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First MOOC blooper (more to come, I’m sure)

First MOOC blooper (more to come, I’m sure)

When I announced the piloting of the AugmentED MOOC earlier this month, I tried to frame any future hiccups as learning experiences. I’m not backing away from that, but speaking …

Teaching and Reaching Digital Kids

Teaching and Reaching Digital Kids

In semesters past, I have used AuthorStream for this project, but students consistently had trouble with adding the narration.  This semester it’s somewhat easier with Slideshare (I do love their …

Innovation solution:  Trust teachers

Innovation solution: Trust teachers

In recent semesters, the list of required books in my graduate and undergraduate Edtech for Educators courses have become smaller and smaller, given all the free resources available on the …

How a MOOC changed my life

How a MOOC changed my life

I began this blog a little over three years ago, and though I’ve been away for some time now, it has always been a place to which I’ve longed to …

Tech for tech’s sake (NOT):  Teaching emergent ICT users to integrate technology into their curricula

Tech for tech’s sake (NOT): Teaching emergent ICT users to integrate technology into their curricula

The tool needs to fit the task.  This is my mantra, but still — smitten with the novelty of the array of cool new tech tools before them —  the …

Digital Citizenship and Keeping the Internet Open, Innovative, and Free*

Digital Citizenship and Keeping the Internet Open, Innovative, and Free*

The Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship was the topic of discussion in my new media class yesterday.  But one of the things that seems missing from this list is digital …

Shop!  It’s the American Way

Shop! It’s the American Way

Here’s a Canadian propaganda poster from WWII that I borrowed to reflect my sentiments about mainstream America’s favorite pastime: Again, I used Gimp, but I seem to be getting the …

An iThingr:  ReCaptcha Illustrated and the Benefits of Playing with Apps

An iThingr: ReCaptcha Illustrated and the Benefits of Playing with Apps

Product Here’s my ReCaptcha Illustrated assignment for ds106. The project gave me another chance to play around with Gimp and, as students and I discussed in class today, I discovered for myself …

Help me realize my ambitions! Gertrude Stein on Picasso at Ted

Help me realize my ambitions! Gertrude Stein on Picasso at Ted

Those of you who know me from way back know that in a previous life I had a minor obsession with Gertrude Stein.  Still do in many ways, since the …

Preservice teachers learning to learn in ds106

Preservice teachers learning to learn in ds106

For quite some time now, Will Richardson has been saying that teachers need to use blogs, wikis, and podcasts before implementing them in their own classrooms.  As a teacher, I …



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