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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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Schoolwide announcement system

Category : Educational Technology

My school has installed a few projectors and televisions in spots around the school and wants to put it to use. And I need help.

They are looking for an online service (so they can show to the public as well) that would allow multiple users to add announcements. These may be as simple as a social event coming up or a congratulations for a student. They would also like to have curricular review mixed in.

I can’t think of a good way that would allow multiple users to add to the system. Do you know of a way to accomplish this?

Thanks in advance…

Comments (3)

Maybe something like this:

Way more sophisticated than you need, and not even the right data, but I saw it yesterday and thought of it when you posted this.

Hey Chris, have you checked out this might be what you are looking for. We are setting up two of the new Acer Revo’s running this hooked to a 50inch TV for the Cafeteria and a 27inch for the main office. It has a web interface for the library, shows, and players (playlists) that you add shows to.

Thanks, Danny. That looks to be an awesome solution!