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Learning Technologies Podcast – August 30- Do We Need a GPS to Find Our Classrooms?

Learning Technologies Podcast – August 30- Do We Need a GPS to Find Our Classrooms?



Podcast Transcript:

Welcome to the Learning Technologies Podcast. Today’s topic is … Do We Need a GPS to Find Our Classrooms? This question emerged when I visited an EdTech discussion board hosting a discussion on the value of face-to-face training over eLearning, blended learning, and other types of training. The consensus seemed to be that there is room for training in F2F classrooms. These face-to-face classrooms were labeled as “controlled learning environments.”  I parked on the label of “controlled learning environments. Hmmm… I wonder, “are there really learning scenarios, outside of university research labs, that can accurately be classified as “controlled learning environments” and if so, do we really want these? Do we want learning to be controlled, or, in the spirit of socio-cultural learning, do we want another outcome? Also, can we expand the definition of classrooms to extend beyond four plastered and/or windowed walls?

Thank you for considering these questions with me. I enjoy learning from you! Please leave a comment and let’s keep the discussion going.


(This podcast Created using Audacity) 
Additional Resources from Edublogs




Assistance to school districts hit by Hurricane Harvey

Assistance to school districts hit by Hurricane Harvey from #tcea





Edorble WebVR Launches!

The innovative folks at Edorble have something fun to announce! There is a new alpha of Edorble WebVR, a cross-platform, browser-based multiplayer Edorble experience. Edorble WebVR works on Android, iOS, Mac, PC, Google Cardboard, Daydream, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Gear VR. If curious to hear more, check out what you can in Edorble WebVR on their blog post announcing the launch. You can also just jump right in at https://edorble.com/webvr. Edorble will be building on this foundation in the weeks and months to come, and with participatory help from users, they will keep shaping it into something special for teachers and students around the world.

Edorble VR


Weekend Ed. Quote ~ August 25

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it. ~H. E. Luccock

Happy Back to School!

Photo by Helen Teague on Canyon Road in SantaFe, NM





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Up Close & Canvas: Welcome to a New LMS

PBS Teachers


PBS TeacherLine will use the Canvas Learning Management System for its full array of online undergrad and graduate courses. Here are some tips shared among us in our course faculty forum.





After using the Blackboard and Moodle LMS (and a few others), PBS TeacherLine will transition their courses to the Canvas LMS. The QA process for courses is underway.


Canvas logo


Canvas is very innovative and collaborative, with active forums to share tips and offer troubleshooting ideas. Here is a link to a Canvas Forum called “Best Kept Secrets of Canvas” https://community.canvaslms.com/thread/8388



This blog will periodically post on shortcuts and awesome features relating to the Canvas LMS. Check back frequently!



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From the Buckle of the Belt of Totality: Solar Eclipse 2017

Here is a vital instructional video, 2 minutes long, regarding the eclipse: https://youtu.be/GD2Znr7kFG4


Lots of curricular connections for the first coast-to-coast eclipse in the U.S. in 99 years: timelines, equations featuring 99, songs with moon, sun, 99 lyrics, dances with rotations, spinning tops, tweets with only 99 characters… use your imagination!


Or, simply make a keyhole camera:

vintage keyhole cameras


And add 21st century decorations:

decorated keyhole cameras


Other posts referencing the Solar Eclipse




Weekend Ed. Quote ~ August 18

And people tended not to bother a woman with a book. ~Cherie Priest






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Our Presentation Link for Monday August 14

Welcome to our session on Technology Resources for Elementary Students!

Click this link to access the pedagogical fun!!

http://tinyurl.com/SFPS4me   (type SFPS in all caps)



Back to School the Virtual Way with PBS TeacherLine

Learn right along with your kids~~ !!

Now through August 31, use the promo code “PBSB2S” to save 20% on fall PD courses from PBS TeacherLine!

From graduate-level online courses to short, 3-hour self-paced lessons – all courses offer you a chance to gain content knowledge and apply new strategies to your teaching.

Explore upcoming courses today! Offer ends at 11:59PM PDT on 8/31/17.



Weekend Ed. Quote ~ August 11

“Get comfortable being uncomfortable. That’s how you break the plateau and reach the next level.”

~Chalene Johnson


Edorble World




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Image Source- Photo is a screen grab by Helen Teague while in an Edorble world


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