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Technology Instruction for St. Cloud State University

Archive for February, 2013

Twitter widget in D2L

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 8th February 2013

Are you using Twitter  in your course? Did you know that D2L has a widget, which allows you to loop  the last tweets? Please let us know, if you would like  to learn how to do it d2l@stcloudstate.edu

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TechEd Soiree Teaching with D2L: Lockers versus Dropbox

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th February 2013

What are Lockers: The Locker is an electronic storage area for you to store your files. You can upload and download files from any computer and use them in D2L or transfer them from one computer to another. Only the owner of the Locker can view its contents unless the owner decides to mark something as public. If something [...]

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basics of design: new handout

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 6th February 2013

The new, 10th edition of “instructional Technology and Media for Learning” by Smaldino et al is out. on p. 191 there is a good layout of the basics for design as discuss during the design session of January 22, 2013. Link to the handouts of that session here:  http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/01/22/basics-of-design/ This is the link to a [...]

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mobile technology, badges, flipped classrooms, and learning analytics according to Bryan Alexander

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 6th February 2013

Very short video of Bryan Alexander, senior fellow at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education, discussing the issues and opportunities facing mobile technology, badges, flipped classrooms, and learning analytics:  http://online.qmags.com/CPT0113/default.aspx?sessionID=C711175DBEE9188D0D93C2F28&cid=2335187&eid=17730&pg=18&mode=2#pg18&mode1

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Clickers (Classroom Response System)

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 5th February 2013

what kind of clickers are you using? what kind of clickers are you familiar with? what qualities in clickers do you find useful, necessary, obligatory for your course[s]? At the moment SCSU is still considering eInstruction http://www.einstruction.com/ as its default clicker system (clickers sold in the Bookstore) However, faculty on campus are slowly adopting other systems: [...]

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handouts and other materials for self directed learning with Dreamweaver CS5

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 4th February 2013

Web editing and design _dreamweaver Basics http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/adobe-cs5-dreamweaver-html-basics.html http://dreamweavertutorial.co.uk/dreamweaver/beginners/create-website-dreamweaver-cs5-introduction-part1.htm#.UFJ2O8re11Y.google_plusone_share Why Dreamweaver: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/dreamweaver/articles/dw_wordpress_pt1.html (and not MS Word, WordPress, Weebly) Basic Web development http://www.htmlgoodies.com/tutorials/getting_started/article.php/3869776/Web-Development-The-Need-to-Know-Basics.htm Web design http://webdesign.about.com/od/webdesignbasics/u/webdesignbasics.htm please contribute with your favorite and/or most helpful source to work with Dreamweaver; web development and design. Please share with us an application, which, in your opinion can successfully substitute Dreamweaver [...]

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handouts and other materials for self directed learning with Photoshop CS5

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 4th February 2013

image processing Photoshop CS5 basics. Tools http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/photoshop-cs5-allinone-for-dummies-cheat-sheet.html http://www.groovypost.com/howto/howto/adobe-photoshop-cs5-basics-guide-review-interface-tools-review-performance/ Shortcuts.. http://www.photoshopessentials.com/basics/type/font-size/ Handouts (CS6): http://ittraining.iu.edu/training/browse.aspx?workshop=PHOBA#self-paced please contribute with your favorite and/or most helpful source to work with Photoshop. Please share with us an application, which, in your opinion can successfully substitute Photoshop for learning and teaching purposes. Follow us on Twitter: @scsutechinstruc #techworkshop

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Sessions on Digital Photography in March

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 1st February 2013

Digital Photography 1 – practical lessons for learning and teaching digital photography in learning from K12 to Higher Ed general uses of digital cameras and photography in education specific application of digital cameras and photography in education medical SPED ESL storytelling etc apply in the learning process new trends and ideas   Monday, March 25, [...]

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Adobe Photoshop sessions in February

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 1st February 2013

Please consider a series of Adobe Photoshop sessions in February: Workshop registration at: https://secure.mnsu.edu/mnscupd/login/default.asp?campusid=0073 Computer Skills Photoshop, Part 1 of 4   Monday, February 04, 2013 at 11:00 AM until Monday, February 04, 2013 at 11:45 AM  Sponsoring Campus: St. Cloud State University  Location: MC-205 Photoshop, Part 2 of 4   Monday, February 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM until [...]

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