Monthly Archives: March 2013

Newest BSA Merit Badge: Game Design

According to Scouting Magazine, the requirements revolve around creating an actual game in four different categories. Each designed game must fall in either the electronic, outdoor, tabletop or role-playing games category. (Scouts also must be law-abiding citizens; as part of the … Continue reading

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Finland + Education = WIN (infographic of research findings)

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Reverse Disruptive Innovation

Please forgive the off the wall example.  But as I watched the video above, I felt like it served as a reverse example of Clayton Christensen’s theory on Disruptive Innovation, which holds that upstart challengers usually displace market incumbents by first … Continue reading

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Copyright Law Sources— Especially for Education

Educational Fair Use Even if copyrighted materials are being used for educational purposes, copyright laws still apply. However, they are much more lenient than in commercial settings. The following links explain the rules for using works for educational purposes The … Continue reading

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Instructional Design Models

The following is a list of prescriptive instructional design models (accessed March 16th, 2013). Prescriptive models provide guidelines or frameworks to organize and structure the process of creating instructional activities. These models can be used to guide your approach to … Continue reading

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I think I’m In love—with this philosophy of learning

  “Richard Culatta identifies 3 major challenges with our current approach to education and suggests how a shift to personalized learning is the key to the future of education in America. To make this shift, we must close the digital … Continue reading

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Instructional Design Learning Theories

ACT-R (John Anderson) Adult Learning Theory (P. Cross) Algo-Heuristic Theory (L. Landa) Andragogy (Malcolm Knowles) Anchored Instruction (John Bransford) Aptitude-Treatment Interaction (L. Cronbach & R. Snow) Attribution Theory (B. Weiner) Cognitive Dissonance Theory (L. Festinger) Cognitive Flexibility Theory (R. Spiro) Cognitive Load Theory (J. Sweller) Component Display Theory (M. David Merrill) … Continue reading

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Bad Lit Review = Bad Research Paper

EIME 2/19 from McKay School of Education on Vimeo. PDF of slides. Main Message: Do a comprehensive, systematic literature review before publishing anything! There is a strong positive correlation between the quality of a published paper and it’s literature review.  Most … Continue reading

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Graphics Effects: Adobe After Effects

I use Adobe After Effects to generate video corrections and to add animations and other effects in video: When using still image photography: Video Formate SD (4:3) HD (16:9) Use a grid for reference (TV Safe) Video resolution SD: 729×480, … Continue reading

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Pinterest Web Analytics

Pinterest‘s blog just reported that they have launched a web analytics service to track engagement with photos: To get started, just follow these steps: Get early access to Pinterest’s new look. Make sure you have a verified website. If you have a … Continue reading

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