Northwest Oregon Spring Google Apps Roadshow

When: April 25 Time: 8:30 am – 3:45 pm Where: Northwest Regional ESD Agenda: 8:45-9:00 am –  eat, meet and greet 9:00-10:30 am – Session One 10:45-12:15 pm – Session Two Lunch 1:00-2:30 pm – Session Three 2:30 Closing 2:45-3:45 pm Supported Work Session Sessions (content is solid, offerings and titles are still tentative): If you’d like to see something, suggest it on your registration form! Morning Session One Morning Session Two Afternoon Session… Read More

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Great Online Course Design :: ITSC 2012

Great Course Design and Free, Accessible Resources: An Unlikely Love Story In this session, we will: 1) Examine how to best meet the needs of a variety of learners in your face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses by searching and FINDING engaging and helpful resources. Courses can be created for students at any grade level and are also useful for adult learners. 2) Use second and third generation web tools to help cement content… Read More

Creative Commons

Big Buck Bunny characters posing for Creative Commons

provides rights to intellectual property or creative works an author can grant to other users. Through Creative Commons, authors can grant rights for copying and reusing material. This non-profit was created with the same ideas behind open source software – our collective intelligence is better than each of us working for our own benefit. Both of these movements started and are continued by like-minded people who want to make the world a… Read More

Learning to Learn: Welcome to the 21st Century!

Learning to Learn quotation

This from a colleague: “Hi Corin, a few of us were ok’ed to take an excel class, we were going to do it from Fred Pryor, but Anna said she took the course and she had to help the instructor. I did a google search and found very bad reviews. Can you recommend something for us. We are interested in some help with 2010 and both basic and up.” Using AAAAARGH! Using… Read More

Part Two: Give Me a Picture Sharing Site

students at computer

This post is based on REAL conversations between myself, local law enforcement and technology directors. These discussions took place over time and with a variety of people. When our local sheriff’s department took a stance against unblocking Picasa in educational settings recently I expressed to the technology coordinator in my geographically closest school district the importance of opening at least one such site. He didn’t get it. Arguments ensued. First argument: Students… Read More

Part One: COPPA Clarified

teacher with papers

I thought about doing this post in a series of myths. However, there is so much confusion around this United States federal law I thought being straight up about it might be a better strategy. The Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA) was enacted in 2000. It pertains purely to advertisers’ collection of information from children under the age of 13: “This part implements the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of… Read More

To Stream or Not to Stream? That is the Question

viewfinder with slides

Many people immediately saw the benefits of showing only minutes of a whole video with the ease of moving a marker on a slider. Gone are the days of showing too much content because it took such effort to return the tape to exactly the right spot when new kids came in for the same lesson. Now we show the clip and get on with focused content without wasting precious instructional time…. Read More