Punctuation. Undoubtedly one of the most engaging topics we can hook our students with. Like a fly to honey, it comes naturally to all students and they automatically see its intrinsic value. Let’s be honest, the world loves punctuation more than it loves The Rock.[Read more…] about Promoting Punctuation Through User Reviews
Episode 51 of the EdTech TV Podcast brings on Chris Hesselbein from InsertCoin.org. Chris has been creating a buzz with his in-depth understanding of Gamification – where it works, where it doesn’t, and how to apply it.
Episode 50 of the EdTech TV Podcast discusses what willpower means and some alternatives to help you keep your resolutions. It also looks at bridging the gap between the analog and digital world for those of us who love our paper. Also, a look at the updated EdTech.tv Logo.
One of the very first posts on EdTechTV 5 years ago was an encouragement to look at going paperless for 2013. Over that time I’ve had a lot of people tell me I was out of my mind, jump in the deep end of the digital pool, or if they are more like me – they shuffle back and forth.
An area of particular interest to me is how people bridge the analog/digital gap. Many – very fairly – believe that both paper and digital resources have value. I couldn’t agree more. To that end, I’m looking to give the occasional overview of tools people can use to help them connect the two. [Read more…] about Bridging the Analog/Digital Gap: Bamboo Slate from Wacom
A few years ago I wrote about using Rory’s Story Cubes for creative storytelling.
Recently I revisited the app, found some interesting updates, and created a spin-off activity to help my ESL students practice developing their understanding of verb tenses. By the end of the semester, they will have been studying verb tenses for 5 months, and hopefully they will realize that most people don’t use the Future Perfect Progressive.
Over the last few years, I’ve checked in on the app from time to time and noticed the small additions that were coming in. Now the app has 15 sets of die with a wide range of themes, and it allows you to roll anywhere from 1-9 die in your choice of a single set, or mixing as many die together as you like.
Episode 49 of the EdTech TV Podcast looks at the importance of Net Neutrality in education.