Oct 31 2010

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 2010

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 2010

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 2010

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 2010

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 2010

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 2010

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 2010

Quick Review: Study tools #1

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 2010

Word Cloud!

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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Oct 02 2010

Quick Review: Additional Tools

I wanted to jump in here and give all my readers (all four of you?) a few more sites to add to your arsenal. These sites are not new to me, but instead, they are resources to add to the several that David Warlick mentions in chapter 3 of his book, Redefining Literacy 2.0. First …

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