June, 2009

Google Teacher Academy Video Application

The Electric Educator

I spent most of today working on a one minute video as part of my application for the 2009 Google Teacher Academy in Boulder, Colorado. Creating a 1 minute video may be one of the most difficult video projects I have ever done! I really had to figure out what I was trying to say as you can''t say much in 1 minute. I will be officially submitting my video sometime tomorrow. I would appreciate any comments or feedback from my readers before it goes in to the hands of Google.

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Opinion on Texas LRPT: Educator Preparation and Development

EdTechSandyK

NOTE: This blog post is written as a requirement for Lamar University graduate course EDLD 5306 Fundamentals of Educational Technology. The Educator Preparation and Development (EP&D) area of the Texas LRPT focuses on professional development of educators to equip them with the necessary skills “to effectively facilitate and manage 21st Century learning in technology and information-rich settings”.

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New PodCast Series

The Electric Educator

Several of my previous posts have mentioned work that I have been doing in conjunction with MACUL and the MDE on podcasts that are being listed on the MI Learning channel (iTunes link) of iTunesU K-12. My first podcast project was a series of lab demonstrations that I call "labcasts." They are currently available for download on iTunes and to watch on youtube. I recently submitted a proposal for another podcast series that I am calling "Google, more than search."

MI Learning Portal on iTunesU K-12

The Electric Educator

Note: the following post was published in the Fall 2009 Edition of the MACUL Journal While some teachers are battling to keep iPods out of the classroom, I’m encouraging my students to use them as learning tools. These seemingly universal music players have evolved from monochrome bricks to an elegant multimedia platform which is constantly fed by iTunes, its software counterpart. As the capabilities of the iPod expand, educators are considering ways that the iPod can be used for learning.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

Carver STaR Chart Presentation

EdTechSandyK

NOTE: This blog post is part of a requirement for Lamar University graduate course EDLD 5306 Fundamentals of Educational Technology. The slide show below will serve as a visual aid when I present to Carver Elementary staff on their most recent S chool T echnology a nd R eadiness (STaR) self-report regarding campus levels of technology access and integration.

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A Vision of K-12 Students Today

EdTechSandyK

We have come so far.and we have so far still to go!!!!! 21st centruy learning educational technology

The Three R's Are So 20th Century.

EdTechSandyK

Great overview of the educational challenge before us. The three R''s (Reading, ''Riting, and ''Rithmatic) are obviously still important, but education has to expand beyond those three basics. Warlick does a great job of explaining why and what the new definitions need to be in the video below. 21st centruy learning educational technology web2.0

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The New Literacy

EdTechSandyK

One of my first assignments was to react to a quote from the first week''s reading. Below is the quote I picked and my response to it. In The New Literacy: The 3 Rs Evolve into the 4 Es , Armstrong and Warlick state: The challenge to us as educators lies in keeping up with an information environment that has changed dramatically in the past 10 years, a decade during which the very nature of information has changed in appearance, location, accessibility, application, and communication.

Fatal Failure: High Tech School Fails!

The Electric Educator

In 2003 Microsoft and the city of Philadelphia set out to build the " School of the Future." In 2006, the school opened and touted a 1-1 laptop program, campus-wide WiFi, an innovative schedule, and "project based learning." Three years later, the school has been labeled a failure by the American Enterprise Institute.

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).