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Moving from Inquiry to Creativity

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Helping Students Make the Leap from Inquiry to Creativity Guest Post: Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad is a speaker and author (Everyday Instructional Coaching: 7 Daily Drivers to support Teacher Effectiveness). He is the Chief Education Officer at WeVideo and is a former teacher, vice principal, professor, district curriculum and instruction director, and education supervisor at NASA. Follow him on Twitter (@drlangraad).… Read More »Moving from Inquiry to Creativity

Alternatives to Student Presentations

Let’s keep things interesting and mix things up! I’m a fan of focusing on the learning objective, not the assignment. Providing students choices for ways they can demonstrate their learning definitely keeps things interesting!! When we ask students to “create a presentation” or “make a brochure” you can almost hear the groaning in the room since they have made so… Read More »Alternatives to Student Presentations

Do Not Make Me Track Down the Link

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I made a mistake on a peer evaluation spreadsheet I asked my students to fill out. One of the group project columns did not link to the peer evaluation form. Since I had the students email addresses I emailed them all that I had corrected the spreadsheet. After I hit send I realized that I did not provide the link… Read More »Do Not Make Me Track Down the Link

Google Docs: Stop Email Notifications

If you are shared on a Google document with a large group of people you may find the number of email notifications from collaborators inserting comments to be overwhelming. I like my students to receive the email notifications when I give them individual feedback, however, when collaborating with a large group this may be unnecessary. Comments In the upper right hand… Read More »Google Docs: Stop Email Notifications

Instructional Video Tips with Dave Mulder: Start with a Story

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Dave Mulder has a wonderful style to creating online instructional videos. Previously I had shared some of his instructional video techniques in a blog. Here are some additional things we can learn from Dave Mulder Start with a Story I really appreciate that he did not start his video with “hi.” He starts right in with a story. Just as… Read More »Instructional Video Tips with Dave Mulder: Start with a Story

Get Underneath Items you Embed

When using an LMS or other Web 2.0 tool to embed images, tables or YouTube videos you may have noticed that sometimes you are unable to get underneath the item you just inserted. This is where it can be handy to learn a little HTML. HTML is the code that dictates what the website looks like. Tags At first when… Read More »Get Underneath Items you Embed

Snagit: Drag the Image

  I use Snagit by TechSmith almost daily. Snagit allows me to create screen captures and annotate them. I am also able to do video screencasts with Snagit. One thing I love about using Snagit is the ability to drag the images or videos from the tray onto my desktop or into a presentation or Google Doc. If you have… Read More »Snagit: Drag the Image