John J Caprice
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  • Gary Latman
  • Antwon Lincoln
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  • Tammy Moore

John J Caprice's Discussions

A few shard thoughts on teaching

Started Jan 12, 2011 0 Replies

Dear Members, We seek knowledge, but mosty, we seek to transfer that knowledge onto our children.We need to communicate to them a spark of awareness. A spark that will fire a lifetime of exploration…Continue

Disruptive Technolgy

Started Jan 12, 2011 0 Replies

Dear Members, Disruptive Technology: It is a cool phrase, very 21st Century. It is an event, a moment of discovery and adoption that changes the way we live, the way that we operate or perceive the…Continue

Technology Funding---All you need to do is ask

Started Dec 16, 2010 0 Replies

Dear Members, I did a demo today for a rural northern New Jeresy Technology teacher. He is offering a "Leggo"Robotics Lab for the students of his middle school. He only receives $3,800.00 for his…Continue

Tags: Technology, Money, Robotics, Leggo, funding

What is the most important technology in your class?

Started Dec 14, 2010 0 Replies

Dear Members, I hope that I am not beating a dead horse with this discussion.After all, this is a technology community, and technology is paramont. My pretense is, that you, the teacher, is the…Continue

 

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John J Caprice commented on Amanda Urbanczyk's video
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Mirror Multiple iPads to your Mac or PC and create your own Document Camera

"KenAvision has released an iPad and Android AP for their line of document cameras and digital microscopes. This AP will share and annotae the images from their products among a classroom set of hand held devices. The AP is FREE, BUT, it only works…"
Oct 11, 2012
John J Caprice liked Steven David Pearce's blog post Is the iPad the Correct Tool to Aid Learning in Education?
Jan 5, 2012
John J Caprice replied to David Kapuler's discussion iPad in the Classroom
"Ha! I remember sharing a phone line with other neighbors, they were called party lines!   John J Caprice"
Oct 7, 2011
John J Caprice replied to Janet Sager's discussion Detentions
"When I went to High School, they held detentions on Satuday...which entailed work chores around the school, lawn care and room maintence. By the first month of school, I usually acquired enough detentions to get me through the begining of…"
Sep 30, 2011
John J Caprice replied to Amy Schoenrock's discussion Data-driven Proof that Tech Integration Training Works in the group Technology Integration
"Hey Amy, This is really a beautiful flyer....However, direct advertising is not Kosher on this site, except for shameless vendor promotions. This website offers vendors like me a great deal of insight ino the markets that we depend upon. It is a…"
Sep 30, 2011
John J Caprice replied to Derwin Kitch's discussion Hue HD Webcam as a document camera
"Dear Bev, I dropped the project due to a cost vs. profit analysis. There was simply not enough demand nor profit in pursuing a gooseneck support. As you have demonstrated, you purchased a support for $6.00. The Logitech works great, it will serve…"
Apr 18, 2011
John J Caprice replied to Paul J. Cuaresma's discussion Science Fiction Film segue for Environmental Science Unit Lesson
"Dear David, I fully agree and have for the past 40 years that our waste products are a significant threat to the enviromental balance. However, you do directly imply that industrial demand is a direct cause of human suffering in Africa, specifically…"
Apr 14, 2011
John J Caprice replied to Shannon Thomas's discussion Tattoos in the Workplace
"Dear Justine, Yes they are an art form, and Yes! It is very judgemental of me. I agree 100%. But a Tattoo never gives a positive impression in the workplace or in the street. Getting a tattoo is an exercise in bad judgement. When I was in the Navy,…"
Apr 13, 2011
John J Caprice replied to Paul J. Cuaresma's discussion Science Fiction Film segue for Environmental Science Unit Lesson
"Dear Paul, I finally have revisited the link and really enjoyed the film...What is most amazing is that in 1968, the problem of plastic longevity was a topic discussed during the introduction of this new fangled science curriculum called…"
Apr 13, 2011
John J Caprice replied to Jason Bostic's discussion iPads in the classroom...
"Yeah! Time will tell! The slow comers will be coming on strong as more business software providers choose non Apple platforms for their services. Apple Inc. does not provide a high enough profit margin for their "partner" buisnesses.…"
Apr 5, 2011
John J Caprice replied to Jason Bostic's discussion iPads in the classroom...
"Hi CP! The following is a recent post of mine on another topic, but I know that you'll appreciate the metaphors! Don't cringe! I'm just evaluating a market segment, gotta pay the rent! JJC   "Hi Chad, I've been…"
Apr 5, 2011
John J Caprice replied to Chad Ackerson's discussion iPad/Kindle Stand
"Hi Chad, I've been extensively researching iPad accessories over the last few weeks, I did run across this unit a few times. The adoption of iPads in industry is tremendous. They are utilized in hospitals, fine restaurants, fast food…"
Apr 5, 2011
John J Caprice replied to Marissa Lynn Weber's discussion Is it better to get you masters before or after you are teaching?
"Dear Marissa,   I was told by a teacher that it is better to get your job first, before pursuing a Master's Degree. Here were her reasons: You are eligible for tuition re-imbursemment. You'll have a better idea on choosing a topic of…"
Mar 17, 2011
John J Caprice replied to Katy Scott's discussion Like the iPad but not the price? Get a $250 Android tablet in just a few steps.
"Katy, Your re-creativity always amazes me. Big tech purchases are greased with federal grant money. The companies "edu-sales" division depend upon and facilitate the grant writing process. ( I got this right from the horses'…"
Mar 17, 2011
John J Caprice replied to Shannon Thomas's discussion Tattoos in the Workplace
"Dear Shannon, Before you get that small cute tattoo, take a trip to some shopping malls or big discount stores. Casually examine those 20 year old tattoos on those middle aged shoppers. That is what you are getting. It may be cute and sheik in the…"
Mar 17, 2011
John J Caprice replied to Delanie Wolfe's discussion Formal Wear or Not in the Classroom...
"Dear Delanie,   Being an AV dealer, I visit many schools. The dress code varies from "slob" to business casual. I asked a Middle School principal, a fellow Rotarian about dress codes. She explained that the Principal sets the code. I…"
Mar 17, 2011

