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Redefinition in E Major (REM?)

Last week I attended a workshop that drew together Challenge Based Learning, online learning, and Ruben Puentedura‘s SAMR model of technology adoption.  As always, there was a lot of conversation around how applications of different technologies to learning in context is classified as Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and the big elusive one, Redefinition.

To me,

Twitter is your friend

I wanted to share a recent experience I had with Twitter.  I am a relatively new convert to Twitter and have managed to gain a lot of amazing information from it.  This is one of the first times I reached out to someone in my network for help.  I was not disappointed.

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Dropbox for iOS update.

The latest iOS update for Dropbox is very nice indeed.  One of my greatest criticisms of previous iterations of the app, was the clunkiness of the “upload’ procedure.  This has been rectified in the update, and we can now upload directly to whatever folder we have open at the time.

Moving items is a breeze and

Redeeming iTunes vouchers for iOS devices

For anyone wondering how to redeem credit on an iTunes gift card, we have put together a few simple instructions.  There are frequent, though subtle, changes in the AppStore and therefore the appearance of the redeeming process is often changing, but we recorded these images just this week in order to make it easy for

ThingLink – Another great web tool.

We recently discovered ThingLink, and we think it’s worth sharing.  ThingLink is a web tool that allows you to annotate images with links that appear when you hover your mouse over it.  In some ways, it is similar to an image map you might create in html, but this interface is so easy to use,

STORY: A GPS-enhanced excursion.

Keeping an entire group of students engaged and active throughout an entire excursion is not always an easy task.  Especially when they’re secondary students.  Especially when it’s a multi-school team building day.  Especially when they have pockets full of smartphones.

At this point, we have a choice.  We can continue to bash our heads against these

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