Clif’s Notes on Education and Technology

Pros and Cons of Wireless in the Classroom

I found this article from The Chronicle of Higher Education to be provocative.

Did You Know?/Shift Happens

This is one of the early versions of Karl Fisch‘s presentations. (View an updated, stylized version of this presentation here.)

Blackboard Backs Down on Patent Issues

This article is an update on the whole Open Source vs. Blackboard/WebCT legal matter. I must admit that I’m pleasantly surprised by Blackboard’s response.

And So It Begins

Welcome. This blog has been an idea of mine for quite a long time, but I’m finally getting around to making it happen (While watching Super Bowl XLI). This is intended to be a place where I can share information, ideas, etc. with others that also have an interest in education, technology and more…hence the blog’s title, Clif’s Notes on Education, Technology and More.

Let the fun begin!

Clif Mims

Prison Inmates Re-Enact Thriller Video

CNN’s Hugh Riminton reports about this Philippine prison’s program that takes its inmate rehabilitation one step at a time. You can watch their Thriller routine, one of their many re-enactments, below.


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“The Man Himself” – Trevor’s About Me

It was about time I made a page giving everyone a little more information on who I am and what I’m doing writing for Clif. On my first ever post to the site, this is what Clif had to say about me:

About the Author
Trevor Acy is another of Clif’s former middle school students. Trevor is now double majoring in business and Japanese and spent last summer studying in Tokyo. He plans to intern for a Design-Build firm this summer and intends to make his way back to Japan professionally after graduating suma cume laude this spring. Mr. Acy enjoys basketball, Unbeatable Banzuke, ballet and politics. Expect more posts from TA as he shares his perspective throughout March Madness and beyond.

Well, not all that holds up now and I don’t just mean the parts I hope you can discern as his humor. My plans for the summer have changed. I will be in Greenville, SC working for a Site Selection Consulting firm McCallum Sweeney Consulting (of which I am keeping a daily blog). Also, I would hardly say basketball is my favorite sport, more likely I’d make a case for soccer, tennis, and baseball.

Although I got my start on this site as a sports correspondent, I have since made my case (apparently) as coherent enough to become a full time “Contributor.” I don’t know what process Clif went through to deem me worthy of that, but he must not have a very high set of standards.

I am not nearly as integrated as I should be, but you can feel free to follow me on Twitter, check me out on Diigo, or take a look at my posts here on Clif’s Notes.