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Consultation, CTE, EdTech, How To, Resource

Gamifying The Writing Process With Habitica

One of the (many) side-projects that John and I have been working on is gamifying the writing process. In particular, we’re interested in gamification that seeks to reinforce and build good habits that yield efficient writing, research, and revision. This semester, the Writing Center on our campus engaged us in brainstorming the logistics, pedagogical implications, etc. […]

CTE, EdTech, Resource, Trainings, Workshop, XP

Announcing eXperience Play

eXperience Play (XP) is a professional development program meant to introduce instructors to game design and how it can be utilized to engage students in the classroom. While building text-based games, participants will explore pedagogical themes ranging from Digital Literacy, Peer-Peer Learning, and the idea of Students as Creators. XP is meant for anyone interested in building games […]

CTE, EdTech, How To, Resource

My Last Apple Computer Upgrade

I just finished upgrading my last Mac. My wife’s early 2011 MacBook Pro was really starting to show its age. The full 320GB hard drive was making this computer inoperable and needed to be replaced. The Upgrade To breathe new life into her MacBook Pro, I added a massive 960GB SSD. I wanted to kill two birds with one stone here: triple her total storage […]

CTE, EdTech, GOBLIN, Projects, Reflections, Resource, Trainings

GOBLIN as Open Educational Resource (OER)

This post is written by guest blogger John Stewart. John is the Assistant Director of Digital Learning at the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Oklahoma and my collaborator on GOBLIN. While the thought of gamifying an entire class or even elements of a class will be daunting for many, GOBLIN also includes more universal and applicable concepts. […]

API, CTE, EdTech, How To, Resource

WordPress 4.4 and YouTube Video Embeds

Update! After posting to the WordPress.org forums, I was offered a few solutions on YouTube video embeds with WordPress 4.4: Two work-arounds offered by Jeremy Herve: These solutions were originally posted on this forum by Jeremy. Alternatively, you can wait for the Jetpack update and follow the progress here. In the mean time, I will be using […]

API, CTE, EdTech, How To, Resource

Easiest API Ever

Using the “Simple API” from Unsplash, I am able to present random images ever time this page loads. Go on, refresh the page to see the Simple API in action! 🙂 The Best Part You can add this Simple API to your websites using the following HTML text: <img src=”https://source.unsplash.com/random” /> And variations of this link can […]

CTE, EdTech, Reflections, Resource, Trainings

Paper Tweet Activity

Recently I led an educational technology workshop at Youth Workers Academy, and one of the technologies I covered in this training was social media. To engage participants with Twitter, I had everyone research what the Bible says about poverty and paraphrase their findings into 140 characters—with the intention these contributions could be tweeted to the world. However, I […]