Beardy Face

I was a “computer art” teacher for a couple of years, back in the day, back in district 26.

I used some of these lessons.



Poem, by DDD

Dear darling daughter Isabelle wrote this poem (whether for a class or no, I don’t know). What grade do you think she is in?

Smart Board Refresher

A Cool Glass of Smart Board Refresher

A Tall Glass of Smart Board Refresher

Many teachers have interactive white boards in their classrooms. I gave a workshop in May 2017 called Smart Board Referesher. We covered how to add pdf files so you can use “digital ink” on them; how to use infiinte cloner for spelling games; how to make words appear and disappear using animation properties; and how to add different kinds of sounds, including activity timers and invisible sounds.

Download a copy of the agenda if you want.

As a treat, I gave away a folder of fun, end-of-year Notebook files. Download that here.


Protect the Queen

On my way to a Middle School After School (MSAS) publishing party last week I saw a van being swarmed by bees. Someone said the queen bee was inside. Wonder what happened to the driver?

Spooky Stuy Stairway

In a room inside the old Stuyvesant high school, there is a back storage closet. In the back of this closet, there is an old, forgotten staircase leading upwards to a spooky loft. Very disturbing.

Pure Imagination

I was working in a school yesterday and came by this classroom. I felt like those kids entering the chocolate room in Willie Wonka’s factory.

Sketch on Smart

I was at 721K and a teacher demonstrated how to sketch on her new flat-panel Smart Board. She is herself a brilliant artist and watching her was hypnotic.

Sketch on Smart

Maker Space at 811Q

Teacher Mark T in his machine workshop at 811Q

Enormous Elevator

I have seen smaller studios.



Classroom Panorama



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