Preparing to MoBlog #BbW12


As I attempt to mobile blog (aka: “moblog” my experience at BbWorld 2012, here’s a quick sample video shot, edited and uploaded directly from my iPhone. Video was recorded and edited in iMove app, posted to YouTube, and auto tweeted and posted to my blog using IFTTT.com

Grading with Voice on an iPad

For those who may have an iPad and be interested in workflows for utilizing your iPad in your teaching, you may want to give this a try. I’ve not had the chance yet myself to try this out, but I definitely plan to do so soon!

BYOD in the 21st Century


Wondering what BYOD means or if your school is ready for it? This 8-minute Pedagogical Quickie presents some of the many advantages and limitations of this concept for education.

Technology in Education: How Will it Change the Game?

In March 2012, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan expressed his conviction that “technology is a game-changer in the field of education.” One year ago President Obama put out a call for “investments in educational technology that will help create digital tutors that are as effective as personal tutors, educational software as compelling as the best video game.”

What are the sorts of promising innovations living up to this challenge? How are they accelerating the quality of and access to education? Is gaming an effective tool? What are the challenges in adapting these technologies in everyday practice? And how can we trust that they will deliver on the promises? Are there compelling opportunities for entrepreneurs? The Churchill Club assembled a diverse set of thought leaders to offer unique perspectives on these questions and explore big changes looming over the horizon.

Speakers:
Linda Burch, Chief Education & Strategy Officer, Common Sense Media
Ben Chun, Educator, Galileo Academy of Science & Technology
Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education, Microsoft
Lucien Vattel, Owner, Chizuru Games & Executive Director, GameDesk
Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Associate Professor of Computer Science, UC Santa Cruz & Co-director, Expressive Intelligence Studio
Moderator: Tony Wan, Associate Editor, EdSurge

How to Create an ePub E-book

As I previously shared, I’ve been experimenting with creating a ebooks in the ePub format and am very impressed with how simple it really is! Here’s a screencast I recorded with more details on how I created my sample ePub.

Links to sample Pages and ePub documents I mentioned are at jasonrhode.com/myfirstepub

If you are a Windows users, there are other utilities for automatically converting existing PDF or HTML files to ePub. I must admit I’ve not tried any of these yet so I can’t confirm whether or not they do in fact work.

If you’ve tried creating an ePub, whether you used Pages or some other tool, leave a comment let me know your experience!