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Web 2.0, Higher-Order Thinking, and Macbeth: Part 9

Lessons Learned So the Macbeth project has been completed, and I’ve had time to contemplate what went right and what could be improved.   1. Circuits Overloaded! Problem: Too much new tech all at once Despite being “Digital Natives,” a sizable portion(perhaps 20-30% by my estimate) were frustrated by the volume and complexity of the project.  Aside: I … Continue reading

#48-61 (aka A Busy August)

A Year In Movies Ok, so I’ve been slacking on my goal of keeping track of and reviewing every film I see this year.  It’s not the only project I’ve been working on this summer.  I repainted the dining room and more recently rehabbed my front porch(more on that in a later post).  But I … Continue reading

My Favorite (207!) Movies

My Favorite Movies I often get asked what my favorite movies are.  I’ve seen lots of movies, maybe 5,000 or so, but I cannot compare with real film critics like the late Roger Ebert.  The films available to him far outstrip those I have handy access to.  Nevertheless, below is the list I put on … Continue reading

#47 The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski “Way out west there was this fella… fella I wanna tell ya about. Fella by the name of Jeff Lebowski. At least that was the handle his loving parents gave him, but he never had much use for it himself. Mr. Lebowski, he called himself “The Dude”.” The Cohen brothers, Joel and … Continue reading