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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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links for 2011-03-13

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links for 2011-01-02

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links for 2010-12-29

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links for 2010-12-18

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links for 2010-12-17

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  • AX allows you to alter any character's accent always using the same key. This applies to symbols as well. For example 2 then F8 gives ², e then F8 gives é, pressing F8 again gives ê and again gives è and so on. There is no need to remember any key combinations or use different keys for doing what is basically the same thing for example à, È « and ì are all created by typing the base character then F8 as required

links for 2010-12-16

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links for 2010-12-14

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  • This project started for two main reasons… 1) I am a feed junkie and having reader w/in Gmail feeds that addiction. 2) I was wanted to see and add things to the full calendar based on the email I was reading at the time. What started as two userscripts has evolved into Integrated Gmail. Thanks to everyone who has provided feedback, beta tested, etc.

links for 2010-09-09

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  • Script Summary:
    Hide the Google Account address (usually the Gmail username) displayed at the top of almost every Google page. The script works in Google Search, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and in almost all other Google services.

links for 2010-08-28

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links for 2010-08-11

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