Category Archives: Interests

  • EdTECH in 2017

    Posted on February 28, 2017 by Jason in ESU 10, Interests, Thoughts.

    So here we are! 2016 is past – with all of its ups and downs. From El Chapo getting arrested to a new president that will undoubtedly shake up politics as usual. From a 1.5 billion dollar Powerball to the deaths of many many media figures, police officers, and civilians alike. We saw the effects […]

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  • Kids Should Code!

    Posted on June 27, 2016 by Jason in ESU 10, Interests, Thoughts.

    Our students have the opportunity to change the world, and there are many many ways they’ll be able to do that. From building skyscrapers to figuring out our pollution problems. From curing cancer to developing the next social media platform. We don’t even know what jobs will be available for our students when they graduate. […]

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  • Nebraska ELA Draft Standards – Word/Phrase Frequency

    Posted on June 6, 2014 by Jason in ESU 10, Interests.

      As ESU 10 and consortium schools embark on a new endeavor of working with the new English Language Arts standards, I thought it would be interesting to see what they would look like from a different perspective. What are the most frequently used words or phrases in this new draft document? Let’s see! From […]

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  • Evernote: My Second Brain

    Posted on February 6, 2014 by Jason in Interests, NETA, Presentations, Thoughts.

      I love productivity apps and software to help me get things done. Whether that be at home or at the office, I’ll try just about any new utility that claims to help one be more productive. But I have never found one with as much flexibility and that works like this. Welcome to my second […]

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  • Blue Zones Tips

    Posted on March 16, 2012 by Jason in Interests.

    I have always loved what Dan Buettner has had to say ever since the opportunity I had to see him speak at NETA in 2006. At the time, I wasn’t sure how his message fit of longevity and healthy lifestyles fit into a conversation of education and technology… until I realized: it’s really all about living […]

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  • Make Your Day Great!

    Posted on February 14, 2012 by Jason in Interests.

    Inspiration from Kelly Croy, Chalk Artist Make your day great by: Surrounding yourself with positive people. Smiling. Having an attitude of gratitude. Looking for and expecting the best in others. Just looking in the newspaper if you think YOU have it bad. Not just having a great day, but MAKING it a great day. Planing […]

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  • Be the King…

    Posted on January 17, 2012 by Jason in Interests.

    In a fun series of article I ran across on “The Art of Manliness”, I found some very good advice. The article, The Four Archetypes of the Mature Masculine: The King, describes the great attributes of being a king. Near the end, a list of how to bless the lives of others seems quite helpful: Create […]

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  • Mo Bro Health

    Posted on November 27, 2011 by Jason in Family, Interests.

    More Movember Tips Spread the word!  I am wrapping up my last week as a Mo Bro. Come evening of November 30th, the razor comes out and all facial hair is back to normal. As I round out my last week, I would like to share the sentiments of the Mo Bro community in looking […]

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  • Hair Growth Update 1

    Posted on November 4, 2011 by Jason in Family, Interests.

    Here is 3 days of growth – It’s a slow go on this face!  I’m a Mo Bro – Come check it out….

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  • Mo Bro Check up

    Posted on November 3, 2011 by Jason in Family, Interests.

    Movember Tip #1 Get an annual check up and know your family history!    From Movember.com: Find a doctor and make an appointment for a health check up. Getting annual physicals significantly increases your chances for early detection of illness and disease. Also, knowing your family history can help you reduce your risk developing many […]

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  • Mo Bro

    Posted on November 1, 2011 by Jason in Family, Interests.

    It’s Movember! For thirty days, I will be a walking billboard to help change the face of men’s health. As such, I will be growing facial hair on my upper lip to raise awareness for prostate cancer and other male related cancer and health initiatives. It’s a small act to support a great cause. I […]

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  • Simple Truths

    Posted on October 15, 2011 by Jason in Interests.

    I have thought about this for a long time. There are some simple truths that hold true no matter what political agendas we hear, what commercials we see  or how much time we have.  Achieve Financial Health – Don’t spend more than you make. Achieve Physical Health –  Take responsibility for what you put in your mouth and […]

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  • Baby Care Drive

    Posted on September 22, 2011 by Jason in Interests.

    Baby Care Drive Join the Community Care Case Manager Group on: October 8th, 10 am – 5 pmat theKearney Area Children’s Museum   Free Admission for every item donated on Oct. 8th! If you know of a family in need of baby toiletries,(Baby Shampoo, Baby Lotion, Baby Detergent, Etc.) Please refer them to:The Salvation Army […]

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  • Jobs

    Posted on August 25, 2011 by Jason in Interests.

