How to post content stripped of ads for use in the education environment

Websites have become too inundated with customized/tailored ads and click-bait that it has become almost impossible to use original links when sharing content with my students.

When I share a link in my can see all the data collection at work. Each student has their own set of advertisements distracting from the content. I'm a big fan of data analytics and instructing my students on the benefits of predicting the future, I'm just trying to find ways to protect my students from direct sales during my class.

This is what I've been doing to share great content while keeping the distractions to a minimum:

I'm a heavy user of Evernote. Evernote has a web clipper feature that allows you to capture an over salesy website as a "Simplified Article" stripped of all ads. I now use this feature to produce content in a form that I can share in my classroom.

Evernote also has a new service that makes creating and updating a blog simple. If you have an Evern…

The Updated Craig Ball Bio to include Coaching, Business and Technology at Gilpin

I have recently been working on a project that has required a new updated Bio. I've included my coaching and teaching information along with an updated section about data analysis and collection.
-Coach Ball, Gilpin County Football and Track Head Coach

The Craig Ball Bio
I have been in the gaming business in Black Hawk Colorado for over 27 years...where I developed, owned and operated two casinos in the gaming district. I've spent those years on the casino floor as the owner, general manager, license holder and as a property developer in the district.

I currently operate Spinwit, a gaming and consulting company that produces new gaming products, provides lottery services and offers a variety of compliance services to the casino and entertainment industry.

I'm proud to serve my community as the head varsity football/track coach for the Gilpin Eagles and I teach Business and Technology classes at our local high school.

Specialties: Casino Development and Operations, Data Anal…

Colorado State Meet 2018 - Gilpin County

Jack Ball, a senior from Gilpin County High School, has qualified in two events for the 2018 State Track Meet. Jack will be competing at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood in the 400m dash and the 800m run.

Jack will run in the prelims of the 400m on Thursday night at 7:13 pm and will compete in the 800m finals on Friday afternoon at 1:10 pm.


Heat Sheets

Schedule of Events

Denver Christian Inaugural Track Meet 2018

The Inaugural Denver Christian Track Meet was held on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 on a beautiful Colorado Day in the City of Lakewood. The meet was well run and we were finished about 2 pm.

Points Earned at the Meet
Nichole Adams: 7th HJ-2 Points
Stephen King: 8th 200M-1Point
Jack Ball: 2nd 400m-8 Points, 3rd 200m-6 Points, 5th 100m-4 Points
Boys 4x400 Relay: 4th Place-5 Points

Link to Meet Results

Link to Meet Results by the Gilpin Team

Gilpin's Grand Tour of Italy Itinerary, Spring Break 2018

In Italy, we will travel through thousands of years of history to witness some of humankind’s most transformative moments. Ancient Roman advances in engineering made the Colosseum possible. At the Duomo in Renaissance Florence, the world took its first steps out of the Dark Ages. And Venice’s Grand Canal was at the heart of one of the world’s great naval powers. -EF Tour Description

Follow our trip through Social Media:
Instagram: Coach Ball's Instagram Feed
Facebook: Craig Ball's Facebook Page
Facebook: Italy 2018 Group Page
Twitter: Craig Ball's Twitter Feed

Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy (Thursday, March 22nd)
Day 2: Milan | Venice (Friday, March 23rd) – Meet your Tour Director at the airport.  – Travel to Venice, the Floating City crisscrossed with romantic bridges, laced with history and boasting some of the world’s finest art and architecture. 
Day 3: Venice (Saturday, March 24th) – Ride gondolas down the Grand Canal before stopping in St. Mark’s Square. Look fo…

Weld Central Early Season Track Meet Results

Link to Milesplit Full Meet Results
The Gilpin Track Team traveled to Weld Central High School to compete in the Early Season Track meet. The wind was a factor today...we all battled 40 to 50 mile per hour gust throughout the day. 
I have included the results of the meet below along with a few photos and videos from the day. 

Your ability to adapt to new things will become your greatest asset

When you are resistant to change, you are setting yourself up for failure. In today's reality of constant updates and shifts in the technological culture, you must be hyper-adaptive.  Making Yourself Irreplaceable is all about being confident in your ability to readjust along the way.

The days when you could know everything there was about a subject are now over. If you are tops in your chosen profession-coach, lawyer, doctor, etc., you better be good at figuring new things out while resisting the urge to slow down because of a little confusion.

Those that can thrive in a state of confusion will be the new intellectuals.

Alvin Toffler was an American writer, futurist, and businessman known for his works discussing modern technologies, including the digital revolution and the communication revolution, with emphasis on their effects on cultures worldwide.Wikipedia