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Kelvin Thompson

video: A Shared Culture - 4 views

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    Three minute video introducing the concept of and aspirations for Creative Commons licensed content. Good introduction and/or reminder about potential of open educational resources.
Kelvin Thompson

Introducing the Digital Learning Quadrants - 120 views

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    An alternative schema to the "digital native" vs. "digital immigrant" dichotomy. Emphasis is placed upon one's own adaptation to technology-rich culture using the axes of "access" and "participation" to form a classification quadrant.
Kelvin Thompson

Fallacy of Digital Natives - 103 views

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    A robust rebuttal of Prensky, Tapscott, et al's assertions that contemporary generations are more technologically proficient than their predecessors. The counter-argument is that our society has become more technological and individuals are more or less well adapted to this change. The author of this rebuttal (Pontefract) makes a case based upon logic, personal experience, and several recent research studies.
Kelvin Thompson

How To Make your Own Interactive Whiteboard - 178 views

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    need an interactive whiteboard? have $100? teacher-made video: in-class demo of #DIY interactive whiteboard
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    My husband used this to create his own whiteboard about three years ago. His colleagues and administration were so impressed!
Kelvin Thompson

Low-Cost Multi-touch Whiteboard using Wiimote - 67 views

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    demo video: Low-Cost Multi-touch Whiteboard using Wiimote [edu needs more low-cost innovative adaptations!]
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What you wanted to KNOW about blogging! | The Edublogger - 64 views

  • Being a blogger isn’t just about publishing posts. It’s also about reading others posts, taking time to comment on their posts (in meaningful ways), engaging with your readers by commenting back when they leave comments — being a good blog citizen.
  • Because reading posts that talks about other bloggers or their posts but doesn’t include links to them is really frustrating for readers. Readers like to follow the links and check out the information in more detail but without the links they can’t!
  • nowadays increasingly readers are reading blog posts by links shared on twitter rather than RSS.   So it is now a good idea to tweet when you’ve written a new post. If you’re not currently using twitter – here’s how to get started.
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    All about improving upon blogging by connecting to others, tweaking blog appearance, cultivating Personal Learning Network, etc.
Kelvin Thompson

A Glossary to DEMYSTIFY the jargon of the online world | The Edublogger - 54 views

  • The purpose of tagging is to help make it easier for the content to be easily found.
  • Blogs, wikis, podcasting, video sharing websites (e.g. YouTube and Vimeo), photosharing websites (e.g. Flickr and Picasa), social networking sites (e.g. FaceBook, Twitter) are all examples of Web 2.0 technologies.
  • Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) are all about using web tools such as blogs, wiki, twitter, facebook to create connection with others which extend our learning, increases our reflection while enabling us to learn together as part of a global community.
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    Lengthy, substantive piece on blogging for educators, starting from "what is a blog," continuing through Web2.0 tools, and ending with Personal Learning Networks. Something for everyone here.
Kelvin Thompson

Designing a 21st Century Syllabus - 180 views

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    Design tips for designing a more engaging syllabus
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    I really like your ideas! Somehow, changing my syllabus had not occurred to me - what program did you use to create yours?
Kelvin Thompson

Google Cheat Sheet - 177 views

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    Google-produced cheatsheet for increased search efficiency
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