Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Is Snapchat Linked to Learning Opportunities?

Recent headlines reference Snapchat, a 2011 multimedia messaging app created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown:

Snapchat Wednesday introduced a new type of augmented-reality-enhanced interactive lens, Snappables, calling them the first shared AR experiences on the messaging application. (Adweek)

Also Wednesday, Snap’s stock tanked a day after the company acknowledged it’s testing a redesign of the Snapchat redesign. (Deadline)

Is there a way(s) to include Snapchat as a Mobile tech affordance in classroom, online, hybrid instruction? 

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Sharing Resources from the Library of Congress

PBS Teacherline’s course, Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress begins today (April 18), and I am grateful to facilitate this course!

This is a resource-rich course for educators, administrators, parents…anyone who wants to learn more about the Library of Congress and their resources. We also delve a bit into the topic of copyright, a timely topic at any time.

This post will be updated frequently as an archival record of the resources that we, as a class collective, discover as we explore the resources at the Library of Congresshttps://www.loc.gov/. Please feel free to join our participatory partnership- leave a comment, share a resource you find, and/or the way(s) you will include Library of Congress resources in your instructional practice. 


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Library of Congress Blog: Selecting primary source documents for your classroom:
Part I
http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2011/07/selecting-primary-sources-part-i-knowing-your-students/
Part II
http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2011/07/selecting-primary-sources-part-ii-considering-historical-context/

Library of Congress Blog: Finding and use primary sources:
http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2012/05/library-of-congress-search-making-it-easier-to-find-and-use-primary-sources/

April 26 Update:
Jackdaws resource (David): https://www.jackdaw.com/p-292-japanese-american-internment-camps.aspx
BreakoutEDU:  https://www.breakoutedu.com/gamesold1/  (David)

April 27 Update: (Teague)
Interactive Primary Source Analysis Tool: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/primary-source-analysis-tool/  
May 5 Update: 

“Fair Use Is A Right” featuring the Dramatic Chipmunk

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Creating a media file from powerpoint: The Images of Aging Photo Contest

The 8th Annual 2017-2018 Images of Aging photo contest features endearing photos depicting active aging submitted by the best students at ACU, including Emily Adams We’ll announce the contest winners tomorrow!! Usually, we run a continuous feed powerpoint, but I wanted more of a video experience. Duplicating the upload process for the photos seemed… cumbersome.

I took my powerpoint and saved it as a Windows media file using the following steps:

  1. Open the powerpoint file
  2. Click “Save As” and give the file a name in the File name box
  3. Click “Windows Media Video” from the “Save as Type” dropdown list and then click “Save.” 
  4. Your PowerPoint presentation is now saved as a video file. 4.
  5. Run from your laptop or log in to social media accounts such as Facebook
  6. There will be a short delay while the file is uploaded and processed

 

1ImagesOfAgingPhotosAllPhotos- video opens in a new window

 

See more information at our “Images of Aging” blog.

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Chromebook Accessibility Features Every Teacher Should Know about

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Present at Canvas InstructureCarn

Our team submitted proposals for Canvas InstructureCarn

You should too!

Learn More at this link: https://blog.canvaslms.com/en/step-right-greatest-learning-earth

Click here to submit a proposal. Deadline is Friday, February 16, 2018

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Cookies and Computers – a delicious event!!

The latest post from the new HSU Office of Online Ed blog: http://hsutxonlineed.edublogs.org/2018/01/29/cookies-and-computers-delights-with-treats-and-tech/    #HSUTXOnline

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Cookies and Computers- a fun way to encourage tech immersion

One month ago today it was Christmas morning. Sadly, that may have been the last time you ate a cookie. Help is one the way from ‘s team in the Office of Online Ed.Take a cookie break w/ us today, Jan.25 from 3-4-RL 133- Savor sweet tech ideas too!
CookiesAndComputers

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Cookies and Computers~ Cookies Deserve QR Codes Too

It is the beginning of the “Spring” semester but with deep chill temps in the 20’s it sure still feels like winter. To nudge us toward a goal of warm welcomes and warm embraces toward to new Canvas LMS, we are inviting faculty to an event called “Cookies & Computers.”

Planning is in the final stages for the Office of Online Education team’s faculty event to encourage collegialty and participatory spontaneity. We’ve set the hashtag to . We may be live-tweeting during the event too.

I added a QR code to a couple of places that faculty and friends read everyday: the Smore flyer and my email signature.

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I’m thinking about creating a short QR Code Bingo activity. Here is a stellar example created by Alice Keeler- here’s the link http://www.alicekeeler.com/2012/07/27/twitter-qr-code-bingo/

#HSUTXOnline

 

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Cookies and Computers- Higher Ed. Tech Meets Sweet Treats

Calling all smart cookies to attend “Cookies and Computers” in the Office of Online Education – Take a cookie break w/ us Thursday, January 25, from 3-4 (RL 133). Leave w/a cookie recipe & sweet tech ideas!

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Saturday TCEA Robotics Competition- Post 1

It’s 20 degrees outside on a frosty Texas morning and I am on my way to the CISD Robotics Competition sponsored by TCEA. I am a judge for the competition in the “Inventions” section. I keep hearing the “Here Comes the Judge” jingle in my head.

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In the Inventions Contest, teams will create and develop a unique robotic invention that will solve a problem.
Student teams will need to approach their problem, working together like real team of engineers, to solve a
common challenge using the Engineering Design Process. The Engineering Design Process is a particular course
of action and sequence of operations intended to achieve a result or produce an outcome. The Engineering
Design Process consists of the following steps:
 Research
 Plan
 Prototype
 Document and Test
 Commercialize.

 

We are judging with a rubric correlated to the key words: Research, Plan, Prototype, Document and Test, and Commercialize.

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