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Creating Video Embedded PDFs in Google Presentation

At the Student #Gafesummit I attended, I learned how to step-up the traditional PDF newsletters that are shared with the school community by using Google Slides.

By embedding videos into a Google Slide and converting the final product  into a PDF you can share videos of your students engaging in fun activities throughout your school or you can embed videos to support the character and learning goals of your school.…

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Startup Weekend Education Melbourne

Last weekend saw the first Startup Weekend Education in Melbourne and I was lucky enough to be one of the organisers.  Startup Weekends are typically a grassroot movement to empower entrepreneurs….. although ours was a little different.  Education Startup Weekends are typically aimed at entrepreneurs to work with educators to develop ideas for education…..…

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Creative Educator – Make Comprehension Work Fun with Choice Boards

Below is a link to my article on Wixie and using student voice and choice for completing comprehension projects instead of quizzing students with less Depth of Knowledge questioning.  I have also included some student samples for you to see what products the students at my school are producing with Wixie.… Continue reading

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2014 National Distance Learning Week

2014 NDLWSponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) is this week!

What is NDLW?

Purpose: To generate greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning, including K-12, Higher Education, Corporate and Military, while recognizing leaders and best practices in the field.

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Amy C. Smith

Amy C. SmithToday, we are spotlighting Dr. Amy C. Smith, Assistant Professor of English and Associate Director of the Quality Enhancement Plan, Lamar University. Dr. Smith was one of our Spring 2013 Academic Partnerships Faculty Research Grant recipients and has completed her final report.

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What We Cannot Learn from the Udacity/GT Partnership

Today’s Chronicle of Higher Education features an article by Steve Kolowich about the potential impact of the Udacity/Georgia Tech/AT&T online master’s program on the future cost of higher education:

The program, which started last winter, pairs MOOC-like course videos and assessments with a support system of course assistants who work directly with students.

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The Rhizo14 Ethnography and Decalcomania

So Maha Bali and I started a Google Doc entitled Writing the Unreadable Untext to talk about the Rhizo14 auto-ethnography, and a half-dozen or more of our dearest Rhizo14 colleagues joined in. I want to write about this experience from the comfort and quiet of my own blog space, and if you have reached this post from the Google Doc itself, I want to offer an exploration of what I think happened… Continue reading

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Recap: 2014 Online Learning Consortium International Conference

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Last week, we attended, presented, and were sponsors for the 2014 Online Learning Consortium International Conference in Orlando. We learned a lot and can’t wait to share it all with you! To start, we will share what we presented.

During our presentation, “Struggling with Group Projects in Your Online Course?

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“Click, Play, Share”

In the last few years, my entire approach to education and learning has undergone a radical transformation. By being a “connected” educator, I have opened myself up to an entirely different world of self-motivated, personalized, asynchronous professional development.

Since becoming the e-Learning Contact (#eLC) for my board, I have had endless opportunities to attend professional development sessions both on an informal and formal level.…

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Dark corners of the Internet

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How do we redirect seemingly inane goals of “connecting” beyond upping friend, follower, and subscriber counts towards notions of community and care and concern for each other, especially in places and conversations that are fraught with anger, frustration, and deep, deep potential for harm?

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