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11 Hilarious Hoax Sites to Test Website Evaluation

Great to see this site is still up and running. Some of the hoax sites are gone, but classics like The Aluminum Foil Detector Beanie and DHMO are still alive. NOW MORE THAN EVER we need to teach website evaluation. Information Fluency lives!

ELearning and Online Teaching Today

In this day and age, where anyone with access to the internet can create a website, it is critical that we as educators teach our students how to evaluate web content. There are some great resource…

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

I love this kind of assignment. Practice evaluation skills by working out on hoax sites.

For on demand training in evaluation skills see:

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Entrepreneurship/Making Club!

Are you starting an entrepreneurship/making club or need new ideas for your current club?

idea on the drawing board

EDUC 660 Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces

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Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Shannon Mersand
Summer: June 11 – August 3, 2018
Summer 2018 Tuition: $441 per semester hour graduate credit ($1,323 per course)
Tuition due July 18, 2018

Fall: September 24 – November 16, 2018

Graduate Certificate Math Specialist Interventionist

Become a math specialist with focused competencies using math assessments, interventions and math games.

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Who Should Enroll

The courses are designed for educators interested in a graduate certificate professional development program, not a mathematics teaching license/certification.

Our students include:

  • Title I math teachers
  • Math interventionists
  • Elementary and middle school math teachers
  • Mathematics coaches
  • Mathematics resource teachers
  • Lead math teachers
  • Special education teachers

How much will it cost?

  • Summer 2018 – $441 per semester hour graduate credit
  • Tuition is the same for Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students.
  • No registration fee and no program application fee

Small,  expertly facilitated online classes. 

Enroll Today!

‘Fakebook’! Create a Fake Facebook Profile Wall using this generator


A generator to create a fake Facebook profile for a literary/historical figure or even a conce.

Use “Fakebook” to chart the plot of a book, the development of a character, a series of historical events, the debates and relationships between people, and so on!pt/theme.

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e-Job: Student Mentor, Special Education – Western Governors University

WGU Student Mentors serve a critical advising and support role for student success. Student mentors do not teach courses, rather, they are their students’ primary source of information about academic program operation, and about the policies and procedures of the university. Student mentors counsel their assigned students in understanding expectations and overcoming obstacles to ensure success. The student mentor is responsible for providing highly engaged, student centered support to a caseload of undergraduate or graduate students. Student mentoring requires significant contact via phone but also includes email, web camera interaction, and the potential for instant messaging and alternate forms of connection.


WGU offers a competency based model supported by student mentors who work online from home.  Intense work!

Three Focusing Activities to Engage Students in the First 5 Minutes of Class

When I teach workshops about designing the flipped classroom, I always encourage faculty to think carefully about the first five minutes of class. In my lesson plan template, one of the first tasks we discuss when planning in-class time is to prepare what I call a “focusing activity.”


A routine of instant focus helps maximise every minute you have with your students. When they are with you in class Carpe Diem!

From Teacher to Techie » Connections Article

Like Knutson, teachers who think about transitioning into the fast-growing world of ed tech bring important subject-matter expertise to the table. But that’s not the only thing needed to succeed in StartupLand. We asked Knutson to share suggestions for how teachers can prepare for this kind of career change. Her tips:


The Milken Family Foundation helped me launch my online career.  It’s great to see what Milken Educators are up to!

Harvard EDx: The Book: Book Sleuthing: What 19th-Century Books Can Tell Us About the Rise of the Reading Public?

Go behind the scenes at Harvard’s libraries to discover how readers in the first information age interacted with their books


This is a free self-paced class offered by Harvard via their MOOC system: Harvard EDx.  This is one of many very intriguing offereings.