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Building Learning Objects with Storyline 2 #eteachertool

When building learning objects, one must consider motivation, practice, and feedback. Now, motivating students to study subject complements, direct objects, and indirect objects is difficult. Too often learning objects are merely drills of sentences. To avoid this, I drew on … Continue reading

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The Kinetic Flow for Synchronous Sessions

One of the best features of Adobe Connect is also the most neglected features: the layouts feature. Layouts keeps content ready: plan a lesson and no one showed? Save it in a layout, so you can come back to it. … Continue reading

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Learning Outcomes: Synchronous Sessions vs. Discussion Boards

Last semester, I blogged weekly reflections about teaching online, and mostly I discussed changing discussion board topics and conducting synchronous sessions. At the semester’s close, I summarized my thoughts on discussion boards and synchronous sessions. This semester’s focus is a … Continue reading

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Redesigning the Virtual Classroom: Applying @educonphilly

The previous post focused on the microcosm of my own classroom, and how I might answer the following questions within my own course: “What does empathy look like in an online school?” “What does it mean to acknowledge silent voices … Continue reading

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Curation: A Labor of Love or an Act of Hubris?

First, some context: This Christmas I gave my father a 64GB flash drive. He probably doesn’t need the extra storage, but I was certain he should listen to the podcasts I put on it. Podcasts are a reoccurring topic here, … Continue reading

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Communicate 4.1.2 – Rubric Redesign #eteachertool

 Communicate 4.1.2 – Rubrics Quest Rubrics make grading easier and fairer. They help teachers evaluate subjective criteria by providing a list of objectives. Most teachers by now are familiar with the grid rubric, which is a good way of showing … 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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GAVS – Appearance and Design

Create 1.1.3 – Appearance We shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but we do. We also judge websites by their layout, tools, media, and creative design, and unlike books, we should judge a website by its appearance. A poorly … Continue reading

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