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How to do online research with Google

The web is a pretty big place. Google does a pretty good job of indexing it, but many students don’t know how to use it. I’d posit that many of their teachers don’t, either. Believe it not, you can actually … Read

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How is technology shaping our world and learning?

This is Thanksgiving week in the United States, and I know many of you are getting ready to take some time off and maybe even hit the road. At some point, though, when you’ve got twenty spare minutes, I’d like … Read

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What does the end of mobile Flash mean for education?

Adobe dropped a bombshell on Wednesday: Development of mobile versions of Flash is coming to an end. The press release is vague, but what’s happening is web pages with Flash elements embedded on them won’t be available on any type … Read

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Michael Wesch presents at KU CRL

Last week we were honored to host Michael Wesch here at the Center for Research on Learning. He is an¬†Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University as well as the 2011-2012 Coffman Chair for Distinguished Teaching Scholars. While … Read

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Where can I find educational resources on YouTube?

YouTube is great for finding your favorite 80s music videos or clips of animals doing funny things, but it’s also become an excellent resource for finding and sharing footage more educational in nature. In fact, many schools’ IT decision makers … Read

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5 fun ways to use Wolfram|Alpha for research

It’s been awhile since I talked about Wolfram|Alpha, the “computational knowledge engine” from the masterminds behind robust calculation tools like Mathematica. After going to the site the other evening to try to figure out why my electric bill was higher … Read

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Inkling founder/CEO discusses the future of the textbook

How are textbooks adapting to the quote-unquote digital age? Startup digital textbook publisher Inkling is leading the way with their popular platform for developing highly interactive textbooks and delivering them to iPads. 50-plus books using Inkling’s format are available for … Read

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“Reading Rainbow” to return as an interactive iOS app

If you’re around my age or younger, or have kids or grandkids around that age, or are an advocate of kids’ reading, you know about Reading Rainbow. The PBS series ran for more than 20 years and encouraged kids to … Read

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Learn physics with Portal for free (but hurry!)

You know how I’m saying the best games for learning aren’t the quote-unquote educational games? If you hurry up, you can pick up one of the best examples of such a game for free. Through September 20 (that’s tomorrow) you … Read

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Moodle 2.0 is now mobile

  Moodle, the free open-source learning management system, ¬†has released a handy app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Your current version of Moodle must be upgraded to 2.0 or later and mobile web services must also be enabled. Check … Read

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