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

More on Licensing Culture and Owning What You Pay For

I was talking with our school librarian today about why we don't offer ebooks for students to check out. It came up because I grabbed a real, hardcover library book six weeks ago and had just finished it this week. It's only 400ish pages, and taking that long to read a short/medium length book wasRead More

Flipped Learning as a Way to Build an Online Presence

Hybrid Pedagogy is a publication you should be reading. It's completely open access, written, edited, and published by educators. The article authors and editors are laser focused on the deeper questions within technology use in education like innate power structures, programmed bias, and the fact that technology is not agnostic by nature. This week IRead More

Push Announcements With a Chrome Extension

Patrick Donovan put out a tweet the other day with a screenshot to a Chrome extension he had just put together. It caught my attention and led to this post because it's a really, really good idea. Got my Chrome Extension created, now to refine and then publish to our organization. Thank you @curt_truc #COL16Read 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

Using the Hypothes.is API in a Google Apps Script

I've started using the Hypothes.is annotation tool more lately, mostly at the behest of Kris Shaffer. He started writing about it's potential for public discourse on research back in April and has since created Pypothesis to turn his annotations into a blog post using Python and the Hypothes.is API. The API is pretty simple -Read More

The Education Freeconomy Gobbles Up Another

Free in education is a big deal. Don't bother mentioning paid apps in front of teachers because you'll lose the group. Last year, we saw Geddit close it's doors. This year, there are two notables closing shop before the fall: Curriculet and Snagit for Chrome. The two are in slightly different boats but they're closingRead More