Friday, February 07, 2014

Teaching With Blogs by Todd Nickle

Todd Nickle has put up a great resource that focuses on teaching with blogs and several tools that can help you do that. is the link. Check it out.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Beyond flipping classrooms

Here is an interesting article by Cathy Davidson that challenges the notion of the flipped classroom being good enough to make a difference.   The article is Why Flip The Classroom When We Can Make It Do Cartwheels? and it does a great job of describing how they have gone beyond flipping classes at Duke to applying the principles under study to real world challenges.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Prezi adds Voice Overs and Background Music

I have been using Prezi off and on for a few years. One of the features that Prezi has lacked until now is the ability to put a voice narration on your presentation. There are plenty of ways to do this with slideshows made with other tools and you could actually do it with Prezi but it was not easy because you had to stick the sound file into a SWF file and post it to your Prezi canvas like a flash object. Not any more.

Friday, March 22, 2013

EdTech Innovation conference in Calgary in May 2103

The EdTech Innovations conference will take place in Calgary this year.  Go to their website at for more information and to sign up.

I signed up and look forward to attending. It runs May 1-3, 2013.

Speakers include:

  • John Baker
  • Deborah Quazzo
  • Jose Ferreira
  • Dean Shareski
  • Heather Payne
  • Audrey Watters
  • Dan Pontefract

TCC Online Conference 2013

I just registered for the 18th Annual TCC Online Conference for 2013. Although this conference is based in Hawaii, it is online so no one has to travel there. :(

I have attended this conference several times before and it is a very good conference with the cost, which isn't much ($99 before April 2).

One of this year's keynote speakers is Dr. Terry Anderson, who is a former mentor of mine. We worked together in Grouard Alberta, a long time ago.

The conference runs April 16-18, 2013