Tag: 21st century

Flashback to 2008: Digital Footprints and Lutheran Education

I recently found myself re-reading something I wrote in 2008 for a Lutheran education publication in Australia – SchooLink: Shaping Digital Footprints A couple of takeaway quotes that still seem relevant today in 2017: “The current challenge for Lutheran education

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My two-cents on MOOCs

On of my graduate students asked me for my point of view on the future of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) since we’ve been studying them this past week.  I’m glad he asked and I’ll try to share here.  I’m

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Results from #LuthEd Survey on Internet Filtering

Here’s the final results from the #LuthEd Twitter chat survey on school internet filters in Lutheran schools. [iframe src=”https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1oHRqhAEdfhgQOlyYwXAibaV7_iXomF4-1m35yoHWdVc/embed?start=false&loop=false&delayms=10000″ frameborder=”0″ width=”560″ height=”454″ allowfullscreen=”true” mozallowfullscreen=”true” webkitallowfullscreen=”true”> iframe] Click here for the final results in PDF form.

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#LuthEd Survey on School Internet Filtering

This is a survey intended for participants in the #LuthEd Twitter chat on 12-09-2013 – but I don’t mind if any Lutheran educator completes the survey. (I can’t provide a direct link to the live survey results, but I’ll upload

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Digital Distractions: Chasing after the wind?

Last evening I participated in the weekly #LuthEd Twitter chat with a number of other Lutheran educators.  The topic for the evening was “Managing Digital Distractions” moderated by Dave Black. The chat represented the clear consensus that we all are

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Introduction to Socrative

Main Function: Student remote response system (See my comparison between and Socrative and InfuseLearning) Platforms: Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android (any web-enabled device) Website: http://socrative.com Cost: free Company Support: http://www.socrative.com/how-it-works Video Tutorials: http://www.pinterest.com/socrative/socrative-media/ How to get started: Get registered with any browser as a

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Advice for a school new to BYOD

A dear friend at St. Peters Lutheran School in Blackwood, South Australia, asked for wisdom as they trial a BYOD program.  I can’t promise any wisdom here, but here’s my 5-minute attempt to hammer out my top 10 tips.  I’d

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Changing “tech-reluctant staff”

Change is not easy in the education world.  Consider this version of the old “light bulb” joke: How many teachers does it take to change a light-bulb? Well hang on a minute! You can’t go changing a light-bulb just like

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IT skills expectations for students

I’m in the process of drafting a document on the IT expectations we will have for graduate students in our new MA in Education: Educational Technology program.  I’m tempted toward simply adopting Doug Johnson’s “6 technology skills expected of all

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Yahoo! Inc. ends telecommuting

Internet company Yahoo! Incorporated has been on a positive path since bringing in a new CEO, Marissa Mayer, from Google Inc. last July. This week, Yahoo! employees received a memo from CEO Mayer stipulating that those who have been working

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