Computer Clean Up Tips

February 12, 2016

We tend to take care of the things we care about. Your computer should be no different. To help you take better care of your computer, here are some ideas for getting it, and, keeping it clean. Use rubbing alcohol … Continued

What is Instructional Technology?

January 15, 2016

If you look at the Timothy Newby (et. al.) book Instructional Technology for Teaching and Learning you’ll find that Instructional Technology is “applying scientific knowledge about human learning to the practical tasks of teaching and learning” (p. 10). As the book … Continued

Clean Up

December 11, 2015

As the Christmas season comes upon us there’s no better time to clean up our computers. Throughout the year we accumulate a lot of files, many we need, but others we don’t. So this is a good time to go … Continued

Holiday Backup

November 11, 2015

Tis the season for Thanksgiving and Christmas. A time where we give thanks for all the wonderful things we have and have done. Giving thanks often includes our electronics, after all we depend on them so much it’s difficult to … Continued

Technology- How Much is Enough?

October 23, 2015

When you’re in the classroom, how much technology should you use? Are you someone that has a tool for each activity and action that students are asked to use? Or, are you someone that utilizes a piece of technology just … Continued

The Importance of Staying Up-to-Date

August 11, 2015

As a new school year is welcomed there are many things to do and consider. One thing that may be skipped over is the importance of being up-to-date. We’re not talking about your calendar or email, but with your knowledge … Continued

Instructional Design Essential- Images

July 20, 2015

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words, in education and Instructional Design this couldn’t be more true. A good image sets the tone, aids in remembering content, and makes your design look professional. However, finding good images … Continued

Education Technology Conferences, When and Where

June 11, 2015

For those out there that want to learn more, connect more, find more, or generally just get more, going to an Educational Technology conference or two is just what the doctor ordered. There is no shortage of interesting conferences and … Continued

3 T’s of Good Instructional Design

May 12, 2015

Tools, Talk, and Teaching First, you need tools for good instructional design. Notice we said ‘tools’ for good instructional design and not ‘good tools.’ Just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, a good tool in one person’s … Continued

What is Instructional Design?

April 8, 2015

/in*struc*tion*al de*sign/ (n): “The process by which instruction is improved through the analysis of learning needs and systematic development of learning materials. Instructional designers often use technology and multimedia as tools to enhance instruction.” (http://www.instructionaldesign.org) Instructional design is about creating … Continued