We've concluded our first Tech Tools - a class offered to staff and faculty as a professional development opportunity. We had a wonderful group of people learning about tablets, iPads, Smartphones, the differences of devices, about Social media, and why it's important to know which company produced what operating system. Those who walked in technophobes … Continue reading Tech Tools
...but what you DO with the technology. Are you using/integrating technology into your curriculum or using it just because it's there? Can you connect all three of these together: content, pedagogy and technology? Authentic technology integration occurs when all three work together: Is your classroom technology planned and purposeful - or an afterthought? a day … Continue reading It’s Not About the Technology…
Do you save a lot of bookmarks on your Internet browser on your computer and find that they've disappeared when you use another computer? Or you save your bookmarks in Internet Explorer and can't find them when you use Mozilla Firefox? There's a simple solution to your problem. It's called online bookmarking. Online bookmarking is … Continue reading Got Bookmarks? Use iCrumz!
[written by our Guest Blogger, Erin Baker!!] Ok. So even after my kindred spirit colleague, Kathy Brooks, suggested I start blogging about my adventures in teaching, I still wasn't sure what I would write about. Seriously? Why would anyone care about what I had to say? Now I've gotten over worrying and analyzing so much … Continue reading Tablets in Education? Yes please!
ProQuest is requiring all their users to migrate to a new search platform by this summer. So, if you use any of the library’s ProQuest databases (ABI/Inform, Research Library, National Newspapers, Nursing & Allied Health, etc.), be aware that the ProQuest databases you use will look significantly different once Summer Quarter starts. To have the … Continue reading ProQuest Database Changes
Stephanie Delaney, eLearning director at Cascadia, posted the following note on the eLearning Council listserv today. Sue Frantz is psychology instructor at Highline and she's got a great blog. I'm sorry I missed her presentation! Hello all, Last week, Sue Frantz gave a great presentation at the ATL conference – Technology for Educators: Tools for … Continue reading Technology for Educators: Tools for Teachers
Software developer Mike Matas demos the first full-length interactive book for the iPad -- with clever, swipeable video and graphics and some very cool data visualizations to play with. The book is "Our Choice," Al Gore's sequel to "An Inconvenient Truth."
Kirk Library has a trial to the Education in Video online database. We are considering purchasing a subscription to this database and will love to have feedback from you about it. So, try it out and let us know what you think. You can either leave us a comment on the blog or send an … Continue reading Try out a new Online Video Database
Wonderful article in The Olympian about what some local teachers and schools are doing to bring technology into the classroom! It's tech time at Capital High Generation Tech lets students become 'co-authors of learning experience' Today's young people have grown up in a society that revolves around technology. Want to talk? Send them a text … Continue reading Generation Tech is here!
Saw this today from Scott Dennis, eLearning Professional Development Manager at the state board. One thing I love about working in eLearning and in libraries is how giving people are of their time and talents. Check out these great opportunities. The Wednesday "open office hours" is ongoing. And let me say that Vicki is very … Continue reading Online Learning Opportunities Today