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Dragon Professional Individual 14 “SendKey Canceled”

September 7, 2015

I have recently upgraded to Dragon Professional Individual (NaturallySpeaking) 14.  I use this application extensively to capture initial thoughts while preparing for writing projects and completing drafts of documents.  I have been a loyal Dragon …

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Back to School Night

September 3, 2015
Classroom by Javier Ramirez

Google is taking over Macs in schools!  Chromebooks and Google Classroom seem to be making some serious inroads in the K-12 education.  For every Mac we saw tonight, I saw a technology cart full of Chromebooks.  It is fascinating to see the adoption of technology in the classroom. The students seem to love it and enjoy the content. Teachers were more dubious.  With all new technologies, some glitches were experienced and some people adapt to new technologies faster than others.

A couple of teachers seemed less than thrilled, but everyone else had positive comments as to the role of the new electronic tools. Many teachers prefer the Chromebooks to Macs for the students.  They commented on cost and the benefit of having one for every student.  In addition, they liked how students could start on an assignment at school and finish it at home.  They days of “I forgot my assignment at home” are gone since all the data is stored in the cloud.

It will be fascinating to see how the technology evolves over the next decade.

Modern and Postmodern Management Theory

September 3, 2015
Management Library by Ulrik De Wachter

In working on another project, I completed some research on Management Theory.  I found the reading insightful and wrote some thoughts on the topic…
Modern management theories arose out of the industrial revolution through the First …

Appropriateness of KPIs and Bonuses for All Employees

August 29, 2015
Reward card

In a recent discussion, the topic of whether KPIs, bonuses and goals should be eligible for all employees within an organization.  I think KPIs and bonus are two different conversations, and as such, should be dealt …

Whose responsibility is it to Motivate?

August 28, 2015
raised hands

It is well understood in the academic literature that motivation is an internal force (McShane & Von Glinow, 2014).  Motivation is an internal drive, and many motivators are common among all people (McShane & Von …

A New Beginning

August 24, 2014
Time for studying

This last week, we took our eldest daughter off to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. This marks a significant milestone for both her and us as parents. She has total control of her choices with little required …

So Many Cords – Where is Wireless Charging??

May 17, 2014
USB Power Plug

I was just picking up around the house and noticed just how many darn power cords we use. We are a gadget-based household; I am a techie to say the least. We have smartphones, tablets, …

Exercising Caution on the Phone

February 26, 2014
We almost lost Detroit

We received a call at the house last night that was strange and a little disturbing.  The caller said they were with our bank and needed to confirm our identity before speaking to us about …