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eSports and the ISTE Standards for Students

A picture of two people holding video game controllers in their hands. The ISTE standards for Students are prevalent in eSports.

On October 29, 2016, millions of people around the world will watch an event take place at a sold out Staples Center in Los Angeles. There will be more who watch this event online, via Twitch.tv, than watched the NBA Finals and…
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Using the Pixar Method to Tell a Story

The view from the Crown Room of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco where I learned about the Pixar Method. The Golden Gate Bridge is very clear this day. This image tells a great story about San Francisco.

In education, we sometimes have a terrible habit of letting things like mission, vision, values and goals tell the whole story. Sometime we present data in ways we hope conveys our message. We may have a very elaborate set of…
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Day 03 from n00b to competent with League

Had to take a break today from League to attend meetings in the Dells.

Today, I had to take a break from my game play, and my infantile attempted Twitch broadcasts. A short drive up from my home in Racine, I am in the lovely Wisconsin Dells for the Wisconsin eSchool Network meetings. So,…
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School Board Audience: The End of “School”

This image is taken from the inside of an abandoned school. I would imagine a school board would have held meetings here.

This post is a derivative of a previous post. This one is written for a school board audience.  For many generations, “school” has been a place students attended with little control over time and place. Year to year, the school board would oversee…
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Day 02 from n00b to Competent with League

Day 02 and things are getting better. Finally got OBS to start working, though I did get a bit messed up with game when I switched it over to Windowed mode.

Day 02 as I work to become competent in League of Legends (League). There was no debate I was playing League tonight. All day I looked forward to this time. I had a few minutes in the day to read…
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Parent Audience: The End of “School”

This image shows a sunrise. It's meant to be an image of hope for a parent.

This post is a derivative of a previous post. This one is written for a parent audience.  For many generations, “school” has been a place children attended with little control over time and place. Year to year, parents trusted their children to “school” at…
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Day 01 from n00b to Competent with League

This is my computer desktop with the League update screen, OBS setup and my computer specs all in the same frame.

Day 01 as I am working on becoming competent in League of Legends (League). I thought I could just jump in and get started, but I am running into a few issues. First, I have an Apple touchpad. That does not…
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Administration Audience: The End of “School”

This picture shows an empty and decaying school administration office.

This post is a derivative of a previous post. This one is written for an administration audience.  For many generations, “school” has been a place students attended with little control over time and place. Year to year, administrators would oversee the delivery…
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Teacher Audience: The End of “School”

A photo of an empty classroom facing toward an empty teacher desk and blank chalkboard

This post is a derivative of a previous post. This one is written for a teacher audience.  For many generations, “school” has been a place teachers provide learning opportunities for students. Year to year, teachers would dictate a pace and assign lessons to…
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n00b to Competent in League of Legends

This is an image used for Wallpaper of characters from League of Legends developed by Riot Games. I would like to stop being a n00b

I am a complete n00b (newbie). Those of you reading my blog for the first time would likely be unaware that I am somewhat of an eSports evangelist. I have written several times on this growing genre and the importance…
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