What’s up with Google Glass – infographic

  Google Glass is hanging around on the periphery about to become mainstream. How could it help education?   What is Google Glass? Wearable technology. Wrap around frames (like glasses) with a microchip that allows you to see information like a pop up screen directly in front of you. No computer screens. Google Glass recognises […]

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An easy and simple explanation of gamification and how it can be used

  More and more gamification is being integrated into workplaces and learning frameworks. But what really is gamification and how do we easily and successfully use gamifcation?   Gamification OR as I like to think of it, ‘game-i-fication’, is integrating ideas from game theory into our everyday working and learning lives. This draws on people’s […]

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How to crop an image using GIMP

GIMP is an open source image manipulation program similar to photoshop. GIMP is open source and free to download. Some feedback I’ve had is that people find it easier to use than photoshop.   Here’s how to crop an image using GIMP. For how to cut out an image check out this post.   1. […]

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How to use a rubrics for assessment

  Using a rubrics for assessment is one of the easiest most straightforward ways to mark a course. What is a rubrics?  A rubrics is basically a scorecard that can be used for an evaluation. This could be the beginning, middle or end of a course or could comprise the total assessment. Read these guidelines […]

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How to use Glogster (graphic blogs) in an online course

If you’re not already familiar Glogster is a site where you can make online graphic blogs – Glogs. Glogs are a great medium for creating projects in online courses for both adults AND younger learners.   A Glog is a presentation page to which you can add writing, pictures, video, music and even Powerpoint. You can […]

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Education and Technology Conferences June to December 2013

  The following is a list of educational technology and other related conferences for the second half of 2013.   These education conferences are taking place all around the world so have a good look through for something that interests you and is close by.   Conferences are great ways to meet people and chat […]

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