Drawing Notes

I used to make fill-in-the-blank notes for my students to complete while watching a video. For a particular subset of students, that works well. Helping lower the barrier for learning by providing a construct for information gathering led to more engagement when it came time to use the information. Then I took on AP Biology.Read More

Turning an Old Laptop into a Video Kiosk

My father-in-law came to me with an interesting idea. He wanted to create video kiosk for our church which would play videos on different mission organizations we're involved with. The wall - previously - had photos and text about each missionary or organization, but he wanted to revamp. We initially tried to use PowerPoint andRead More

Maybe it IS About the Video…

In 2011, I wrote a post in which I strongly declared that Flipped Learning is not about the videos. But what if it is? flickr photo shared by cogdog Creative Commons Attribution BY license. The whole idea of Flipped Learning is moving from directing instruction in front of the community to allow active learning practicesRead More

Think Before You Periscope

Bill Fitzgerald is someone you should follow on Twitter if you need help interpreting Terms of Service or Privacy Policies. He pays real close attention to technology use in education, especially new, emerging tech. Periscope is new and teachers love it. Show the Twitters all the great learning that's happening in real time??? Definitely soundsRead More

Flipping so Kids Can Rewind May be a Bad Idea

There are times where I wish I could go back, rewind what happened, and listen again. Daydreamers, you know what I'm talking about. Even though it's not in the official pillars of Flipped Learning, a reason I hear people flipping their instruction is so kids can pause, rewind, and re-watch a portion of the instruction.Read More

#MACUL13 Round Up

I had the chance to attend MACUL's (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning) 2013 conference held in Detroit this past week. I have a lot of good friends living in Michigan, and after a year of pestering and reminders, I finally made it up there. Let me just say, Michigan has one of theRead More