Technology, Article 7 (Flickr)

I gave a five-minute talk on copyright at the inaugural Ignite Bend. The gist of it was that our copyright laws need to evolve. Copyright was originally conceived of to provide protection for authors who were being taken advantage of by unscrupulous publishers...

Tekhne – Artful Technology, Article 6 (Right-Click)

Tekhne – Artful Technology, Article 6 (Right-Click)

1913 Baseball Photos from the Library of Congress Flickr Project The following is from a series of articles I wrote for the education section of the Central Oregonian. Lifelong Learning and Lifelong Sharing It’s the month of April and, at our house, that means it’s...

Chromebooks in Our Schools — One Year Later — Part Two

Tekhne – Artful Technology, Article 5 (Resources)

I gave a five-minute talk on copyright at the inaugural Ignite Bend. The gist of it was that our copyright laws need to evolve. Copyright was originally conceived of to provide protection for authors who were being taken advantage of by unscrupulous publishers...

Tekhne – Artful Technology, Article 4 (Reader Questions)

Tekhne – Artful Technology, Article 4 (Reader Questions)

1913 Baseball Photos from the Library of Congress Flickr Project The following is from a series of articles I wrote for the education section of the Central Oregonian. Lifelong Learning and Lifelong Sharing It’s the month of April and, at our house, that means it’s...

Tekhne – Artful Technology, Article 3 (Search)

Tekhne – Artful Technology, Article 3 (Search)

The following is from a series of articles I wrote for the education section of the Central Oregonian. Phishing and more… Happy New Year! Readers have emailed in the past months with various technology questions. Here are three good ones to share: 1. My daughter and I...

Tekhne – Artful Technology, Article 2 (RSS)

Tekhne – Artful Technology, Article 2 (RSS)

Android cookie on Google campus The following is from a series of articles I wrote for the education section of the Central Oregonian. 9,000,000,000 results match your search! So, let’s start with a quick recap of last month’s startling figure: the World Wide Web now...

Tekhne – Artful Technology, Article 1 (Intro)

Tekhne – Artful Technology, Article 1 (Intro)

The following is from a series of articles I wrote for the education section of the Central Oregonian. Phishing and more… Happy New Year! Readers have emailed in the past months with various technology questions. Here are three good ones to share: 1. My daughter and I...