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Entries from August 2009

An iPhone-recorded International Cooking Show Episode

August 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Cross-posted to Moving at the Speed of Creativity, linked from the International Cooking Show project wiki. Sarah recorded a 6 min, 43 second episode for “The International Cooking Show” tonight and made Black Bean Dip. This is usually served as an appetizer, but we ate this tonight for our dinner. We need some other participants […]

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Tags: cooking · sister

VoiceThread commenting assignment

August 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Alexander, Sarah and Rachel: I want you to each select at least three VoiceThreads from this classroom in Canada (page 1 and page 2) and leave thoughtful feedback / comments for the authors. I don’t want you to just say something like, “That was great.” Really listen to what they said in their presentation, and […]

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Tags: technology

back to school 2

August 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

I can’t believe I only have 2 more years of Elementary School! these 5 years are going by so fast.

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Tags: school

Back in school

August 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

I’m starting the 4th grade this year. I love my teacher she’s so fun and creative. I can’t wait to see what this week has in store. My favorite subject is social studies. I go to school from 8:30-3:05. We have lunch at 12:20! 12:20 is very late for me because in 3rd grade we […]

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Hand in Hand at the Zoo

August 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

In addition to recording a bunch of AudioBoos from our Zoo trip last week, the day before school started for the girls, I also took a lot of photos and shot a few videos. This image of Rachel and Maddie, hand in hand, is one of my favorites from the Flickr set. Technorati Tags: oklahoma, […]

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Tags: littlesister

A gaggle of AudioBoos from the Oklahoma City Zoo

August 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Today was our last day before school begins for the 2009-2010 academic year here in central Oklahoma. Our family spent several hours visiting the Oklahoma City zoo this morning with friends, and we took turns recording a series of NINE AudioBoo messages as we toured around. This was my first time to visit the zoo […]

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Tags: podcasts · travel

Alexander quoted in the Boston Globe

August 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Today at the Apple Store in Oklahoma City, I’ve been playing with the new MacBook Pro laptops and using Google’s new “show options” features. Alexander asked me to Google his name, and in doing so we discovered Carolyn Y. Johnson’s March 7, 2007 article for The Boston Globe, “Space for everyone: Social networking websites, once […]

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Tags: brother · technology · websites

Rachel does some math

August 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Rachel has watched her brother (going into 6th grade) and sister (going into 4th grade) work on their assigned “math packets” from their respective schools this summer. Rachel is about to start kindergarten, and she’s been keen to “do some math” of her own. This is her most recent effort, which is pretty good for […]

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Tags: littlesister

Rachel draws a princess

August 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Rachel drew this wonderful picture this afternoon using TuxPaint, a free painting program similar to KidPix which our kids really enjoy. Great work Rachel! She describes this as either “a girl going to the ball or a princess.” Check out the audio recording of her describing this photo below, which we quickly put into a […]

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