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Introduction to InfuseLearning

Main Function: Student remote response system (See my comparison between and Socrative and InfuseLearning) Platforms: any web-enabled device; no apps to download or install Website: http://www.infuselearning.com/ Cost: free Company Support: https://infuselearning.zendesk.com/home Video Tutorials: Part 1 – http://youtu.be/zX1vcwNMoGs Part 2 – http://youtu.be/IuYwm7TUPBQ Part 3 – http://youtu.be/URGor7tgkeg How to

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Going deep

My observations collected over recent years, though anecdotal, suggest that kids today have a broad, but shallow, set of technology skills.  Hence, the popularity of the iPad and the shortage of computer geeks.  Cal Thomas wrote earlier this year in

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C4LPT’s Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012

A little test for educators to see how current they are with educational technology… Check out the list from C4LPT’s Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 (table here, slideshow presentation below) and consider: How many of these tools are you

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Online course: Power Searching with Google

I believe strongly that the ability to search the internet efficiently and successfully has become a critical basic skill for work and life. Google has a website titled “Inside Search” with a load of resources for encouraging effective use of

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Simple student remote clickers: Socrative and InfuseLearning

For the past 18 months or so I’ve been encouraging the use of Socrative as a student response system in the classroom.  Though in a moment I’ll mention a new alternative to Socrative, I still highly recommend Socrative to teachers

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Using Google Reader to follow all your favorite blogs

A critical subset of my “personal learning network” includes blogs of other professionals (see my PLN workshop for teachers here).  There are literally dozens of blogs that I like to follow on a near-daily basis.  But, rather than having to go

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Tips for Adobe Flash Crash

So, I’m trying to watch this beautiful time lapse video of Los Angeles from the Vimeo.com website when I repeatedly get an error message that says Flash or Flash Shockwave has crashed. Here’s how I attack this issue if I know

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New logo: Microsoft is still Microsoft

I just wrote about how I finally found a reason to use the the “Windows logo key” to tab through my open windows (Windows log key + TAB). In related news, today Microsoft announced that the old Microsoft logo is out

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Learned something today: Using the Windows logo key for shortcuts

I use my Windows and Mac laptops on my desk like an organist switching between multiple manuals (keyboards) to make beautiful music.  I’ve even tried multi-tasking by typing with one hand on the Windows and one on the Mac –

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Do colleges prepare future teachers to think outside the box?

This is getting at one of my soapbox themes: “techno-resiliency”. Steven Weber writes in his blog post “The Fear of Failure”: “…all students need to be problem solvers, risk takers, and have the ability to think outside the box.  Do

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