Category Archives: Tech Tools

The Franklin Institute Inspirations #educon

The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia contains great instructional designs. Museums, by their nature, offer an immersive learning experience, and many combine technology with physical objects and interactives that intensify the experience. But the Franklin Institute is especially clever. A couple … Continue reading

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What U.S. K-12 Teachers should know about #OER

In light of this week’s TES survey results on OER referenced by business , instructional technology, and  education sites, here’s what every teacher should know about OER and what policy makers and developers should know about how to support the creation, spread, … Continue reading

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Curriculum 21: Another Look at 5 Socio-Technology Trends

Curriculum 21 by Heidi Hayes Jacobs is now six years old, but I am reading it now for my Curriculum Design and Analysis graduate course at GSU. Despite my reservations about using this dated text from an author who herself … Continue reading

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Communicate 2.1.2 – Email #eteachertool

Communicate 2.1.2 – Communication Guidelines and Email Here’s some of what people are saying about email: The Pew Research Center 2015 report “Teens, Technology, and Friendships” states, “64% of all teens use email with friends; 6% do so daily.” This trend … Continue reading

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Digital Learning in Georgia

Last week I tweeted good news from Digital Learning Now about the state of digital learning in Georgia. In short, Georgia got a B-. But as with any grade, it’s important to know a few things. Who gave the grade? … Continue reading

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The Pop Up Museum (#EdCampCobb 3.14.15)

In my last post, I shared my experience at edCamp Cobb, which, admittedly, was some time ago. Part 1 explained how to use Symbaloo, a bookmarking tool, to create a Choose Your Own Adventure story. For part 2, I’m going … Continue reading

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Symbaloo and Telling Stories (EdCamp Cobb 3.14.15)

On Pi Day, I attended my first EdCampCobb at Sky View Professional Center in Mableton, GA. There were fewer people at edCamp Cobb than at edCampAtlanta, but the smaller size didn’t impact the variety or quality of the sessions. After … Continue reading

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