After a week in Atlanta for FUSE14 and ISTE2014, my head is spinning. It was an extraordinary experience, and I learned so much that it’s going to take months to sort it all out. Most of all, it was a invigorating and inspiring to spend quality time in person with so many amazing people (thanks +Dominique Dynes for the picture below!).
We’re excited at the potential of Curiosity.com to expand our reach and give students an additional channel for exploring their professional and personal interests among Coursera’s offerings, as well as among those of other available educational resources.
2013 was a productive year that saw quite a bit of professional development and new thinking, highlighted by traveling, where I made new colleagues, and attending the Google Teacher Academy in Chicago. In reflecting on this year, +Eric Saibel has inspired colleagues who blog to share their most influential posts of 2013 for the #EdBlogs2013 series he’s collecting, and I’m honored to participate (read his own post here…). Continue reading →
This video is the introduction to the GamesMOOC for fall of 2013. Traditionally, the MOOC has been a great place to connect with and collaborate with like-minded professionals around the topic of game-based learning! This fall, the MOOC is focused (as focused as a MOOC can be, anyway) on the topics of Maker, Hacker and Gamer culture.…
I just participated in my first EdCamp at #edcampsfbay… this past Saturday, and I’m still feeling the adrenaline from it. The “unconference” was one of the single best experiences I’ve experienced of sitting in a room and having a conversation with other people who share interests and passions of mine. Continue reading →
It’s hard to know where to begin in describing the Google Teacher Academy… experience. As is often said, the two-day experience moves incredibly quickly, and you can be sure that all of our heads were already spinning from scripting, extensions, and maps by our first lunch. Continue reading →
Games and Gamification are quickly becoming the new buzz words in education. While the concept of using games to teach is not new, recent innovations in technology make games much more useful for educators. The ……
I had an amazing experience at the 2013 ISTE conference in San Antonio this past week (June 22-26) and will be reflecting on it for quite some time, I’m sure. It was a different experience than I expected, but one that nonetheless exceeded all my expectations. My #iste13 notes… are public, and I welcome comments and questions to help me further reflect. Continue reading →