For this vegetarian gem, my buddy Karen suggested a savory black bean cake that we paired the cakes with a fresh pineapple salsa enlivened with piquant red jalapenos and a simple avocado crema made with greek yogurt and lime. The final result was ridiculously good - a composed plate that looked like it should be served at a fancy pants restaurant rather than the picnic table in my backyard. Continue reading →
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I’ve been afforded many opportunities to participate in projects for work that are far more rooted in play. Indeed, my time spent thus far on the MERLOT Teacher Education Board has fit this bill, with our bimonthly meetings over Google … Continue reading →The post Great Tools That We Use appeared first on Adesina Media.
Sometimes the flavor du jour is so up your alley, you feel as if the stars are aligned in your favor. Digital storytelling is my salted caramel - I'm excited that it's currently en vogue, but the topic is profoundly satisfying to the point that I'm invested regardless of its cool factor. Continue reading →The post Digital Storytelling with Online and Mobile Apps appeared first on Adesina Media.
In a recent MERLOT Teacher’s Education Editorial Board Meeting, we were tasked with creating a short presentation to explore the many features of Blendspace. The goal was for the board to test our Blendspace before using it as our … Continue reading →The post Finding Stunning Images for the Classroom appeared first on Adesina Media.
Even as web 2.0 tools become ubiquitous in the world language classroom, many fall short in terms of engagement. This presentation with Dr. Laura Franklin at the STARTALK Fall 2013 Conference showcased technology apps, strategies, and best practices that promote … Continue reading →The post Engaging Digital Natives with Free Technology appeared first on Adesina Media.
Even as webinars become a standard instructional tool, many fall short in terms of engagement. This presentation covered strategies and applications that promote participant interaction and collaboration. Continue reading →The post Engagement Required appeared first on Adesina Media.
The promise of an engaging webinar is often met with the reality that providing a steady level of interaction with the audience is tricky. And once a presentation fails to engage the audience, it makes it harder to reach learning objectives. In that you can typically only hold a person?s attention for 7 to 10 minutes at a time, using engagement activities in between thematic sections of the presentation will help to keep your participants...
Creating a space for learner engagement in the online environment can be tricky, especially if you are seeking to keep the same level of collaboration and interaction as found in a comparable face-to-face experience. Much of the work of ensuring a successful experience online in terms of meeting learning outcomes comes down to smart planning. Take advantage of the suggestions below to boost the level of engagement among participants in your...
Given the fact that I constantly interact with educators seeking access to tools that are free and easily implementable, I wanted to scour the web for some alternatives to Camtasia and Adobe Captivate that would achieve the same learning outcomes without having to dip into the wallet. Happily, the following applications seem to do the trick, especially if you are in a situation where a nonexistent budget is a sizable roadblock in terms of...
Instructional designers often have the challenge of pairing effective applications of technology with diverse learning objectives, all while keeping to a strict (and often non-existent) budget. This one-hour presentation features a bevy of cutting-edge tools for the classroom that are … Continue reading →The post Open Source Tools for the 21st Century Learner appeared first on Adesina Media.