Category Archive: Around the Web

Sep 22

Are you one of these parents?

Over at the AMX blog, Lane Shannon writes about an experience he had with one of his kids asking to play a video game he was unfamiliar with. Even though video games are getting more and more mainstream, it’s hard for parents to stay fully in the loop of popular games, especially if they themselves …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.edtechfor.me/2014/09/are-you-one-of-these-parents/

Oct 16

Pinterest Drives More Traffic to Publishers Than Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit Combined

Mashable reported yesterday that Pinterest drives more users to websites than any other social network, except for Facebook. This was actually news to me. I knew Pinterest was popular, but so popular that Twitter, LinkedIn and Reddit combined don’t even touch it?! What do you think? Do you use Pinterest? If so, do you use …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.edtechfor.me/2013/10/pinterest-traffic/

Oct 15

Envisioning the Future of Education

A colleague of mine shared this infographic with me: Envisioning the Future of Education, presented by Envisioning.io (or envisioningtech.com). One thing that I take away from this vision of the future of education is not all of the fancy technology (although that is obviously the point of the graphic), but rather that we’re seeing a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.edtechfor.me/2013/10/envisioning-the-future-of-education/

Oct 14

Need to learn how to teach online?

Sorry for the late notice, but I just learned of a MOOC that is opening today entitled, “Online Instruction for Open Educators,” hosted for free on D2L’s open couseware site. As with most MOOCs, how much you get out of it will depend greatly on how much you put into it. Also, as per usual, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.edtechfor.me/2013/10/need-to-learn-how-to-teach-online/

Oct 12

How do you make your online course feel “human”?

Photo by Ben Russell (ben110) on Flickr. CC BY-NC-ND

Do you struggle with connecting with your students online? Do you wish you could develop the same meaningful relationships with them online as you do in a traditional classroom? Lots of teachers struggle with these concepts, because like or not, teaching online IS more difficult in terms of keeping education personal and “human.” I have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.edtechfor.me/2013/10/human-mooc/

Oct 11

Featured on about.me

I’m so excited! My about.me page was featured on the about.me blog page, and tweeted out to the world! I’m also going to take this opportunity to mention that I plan to start doing some occasional blogging again, as a way to share what I learn and hopefully create a dialog about issues and trends …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.edtechfor.me/2013/10/featured-on-about-me/

Video

Amazing use of table interface

Permanent link to this article: http://www.edtechfor.me/2012/03/amazing-use-of-table-interface/

Status update

Expect some news/reviews/op-eds tomorrow right here regarding Apple’s new product news. One thing for sure, there will be something we can put to use in the classroom!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.edtechfor.me/2012/03/apple-news-coming-tomorrow/

Status update

If you’re a college student looking to do some online surveys for class research, surveygizmo has a free student account: http://goo.gl/nN1Hc

Permanent link to this article: http://www.edtechfor.me/2012/03/surveygizmo/

Video

“The 3R’s” Using iPads in the Classroom

Permanent link to this article: http://www.edtechfor.me/2012/02/ipads-in-the-classroom/

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