It's hard to believe - 365 flew by so quickly. This year I graduated from Johns Hopkins, left Baltimore, moved back to Houston, got my first apartment on my own, and started a new job at a wonderful school. I'm so grateful for my life, as I am surrounded by amazing colleagues, loving friends and … Continue reading 2012: Year In Review
Check out Bubblr, a simple, easy-to-use online tool that creates comic strips from Flickr images. Just search for a "tag" to find an image, select it, and then add bubbles and text. Bubbles are dragged and dropped onto images, and then can be adjusted for size and length. You can also easily add more frames … Continue reading Bubblr: Create Comic Strips Using Flickr Images!
As a graphic design teacher, the boom of infographics on the internet is wonderful! It provides me with an opportunity to show my students that the skills they learn in class are directly applicable. Plus, it makes information so visually appealing that many of my students actually want to learn! So, in honor of the … Continue reading InfoFriday: The State of Digital Education
I watch way too many YouTube videos for my own good. Whether it is music videos or funny cat videos, I spend quite a bit of my online time at this popular video search engine. The viewing experience, however, is often distracted and clouded by extraneous commercials, advertisements, and links to other videos. Clean.r hopes … Continue reading Remove YouTube Clutter With Clean.r
In the spirit of the season, Google has launched a Santa Tracker, where you can follow Santa's path of delivering presents across the globe. For the next day, you can get updates via Facebook, Twitter, or Google+, and watch as Santa slowly but surely moves across the globe. Track where he is going next, how … Continue reading Google Santa Tracker: Follow Santa Live!
Amy Meyer recently posted a story on her blog about an Instructional Technologist who observed a teacher. In the story, the IT praised the teacher for a fantastic lesson, and the teacher responded with, "I know, but don't tell anyone or they'll all want to steal my lesson, then everyone will be doing it." The … Continue reading If People Are Copying You, You Are Winning!
Saw this interesting infographic about the use of tablets in education on the Online Universities blog, and thought I would share: It's no surprise that Apple is the leading brand for tablet usage - everyone I know has an iPad. I haven't had much experience using Kindles, Nooks or other tablets, but am hoping to … Continue reading Teaching With Tablets: An Infographic