    Steve Jobs has left an indelible mark on me. His legacy for me is in his unrelenting eye for design and simplicity – aesthetic, functional and otherwise. Mr. Jobs,      “Here’s to the crazy ones…” Sincerely,Jason 

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  • First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable Completed

    Posted on August 5, 2011 by Jason in Interests.

    From the History Channel at history.com: Aug 5, 1858:First transatlantic telegraph cable completed After several unsuccessful attempts, the first telegraph line across the Atlantic Ocean is completed, a feat accomplished largely through the efforts of American merchant Cyrus West Field. Click for the whole article. Ponder this for a minute. We now have wired (and […]

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  • My iPad Apps

    Posted on May 24, 2011 by Jason in ESU 10, Interests.

    Here is a list of the iPad Apps I use regularly. Starred are my favorites. Built-in: Safari* iBooks* Camera Mail* Calendar* Videos Apple Paid: iMovie* Garageband* Pages* Keynote* Free: Kindle* Safari To Go Pandora* Calculator Pro Adobe Ideas PS Express Chess.com Dropbox Evernote* Diigo Free News Apps: NPR ABC News CBSNews TWC MAX+ CNN Paid: Nightstand […]

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  • Apple iLife – Teaching and Learning Outside the Box

    Posted on December 1, 2010 by Jason in Interests.

    Inspire creativity. Open possibilities. Expand opportunities of expression. iLife is that special suite of software applications that lets you express yourself differently. It¹s the software suite that lets you build what¹s in your mind. It let¹s you do amazing projects with music, video, images and more. Spanning the multiple intelligences, you will find something that […]

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  • Top Tech Tools for Teachers

    Posted on September 7, 2010 by Jason in ESU 10, Interests.

    This is a list I compiled for my wife and her new job as a learning coach. I also ran across this “Web 2.0 Resources for Teachers” that is quite useful. Web Presence: Blog, Google Site, Ning, Wiki Blogs: Google Blogspot, WordPress, Edublogs Productivity: GMail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, iGoogle Social Bookmarks: Diigo, Delicious Social Books: Google Books, GoodReads, LibraryThing Social Networking: Facebook, Twitter, Ning, Webkins Collaboration: Google Docs, Wiki File Storage/Backup: Google Docs, Dropbox Chat: Skype, Google Talk Media […]

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  • Kearney Tackles Cancer

    Posted on September 7, 2010 by Jason in Interests.

    Help support cancer patients in the Kearney area by purchasing a “Kearney Tackles Cancer” t-shirt. KearneyNow.com

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  • Are You Crazy?

    Posted on July 9, 2010 by Jason in Interests, Thoughts.

    “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ~Apple Think Different Campaign   Think Different – Wikipedia Entry Can you change the world? ~jme

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  • New URL Shortner

    Posted on June 14, 2010 by Jason in ESU 10, Interests, Presentations.

    I am trying out a new URL shortner from YOURLS.org. It was easy to set up and configure. I like the idea of using it for workshop material, mobile phone links I use a lot, and more. For example, I am working on a presentation for Animation-ish tomorrow and so created the link http://JasonE.me/animation. Or […]

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  • Search Stories

    Posted on April 14, 2010 by Jason in Interests.

    “Every search is a quest. Every quest is a story.” ~YouTube Seachstories Channel Check out Seachstories on YouTube. Look at what others are doing with their searches and create your own! Here is an example that I created for our Animal Assisted Programs through Good Samaritan Health Systems in Kearney, Nebraska.

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  • Google Docs Improvements

    Posted on April 14, 2010 by Jason in Interests.

    Google has announced several improvements to Google Docs. The editor has been rebuilt for Docs, Spreadsheets and the now standalone version of Drawing. Google is also claiming better upload fidelity so what you import from your MS documents should transfer better. Document Improvements Tab Stops Ruler Better Image Control Improved Comments Real-time collaboration with user […]

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  • Garage Project #1426

    Posted on November 22, 2009 by Jason in 365 Days, Interests.

    I love woodworking! My latest project is derived from a little remodel project we did this summer. (Yes, this summer! And I am just NOW finishing.) As we were tearing out some built-in cabinets, we discovered a HUGE hole in the drywall to the back of our fireplace. Disaster to say the least. Not what […]

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