My Experiences

As a child I loved to learn new things. Thankfully, my parents supported and encouraged me. My learning typically involved discovering something I wanted to explore, trying to figure it out on my own, going to the public library (no Internet–can you believe it?) and checking out every book I could on the subject, reading, and then putting my new-found knowledge to use. Here are a few fun examples:

  • Repairing bicycles
  • Creating slot-car race tracks
  • Model rocketry
  • Electronics
  • Woodworking
  • Playing the guitar

By this point, you probably get the idea that I do like to learn. Many of those hobbies and skills have become important parts of who I am as an adult.

Computers and technology have also been a large part of my life.

More to come….

Contact Information

You can contact me by email or follow me on Twitter.

Favorite Digital Technologies

I have used many technologies over the years. In general, I favor simple over complex, ubiquitous over proprietary, challenging over easy, or inexpensive over expensive. You will see that these attributes rarely happen at the same time for any particular technology.

  • Google Chrome
  • iPhone
  • iPad Mini
  • Kindle App & Books
  • Gmail
  • WordPress
  • Google Drive
  • Google Reader
  • Dropbox
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • OS X
  • Twitter

Favorite Analog Technologies

More to come….

  • Running and Exercise
    • Cold Weather
      • Toe Socks (Smartwool PhD Run Toe Sock)


I love to share what I’ve learned and try to simplify complex ideas.

  • April 20, 2007 Connecting and Collaborating Conference
    • FLOSS Your World. It’s About Free:
    • One Life Not Enough? Try Second Life:

 March 26, 2013 MASSP iPad Summit

  • Going with the iFlow (presentation with Anthony DiLaura and Craig Greshaw)
    Attendees will ponder how the disruptions of the iPad are rippling through the learning environment, be challenged to consider the changing roles of teachers, and learn how digital work flows from teacher to student to a larger audience. Our discussion will focus on creating interactive content with iBooks Author, hosting on iTunesU, Apps for enhancing learning, and the digital work flow of an iPad environment.