InforMedia Services (IMS)

Technology Instruction for St. Cloud State University

Taking Screenshots on Your Laptop or Tablet

Posted by Julia Robeck on 19th February 2015

A Short Guide to Taking Screenshots on Your Laptop and Tablet http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2015/02/a-short-guide-to-taking-screenshots-on.html?m=1 Chromebook: Diigo’s Awesome Screenshot tool. Awesome Screenshot is a simple one step installation TechSmith’s Snagit. Awesome Screenshot will only capture things that are displayed in your web browser. Snagit download the Snagit Chrome app and the Snagit browser extension. . Both tools allow you to […]

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A Problem-Solving Game For Teachers and Administrators

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 27th October 2014

A Problem-Solving Game For Teachers and Administrators http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/10/a-problem-solving-game-for-teachers-and-administrators/ This activity empowers all stakeholders. It gives everyone an opportunity to share pain points and observations and to brainstorm solutions. By building a card deck of context-specific pain points and observations, there’s buy-in from the start. All participants have a vested interest in the cards they create. […]

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Former Obama Spokesmen Join Attack on Teacher Tenure and Seniority

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 27th June 2014

Former Obama Spokesmen Join Attack on Teacher Tenure and Seniority http://dianeravitch.net/2014/06/24/former-obama-spokesmen-join-attack-on-teacher-tenure-and-seniority/ Campbell Brown, a former CNN anchor who is highly antagonistic to teachers’ unions, is creating an organization to pursue a Vergara-style lawsuit in New York against teachers’ job protections. Her campaign will have the public relations support of an agency led by Robert Gibbs, […]

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twitter resources for its use in education

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 5th December 2013

A Quick Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Professional Development http://www.edudemic.com/twitter-hashtags-for-professional-developement/ Why It’s Time For Teachers To Embrace Twitter http://www.edudemic.com/teachers-on-twitter/ How (And Why) Teachers Should Have Multiple Twitter Accounts http://www.edudemic.com/teachers-multiple-twitter-accounts/   Twitter Aligned with Bloom’s Taxonomy for Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/12/twitter-aligned-with-blooms-taxonomy.html 

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D2L free training videos for Version 10.1

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd May 2013

Free training videos.  See http://mnscuims.mnscu.edu/training.html for links to the videos. Version 10.1 Videos for Teachers From Desire2Learn Community Site: Content Overview User Progress Overview From Atomic Learning (free): 32 short videos–Content, User Progress, Discussions From MnSCU: Content Tool Changes in D2L Version 10.1 User Progress and Discussion Tool Changes in D2L Version 10.1   Version […]

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On Millennials

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 21st May 2013

Millennials comprise the largest generational sector since the baby boomers. As this group enters the job market, training organizations will be forced to find new innovative ways to reach this new audience. http://www.allencomm.com/3-strategies-to-engage-millennials-get-results/ Schaffhauser, D. (2015). American Millennials Not Terribly Bright When It Comes to Pretty Much Everything That Matters, Analysis Finds. Campus Technology. Retrieved from […]

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