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On Digital Learning Day…Please Also Celebrate Analog Learning

Today we celebrate Digital Learning Day in a number of celebrations online and offline. The focus is on the authentic and effective use of technology in our classrooms. As always, the focus should be on using digital texts and tools to positively affect student learning objectives in our classrooms. Don’t get me wrong, I’m as excited as […]

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Teaching Online and the Time of Screencasts

  For years I’ve been researching and promoting the use of online video and screencasts in teaching and learning. Recently I presented this information at a TechTalk here at UNH. At our TechTalk I was asked a question that I frequently am asked during one of these trainings. In working with educators, my advice is to produce […]

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UNH TechTalk – Producing and Sharing Online Screencasts (January 22, 2013)

Image attributed to masternewmedia.org We recently had another great TechTalk here at the Education Department on January 22, 2013. The focus of this TechTalk was on the use of FREE online tools that can be used to capture, produce, and share screencasts for educational use. For those of you that may not know about the TechTalks, they are […]

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New Year Resolution for the Education Department Students

As we celebrate the beginning of the New Year, I wanted to take a brief few moments  to wish each and every one of my fellow peers and faculty good health, happiness, and promise for future success and opportunity. And, as we celebrate, I’d also like to welcome the incoming graduate students and interns new […]

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Improving Student Self-Confidence

Take a second to watch : The Power of Words Much too often, I hear students say, “I’m stupid,” or “I can’t do it, I give up.” These words are heartbreaking to hear. Furthermore, these words are undeniably devastating to the confidence and spirits of our students. The words they speak are oftentimes the words that they believe. Unfortunately, […]

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How and when will students and I interact? #blendkit2012

Even though this has been a particularly busy week, I have been trying to keep up with my “classes.” I’m currently VERY far behind in my Google Power Searching class, but for the most part I’ve stayed up to date with #blendkit2012. The focus this week is on “blending interactions” between instructors and students that are […]

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Responsibility and Educational Technologies

As the week of festivities at the MA New Literacies Institute (NLI) 2012 wraps up I’ve taken some time to reflect on the events of the week. One common thread that has me thinking as I’ve made my way back from Cambridge is the role of responsibility of teachers as they make room for technology […]

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Using iPads, Soundcloud, and Audio Podcasts in the Classroom

I just finished a tutorial for a session on audio podcasts and Soundcloud in the classroom. The session will happen next week as one of the Digital Texts and Tools sessions at our MA New Literacies Institute at the NERD Center in Cambridge, MA. The idea behind the session, and the use of the tool […]

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A Month With Our iPads

We’ve had iPads here in the Education Department for a little over a month now. The University and the College of Arts and Sciences graciously agreed to supply the tools to everyone for administrative and instructional use. Now that we’ve gotten over the initial distribution, I’d like to share some of what we’ve learned so […]

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I blog, therefore I am

As we search and sift while reading online we’re confronted by an endless torrent of text, hypertext, and multimodal content. As technology progresses, this information source ebbs and flows, but for the most part we’re witnessing the evolution of what will become a steady stream of CONTENT that we’ll use as the dominant text for […]

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