Tool Reflections

Last week, Jane Hart published her latest Top Tools list.  This was the 15th annual list compiled by Jane, and a bit of a surprise.  She noted, “2021 was the YEAR OF DISRUPTION! There were a substantial number of new tools nominated this year so the main list has now been extended to 300 tools to accommodate them, and… Read more Tool Reflections

The Blogs I Read Now

Tomorrow, I once again will be teaching the Northeastern course EDU-6323 – Technology as a Medium for Learning.  This course has gone through a number of changes since I first taught it in 2015. At it’s core is the GRAD-602 course that Jeff Nugent and I taught back at VCU in the last decade.  I… Read more The Blogs I Read Now

My Top Tools for 2021

With the exception of 2012, I have participated every year in Jane Hart’s call asking what the top ten digital tools are that I use.  For the 15th Annual Survey, my top ten tools are listed below. My choices this year reflect both the common themes I have used for quite a few years in… Read more My Top Tools for 2021

My Own White Bias

Over the past six months, I have been teaching courses on social media and education technology against the backdrop of both the COVID-19 pandemic and the social unrest sparked by the killing of George Floyd on May 25th.  In both tweets and posts, students have woven these two forces of change into our weekly topical… Read more My Own White Bias

Top Tools for 2019

A little over a month ago, I blogged about my current top tools for learning…though, in reality, they were a combination of tools for learning and for teaching. Jane Hart is now out with the compiled list of top tools for learning for 2019 – the aggregate Top 200, the Top 100 for Personal and… Read more Top Tools for 2019

Opportunity Lost

Many have been bemoaning the final loss of the Martian Opportunity Rover, which lost contact last June and was officially declared dead this past week after 15 years roving the Martian landscape. One could say that we lost Opportunity…but it really is a story of what we gained.  It was designed for a three month… Read more Opportunity Lost

Thanks Wayback

Today is the start of my Northeastern class EDU-6323 – Technology as a Medium for Learning.  It also provided an interesting lesson in edtech! I spent several weeks in December setting up the course, which I have taught before…shifting some readings, condensing a week on video and adding a week on AR/VR, and re-recording my… Read more Thanks Wayback