MEC2011 Keynote: Karen Cator Department of Ed on NETP

Date March 14, 2011

Karen Cator Direction, Office of Education Technology US Dept of Ed on Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Tech #mec2011 Cator was introduced by John Huppenthal, Arizona Superintendent of Public Schools. National Education Technology Plan introduced in fall through Drupal, and they said it was a “draft” because this is a working document that is […]

Bryan Alexander: Technology Dialogue Day

Date February 4, 2011

Dialogue Day with Bryan Alexander MCC February, 3, 2011. Bryan Alexander is senior fellow for NITLE that helps Liberal Arts College use pedagogy and technology in education. Roger Yohe introduced Bryan at MCC’s LB145. We’re going to discuss the Horizon Report and discuss the purpose and why that really does matter. Bryan began talking about […]

Socialnomics Rap (Power to the People)

Date April 30, 2010

For my students independent reading project this quarter, they had to make a video that showcased one of the books from a short reading list that included Socialnomics by Erik Qualman. This group wanted to turn their’s in two weeks early. Here it is.

Student 2.0

Date March 24, 2010

Here’s a video turned on to me from a colleague in LA. It showcases a partnership between APPLE and students at Paradise Valley Unified School District with how today’s students use mobile devices, like iPod touches, to better enhance their learning and education. Something I try to do daily in my own high school classes. […]

Evolution of the textbook… module… project.

Date March 20, 2010

cc licensed flickr photo shared by Thomas Hawk Here at the Conference on College Composition and Communication I’ve been talking to various publishing companies and the publishers are beginning to rethink their text book and learning management system models. I’ve used different text books for both high school and college over the last decade and […]

PodCampAZ: The Unconference you’ve been waiting for.

Date November 10, 2009

Last year several of my tech geek friends kept talking about this PodCampAZ thing, and I said “well that’s not really for me since I don’t podcast that much” (Been trying to this year, but it’s a shot in the dark). I didn’t pay much attention, and I didn’t want to pay for another conference. […]

Sync Contacts: Gmail, Blackberry & OSX

Date July 15, 2009

Recently I’ve noticed that my gmail had about 4,000 contacts listed and some of my students or family members were listed 4 or 5 different times (with the same name even). Since I have a Blackberry, iPod Touch, MacBook Pro, and Gmail, Gmail wasn’t necessary my contact list of choice albeit this list was out […]

CCCC Presentation: A(Re)mediating Social Technologies

Date March 13, 2009

A(Re)mediating Social Technologies Laura J. Gurak (Chair), Dawn M. Armfield (“On the Go: Mobile Technologies and Literacy”, Daisy Pignetti, “What are you doing? Teaching with Twitter!”, Kimberly A. Schultz (“Social presence in the online writing classroom: is student customizable content an answer?”) At the next panel now, and I am pretty excited. Looks like a […]

CCCC Presentation: Emerging Technologies, Cyborg Futures? Human Rights & Literacy.

Date March 13, 2009

Emerging Technologies, Cyborg Futures? Human Rights, and Literacy Melissa Knous (Chair), Beatrice Quarshie Smith “Identities, Literacies, and Cyber Work”, Liz Canfield, “Cyborg Theories, Meatspace Realities: How Technology Can “Make Waves” in the First-year Writing Seminar”, Bonnie Orzolek Smith (bbsmith@ilstu.edu) is working on identities and literacies and has been in Uganda for 5 years, and she’s […]

This IS Student 2.0

Date February 27, 2009