General Interest


From the Campus to the Future

Diana G. Oblinger the President and CEO of Educause has written a masterful essay on the purpose of higher education, where it currently stands and where it needs to move forward to be effective. I found the introduction to be the most powerful. I’ve paraphrased it below...

How To Use a Flip Cam in the Classroom

Readers of Free Technology for Teachers crowdsourced what I believe to be a fascinating presentation how to use a flip cam for interesting classroom activities. I’m unable to embed the presentation, but you can find the link here...

EdTechtalk: A New Education Community

Various online communities have been instrumental for me in the accumulation of new skill sets. As I continue to research the ed-tech space, it’s promising to see other communities emerging in such an important space. Recently I stumbled upon EdTechtalk. They are described as...

A New Take on Grading

The never-ending debate on how to best grade students takes a new turn as an Indiana game design professor uses, in classic video game style, “earned points” to grade his students...

What Is Your Education Purpose?

Tough economies pose difficult career hurdles, but also opportunities. Even if you haven’t lost your job, you probably know someone who has. Any period of economic correction is the perfect time to question your educational goals...

What Makes A Quality Student?

Earlier this week we posed the question “What Makes A Quality Teacher?” after reflecting on the insightful blog post from Newly Ancient.  One of the comments presented what I found to be an equally important question when judging a teacher, which is judging the quality of the student...