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3 Cool Things #5

3 Cool Things #5

New ideas and information is at our fingertips like never before and I plan on continuing to share some of the new things I have been learning. So this week, here are my newest, favourite #3coolthings. Pocket After my last, first “3 cool things” post, I heard about another way to collate any web links, video links that …

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3 Cool {Musical} Things #4

3 Cool {Musical} Things #4

Hi all! #3coolthings 3 MORE cool things to share from me this week! And special thanks to Cha for jumping last week! I love it when people want to share their 3 cool things. Everyone is doing such cool things out there. PLEASE share your secret genius! #thankyoukevin! The 3 cool things I did this week, have a …

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Changes to ChooseIt! Maker 3

Changes to ChooseIt! Maker 3

Last year, ChooseIt! Maker 3 online was released as a fantastic option for creating online activities that you can use with a touchscreen, mouse, switch or eye gaze. You can read more about how it works here. Inclusive Technology have certainly been listening to the public feedback and they have come up with some great new updates which …

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Another three cool things

Another three cool things

I was inspired by Amanda’s recent blog posts that introduce a three cool things that she’s been learning or trying out in her work practice. You never know whether something you share will be just the thing that someone else was needing to know. And we definitely don’t want to be secret geniuses any more now that we …

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Tips for Training Students and Staff on New Technology

Tips for Training Students and Staff on New Technology

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com In last weeks post, 11 ways to get the word out about technology on campus was shared. While getting the word out is critical to increasing the use of technology, it will only get you so far. Once students and staff learn about the technology, they must then learn how to use it …

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11 Ways to Increase Technology Usage on Campus

11 Ways to Increase Technology Usage on Campus

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Too often in the EdTech world we spend the majority of our time finding the right technology, getting funding approved, installing, etc., but much less time promoting technology to ensure that it is actually being used by students and staff. This “getting the word out” is especially difficult in the university setting, where …

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Three cool things #2 2014

Three cool things #2 2014

HI again, Here are the 3 cool things I did this week:   1. WATCHED THIS GOOGLE HANGOUT: Google-hangout-on-air-getting-ready-for-the-ilt2014-conference. I am totally loving the idea of using Extensions/Apps within Google Chrome. Adds a whole new way for our students to engage with, and learn from the internet! Here are some of the Google extensions mentioned in this Google-Hangout …

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Tips for Effectively Using Social Media in the Classroom

Tips for Effectively Using Social Media in the Classroom

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com A reasonably well agreed upon definition of social media is that it includes web based applications that users can create and share information through. This includes social networks, such Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, in addition to other web based tools such as blogs and wikis. Educators often use social media to connect with …

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Three cool things – blog post #1 2014

Three cool things –  blog post #1 2014

Hi everyone, Three Cool Things: blog post #1 Welcome to this first blog post about 3 cool things I did this week. In an effort to share my “secret genius” (stealing these now famous words from Kevin Honeycutt), I decided that regular blog posts dedicated to share the big, the little, the random, and the totally cool stuff …

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What Will You Buy Next? A Look at Computer Market Share

What Will You Buy Next? A Look at Computer Market Share

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Earlier this week my wife came into our home office to grab a computer. We currently have an iMac, Chromebook, and my work Mac Air, so we aren’t hurting for access to technology. However, this short interaction got me thinking about how long it has been since we’ve had a PC (which is …

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