Starting to Learn Google App Scripting

I will write a follow up post to this, but I have recently started to actually write some scripts (or modify others’ scripts) for use in specific contexts in Denver Public Schools, and so I wanted to share one of the best introductions to Google Apps Script that I have seen, complete with a demo script to try out.…

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Lip dub: I’m havin’ a good time!

Educators looking to engage their students in a fun, educational activity should consider having their students create a collaborative lip dub video of a favourite song. For those unfamiliar with the process, Wikipedia states:

A lip dub is a type of video that combines lip synching and audio dubbing to make a music video.

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Making of the #etmooc Lipdub

I’ve been busy with #etmooc, a MOOC focused on educational technology & media. We’re nearing the (official) end of our first topic, Connected Learning, and late last night, we published a crowdsourced, #etmooc lipdub project. I feel that the video accurately captures the energy and personalities of #etmooc participants, and the spirit of sharing and connecting that has dominated this experience.…

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Design Project Rationale

This design project has been designed for students studying Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 3.  The syllabus consists of six units, which are based on acquiring the knowledge and practical skills required by employers. The ability to use spread-sheets is a fundamental work skill for accountants, and the AAT have included the new unit ‘Using Spreadsheet Software’ at the request of employers who need employees to be IT literate.…

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Design Project

This design project was produced for the ‘Understanding elearning’ unit of  MSc Multimedia and elearning. It consists of a series of video tutorials for using spreadsheets.  They were created using Camtasia Studio software, and follow principles for instructional design.   This will be discussed in the design project rationale, to follow.…

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