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March 28th, 2008

if i get nothing else out of this, i am going to get more educated about finances and getting our own financial house in better order

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attending a Primerica Saturday training event for the first time - these folks are EXCITED about helping families and making money…

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new post: Developmentally appropriate technology integration PD - http://tinyurl.com/2pqc4q

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back from the dog park, our youngest golden retriever injured one of his front pads somehow, so now has a bandage.

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@MrMattson great, thanks for that recc. I will check it out. i’ve heard of it but never tried it before….

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@wdeihl sounds delicious! my list of recommend mac apps is on http://wesley.jot.com/Wi…

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@wdeihl excellent. be sure to buy the 3 year protection plan tho. i’ve gotten my money’s worth multiple times on my 1st gen macbook

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@mrhgaddis @LsShanks Glad you liked and enjoyed the team hoyt video. It’s impossible to not be emotionally moved by that i think.

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i love using my macbook on a high speed internet connection, because it lets me work at almost the speed of thought. :-)

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@dlaufenberg yes, the water buffalo movie is great. i added it to a new youtube playlist for “making a difference” http://tinyurl.com/2uzvex

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we are now watching the video of “Team Hoyt.” I’ve seen this before. VERY inspirational. http://tinyurl.com/3ajsnr

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@dlaufenberg outstanding. please tweet me a link when you post!

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@dlaufenberg that sounds like a GREAT system. Have you asked kids to make a voicethread about the system and their experiences yet?

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@LsShanks I’m using a cell phone data card that uses a USB connection. I like that for a compatibility standpoint. http://tinyurl.com/27mhql

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@nporter yes. many presenters don’t like digital multi-taskers. i’ve been with lots of folks who insist on ENTHRALLING the audience….

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@wdeihl yep. that goes for computers too. my son couldn’t believe those Commodore 64 graphics were “cutting edge” at 1 time…

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@shupester yes, the stove is a powerful and memorable teacher. an unpleasant teacher, but one we do not quickly forget.

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@dlaufenberg is that a checkbook program for students you developed in-house, or got somewhere else?

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how long does it take for the average new business in the US to make money? 3-5 years.

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we are watching a video now… yes…. i surely like a blend of media/video with PPT slides…

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@dlaufenberg that is good. I heard Rafe Esquith at TCEA in 2006 describe how he had kids earn $ in class http://tinyurl.com/268qkt

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@wdeihl LOL - you are right. last night i was showing my 8 year old youtube ads 4 old computers like commodore 64. he couldn’t believe them!

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@BarbInNebraska the debt elimination part is very similar to both dave ramsey and bruce ammons, but it is broader financial planning too

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@brasst following those old rules” is good, but our entire society is so toxic in terms of the immediate gratification we hear everywhere…

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@dnorman well, let’s hope it doesn’t come to that. the bailout of that lending group by JP Morgan recently is certainly troubling.

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@shupester that is good. i took a personal finances course in college & it was excellent. problem was i didn’t apply much of what i learned

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@mjmontagne absolutely. i learned about credit card debt, but still managed to get into lots of it. abstract learning is not enough tho…

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@jbennett4 that’s really a good idea. i think there is LOTS of need today for consulting help for folks with their multimedia presentations

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thank goodness the presenter is using PPT now. with an overhead projector, i felt like i was back in high school in the 1980s…. :-( Yikes!

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average credit card debt now in the US is over $12,000

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@kjarrett thanks for that article link. excellent. this goes into the category “good social networking headlines!” http://tinyurl.com/2qpg7j

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they are addressing this question now: “Are we really helping people.” This would be a great question for school boards to answer…

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multi-task electronically i should say… it’s nice to BYOB! ;-) http://tinyurl.com/yt9o4o

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I really enjoy being able to multi-task during a meeting. much more fun than just doodling on a piece of paper…

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@wdeihl good morning! thanks for the great post and conversation. i’ll check out that link, hadn’t seen that one! http://tinyurl.com/2g75b9

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@mjclausen it was an eye opener. hopefully from now on we’ll arrange 4 projectors 2B provided at OTA. Kind of like providing a heated room.

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@coolcatteacher yep, you are EXACTLY right. It is easier and faster, so presenters do what is wrong… not good. bad modeling.

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@dnorman Indeed. I’m yearning 4 Lessig style preso w images that the presenter can speak 2. I’ve found text heavy decks r common in business

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“we hire for attitude, train for skills” - I like that.

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leaders are readers, but they also take notes

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@McTeach ah yes-overhead projectors still rule the day in many places. overheads were provided at state edtech conf this year. no projectors

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now they are using powerpoint, and we’re about to see a video! good…

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what is the best program to use for taking notes on a Macintosh? spell check, searchable, and taggable entries would be good.

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@McTeach is this a trick question? elaborate more… 21st century of course :-)

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Maybe instructors use small font overheads because they’re simply easier to throw on the projector. Easy and time saving. But ineffective.

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@stevesoko is that stipend per year or semester?

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why are we not teaching about debt elimination in our schools? maybe kids could help educate their parents…

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it is really eye opening to see how most home mortgages are structured. how sad people get into ARM loans at all!!!

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why do so many presenters continue to put slides on the overhead that have 10 point font? this is ridiculous and SO ineffective…

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i am the only person out of 50 typing on a laptop. the presenter is using an overhead projector, everyone else is writing w/ paper and a pen

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