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Travon Martin and Demise of Critical Thinking
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"Make my school a prison, and we'll get more funding"
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Travon Martin and Demise of Critical Thinking

Is the Trayvon Martin case something that is being discussed in your classroom(s), or in your homes? I have been paying a lot of attention to this story, for several reasons, including that Sanford, Florida is my hometown. I wasn't there all that long, I went to high school there and lived there for a short time after college. My parents lived there until their deaths,  so I went back often.  …See More
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Sep 8, 2011
scott smith replied to Laura Gibbs's discussion Google+Circles and Fireside
"I found yesterday that it's pretty easy to recover your password for a Google account, provided that you don't forget it twice in the same day as I did.I reset my password yesterday, got a phone call, rebooted some servers, went to a…"
Jul 21, 2011
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"Hi Ian,   Not sure if Mr. Colbert's prank on Wikipedia made news on your side of the globe:   I thought I'd share with the rest of the…"
Jul 16, 2011
scott smith replied to Laura Gibbs's discussion Google+Circles and Fireside
"Hi Laura, What I remember of Google Docs, it was a pretty good suite, I am looking forward to further exploring it's current state. I know that a lot of organizations are using Google Docs as their official (or non-official) collaborative…"
Jul 16, 2011
scott smith replied to Laura Gibbs's discussion Google+Circles and Fireside
"Thanks for the clarification, Ian. I was working with old information (that was processed by a middle-aged brain). It makes sense that somebody in the Ning development community would fill the void and create a wiki module.   Regarding ease of…"
Jul 16, 2011

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Here I Am Again

Hi all,

I hope everybody is well.

The title of my post is a double-entendre referring to:

  • My return to Fireside after a hiatus
  • Once again working on a behavioral plan for my son
  • As you may recall, I had written some time ago about some of the challenges we had faced with my son at home, for a brief period, and at pre-school over longer term. As I described in my previous…

Posted on August 21, 2009 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

35 hours and counting

This post's title refers to my classroom experience to date.

I am something of an interloper here in that I have not logged the hours teaching that many of you have. The following paragraphs provide a brief narrative of my first foray into the classroom and my attempts to tackle the at-school behavioral problems of a child, who happens to be my own.

I am currently between jobs and I have been volunteering at my son's pre-school. This is a late-fours and early-fives mix of… Continue

Posted on March 2, 2009 at 4:30pm — 10 Comments

I need help spending a trillion dollars

Hello all and Happy New Year,

I posted this question (below) on Linkedin. Or-Tal provided me with a prompt and excellent answer and was also kind enough to invite me to this group. I am happy to be here.

Scott Smith


In the US. a planned economic-stimulus package is rumored to be heavy in the area of educational… Continue

Posted on January 1, 2009 at 8:36pm — 3 Comments

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At 12:10pm on December 30, 2010, Connie Weber said…

Hi Scott--

How are you doing?  How's the weather out your way?  Here it's icy.  The driving is not so good.  But running over the snow-and-ice fields is a pretty darn good workout.  Right after my run today I drove to town (where I haven't been for a while), and am now trying to remember how to use a "regular" computer.  (Been on an iPad for two weeks. I keep trying to touch the screen, not good.)


Happy New Year!



At 8:17am on November 16, 2010, Ananth Pai said…
from to! I am flattered that you remember me after all this time. Thanks for taking the time to see the videos. When you have seem them in full, do please reflect and share your thoughts. All types of feedback, questions, skepticism, criticisms accepted. We have room to improve.
At 9:01am on May 16, 2010, james bosco said… WMU email address works. If you want to check out work I am doing at present you can either access my website....just google james bosco
or google CoSN and go to the Web 2.0 initiative which I am leading.

At 7:48am on May 16, 2010, james bosco said…
Scott - good to hear from you. What are you doing these days?
At 6:59am on June 8, 2009, Connie Weber said…
Happy Birthday!!!
At 10:28am on January 3, 2009, Connie Weber said…
Hi Scott,
That is fascinating--I love the note about how the invitation came to you, my neighbor, all the way from Israel--yes, borderless. I'm fascinated with the power of reflecting upon education (and life) across and through what were previously thought of as Great Divides.
Where are you in Michigan? I live halfway between Manchester and Chelsea, out in the country.
At 4:24pm on January 2, 2009, Connie Weber said…
Welcome, Scott! Glad to have you here.
At 9:32am on January 2, 2009, Or-Tal Kiriati said…
Hi Scott, I am glad you accepted my invitation and joined us. Hope you'll enjoy this community as much as I do. :-)
At 9:24pm on January 1, 2009, Ian Carmichael said…
Hi Scott,
Welcome to the Fireside. I look forward to reading your blog.

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