Intro Connected Educators Month runs during the month of October 2013 and there are hundreds of events, classes, meet-ups, and ways to use social media scheduled to allow educators around the globe to connect! But “connecting” should not just occur during this time period. There are ways you can re-connect with other educators and connect
(I wrote this blog post on the plane home from the ISTE 2013 conference in San Antonio. I wanted to give myself some time to reflect on it and add some additional resources before posting it.) ISTE 2013 was a tech-filled extravaganza and I left with my head spinning with new thoughts and ideas! However,
I have finally had time to work with iMovie movie trailers on the iPad, and it is so much fun! A movie trailer is a perfect summarizing activity. It can also act as a “teaser” as an introduction to a presentation or student paper. A movie trailer can readily showcase the acquisition of knowledge of
…or Why Give Constructive Criticism? I recently had a brutally honest day. I was asked to review a new book coming out and write a blurb for the back cover. The title was something I was interested in, so I agreed. As I read along in a chapter about change, I came across the line.
For many years, I have been posting links to the speaker handouts from the largest United States technology conferences for you to peruse during the summer months. Many of you take courses, design curriculum, and catch up with your professional reading during the summertime, and you can learn so much from the archives of these
“Work smarter, not harder.” — Scrooge McDuck (via Carl Barks, Disney illustrator) Having iPads in the classroom, whether there are a few shared by the students, a cart that gets rolled in every now and then, or having a 1:1 initiative, does pose some interesting problems. How do you assign work and distribute files to
Who does not want to share Discovery Education resources wherever they are? Whether showcasing the Web page, the DEN blogs, or a content-rich Discovery Education Streaming (DES) video, you need to become familiar with the many ways to project and mirror your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, iPod Touch) to be able to share
When students are collaborating and working on group projects or presentations, there is often the need to collect assets so they all wind up on one machine or in one online folder. In the “old” days, when students had a shared folder on a file server, they would each drop the files into this
Last month I posted about digital storytelling and provided you with links to some great resources. In addition, the Google+ Hangout about digital storytelling with Joe Brennan and Midge Frazel was a wealth of good information, too! You can find the resources discussed and a link to the Webinar on my digital storytelling page at http://www.schrockguide.net/digital-storytelling.html.
One of the perks of teaching for the Wilkes/Discovery Master’s program (besides the great students I come in contact with) is my access to the online library databases at Wilkes University. In library school, I still remember signing on to the ERIC databases, via an acoustic coupler, for a total of fifteen minutes of online