Gamification 101[14]: 5 Ways to Make Marking Easier…

Approximate Reading Time: 5 minutes This is Part 14 in my continuing saga of my current iteration of a gamified course. A key aspect of my gamified course design is that there be fast turn-around of assessment. It is not uncommon in more traditional courses for … Continue reading

Flashcards: The Secret to an Active Memory

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Who would have guessed? Turns out, flashcards aren’t just for kids. The Secret to an Active Memory | ExamTime. This article promotes an app through goconqr* for creating flashcards, but there are other ways as well. Using a plugin called flippity, … Continue reading

Where I’ve Been Online (Mar 22, 2014)

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute A Quick Look at Google’s New Add-Ons for Documents – Ed Techsploration “A Quick Look at Google’s New Add-Ons for Documents 3/12/2014 There is a lot of buzz about Google’s recent unveiling of its Add-Ons for Documents and Sheets. While … Continue reading

Go figure…

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Go figure… Bing Delivers Five Times as Many Malicious Websites as Google Searches on Bing returned five times more links to malicious websites than Google searches, according to an 18-month study from German independent testing lab AV-Test. Though search engines … Continue reading

More Fun with Google Docs…

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute If you haven’t tried Google Docs yet, maybe NOW is the time to take the plunge, ’cause it just got better. To take advantage of the new changes, make sure you set your settings to take advantage of the new … Continue reading

Classroom Tips, Part 1

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes After 30 years of teaching, I have found a number of things that work well, most of the time. Of course, I also keep trying new things and every now and then I come across something new that has potential. … Continue reading

Fun with Google Docs (Part 2B)

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes First Contact: The Google Docs Tutorial Week Three of Term: Jan 25-29 Part One looked at how Goggle Docs compare to traditional word processors as utilities for creation and submission of student assignments. Part Two (this one) talks about the … Continue reading

Fun with Google Docs (Part 2A)

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes A Collaborative Editing Exercise Using Google Docs Part One looked at how Goggle Docs compare to traditional word processors as utilities for creation and submission of student assignments. Part Two (this one) talks about the collaborative editing exercise I did … Continue reading