robot looking at mathematical expressions on blackboard

Emerging Tools

First a reaction to the readings from this assignment.  I was fascinated and pleased to be introduced to the article by Umang Gupta and his business assessment as to why technology has not translated well into the educational environment.  In this article, he assessed that the US spent approximately 1.3 Trillion in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education each year and that only 1%...
4 people using VR technology

Annotated Bibliographies

Our PLN delivered yet again as we collectively developed our Annotated Bibliography for this semester’s F431.  I thought there was a great diversity of topics and yet there were some common themes around pedagogy, history of tool development in support of education, and the willingness to share results that did not always show promise - the concept of agile testing to see if a technique even...

Adobe Spark

I evaluated several options before I decided to review Adobe Spark as my third emerging technology   First - the ones that didn’t make the list.     Playposit was suggested as an interactive video and assessment tool that integrates with Blackboard.  I was drawn to the concept of how to do an assessment, but when I went to test it, realized it was similar to Kaltura and...

Kahoot!

I chose this emerging technology because it was described as a study/polling tool for the class.  It incorporates elements of gamification and can be used on either mobile or desktop devices.  I was also intrigued by the concept of implementing personalized learning.   This is a program where the basic model is free, but it still made me provide credit card info.  The four categories...
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Quick Rubric

As one of my emerging tools, I decided to evaluate Quick Rubric   I wanted to see if I could create something that was easier for my students to follow.  I had just completed grading their consequence assignments - which is the 4th in a series of 7 assignments to generate a risk analysis about a target with hazards and threats that they have selected.  Even though I continue to update my...

Web Presence

Web presence is not a new concept - it has been discussed in the scholarly literature for decades now…For example, Debaty & Caswell (2001) spoke to creating and implementing a uniform web presence architecture.  And Mohorovicic, S. (2013) spoke to implementing responsive web design. I also reviewed two papers looking at the requirements to establish a web presence for both small and large...
Rain Vortex indoor waterfall at Singapore's Jewel Changi international airport.

PLN Musings continued

While I have a Twitter account, I don't tweet - I just don't find that medium to be to my liking and I rarely find anything useful there.  So I'll share my reflections on the two articles here...I truly resonated with Cormier’s blog post - the reference to plants through the mycelium has excellent symbolism for any network and suggests a sharing that is not defined by any boundaries.  I could...
Google Doodle on Labor Day

Welcome to my garden!

Why does a domain of one’s own matter?  Why indeed?   On this Labor Day, 2020, I’m sharing the Google Doodle, showing of all things, the labor we invest in building things.  Like domains.  Presence.  Community.  Perspective. Certainly from a marketing perspective, one could argue that it’s far more important than you think...It’s space that you own, with metrics and Search Engine...
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