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Chris selected as K12OnlineConference keynote speaker Each year the K12OnlineConference provides tremendous professional development for free, and entirely online. This year, they have selected me as one of their keynote speakers. I am thrilled to have been chosen and look forward to participating in the conversation. Read the full post announcing all the keynote speakers here.

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Two quick links on Cognitive Load Theory I've been fielding lots of questions lately about Cognitive Load Theory. Here are two quick links that may be useful. First is an article talking about the practical implications of CLT on the design of learning. The second are some "recent" (as of 2003) developments regarding CLT. Happy reading! Update: I clarified the second...

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Practical advice on kids and Android app development After hearing about my students' success developing an Android app, I've gotten several emails asking for more details as to how I practically worked with my kids. Here are some pointers that I offered to the first person that emailed me, perhaps they are of some use to you. Please note that your mileage may vary. It's ok to not be...

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Publishing an App Inventor app to the Android Market As I mentioned earlier, my students and I published an Android app to the Android Market. See those links for more information on the background. This post is decidedly technical. First, once we finished the coding process, we packaged the app for to download to the computer. This is an option in App Inventor. This downloaded an .apk file....

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Designing and publishing an Android app with kids This post is designed to provide some context around how/why we decided to build this app. The more technical details of the code and how we published it will come in a future post. My students and I recently completed and published an Android app, and here's how we did it. First, the genesis for this goes back to a question I asked...

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Slideshare Presentation Tennis

Category : Educational Technology, General

Slideshare’s presentation tennis group has chosen one of my slides for their daily choice.

To see all of the daily picks (and the first four or five were done professionally, and I was day 6!) click here.

Here’s the announcement…

I think they chose mine because it makes for a nice transition between the professionally designed ones to the community designed ones.

Also please note that I did attribute the photo (it’s from stock xchng which doesn’t require an on-slide attribution) when I uploaded it.

Here’s the slide…it’s for my first day teaching undergrads and it’s time for them to introduce themselves.

Here’s the entire slidedeck thus far.

Comments (2)

Congratulations. I really like your ideas on the presentation!

Congratulations! You are a star! I do like the slide too!