Project management with Hojoki: Creating Order from Chaos

  Managing a project where your team has to use several different cloud apps to get work done can be extremely confusing. I discovered this great app called Hojoki that binds all these various tools together into one coherent workspace so you can see everything getting done. It solves the …

Teacher as Curator: Capture and Organize Learning Materials with Web 2.0 Tools

In the 21st Century world of abundant free educational content, teachers are challenged to shed the role of “content area expert” and adopt the role of “content curator”. Part of the shifting role of teachers from “sage on the stage” to “guide on the side” means spending less time lecturing …

WebRTC: A New Standard for Free, Open Video Chat, File Sharing, and More In the Browser

Everybody loves video chatting with friends, sharing files, instant messaging, and web surfing together. In education, it seems like we always need newer and better tools for working together collaboratively on the web in real time to make learning more immediate and dynamic. A new free web technology called Web …

Managing Project-Based Learning in Trello: A Case Study

This is a reflection on the process for using Trello in Project-Based Learning that will hopefully help you decide if Trello is right for your projects. I have written before how much I like using Trello for personal task management and for organizing small work groups– it’s been my personal to-do …

Make my idea! JoyScreen: Browser plug-in for native performance in HTML5 apps

In many ways, it’s crazy that we have multiple competing app stores to deliver content that works perfectly well on the web. HTML5 has emerged as a great platform for rich applications on desktop and mobile devices, handling several features that were once only possible in native apps. Developers love …

#TIL “Today I Learned”: A Fun Web Meme that’s Great for Promoting Metacognition

Readers of Twitter and Reddit will likely recognize the hashtag #TIL. It stands for “Today I Learned”, and is used with a new and interesting fact that the author just discovered today. It’s accompanied with a link back to the originating website so readers can learn more about the interesting …