Monthly Archive: October 2010

Oct 31

Tracking posts

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So far this semester, I have made over 50 posts–in a various combination of blog posts, comments, and discussion board posts. How do I know this? I keep a log using our school-issued Google Docs. I have a running spreadsheet that I add to every single time I make a post or comment. That way, …

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Oct 31

Quick Review: T&L Webinar

On this past Thursday, I attended a webinar (I hate that word, but can’t think of one better) co-hosted by Tech & Learning magazine and Lightspeed Systems entitled “Ensuring Safety, Security, and Success with Mobile Learning.” It featured a testimonial from the chief technology officer from a school district in Texas, as well as a …

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Oct 31

Redefining Copyright 2.0

“I believe the ethical use of information…” …is changing, whether we want it to or not. I do not believe this is from a lack of effort on the part of the education system, but rather society’s view of information as a “raw material,” as Warlick describes it in Redefining Literacy 2.0 (2008). Unlike oil, …

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Oct 25

Jicama High needs a track!

I developed a sample “Authentic assignment,” often called project- or problem-based assignments in which the audience is real and the purpose for doing the assignment is real. Not a hypothetical “Train A is leaving San Francisco at 7:15…” but a problem in which the students get an opportunity to solve a real-world problem for people …

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Oct 15

Is all writing writing?

“To teach students to write compellingly, we must give them compelling reasons to write.” – D. Warlick, Redefining Literacy 2.0 I see writing in the milieu of academia as an inverse bell curve or a parabolic curve. With interest in subject matter on the vertical axis and grade level on the horizontal, a very large …

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Oct 15

Investigative Strategies: Tags!

I have long used Google Bookmarks to maintain all of my bookmarks so that I have them no matter which computer or browser I’m running. I use tags more like folders for those, but primarily because I have used the folder method for so long it’s hard to break that habit (I do a lot …

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Oct 11

Collaboration Tips and Ideas

Your second activity from me comes in the form of a Google Presentation (not terribly original, I know, but you’ll see why as you step through it). Step through all the slides and visit some of the links that are included. Read the assignment on the last three slides and post your responses in the …

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Oct 06

Developing a Successful Program

For my first (of two) group activity for my classmates, I am presenting a Prezi that provides the viewer with a general overview of what it takes to develop a successful educational technology program. If you’ve never viewed a Prezi before, you essentially just click the forward button to advance the presentation. There is no …

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Oct 04

Quick Review: Study tools #1

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I wanted to just share a couple of tools that I use all the time to study, research, etc. I also use them in my personal life too, for just about everything. These are two tools that are free and do not require additional hardware devices, but are both greatly enhanced by the addition of …

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Oct 02

Word Cloud!

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I just thought I would stick in here a word cloud from my blog thus far. It’s not dynamically updating, so maybe I’ll do a new one every month or so. Click to embiggen!

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