Kicking off the week in Austin, Texas at SXSWedu is a great way to spend my spring break. This conference is all about education innovations, reform, and edtech. Each day I’ll be recapping my educational adventures in Austin through video, photos, and sketches. Please help by sharing these with other! All the sketches below are embed tweets, which make it easy to Retweet, Share, and Favorite them! I started my adventure
Don’t fear the Squirrels! Embrace the Squirrels for a chance to win an iPad Mini, along with a Reflector prize pack from Squirrels and Professor Josh. First, you must learn the way of the Squirrels and go nuts for their products. Yes, Squirrels is the name of a software development company with some great products up their sleeves. Have you always wanted to easily stream your iPad or iPhone onto
Awesome for educators! Google Maps recently launched the Google Maps Engine public data program, allowing organizations to distribute their map content to consumers using Google’s cloud infrastructure. Through this program, National Geographic has shared over 500 of their historic maps. To learn more about how to utilize these maps and others in the classroom, check out the Official Google Blog post: http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2013/12/national-geographic-shares-rich-map.html.
I have always been a big fan of the Sloan Consortium’s International Conference on Online Learning hosted in Orlando, Florida each fall. It’s a great conference hosted in my backyard (Disney’s Swan and Dolphin). It’s full of practical applications and research in online learning for faculty, instructional designers, and faculty development teams from around the world. Below are five takeaways from Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning 2013 (#ALN13 for
The Sloan-C International Conference for Online Learning is taking place in Orlando this week. I’m doing a poster session on one of my favorite topics: Multimedia Tools for Educators! Free and affordable multimedia tools and web 2.0 tools are key to creating engaging content for students, either online or offline. As online learning grows and flipped models become more popular in education, developing various forms of media to help
Recently, I was asked to travel out to Austin, TX to explore a video conference company I was unfamiliar with prior to LSTechDay. With 80% of communication being nonverbal, the growing demand for online education, and a workforce that is becoming more remotely employed, the need for video conferencing solutions is a must for education. LifeSize is the company, a division of LogiTech, is a video conferencing solution from every