Friday, June 27, 2014

5 Ways To Use Word Cloud Generators In The Classroom - Edudemic

Word cloud generators have gone the route of Kleenex and Saran Wrap, wherein people often use the name of the product to refer to the thing. Most folks I talk to refer to all word clouds as ‘wordles’, even though Wordle is just one of many, many tools that one can use to create word …

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Quick, No-Nonsense Guide to Basic Instructional Design Theory

Of the many eLearning theories that influence the practice, three of them are used by professionals on a daily basis.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Why tablets are failing miserably in higher education

“ While Apple and Google are fighting a FUD war for the hearts and minds of K-12 campuses, there's one area of education that neither has been able to penetrate with success: higher ed. Specifically, I'm referring to the conglomerate of colleges and universities across the US (and likely abroad).”

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Great Tools and Apps to Teach Students Computer Programming ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

"Learning how to write a computer program is a lot like learning a new language. There are nouns, verbs, and sentences. With far fewer words than a spoken language, it may be easier too. A student of languages can pick it up just as quickly as a student of math. To help, here are a set of tools that teach computer programming."

Blogging as Pedagogy: Facilitate Learning

Blogging should not be an add-on, not an isolated project, but should be seen as PEDAGOGY. Ann Davis shared a definition of Pedagogy beyond a  simple "method of teaching" (unfortunately I was not a...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. [...]

Monday, June 9, 2014

Blue Bronna Wilderness Camp - Photography Camp

  Join us for our first photography camp! Instructed by Brandie Sunley, this very basic photography course at Blue Bronna will be held from Friday evening, June 27, to Sunday afternoon on the 29th. We would love to have you join us!

 You will have the opportunity to spend the weekend riding horses, enjoying nature and learning how to make the most out of your DSLR camera.

 So, if you have a camera and don’t know how to use it, this is a great time to learn. If you have never rode a horse before, that’s ok, this is a great time to learn that also.


Come and experience a beautiful wilderness sanctuary. There is so much space out here to just enjoy, reflect, and disconnect from the daily pressures of life.


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Friday, June 6, 2014

How to Use the Free YouTube Video Editor

If you share video online, you should learn how to use the free YouTube editor. This free, online video editor is easy to use, and has more features than you might expect!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

21 Good iPad Apps for Middle School Teachers to Try This Summer Gr 6- 8 - iPad Apps for School

"The summer is a great time to explore new-to-you iPad apps that you might want to add to the iPads that you have in your classroom. Each day this week I’m going to share a selection of apps appropriate for four ranges of pre-K-12 grades. On Monday I shared 21 apps for Pre-K through 2nd grade. Yesterday, I shared apps 3rd through 5th grade students. Today’s list features apps for grades six through eight. "

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Do Autistic Kids Fare Better In Integrated Or Specialized Schools?

Some advocates say autism-only schools can be life-changing for autistic kids who struggle in traditional classrooms. Others say segregating kids with autism carries its own problems.

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