Posts Categorized: Ideas

Pecha Kucha

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Looking for an engaging way to have your students give a presentation. Have you seen Pecha Kucha? This is a presentation format started by two architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham. It is 20 slides each set at 20 seconds for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds of presentation. No stopping, no digressing […]

Playbuzz: Viral Quizzing for Gen C

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So, if you have been on a computer or smart device in the past few years, you have likely taken a survey, quiz, or personality inventory. You know the type I am talking about: “Name that Veggie” “The Star Wars Quiz.” Facebook is loaded with them, and most would have a hard time finding news and information […]

Meet Generation C

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  So…Who is Generation C, and more importantly, am I part of it? Chances are, if you are on this page, you saw our “Which Generation Are You?” Survey. If not, feel free to take it. Click here or on the image to the left. You can also learn more about how to make your own […]

Embedding 101

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Special thanks to the inaugural participants of the TED Talks Faculty Development Course. I made this video, in large part, due to their questions related to embedding content. I realize now, after creating the video and the title for this post, that I probably should have called this “Advanced Embedding” because I already made a basic […]

How do you Sli.do?

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Are you looking for a FREE tool that will allow you to poll students/participants and let them ask questions and then social rank those questions in live time? Sli.do is an easy-to-use, device agnostic (works on any device),  audience polling technology that is my current favorite for large and small audience interaction. Teachers can use it for […]

Screencastify

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Screencasting is a Teacher Trick that should be in every teacher’s toolkit. Simply put, screencasting is recording your computer screen while recording your voice to make a video that can be shared with others. You can make instructional videos, feedback videos, showcase videos, interactive videos and more. While there are many tools that teachers can buy […]

Rocketbook: Microwaved Learning?

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Looking for a fun and easy way to save your handwritten notes to the cloud? Well, then you might want to check out Rocketbook. Starting next spring, Rocketbook will allow people to enjoy the pleasure of writing in a traditional paper and pen notebook, while digitizing all notes and sending them to the cloud, using […]

Google Easter Eggs

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An Easter egg is intentionally hidden content or messages in an interactive work such as a computer program,video game or DVD menu screen. The name Easter Egg is supposed to evoke the idea of going on an Easter Egg hunt. I really love the concept of placing hidden (aka Bonus) learning content inside of my courses. So […]

The Reading Is In Your Pocket!

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Listening to articles in pocket is great for auditory learners! Pocket was founded in 2007 by Nate Weiner to help people save interesting articles, videos and more from the web for later enjoyment. Once saved to Pocket, the list of content is visible on any device — phone, tablet or computer. It can be viewed […]

The New Name Game

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It’s week one; can you name all of your students yet? Go ahead, feel free to play a round of the name game if that helps you, but the Circles Team has a strategy that might make the task much easier than you think.  In fact, this week, on the first day of class, I am […]