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Education technology dealer
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http://www.visualedtech.com
About Me
John J Caprice, I have been selling AV products for 12 years.
I am a VietNam ERA veteran and a licensed Pharmacist.

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Childhood Obesity. Fact or Fiction?

Posted on March 27, 2010 at 1:34pm 0 Comments

Childhood Obesity!

This is a very popular subject now.....BUT, I have visited many schools this past year, and don't recall seeing a large nimber of overweight or obese students in the classes or in the halls. In fact, I cannot remember seeing one pudgy kid!

Do you think that this is a regional or income related issue?

I visit schools in New Jersey, most have been in middle class neighborhoods, with a good mix of incomes and ethnic…

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At 4:54am on April 28, 2011, Harry Walker said…
Not trying to promote anything (other than expanding the use of mobile technology, just trying to find folks to collaboarate with. Sorry you missed my point.
At 9:58pm on April 2, 2011, Katy Scott said…

Haha! I was just at an underwater robotics competition for middle schoolers, and I was thinking the same thing about my childhood -- man, it would have been cool to do more than just choral read from the textbook!

At 4:31pm on January 26, 2011, Dana Sirotiak said…

Hi John,

 

I see that you joined the group I created, Distance Learning in Jersey City, and wanted to see if you are a teacher in the district.  Thanks!

At 5:39pm on January 11, 2011, Christina Szoke said…
Thank you for both the feedback and the advice!
At 6:12pm on September 24, 2010, Steve Hargadon said…
Understood. The flip side for a professional is that being more public allows for more collaboration with peers. No doubt there is a trade-off, although with 48,000 members of this network, I'd say there's some social proof that the connections here must be valuable enough to justify the openness. :)
At 4:58pm on September 24, 2010, Steve Hargadon said…
Hi, John. I'm interested in why you think that it might be bad for an educator to make themselves visible on the web?
At 1:59am on September 8, 2010, Giuditta Assandri said…
HI! I'm a italian student and I'm writing my thesis about informal leanring. can you fill out my survey? you spend only 5 munites. thanks!
At 11:17am on March 25, 2010, Nellie Makarova-Cross said…
Dear John,
There is the "End of cosmology " blog. Pease have a look.
 
 
 

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