May, 2009

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Brainstorm and Debate Collaboratively

Nik Peachey

This morning I spotted Solvr on MakeUseOf and decided to give it a try. Solvr is a free easy and interesting way to collaboratively brainstorm and attempt to solve problems online. It's very simple set up. You just got to [link] type your problem into the field and then click 'Start'. You will then see your problem with a number of options underneath. You can add different elements of the problem, make suggestions by adding ideas and leave comments.

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Top 10 Social Networking Guidelines for Educators Who Wish to Keep Their Career Intact

EdTechSandyK

I put this together about two months ago at the request of some educational technology professionals I know who were curious about boundaries when it comes to what to post and do on social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook. I tweaked it just this week to present to a group of elementary (K-5) teachers.

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Review Games: Battleship

The Electric Educator

Battleship is another old classic that is ideally suited for a whole class review session. The version of Battleship that I am using is a PowerPoint template that I found somewhere on the web. Unfortunately, despite searching, I can''t find the original link and therefore can''t give credit to the creator! You may download the template from my wiki. The template provides the option, like Jeopardy, to type your questions onto individual slides.

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Networked Student

EdTechSandyK

Oh, Wow! This video does a nice job of showing how a student with 21st century learning tools at his fingertips can construct and become a participant in an authentic learning experience. It also makes me realize I have a lot to learn about helping teachers become learning facilitators who can help students gain the skills they need to take effective advantage of all the tools out there. Thanks to this post at mguhlin.org where I found the video. 21st centruy learning connectivism web2.0

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The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

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In the Beginning.

EdTechSandyK

In just a few days, on June 2nd to be exact, I will begin my first class toward a masters degree in Educational Technology Leadership. I''ve thought about working on a masters degree for years, and thanks to a unique program offered by Lamar University , plus the encouragement and enthusiasim of a couple of colleagues who are jumping in on this along side me, I''m finally taking the plunge into a graduate education. I thought it would be interesting to blog about my graduate degree experiences.

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Review Games: Jeopardy

The Electric Educator

This is an old classic with a 21st century twist. Once again I am using the PowerPoint template created by Mark E. Damon. I''ve modified it slightly by using it in conjunction with my eInstruction CPS clicker system. You can have each student participate individually or group them into teams. Today I split my classes up into groups of 3-4 students and gave each group a clicker. We then went through the entire Jeopardy board (20 questions today). I use questions from tests they took this semester.

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First 100% Online Christian School

The Electric Educator

Mark''s Academy is a brand new Christian middle and high school located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The opening of a new middle and high school is not very notable except that St. Mark''s claims to be the very first of its kind. Mark''s offers a 100% online, fully accredited, middle and high school curriculum. I have been blogging about the pending change in education for some time now. I believe that online learning will become the dominant form of learning within 20 years.

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