There’s been a lot of traffic on Twitter and a fe […]
This is just one of those weird little things that might come in handy for someone someday plus I’m always happy to see software do things that are just a bit off standard. Part of our online summer courses is creating course trailers. One of the instructors wanted to portray the connection between stages in […]
Live action escape-the-room experiences have hit Canada. EXIT - The Ultimate Real Life Escape Gaming Experience from Exit Canada on Vimeo. Let's see if EXIT doesn't intersect with Infocult in 2014. (thanks, Annette)
I wanted a Twitterbot to push out Markov generated stuff from Emily Dickinson’s work. I wanted to do it fairly quickly as it was inspired by an awesome discussion yesterday with Jason Coats who will be teaching one of VCU’s online courses this summer on poetry. One of his goals was to encourage students to […]
Every once in awhile, I receive a copyright takedown request for one of my videos. In two recent cases, I challenged the process and ultimately won – which means I didn’t have to take down or change the music bed to my video. Here’s what happened in both cases: Case #1 – Prince and SirsiDynix. […]
Calling all gardeners, foodies, and critical inquirers! On this episode of TTT meet teachers who have been developing amazing projects around food. We are joined by Joseph Franzen and Brent Peterse along with one of their students, Devin Brown. In additon Lauren Goldberg, Elfe Dona, and Karen Fasimpaur add to this rich conversation about what happens […]
I’m no David Kernohan but share a little thing I use probably way to much for blues riffs. It’s basically the one from Steppenwolf’s The Pusher It’d probably still not easy to see the fingers in the video, but I have someone who can show you better. If you have not seen Soundslice, you gotta […]
The Earth continued its campaign against the human race, striking at a car museum in Kentucky. A sinkhole apparently chewed on the Corvette Museum (Twitter feed). [S]taff members arrived at the museum to find that a sinkhole had formed at...
I had the pleasure of attending a summit at the Royal Society of Arts last week. Entitled Skills for the 21 st Century Summit, the event was designed to launch the “Year of Code” with as much razzmatazz as could be mustered. And it worked. Show More Summary
A long march to the end of the world – Boing Boing “In 2011, a man calling himself Kurt Mac began walking his Minecraft avatar to the end of the world — the place where the game’s ability to create new land ahead of you starts to break down. It’s called The Far Lands and […]
"Don't worry about talking to the movers/shakers. Talk to the moved and shaken." - Peter Jennings as quoted by John Quinones I usually skip keynotes at TCEA Conferences. They're often irrelevant to what we're about as educators, or plumb bad. Show More Summary
Yale University’s library system is asking students and faculty members to propose fall-semester research and teaching projects that would use Google Glass, the high-tech eyeglasses with built-in computing power. The announcement said...Show More Summary
One of the oft-asked questions this morning during the Build Your Virtual Classroom and the Create Online PD that Works was, How can I implement flipped classroom? Source: http://instructionalservices.blog.gustavus.edu/files/2013/03/Flipped-Classroom-Comparison.jpg...Show More Summary
What joy to sit in on Mary Ray's presentation at the TCEA14 iPad Academy Listen to the Marvelous and Informative Mary Ray Find Mary's Resources for This Presentation Online at: http://tinyurl.com/mray-tcea2014 Mary led off with this video to put it all in perspective - Always Learning Video A FEW PHOTOS People in the room...lots!!
The Magic Of Libraries from Emily&Anne on Vimeo.
I’m teaching an online graduate certificate class […]
"Home Counties Horror" is a recent documentary on British horror film around the 1960s. It's very good so far, starting with a tribute to Hammer. (thanks to Grant Potter on Twitter)
Here’s a video about Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy, a direct instruction school in Colorado that uses tightly-scripted lessons: “I was reading something about Abraham Lincoln and they said that he attended ‘blab schools,’ that all the students would answer with one voice, and it just made me chuckle because that’s what a direct instruction class [...]
By keeping us focused on ourselves and our individual happiness, DWYL [Do What You Love] distracts us from the working conditions of others while validating our own choices and relieving us from obligations to all who labor, whether or not they love it. It is the secret handshake of the privileged and a worldview that […]
A new Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared video is out, and concerns time. Watch the cheery music and feel the passage of time: If you haven't seen their work, check out "Be Creative", their first offering. (thanks to Infocult's Gwynneth)