How humor helps + Powtoon review

Making Change

If you’re a blog subscriber and reading this in your email or RSS reader, you should see a link to the ebook at the bottom of this post.). I poked around Google Scholar and found studies that seem to agree that (relevant!) My main takeaways from the article: Humor appears to reduce anxiety by decreasing the effects of stress hormones. Plus, I’m not a fan of narration, as I’ve probably made clear in this blog (like in this post ).

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Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “Emerging Technologies for the Classroom”

Adobe Captivate

I’ve since started writing chapter summaries (here is the last article ) so people can “preview” some of the great books out there and hopefully end up reading them! Google Scholar features most of the chapter for free. Establishing a level of trust within a social group can make the learning process more effective. The school culture must be accepting of collaboration and group activities in order for social media usage to be effective.


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Instructional Design Tools to Adopt in 2022


Instructional design writing tools. Google’s content-creation apps. We’ve had great success using one of the best free tools for instructional designers : Google’s content-creation applications. Instructional design writing tools. Read the blog post.

Taking Time to Learn with Alex Salas

TechSmith Camtasia

Alex explained to us the interesting research into the effect of learning on the brain. We all know that appearing at the top of a Google search is no mark of value or quality. I follow Google Scholar, instead of doing a Google search. Because with Google you get you anybody and their mother. Somebody writes a blog with no credentials, and it can still make it to the top page of results.

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014


This year, we’ve expanded on that list to include 100 new tools that have made us more effective, made a splash or made us think. Google Scholar - Google takes on the likes of EbscoHost and LexisNexis. Google Helpouts - Get one-on-one appointments with experts for help on everything from cooking a turkey for the holidays, to how to shop for footwear. Google Hangouts - The video conference phone we were promised in the 90''s, but better.

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100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. Is the Future of Education (Techlearning blog) 11. The Bamboo Project Blog: My Personal Learning Environment An example of a PLE 26. The Technology Source Archives - Seven Principles of Effective Teaching: A Practical Lens for Evaluating Online Courses 30. Learning and Networking with a Blog (Deleted Scenes) : eLearning Technology 46.

Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace

Janet Clarey

Cammy Bean took some notes and gratuitously posted them on her blog. Google, Google Scholar, and Wikipedia for homework, the school’s VLE/LMS, instant message, text, profile on a social networking service like Facebook or MySpace.). You’ve got some GALL: Google-assisted language learning. Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness, University of Central Florida. Growing Up with Google. Writing in the Digital Age.