Mobile Learning at ISTE 2011 in Philly

Check out this QR (Quick Read) Code. I scanned it with my iPhone standing next to Benjamin Franklin’s grave in Philadelphia last week. I was on a field trip with the ISTE SIGML (special interest group for mobile learning).  We were using QR codes to discover interesting facts about Ben Franklin as we did a …

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Twitter Postings: Petroglyphs of the 21st Century

So what do petroglyphs have to do with twitter posts? Our spring break this early April was amazing.  Normally, in Minnesota, spring break means late winter slush with melting snow and muddy trails.  But this year was  showing, spring was definitely in the air. I decided I needed a prairie fix.  I'm attracted to the …

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21st Century Media Specialists

Provocateur Scott McLeod (otherwise known as Scott McLeod, Iowa State University associate professor and head of the Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education) came to the Minnesota Education media Organization fall conference to shake up the status quo.  His provocative keynote challenged media specialist and librarians to examine the core of …

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Getting Started with Web 2.0

Have you been thinking about doing something new and different with technology this year in your classroom or professional life?  Are you daunted by the overwhelming choices of Web 2.0 tools out there?  Should you start blogging—or using a wiki (whatever that is) or a Ning (now there’s a name for you)—or what about this …

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Vision for 21st Century Learning Environment

In 2005, my then superintendent, asked me to come up with a vision for technology integration, and, "oh,by the way, present it in one month!"  I was just 3 months into my current job as instructional technology specialist in Curriculum and Instruction, and, needless to say, I was a little overwhelmed.  I came up with …

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