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Archive for April, 2014

5 Options for Creating Screen Capture Images and Videos – Including on Chromebooks

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 24th April 2014

Pls consider our previous IMS blog entries on screen capture: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/10/24/whiteboard-screencasting-apps-please-enter-your-choices-and-suggestions/ http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/05/11/moocow-massive-open-online-course-or-whatever-to-explore-john-seners-book-the-seven-futures-of-american-education-improving-learning-teaching-in-a-screen-captured-world/ http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/05/10/subtitles-screencast-coursecapture/ http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/03/18/resources-available-at-scsu-for-lecture-capture/ http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/03/29/fraps-real-time-video-capture-and-benchmarking/ 5 Options for Creating Screen Capture Images and Videos – Including on Chromebooks http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/12/15-options-for-creating-screen-capture.html#.U1kvSBDih8E TechSmith Snagit is a screen capture tool from the producers of the popular screencasting tools Jing and Camtasia. TechSmith Snagit is a Chrome app and extensions [...]

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How Not to Cite an Image

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd April 2014

How Not to Cite an Image http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/04/how-not-to-cite-image.html#.U1g8khDih8E

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QR Codes and iPads

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd April 2014

QR Codes and iPads https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EybTfsnGAyk

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LRS and mobile devices: Please join us in exploring…

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd April 2014

Please join us in exploring our mobile devices. Minutes from the April 23, 2014 meeting Pamela, Greg, Rachel and Plamen met at 3pM in MC 205 and discussed: ebooks different OS and gadgets - iOS, Windows Surface, Android Galaxy, Kindle the differences. We determined that it is up to the user which one she/he prefers. what [...]

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Facebook’s referral traffic share grew over 37% in Q1 2014, Pinterest was up 48%, Twitter increased only 1%

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd April 2014

Facebook’s referral traffic share grew over 37% in Q1 2014, Pinterest was up 48%, Twitter increased only 1% http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2014/04/21/facebooks-referral-traffic-share-grew-37-q1-2014-pinterest-48-twitter-increased-1/ Once again, the real winner here is Facebook, Pinterest may be able to challenge it soon though, as it is now driving just over a third of the traffic Facebook is.

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Microsoft Word in Google Docs

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 21st April 2014

You know that you can export a Google Doc into a MS Word format. Did you know that you can open a MS Word doc in Google Doc? Here is how: http://practicaledtech.com/2014/04/21/practical-ed-tech-tip-of-the-week-templates-in-google-drive/

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Cheatsheet to Myer Briggs

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 21st April 2014

cheatsheet to Myer Briggs http://myersbriggs.tumblr.com/post/31022087127 http://www.pinterest.com/pin/259379259763466552/

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For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 21st April 2014

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/10/for-students-why-the-question-is-more-important-than-the-answer/ It’s a bit like the Socratic method flipped on its head. Rule 1: Ask As Many Questions as You Can (Gives License to Ask). There are a number of potential stumbling blocks related to this rule, including: Students struggle trying to produce the [...]

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How To Gamify Your Classroom In 6 Easy Steps

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th April 2014

How To Gamify Your Classroom In 6 Easy Steps http://www.edudemic.com/gamify-your-classroom/ Clarify your desired learning outcomes first Make them measurable Choose a ‘big idea’ Storyboard the game. Make sure there’s room for failure and multiple courses of action. Design learning activities Build teams THEN apply the game dynamics

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Minecraft: Games and Gamification

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th April 2014

The Minecraft Experience Panel Presentation Games for Change NYC April 24th 2014 http://www.minecraftexperience.net/G4C2014+Panel Extended Description: Last year at G4C Nick Fortugno threw some controversy into the conversation about Minecraft by suggesting Minecraft was not a game but a toy. The proposed panel extends that conversation by asking what is the Minecraft experience, can it be [...]

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