Monthly Archives: August 2016

CyberWise | No Grownup Left Behind! Online Safety | Parents/Teachers

We make it easy for you to learn about online safety, digital citizenship, privacy, reputation management, sexting, cyberbullying and more so you can help kids embrace technology safely and wisely.


Our children live in a ‘Brave New World”.  Muster your courage to learn the essentials of digital citizenship to better understand how to guide the young minds we tend.


Common Sense Media Review: Flipgrid

Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create grids of short discussion-style questions that students respond to through recorded videos. You can create up to four grids with a Flipgrid account. Grids can be classes, sections, groups of students, research groups, faculty groups, or any collection of users interested in a common strand of questions. Each grid can hold an unlimited number of questions, and each question can hold an unlimited number of responses. Questions are short, text-based prompts (think Twitter) that can include basic formatting (such as bold, italic) and links to websites or documents.


I’ve always been an early adopter of teaching technologies.  This one is tempting indeed. This review looks at Flipgrid for use in Grades 6-12.    I can see it working at a graduate level. 


To risk a cliche: “The proof is in the pudding…”   You won’t really know unless you try it.

MVU: Online Class Size and Teacher Load

Class Size and Teacher Load: The Effect on Students’ Online Learning Outcomes
Wednesday, 8/31/16, 2pm EDT
Presenter: Dr. Chin-Hsi Lin, Michigan State University


Michigan Virtual Learning webinars present important research about k-12 virtual education. Class size is a subject all online teachers will want to know more about.  If you miss the webinar, dig into the MVU archives for some fine research resources.

Jennifer Gonzalez: 16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms

Below I have listed 16 great ideas for projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms. (If you and your students want to learn more about how to use these apps, check out my Google Drive Basics course; more info at the end of this post!)


It’s the beginning of a new school year. Here’s some quality ideas that will power up your thinking about this year’s classes. 


Jennifer Gonzales is a National Board Certified teacher with a passion for teaching and learning.

6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning

By Dr. Tammy Stephens – Blended learning is one of the fastest growing education sectors. This blog and infographic address 6 of the common myths around it.


Do you believe these myths & misconceptions? Learn about the realities of blended learning here.

e-Jobs: Online Career Development Coordinator Silicon Valley and Bay Area – UC Merced

The Career Development Coordinator is responsible for identifying, prospecting, developing, and maintaining relationships with both new and existing employers in Silicon Valley and Bay area. This effort is essential for UC Merced as it facilitates student and alumni success in securing internships and post-graduate employment.


Interesting administrative – counseling position for someone with a strong Silicon valley professional network. 

E-Learning Certificate Program: Getting the Graphics You Need

Find the best resources for appropriate images to enhance newsletters, instructional design projects, or training materials.


Well researched resources from Online Teacher and Library Media Specialist Shannon Mersand.


Green Mountain College, an innovative liberal arts college with a sustainability focus invites applications for Adjunct Faculty in our Online Master’s Degree Program in Sustainable Food Systems. The MSFS is a truly unique program designed to prepare future leaders in the burgeoning food movement.


Moodle based program. Open to those with a Masters or Ph.D.  Looking for experienced online teachers.

Flipping Large Classes: Three Strategies to Engage Students

As we continue our ongoing series focused on the flipped classroom in higher education, it’s time to tackle another frequently asked question: “How can I flip a large class?”


These strategies work in a large lecture hall or in a traditional small classroom. Take a look!

Ron Martinez, PhD: Screencasting Feedback on Student Essays

Students can hear me explain what I am doing and why I am doing it as I provide feedback on how they can improve their written assignments.


Online or face to face or online… screencasting is a skill to develop!