Best Sources for Public Domain and Creative Commons Pictures for your Online Presentations

As soon as a teacher moves from an in-class presentation to online cross all sorts of copyright lines. An image that a teacher “found on Google” might suffice for a PowerPoint presentation with 30 students in a room, but as soon as it is recorded, put on YouTube or an LMS, the teacher is effectively distributing copies of this image…

Using Bloom’s Taxonomy in E-Learning

Bloom’s taxonomy (as it has become) is a way of classifying educational objectives created by the educational scholar, Benjamin Bloom. This significant contribution came through his 1956 book “Taxonomy of Educational Objectives.” Krathwohl revised this taxonomy in 2002 and it is one of the main structures used for curriculum development. Watch the video below as we look…

Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

An important progression of educational thought and practice over the last few years revolves around the idea of “Growth Mindset” vs “Fixed Mindset.” Much of this comes from the studies and book of Carol Dweck called “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.” You can also read an article from last year in Education Week here…

Discussion Posts in E-Learning – Best Practices Online

In this video, I discuss the best principles and practices in online discussion posts. I will summarize Bloom’s Taxonomy (as revised by David Krathwohl) as well as walk through applicable principles and best practices from Michelle Miller’s excellent book, “Minds Online.” If you would like to download a PDF of my slides including my bibliography, please…

Amazing Color Changing Card Trick – Why Student Focused Attention Matters

First watch this video all the way through: What did you miss? What are you missing? Our minds can not multi-task. Not really. We just move quickly between tasks and studies show that in the end it makes us less productive and may actually be permanently damaging our brains. We are not outfitted with dual…