This blog was created in 2019 for IDT7914 Curriculum, Teaching, and Technology

Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice

Nova Southeastern University

First-Rate Deeply Digital Conference

I was privileged to attend Going Deeply Digital: Promises and Challenges of the Digital Curriculum in Higher Education at NSU this year. It was an exhilarating and inspiring experience.

These enjoyable keynote speeches gave us a glimpse at the many ways in which digital technology is used in education. I hope you learn as much from these distinguished educators as I did.

Innovation, Infrastructure and Digital Learning

Keynote Speaker: Kenneth C. Green, Ph.D.View Dr. Green's presentation slides here.

Provosts, Pedagogy and Digital Learning: The Role of the ACAO Digital Fellows Project

Keynote Speaker: Laura Niesen de Abruna, Ph.D.

Using Adaptive Courseware to Improving Student Success in the Classroom

Keynote Speaker: Karen Vignare, Ph.D., M.B.A.

The Deepest Dive: Critical Digital Literacy across the Curriculum

Keynote Speaker: Todd Taylor, Ph.D.

Create Cool Graphics with PicMonkey

March 13, 2019

As I mentioned in my previous post, My Favorite Media, PicMonkey is one of my go-to programs for quick and easy graphic design at an inexpensive base price of only $7.99/month. This video demonstrates some of the neat tricks you can use to add flare to your images.

For even more fancy-schmancy effects, see Cool Photo Editing Tips Nobody Knows.

Have fun creating!

My Favorite Media

February 11, 2019

Content creation on a budget

Adobe may be the gold standard when it comes to media creation, but it can quickly strain your bank balance. I've found that it's possible to create pleasing visuals with little or no financial investment. These are the tools I rely on the most. I hope you find them helpful.

Resources for Educators

March 13, 2019

I was taught that ongoing education is the responsibility of all professionals. It is my pleasure to share some my favorite articles and websites for educators.

2018 Education Research Highlights

EDUCAUSE Spotlights Academic Transformation in 2018 Trends [#Infographic]

Teachers at ISTE Share Their Definitions of Personalized Learning...and They’re All Different​​

Digital Citizenship in Schools

Foundational Practices of Online Writing Instruction

Lucas Education Research Publications

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

10 Tips for Teaching Kids to Be Awesome Critical Thinkers

How Helping Students to Ask Better Questions Can Transform Classrooms

Library of Congress: classroom materials and professional development for teachers

Guiding Students to Be Independent Learners

Establishing a Culture of Questioning

A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens

Teacher to Parent - A child must be a willing participant in his own education

What is Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)?​​

10 Tips for Teaching Emotional Regulation (& Improving Classroom Behavior at the Same Time)

5 Calming Mind-Body Exercises to Try With Your Students

Teaching Empathy Through Journaling

What Adult Learners Really Need (Hint: It's Not Just Job Skills)

You Can Do It! How to Encourage Goal Setting for Students

24 Picture Books To Teach Students About Kindness

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking

Important Questions to Ask Your Students

Profile of an Adult Learner

If you're looking for FREE professional development opportunities, have a look at this list of 20 free online classes in educational technology from Capella University.

According to Capella, these courses are "For Teachers with little or no experience using instructional technology" and "focus on setting up, designing, and enhancing instructional materials and methods with technology in the modern classroom" (Capella, n.d.).