Posts for Tag: analog

workflow

I’ve been thinking a lot about workflow lately. As a TOSA for seven schools, there is a lot to manage: 

  • f2f meetings 
  • in-class demo lessons
  • lesson strategies 
  • site PD sessions 
  • weekly updates with IT
  • school events/assemblies 
  • PTO meetings

Managing these things within a digital calendar seems like it should be easy, right? At least, it should be efficient. However, I keep going back to my analog calendar method. 

This past trimester, I tried to use only digital calendars for managing my work. I really tried to abstain from using an analog method. 

Change your workflow—change your life. 

Only, the Trimester is over. And, now I find that I gravitate back to my pocket notebook when it comes to managing my time. Scheduling can still be done on my Google calendar, but paper just seems easier to manage. 

As much as I love technology, I still need my paper. So, the questions I’ve been asking myself lately: where’s the value in continuing to use a digital calendar, and does using an analog calendar make me a hypocrite? 


STL

Took a short trip to St. Louis, and had the chance to visit Central Print. Awesome people doing awesome work—encouraging kids to create with analog print methods. If you're in the downtown STL area, you should stop by and say hello. Better yet, sign up for a class! 

Central Print is a non-profit arts organization with a mission to promote the art of letterpress printmaking by providing workshops, classes, and programs focusing on the use and preservation of historic printing equipment.

It is our vision to preserve the craft of letterpress printmaking, expand, and modernize its use while building awareness of St. Louis’ historical role in the development and growth of printing.


analog video treasures

Congratulations  

You now own the world's finest screen. 

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Pamphlet attached to a portable video screen, found stashed in the corner of the school video lab. Love the (now vintage) typography and illustrations.  

Looking for other treasures today as I charge our iPads, 360Fly, and GoPro cameras...as I smile thinking how awesome it is that these students have access to this modern equipment. 

Today's students are able to create videos instead of simply consume some reel-to-reel film.