Monday, November 7, 2011

Don't Underestimate the Power of Mobile!

Great infographic on mobile devices.  Now think about this data in the terms of education.  Instead of people sneaking mobile opportunities during class, embrace the mobile e-learning possibilities!



Monday, October 24, 2011

The Internet In 60 Seconds


What Happens in 60 Seconds on The Internet

Shut down your Internet for sixty seconds and here's a sampling of what you will miss:
  • 1500+ blog posts
  • 98,000 new tweets
  • 12,000 new ads on Craigslist
  • 20,000 new posts on Tumblr
  • 600 new videos (25+ hours worth) on YouTube
Gizmodo.com

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Microsoft Office What?

Super exciting news came rolling off the Google blog yesterday.  Google is enhancing their Google Docs platform and more specifically Google Presentations.  The main goal of this 'upgrade' is to make it more collaborative.  More than 50 new features were added with many more to come.  Now what teacher wouldn't like that?!?!  Microsoft Office What?

Monday, October 17, 2011

Classroom Guide: Top 10 Tips for Teaching With New Media

Here is a link to a free guide put out by edutopia.org.

Classroom Guide: Top 10 Tips for Teaching With New Media
This guide helps you make the most of the latest technologies and innovative ways to use them during the school year.  Full of practical ways to prepare students for 21st century success, this guide will help you deliver the relevant and meaningful education all students deserve.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Back When I Was A Kid...

Back when I was a kid is the statement we swore we would never say.  I am at the point where, at 31 years old, I see the huge difference from when I was a kid and kids today.  Undoubtedly, most of the change is with technology.  My mothers greatest goal was to get us to watch less television by limiting our viewing hours and always honoring the 'no TV for a week' campaign.  Now, television is not even the issue.  Kids are wired (well more like wireless) everywhere and it is portable and traveling with them everywhere.  Internet, gaming, texting,  portable music, the list goes on and on.

For today's youth, being wired is a way of life.  The average teen sends more than 50 texts a day; younger children spend over 10 hours a week playing video games; and the amount of time all kids spend online daily has tripled in the past 10 years. - PARADE MAGAZINE (October 9, 2011)

Being passionate about educational technology I don't necessarily see this as a bad thing as long as it enhances their lives and experiences.  I tell the technologyphobes at my school all the time that technology should not change what you teach but enhance it.  It should touch all the different learning styles and spark the students curiosity.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Ultimate Guide To Prezi

I love Prezi!  The possibilities are endless.  Here is a great guide for the beginner to the advanced created by thewikiman.



Thursday, October 13, 2011

Myths About Online Education

Great (and very true!) article about the myths associated with online education.

Hey, at the very least with online education you save on gas!