Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ July 30

Be you writer or reader, it is very pleasant to run away in a book. ~Jean Craighead George

#summervacayreading

book and cup

 

 

 

 

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E-Learn World Conference on E-Learning

A group of PBS TeacherLine facilitators collaborated and we submitted two proposals to the E-Learn-World Conference on E-Learning. The E-Learn World Conference will be held in Washington, DC, November 14-16, 2016.
http://aace.org/conf/elearn/

It is exciting to report that the E-Learn conference committee has accepted our paper
“Title: Online Course Facilitators Describe What Works in Learner-Centered Feedback”
Accepted as: Research/Technical Showcase

They also accepted our entry:
Title: Effective Practices in Online Course Facilitation: Roundtable Participatory Share
Accepted as: Research/Technical Showcase

Both were accepted with no modifications needed!! It is so awesome to work with such awesome writers!!!

E-Learn Logo Source Link

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ July 23

“The reading of a fine book is an uninterrupted dialogue in which the book speaks and our soul replies.”
~André Maurois

open book with sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Do you have learners who have resigned mentally?

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ July 15

“Any psychological process, whether the development of thought or voluntary behavior, is a process, whether the development of thought or voluntary behavior, is a process undergoing changes irht before one’s eyes. The development in question can be limited to only a few second, or even fractions of second. It can also last many days or even weeks. Under certain conditions, it becomes possible to trace this development.” ~Lev Vygotsky, 1978, Mind in Society, p. 61.

 

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Pokémon Go – Going Strong!

Pokemonn GO
Pokémon GO Surpasses 7.5 Million Downloads in 5 Days…The game surpassed an estimated 7.5 million downloads on iOS and Android in the U.S. since its launch July 7, says a spokesman for Sensor Tower. Further, Sensor Tower’s data shows that Pokémon GO is generating approximately $1.6 million in daily revenue on iOS in the U.S. (Source: SocialTimes)

Pokémon GO dominates social media; since July 6, it has been mentioned on Twitter 6.6 million times. At one point on Sunday night, 130,000 tweets about the game per minute (Source: Adweek). The huge popularity caused Nintendo’s stock to rise over 24.5 percent. The game is currently available in the U.S, Australia and New Zealand (Source: Variety).

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PBS Course: Our Course Calendar

PBS TeacherLine Course: Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress

Our Course Calendar

Week 1: July 13 – 19
Week 2: July 20 – 26
Week 3: July 27 – August 2
Week 4: August 3 – August 9
Week 5: August 10 – August 16
Week 6: August 17 – August 23

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Amazon Prime Day ~ Today!

Get ready for super-fun Amazon Prime Day!  Prime Day is the biggest online shopping day of the summer! Last year, according to Market Track and Qualtrics, about 30% of US internet users participating in the Amazon Prime Day sale. The web site eMarketer expects this year’s Prime Day to surpass out last year because of the surge of  Amazon Prime memberships, which grew from  50.8 million in 2015 to 67.7 million so far this year. Amazon Prime customers, are nearly half of its U.S. customer base. Prime customers spend, on average $1,200 on Amazon compared to non-Prime customers who spend approxiamately $700.

Go E-commerce!

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It’s not too late to enroll in our PBS TeacherLine Courses

It’s not too late to enroll in our PBS TeacherLine Course, Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress… or choose another course from the extensive catalog which includes self-paced courses! The new term begins Wednesday, July 13th!

 

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