Have you tried ‘Glogging’?

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Howdy, friends! Hope the last few weeks have treated you well. I’m spending lots of time these days trying to keep up with teaching work and student work and I realized that y’all are probably feeling neglected again! Topic for today is about Glogs. What in the world are Glogs? I had heard mentions of them on Twitter a few… Read more »

Sock Monsters

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Our art project before Christmas time was one of the most non-traditional art projects I’ve done in my teaching career. (Definitely not a bad thing!) We learned a skill that has, in my opinion, declined quite rapidly in today’s society. We were sewing! First, we practiced on some scrap pieces of fabric. We threaded our needles, tied the thread, and… Read more »

Fitness Goals 2012

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One of the things that I did in 2010 that really fell off the “important” list in 2011 was a dedication to exercising.  In 2010 I started making sure I exercised, and I did a few 5K events, and topped off the year with a half marathon in December.  After the half-marathon, my dedication left me.  I finished another half-marathon… Read more »

Psalm 62

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Just because I love this song, (and maybe because I needed a little procrastination/inspiration time), here’s a video of my brother-in-law, Adam, singing the song “Psalm 62” at my sister-in-law’s wedding earlier this month. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnVoLICTz1k&start=1653]

Digital Literacy Survey

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I’m working on my Masters in Educational Design and Technology. My current project is to investigate into digital literacy and what tools that teachers will need to be considered ‘digitally literate’ in today’s educational world.  I am looking for teachers to fill out this survey so I can have a wider group of responses than just the teachers at my… Read more »

Its Elemental – Element Flash Card Game

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      We’re learning about the Periodic Table right now and I wanted to share this site I found with you: Its Elemental – Element Flash Card Game. It’s not wonderfully amazing (speaking of its design), but it gets the job done and has lots of different customization options. I think I might use this as a quizzing technique… Read more »

Book Review: “A New Culture of Learning” (and World of Warcraft)

The second-to-last most recent book I’ve had to read for my Masters course was called A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change. It was penned by Douglas Thomas and John Seeley Brown. A more interesting fact: it was the first e-book that I actually read on the Kindle App on my iPad! Review aside… Read more »

Confession Hymn

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I was cleaning through some old files and I found these hymn verses I had written for a 2009 Lenten-season worship service. They are meant for the tune Gethsemane (“Go to Dark Gethsemane” or “Chief of Sinners Though I Be”). I’m not sure how good they are, since they haven’t been revised very much.  If you would like to use them… Read more »

Screen Sharing with Screenr

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Have you ever wondered how people take videos of their computer screen and add a voice over? I’ve written before about Jing, which is a program you install to your computer.  For those of you who don’t like taking up precious space on your hard drive, Screenr is a web app that will have you screencasting in no time! All… Read more »

Start Simple

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Right now I’m in a course called “Building Online Learning Communities.” (For those of you just popping in to the blog, I’m working on my Masters in Educational Design and Technology through Concordia University – Wisconsin.) We’re learning about using blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other Web 2.0 learning tools in education.  Our course has a wiki that we’re building as we’re… Read more »