Tag Archive: Literacy

Feb 03

How I Achieve “Inbox Zero”

If you’re like me, you often get buried in your email inbox. While I’m still working on my personal email account, my work email is now fully under control, and I have been able to maintain “Inbox Zero” status. If you’re not familiar with “Inbox Zero,” it is a buzz word that’s been going around …

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Nov 21

Sloan-C, Day-2

First things first–please note my badge bling in the picture to the left. I was the first #sloancninja of the 2013 conference! Basically, that just meant that I was the first one to Tweet, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, and post on my blog all either about the conference, or with the hashtag #aln13. I’m a big …

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Nov 20

Sloan-C, Day-1

My university has graciously sent me to the annual SLOAN-C conference this year, hosted in Orlando, FL. SLOAN-C is an organization whose primary focus is the advancement of online education and distance learning. It’s been a wonderful experience so far, and I’d like to share just a few random thoughts from the first full day …

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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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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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Apr 18

Assessment Technology

This article is cross-posted from my class blog, Spring 2012. Reading through what the U.S. Department of Education considers the direction that we should be heading with the use of technology to aid in student assessment, I am reminded of just how far we still have to go with technological advancements in this country. The …

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Video

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

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Video

A magazine is an iPad that does not work

I love the quote near the end of this video, “For my 1 year old daughter, a magazine is an iPad that does not work.”

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Oct 15

Birth of a new genre

Did you blink? Did you miss it? If you’ve been participating in online social networks over the past four or five years, you’ve witnessed the birth of a new literary genre. This new genre is a subset of poetry (no, don’t stop reading yet, you’ll like this poetry), akin to the haiku or limerick. Like …

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Sep 18

The Global Village

The sixth chapter of Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World (2010), written by Vivien Stewart, is an examination of how the classroom of the 21st century must play an active role in the global community in order to best prepare its students for citizenship in that global community. As we learned from Wilmarth’s five socio-technology …

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