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Teaching as a Conversation

Image by laffy4k (Flickr) under CC license I wasn’t originally going to post this, but after reading Rita’s blog entry about her experience in our student-led conversations tonight I had to chime in. Rita commented: “I truly feel that I interact with my classmates and instructors more often and on a more complex level than […]

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Teacher’s Survival Guide to Ed-Tech Conferences

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Educause 2008

Wow what a week! First of all, I came face to face with my own digital mortality when the logic board on my trusty year-old MacBook Pro decided to have a campfire. So it’s out for a week, thank goodness for the extended AppleCare! I am using the loaned Mac from work at the Educause […]

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The Legend of the Menehune

Here is my first digital story, at least the first one created outside the confines of my current employ ;). Enjoy… This is dedicated to my Mom who always teased me about the Menehune. Downloadable version in Quicktime format available here or link to it on TeacherTube.

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IDR: Instructional Design Rut, it can happen to you…

This has been an enlightening past couple of weeks. First, creating the WebQuest and now I am working on a digital story. Digital stories are essentially that: stories created digitally using all sorts of tools. I happen to be using iMovie which is still fairly new to me. The best part of this assignment is […]

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It’s all about content…

I posted my most recent project, a WebQuest, at http://www.withaq.net/e-portfolio/webquest/index.html. It is entitled "Sending Work Overseas: The Outsourcing Debate in Apparel Manufacturing." Yeah pretty heady I know. I love working as instructional designer primarily because I get to learn about so many things just by exposure. Working at FIDM, I have been exposed to an […]

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Disruptive Teaching and Learning

I am usually not one to ruminate on and on about information I get at work. Many schools are run like a business, and being on the IT side of things, you get exposed to a lot of the business-y cross-talk and things that don’t necessarily relate to the world of education on the surface. […]

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Cool iWeb themes

Hi everyone…this is for the course’s iWeb fans. Apple has released new iWeb themes for it’s popular blogging, web-site building, kitchen sink 2.0 tool. Read more at TUAW.

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Awesomest Wiki-book ever: a “how to 2.0”

Just a quickie post to rebroadcast a link floating around recently: Web 2.0 and Emerging Learning Technologies from Curtis Bonk, one of the lead collaborators along with many students around the world.  (Really, who authors anything in a vacuum anymore?)  Anyway, I saw him speak at Educause a few years back and he was great.

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Updates and stuff

So I recently finished up my most recent course “Issues & Developments in Educational Psychology: Learning and Classroom Management” and it kicked my ass. I was sort of waiting for this opportunity though as I had originally intended on going to get an M.Ed. in order to get more into the “educational” aspect of my […]

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