Are You Safe and Secure?

Your computer files. Are they locked away from prying eyes? Are they backed up? Are they backed up offsite, away from fire and flood danger? For the most part, I don’t have super-secret data on my computer. I teach psychology…. Read moreAre You Safe and Secure?

Stuff to Try in July

It’s July! Remember how you said back in January that you wanted to try out some new things when you finally had the time for it? Your challenge for the month of July: Pick two of these to try out…. Read moreStuff to Try in July

Cel.ly: Text Message Your Classes for Free

In March 2012 I wrote about SendHub, a platform for texting a group of people all at once. Cel.ly is a similar service with a free space for educators. Unlike SendHub, with Cel.ly, students do not see my phone number… Read moreCel.ly: Text Message Your Classes for Free

Web-Enabled Devices in the Classroom: Yes or No?

Last week I was at the Clickers 2012 Conference where there was much discussion about whether faculty are okay with students using web-enabled devices (smartphones, laptops, tablets, etc.) during class. I was surprised, although I shouldn’t have been, that many… Read moreWeb-Enabled Devices in the Classroom: Yes or No?

NetClick.mobi: Free, Web-Based Clicker System

NetClick.mobi is a new, free, web-based clicker system. After uploading a pdf, students can see the pdf on their web-enabled devices. Students tap (mobile) or click (computers) on the screen to vote. This is what it looks like for a… Read moreNetClick.mobi: Free, Web-Based Clicker System

Dropbox: Two-Step Verification

Dropbox recently enabled two-step verification. With two-step verification, when you log on using a new device, you need both your password and a code from your phone. (Use it for your Google account, too.) If someone does get hold of… Read moreDropbox: Two-Step Verification

Time to Text? SendHub

New data from the Pew Internet and American Life Project finds “63% of all teens say they exchange text messages every day with people in their lives. This far surpasses the frequency with which they pick other forms of dailycommunication, including… Read moreTime to Text? SendHub

The Horizon Report in Action: Emerging Technologies Today and Tomorrow

Live blogging from EDUCAUSE’s session on the Horizon Report. The Horizon Report “review[s] various emerging technologies likely to have a significant impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression over the next five years and highlight how institutions across the world… Read moreThe Horizon Report in Action: Emerging Technologies Today and Tomorrow

Applying Psychological Science: Practice at Retrieval

A group of psychological scientists have identified 25 principles of learning. Of those 25, this group identified 9 to explore in greater depth as they relate to instruction. In this series of posts, I’ll look at each in turn, discussing… Read moreApplying Psychological Science: Practice at Retrieval

EDUCAUSE: Emerging Technology Today and Tomorrow

The following is copied from the EDUCAUSE website. Hope to see you online at this webinar! EDUCAUSE Live! Webinar March 5—The Horizon Report in Action: Emerging Technologies Today and Tomorrow Speaker: Malcolm Brown, Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, EDUCAUSE Veronica Diaz, Associate Director, EDUCAUSE… Read moreEDUCAUSE: Emerging Technology Today and Tomorrow