Tag: technology

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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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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Introduction to Evernote for education

Main Function: Save and sync your digital life across all your devices Platforms: Windows, Mac, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android (any way you can get on the web) Website: http://evernote.com Cost: free and premium ($5/month) Company Support: http://evernote.com/contact/support/kb Video Tutorials: https://evernote.com/video/ How

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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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Make Your Own QR Codes in a Google Spreadsheet

I continue to be excited by little nuggets like this that can be found amongst the Google Drive features.  Tammy Worcester has posted a Google Spreadsheet template that makes it easy to create and catalog multiple QR codes: The spreadsheet

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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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Lore.com course platform brings social learning to the fore

Until about a year ago, Lore was known as CourseKit – an online toolkit to support teaching and learning.  Since then, the platform has been re-branded and transformed into a community of learners that puts the social aspect of learning

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Student writing struggles in the 21st century

Yesterday I learned about an effort here at our university to address the shortcomings of incoming freshman in regards to their writing and composition skills.  I’m not in a position to share the details of the proposal nor the numbers

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The power of Prezi

I facilitated a teacher staff development activity at a  Lutheran elementary school this week, utilizing a Prezi presentation I’ve been developing on the topic of “Keeping Up and Staying Connected: Growing your professional learning network”.  For several of the participating

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