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Lamp and books in my bonus room.

Change just one thing

Lately I’ve felt completely overwhelmed. I’m a single mother. I’m a college professor. I’m a college student. I have a full-time job …

Visualization

Infographics are not just for the visual learner. Use one to engage your student where there is slightly dry material or to explain a particularly tricky concept.

Tech Free Challenge

It can be challenging to spend up to two hours doing something new or different. This is especially true if you’ve got …

DS106 Daily Create

Last Tuesday my son and I went with many designers and a nice gent by the name of Alan Levine, to the …

Teaching Tip: Extra Credit

How you choose to use extra credit can enhance a student’s learning opportunities. Whether you’re for or against the use, a few …

What could I do with a Raspberry Pi

I don’t own a motorbike: http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1216528 – so getting data via a OBD2 Data Recorder isn’t interesting to me. Since I need …

I miss paper: a post about efficiency

I like all the things I can do with Preview to mark up a document. I like that all the snippets can be viewed at one time. I like that I can put in notes–for myself or others. But, I miss paper.

Tradition!

Last Friday several of us had a lovely conversation about traditions, specifically building them.

Why you have to be there

I recently read an advertisement for a large conference for educators. There were seven items stressed under the heading, “Why you have …

Building blocks

UAF eCampus Registration page(s): what needs to change? A person should not have to choose “number of courses. … How many classes? …

A few mobile links for WordPress

How do you make your WordPress site mobile friendly? Earlier today I spent a little bit of time downloading and testing a …

English is so tricky!

I’ve had the pleasure of working with a few amazing instructors over the past year. Carl Strange teaches Latin 101 and 102. …

Tweeting about education

Taking a cue from Design Team Manager, Chris Lott, I’m listing some of my favorite tweets on education. He posts monthly – …

Ellen M's phone photo from Flickr creative commons

Top 10 Blogs for Educators

http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2012/03/top-10-technology-blogs-for-education.html lists the top ten blogs for education. Many of the folk who read my blog (Design Team members) will be familiar …

More on passive voice

I’ve often been a naysayer. I choose to excise passive in almost every case. However, it could be because I’ve been led …

Mendeley and more

At the Center for Distance Education, we have a reading group. We use Mendeley (http://www.mendeley.com) to corral materials. Even the proudest designer …

A collection of all good things

30+ Open Wikis every educator should know about http://edudemic.com/2011/12/open-wikis/ : I spend 10-20 minutes each morning with Zite on my iPad. One …

Images and Blackboard

These materials came from a session I performed on 12/2 for the IAC faculty. Faculty Development Friday Sessions SUMMARY We covered the …

Mountains near the Yukon

Light reading

http://www.npr.org/2011/02/09/133310978/in-college-a-lack-of-rigor-leaves-students-adrift Or light listening… Last week I enjoyed listening to NPR on my laptop, vs light music. What’s the photo got to …

Finding your voice

As a teacher or an instructor it is important to know your audience and know yourself. As a new employee it can …