Monthly Archives: July 2017

Report: Educator Confidence in Technology Increasing — THE Journal

Sixty-five percent of educators expressed confidence in using digital technology in their classrooms, a 7 percent increase over last year, according to a recent survey commissioned by education and publishing company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH).


I’ve been using ED TECH since 1980.  Great to see the revolution is ongoing. 😎


Working Strategies: 15 things not to do on your networking ‘to do’ list

This column idea comes from a workshop participant (thanks Mike!) who asked for the most common networking mistakes made by job seekers. Having carefully laid out my workshop in a series of “do’s” – as in “do this” and “do that,” I was caught flat-footed.


Online teaching is a great job, but getting your first job and your second is challenging. I teach teachers how to teach online. I also help teachers find work teaching online. One essential is networking. This article on networking will help you diagnose your approach to job seeking and hopefully open some doors!

MOOC: Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects | Coursera

This course gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines. We’ll learn about the how the brain uses two very different learning modes and how it encapsulates (“chunks”) information. We’ll also cover illusions of learning, memory techniques, dealing with procrastination, and best practices shown by research to be most effective in helping you master tough subjects.




Ultimately teachers strive to help their students ‘learn how to learn’.  This is the topic of a free online course from Coursera. 

7 Reasons To Use Social Media In Your School (INFOGRAPHIC) | #ModernEDU

One thing is for sure, social media is here to stay. Never before have people been able to connect, share, and learn from one another as we do now. I can only imagine what might be next! As a result, our students need skills to win at life in a digital world. The ability to use social media to support life goals and possibilities can be a game-changer. I know it has been very powerful for me in my professional life.


Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:




This social media infographic will help you understand social media advantages.

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

Your students probably already use these tools to write papers or create presentations, but they could be doing other projects you may not have thought of.


Leverage Google apps for your online or blended classroom,

New Google Forms Visually Explained for Teachers

Today’s post is on the new Google Forms’ guide we published a few months ago. The guide, which is based on instructions and insights from Docs Help center, walks teachers through the process of setting up, editing and sharing forms using the new Google Forms platform. More specifically, the visual covers the following how-tos:


Great Google form job aide / infographic.

e-Jobs: Online Instructor – Systems Thinking Brandeis

Are you an industry expert looking for the chance to shape the future of your field and mentor your next generation of colleagues? If so, then teaching online for Brandeis University’s Division of Graduate Professional Studies (GPS) might be right for you. GPS offers fully online, part-time master’s degrees in fields such as Software Engineering, User-Centered Design, and Digital Marketing and Design. Brandeis is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities, and our online courses are developed using best practices in online learning.


If you’ve got the subject expertise this could be the PERFECT online job in a growth field.  (Want to learn how to teach online?)

E-Jobs Part-­Time Online Instructor ­- Visual Media/Film Studies – Nevada State College

NSC invites applications for an open pool of adjunct faculty in Visual Media/Film Studies to teach courses in an online-only format.

Applicants should apply to the online pool if only interested in online courses and both pools if interested in both opportunities. Applications will be considered on an as needed basis determined by course availability. Department chairs will contact applicants when a position in their area becomes available.


Put your masters or doctorate to work teaching a fascinating topic online. Jump in the adjunct pool and you may come up with a job! 

ADA Compliance for Online Course Design

Key Takeaways
Lessons learned from campuses nationwide have informed an approach to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act during the process of online course design.

Providing multiple ways for students to gain knowledge, demonstrate knowledge, and interact goes a long way toward making a course accessible to all students, including those with disabilities.

Accessibility efforts benefit not only students with disabilities but also students who are English language learners and those working in noisy or quiet environments.


Excellent in depth information on a challenging topic. Is your online program ready for an Accessibility Audit?

UW-Stout Online Professional Development: Our Instructors’ Favorite Twitter Feeds

Our Instructors’ Favorite Twitter Feeds

Browsing a well-curated Twitter feed is like being plugged directly into a session of awesome professional development.

To make this list (which, by the way, appears in no particular order), we asked our online instructors to share their favorite Twitter feeds.


The online teachers in the Professional Development group at UW-Stout shared these Twitter favorites.  Tweet about it!