Month: December 2013

Play a Game, Learn a Language: Free Skills App Duolingo

Duolingo is a mashup of several online content trends: Personal progress tracking, social web collaboration/competition (playing with or against your Facebook friends), crowd-sourcing, open “certification” and, most importantly for our edtech purposes, gamefied learning. It’s a series of smart ideas,

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Use this Resource: TEDEd Videos & Lesson Plans

I am a sucker for non-fiction storytelling. I can (and frequently do … ) easily “lose” an hour or two going through the YouTube archives of the popular TED Talks series. My favorite sources of info-tainment aside, though, the spin-off

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Get to Know IDS: David Burget, Multimedia Design Specialist

We’re taking a look at the Instructional Design Services department one member at a time, highlighting new ideas in instructional technology and what each IDS member can do for MCC instructors.

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How to Participate in a Twitter Chat (and Why You Should)

Blogger Vicki Davis (@coolcateacher) has a great, short-but-sweet guide to getting involved in one of Twitter’s many education-related chats. There are many Twitter directories out there, but I like this public Google Doc organized by time. Twitter chats are a

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Video Post: Happy Techno-holidays

Made in the IDS studio in 2010, this video is an example of green screen — the “weather person” technique of videoing a person in front of a single color and then inserting an image behind them. If you’re interested

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