March, 2009

Hybrid Courses?

The Electric Educator

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Star Tribune published an article this morning about a hybrid education model that blends traditional and online learning. Students at Bloomington Jefferson high school attend class twice a week and finish online assignments during the three days the don''t attend class. Teacher like the arrangement because they are able to work with smaller groups of students and students like it because it gives them greater flexibility.

Wiiboard Questions

The Electric Educator

After presenting on the Wiiboard at the MACUL conference, several people have spoken with me and e-mailed questions related to implementing the Wiiboard technology in their schools. In replying to them individually, I thought I would also share my thoughts here for others to read. Can/will the Wiiboard replace our commercial interactive white boards?


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IR Pen Product Review

The Electric Educator

Please visit my updated review of IR Pens featuring Penteractive , IRPensOnline , Whalebone , and Infrawow. The infrared (IR) light pen is one of the essential pieces of hardware for the Wiiboard. The evolution of the IR Pen has progressed rapidly as the Wiiboard technology has taken off. Throughout the school year I have used my Wiiboard regularly and have been able to experiment with several different light pens. Here are my thoughts about the products that I have tested.


The Electric Educator

I appreciate the large turnout to my presentation on using the Wiimote as an interactive whiteboard. You surpassed my expectations! I hope you found my session informative and inspirational! As you setup your wiiboard, please feel free to contact me with questions or success stories. I encourage you to add comments to this post if you have resources related to the wiiboard that you think would be helpful for others. I am happy to trade blog links with you as well!

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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.

2009 MACUL Conference

The Electric Educator

It''s been a busy month since I returned from Kosovo and I have not had time to do any blogging. Today and tomorrow I will be at the Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning ( MACUL ) conference at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan. Conference attendance is expected to top 4,000 this year. The annual MACUL conference is an awesome opportunity to hear how other educators are using technology in the classroom and to browse the latest in ed. hardware and software.