• Nice video. However, I think a lot of people are freaking out a bit about overexposure. It’s natural that when something new comes along, there will be a learning curve about what to post and not post, and […]

  • You may find it interesting that in some states in the US it is illegal to film police even when they are in public, which to me is clearly an attempt to keep people from policing the police. But it does raise a […]

  • Thanks for sharing the info. I had never used this program before, and it looks like something that would work great in my physics class for problem solving. Also, it could be a great way for other students to be […]

  • Rick Monge wrote a new post on the site oso polar | 11 months, 1 week ago

    I’ve been meaning to write on this subject for a while, but never quite found the right forum. I did a few searches on the internet, but didn’t find anything on the topic.

    Physics students are taught that there […]

  • Rick Monge wrote a new post on the site oso polar | 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    Say Wello and Wave Goodbye :)
    Here is my final video project for the CEOTAIL course series. It has been an excellent experience interacting with so many dedicated educators to develop better tech skills to help […]

  • Rick Monge wrote a new post on the site oso polar | 1 year, 3 months ago

    I have spent a bit of time thinking about what to do for the course 5 project. Essentially, I will have to focus on my 9th grade Physics class, because in all likelihood the IB HL Physics will not run. The other […]

  • As a somewhat addicted internet user, I want to point out that most of the time I spend on the internet is not “wasted” ;)

    Even Facebook time is mostly time spend continuing important relationships and sharing […]

  • As much as people often complain about the internet causing people to be separated from each other and face to face interaction, this is a perfect example of how the internet connects people and allows new […]

  • Thanks for sharing this info. Our school did away with the Week Without Walls just a few years before I arrived, to the dismay of quite a few teachers. I haven’t been at a school that has this kind of program […]

  • Rick Monge commented on the post, The Playing Field, on the site oso polar | 1 year, 3 months ago

    Thanks for your post and for the excellent link. I think that most people agree that increasing access to this kind of technology will be a huge asset to children worldwide. And like you commented, this is only […]

  • Rick Monge wrote a new post on the site oso polar | 1 year, 3 months ago

    I was fortunate enough to finally join a school with a one-to-one laptop program after teacher at several international schools that did not. At TAS a decision was made several years before I arrived to require […]

  • Rick Monge wrote a new post on the site oso polar | 1 year, 3 months ago

    As much as I have enjoyed my vacation to Kenya and Uganda this winter, the experience has caused quite a significant evolution in my thinking about this continent I had never visited before, but had already built […]

  • Funny, just the other day I was reading an article advising countries in Africa on how to improve their economies. The advice was to completely ignore any copyrights or patents and to build their economies […]

  • Rick Monge wrote a new post on the site oso polar | 1 year, 3 months ago

    This year in physics my team teachers and I have made a significant push towards a more flipped classroom. Still, we haven’t completely made the switch. Our thinking was that we would gradually shift and build up […]

  • Rick Monge wrote a new post on the site oso polar | 1 year, 3 months ago

    In addressing the tech needs of students in my own classroom, using the TIM framework as an evaluation, I can see some general strengths of my own approach and I can also see some areas for improvement.

    In […]

  • I work at a one-to-one school and I heard recently that my school is considering going away from our current model and instead allowing students to connect with whatever device they have available. To me this […]

  • Rick Monge wrote a new post on the site oso polar | 1 year, 3 months ago

    Over the course of the COATAIL program we have explored many aspects of technology and I have mentioned before that while I think a lot of the teachers at my school are doing an excellent job of trying to meet the […]

  • A good summary of some of the benefits of having the internet. On the other hand the vulnerability of our connectivity is such a scary idea. Especially considering the possibility of terrorist attacks not only on […]

  • Rick Monge commented on the post, Knowledge-As-Remix, on the site oso polar | 1 year, 5 months ago

    Yes! Definitely. This year I mentioned it in most of my classes and in one class we had some good comments about it. Even though the ideas are outside of the curriculum, because this happens very early in the year […]

  • Rick Monge wrote a new post on the site oso polar | 1 year, 5 months ago

    I decided to look for a few pictures to help with an upcoming unit on light for my physics class. Here are a few images that I will give in the notes for the students.

    This one is a fabulous depiction of