Author Archives: Craig

Demo Table Post

Hi Meagan, here’s a “cleaned up” version of your table that has borders. Note that you may need to click on the title of this post (Demo Table Post) to see it in action:

Standard 2008 2015 Draft
1 An education leader promotes the success of every student by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by all stakeholders. Education leaders build a shared vision of student academic success and well-being.

I built it using the following HTML code. Note that I also needed to add in a few CSS rules (edit this page and find the “Custom CSS” block below the editing window to see these rules). The issue you were having on your 1st table had to do with the fact that may of the “older” HTML properties are ignored by newer browsers. In fact, all of the formatting options that were common back in the late 90’s / early 00’s have been replaced with CSS rules. Come see me after class and I can give you a “crash course” on CSS – it’s not that hard and it is incredibly powerful!

<table style="width: 100%;"><colgroup> <col style="background-color: skyblue; width: 10%;" span="1" /> <col style="background-color: beige; width: 45%;" span="2" /> </colgroup>
<tbody>
<tr>
<th>Standard</th>
<th>2008</th>
<th>2015 Draft</th>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>1</td>
<td>An education leader promotes the success of every student by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by all stakeholders.</td>
<td>Education leaders build a shared vision of student academic success and well-being.</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>

CSS Rules:

table {
    border-collapse: collapse;
}
table, th, td { 
    border: 1px solid black; 
}

Day 1 Reflection

Greetings from the basement/dungeon of Bellver College. Wide awake, well caffeinated and well chilled! Today was a a great hook with a sharing of the trends in Ed Tech. I really need to start following Free Tech for Teachers on a daily basis. So much good stuff. Today, I was particularly intrigued by the LiveScribe and the other “smart” pen, whose name escapes me, along with the AR tech, all presented by Craig.

My interests in Ed Tech are wide and varied, from the techie software side of things to the sociology and psychology of tech in education. My ed tech heros include George Curous, John Burns,  Dana Watts , Dave Warlick and Alan November.

Personally, I’m interested in tech integration for health, and would love to explore and experiment with media production.

Thanks for an interesting first day!