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Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Authors Like Your Trailers

From: Shane DeRolf
Subject: Nice job on The Crayon Box That Talked!
Date: June 27, 2012 5:28:16 PM CDT

Hey, Makenzie---Google forwarded me your YouTube video based on my book.
Nice job!
Thanks for the press!---Shane

P.S. Great piano track you laid down.

All the best,

Shane DeRolf
CEO & Chief Creative Officer
Yesterday's Zoo

Monday, June 25, 2012

Change Your C4T "Clock"

Change Your C4T Clock

I have modified the schedule for C4T #3. The due date for part 1 of C4T#3 remains the same: 6/27. That is faster than normal by one unit.

The due date for completing part 2 of C4T#3 has been changed to 7/3 (or 7/4 if you wish).

I have changed the Master Checklist but you will have to change your Checklist.

Another Change to the Checklist

I have made the following additional changes to the Master Checklist. You will have to make these changes on your checklist. Please do so.

Be in a group for Project #15 (SMARTboard lesson) and be registered for that group is not applicable this summer since you are in a permanent group. Remove it from your Due June 27 Checklist.

Be in a Final Project #16 Group. Register members on Google Doc that will be provided. Groups can be same or different. is not applicable this summer since you are in a permanent group. Remove it from your Due July 3 Checklist.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Midterm Reflection


You have been sent a gmail with a link to the Midterm Reflection. This is considered to be your Midterm Examination. Answer it honestly and complete it no later than midnight Sunday June 24, 2012.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Travis Allen, the iSchool Initiative and EDM310 Staff

EDM310 Staff with Travis Allen, founder of the i School Initiative
Elizabeth Brooks @lizzzybell, Stephen Akins @akins14, Travis Allen @iSchoolTravis, Bailey Hammond @bookwolfbailey, Dr. John Strange @drjohnhadley, Carly Pugh @carlyedm310, Jacey-Blair Chandler @jaceyblurrr

@iSchoolTravis Allen and the members of the iSchool Initiative (@iSchoolAdvocate) gave a series of presentations Monday June 18 at the College of Education of the University of South Alabama. This was the first stop on a 40 stop tour across the country urging schools, school leaders, school students and the general public to join in the effort to equip our students with the most useful and most powerful learning tools available. The presentation was a powerful message that we hope will be heard by everyone.

Thanks Travis and the iSchool Initiative staff for your excellent presentations and interactions with EDM310. Good luck. And come back to Mobile and Baldwin counties! We need your help in pursuing the Digital Revolution!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Identify Yourself

Identify yourself

I notice that a number of you are not including the fact that you are a student in EDM310 at the University of South Alabama in your comments on the teachers blogs for your C4T. You should do so. (See the top of p. 19 in the Projects Instruction Manual. You should also include a link to YOUR blog. To do that follow the instructions for paragraph #3 (Master enough HTML...) on p.12 of the Activities Manual.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Special Assignment Due as Part of Blog Post #7 on 6/24

Thomas Suarez

Watch Thomas Suarez: A 12-year-old app developer (4:33)

Add this to your Blog Post #7 Assignment (Due 6/24).

What did you learn from watching this video (if anything)?
What does this video tell us about how the world of learning is changing?
How does this video fit with the others assigned for Blog Post #7.

Why am I assigning this video in this manner?
Two reasons: 1) I just learned of this video from members of my PLN and I want to emphasize to you how important your PLN can be. 2) I want to make sure you are reading the Class Blog regularly. It is very important that you do so since it is my major way of communicating with you.

iSchool Initiative

Come Monday 10-3 (or any part) if you can. Travis Allen (see Blog Post Assignment #5) will be here with a group of his associates in the iSchool Initiative.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Please Correct Your Checklist

Mistakes are the stepping stones to learning.

Christie Mason has raised a question about #4 under Unit 5 on the Checklist. This requirement does not apply for the Summer Session. You are in a group that applies to ALL projects for the Summer Session and registration is therefore unnecessary. I have changed #4 of Unit 5 on the Checklist to read like this: Register Group Members for Projects #14 and #15 on Doc that will be provided. You should make that change on YOUR Checklist as well.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Revised Projects Manual Posted on Emergency Site

Project Manual 2E Now Available

I have slightly revised the Projects Manual. Since the regular site is not working, use the Emergency Instruction Manual or just click on the link to the Projects Manual in this post. Be sure you read the post Major Improvements to Emergency Access Documents if you have not already done so.

Saturday, June 9, 2012


Source: John H Strange

The Lab will be open today but there will be no staff in the Lab. Jacey-Blair's great grandmother died and she is in Texas for the funeral.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Major Improvement to Emergency Access Documents


I have modified all Emergency Access documents and moved them to a new server. Now all links within the Emergency Documents should work. If they do not, you can still use the button IF NEITHER OF THE ABOVE WORK, Try Here in the sidebar.

Since you always miss something, if any of the links in the Emergency Documents do not work, please send me an email.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

C4C Clarification Now on Google Docs

There was some confusion in the Checklist about C4C # 1 and C4C#2. You are to leave two comments (one for Blog Post #1 and one for Blog Post #2 which is not due until Wed 6/6) for the student assigned to you as shown in the Doc which is now available to you in your Docs. BOTH comments are due 6/10 even though the Checklist says otherwise.