What is Content Curation and Why is it Important?

Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest, blogs, wikis, and the list goes on and on.  In a previous post, I talked about how easy it is in our digital world to get totally overloaded and overwhelmed with the constant barrage of information coming at us from all directions.  Especially those I just mentioned, which seem…

Farfaria & TED Books: Must-Have eBook Readers for Your iPad

This is a short (5 minute) video sharing two eBook readers for the iPad.  Both have in-app book purchase options and an option to subscribe and get unlimited downloads.  TED Books is an app associated with the TED Conferences and TED.com.  The books within this app have been written by…

Help Menu & Audio Notes in Microsoft Word

Part of getting the job as an Instructional Technology Specialist is going back to school to get the 077 add-on license for Computers in Education.  I am currently taking the third out of seven courses, and part of my current assignment is to create a screencast showing how to use…

Is Your Interactive Whiteboard Really Interactive?

What does “interactive” look like in the classroom?  At a recent workshop I conducted,I asked this question to university faculty.  Some of the responses I received were, “children engaged with one another, the teacher, the lesson, and the materials,” and “hands-on learning experiences through large and small groups.”  When interactive…