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DEN Techformation – Location based Social Networking

DEN Techformation – Location based Social Networking

I usually write about technology tools you should try in your classroom and explore with your students.  Today I am writing about a tool you should beware. Yik Yak is a location based anonymous social comment phone app. It allows you to post and see the posts of people near your location.  Recently it has

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DEN Techformation: Emaze

The Amazing Emaze by Janet Hallstrom PowerPoint has always ruled the presentations at my high school.  Everyone seems to have a mastery of creating presentations with movies, sound, narrations, animations, and transitions.  Wowing the students with PowerPoint is not even possible anymore.  Prezi provided a new way for teachers to capture student interest in their

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DEN Techformation: Web App Builders

I ask myself and others the question “How can we get our students to become produces?”  It was just recently published that we will have a space elevator in 10 years.  We are on the verge of major advances in all fields of science and technology.  It is imperative that our students move from consumers

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DEN Techformation: Teaching with Technology Thoughts

I began my teaching career in 1995. Over the past 18 years, I have integrated information technology into my instructional process and curriculum development. I have accomplished this by looking for technology that improved student learning and made me a more effective teacher. My guiding question when evaluating technology has been “What technology will help

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DEN Techformation: CrazyTalk

In the world today of video teaching I have often found it difficult to deal with my face out there on the computer screens of thousands of people.  I have made videos of just screen shares and my voice in the background, but sometimes there is a lot of static screen and just my voice

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DEN Techformation – Through the Looking Glass

In 2008 “Randy” Pausch died.  You may have heard of the last lecture series, Pausch delivered his “Last Lecture”, titled ‘Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams’, at Carnegie Mellon on September 18, 2007. This lecture was modeled after an ongoing series of lectures where top academics are asked to think deeply about what matters to them, and then

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DEN Techformation – Scratch

  First of all I am taking advantage of my blog by saying “Thank You” to my wonderful wife for all that she does.  Today is our wedding anniversery.  I love you “Mo Bhean Chéile Álainn” In honor of the Hour of Code coming up (December 9th – 15th) I thought I would devote the

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