Author Archives: bvolkmann

Web 2.0 Tools for Educators

Feb 27/15 Web 2.0 Tools Over the past 7 weeks I have been learning extensively about Web 2.0 tools.   Before  started this adventure I had no idea what a Web 2.o tool was, I hadn’t even heard of them. What … Continue reading

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Instagram users begin fightback against stolen photos

Feb 24/14 Instagram users begin fightback against stolen photos Technology definitely has its drawbacks.  I find it interesting and sad that there are people out there that are knowingly stealing from others. In the Terms of Use for Instagram there … Continue reading

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Cheating and Technology

Feb 23/15 Cheating and Technology Everyone’s thought about it but most people don’t do it; it’s becoming easier as technology gets smaller, sleeker and more sophisticated.  It is unethical and in my view shows a lack of character, but many students … Continue reading

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Why am I driving myself crazy learning all this new technology?

Feb 18/15 Why am I driving myself crazy learning all this new technology? Today was one of those days where I asked myself, several times, why I am bothering with all this schooling and technology?  I have tried to figure … Continue reading

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Things I have learned:

Feb 16/15 Here we are, 5 weeks into Media Enhanced Learning and I am overwhelmed. Things I have learned: 1.  I need a lot of tech support to complete my assignments.                             2. Googling instructions on how to use technology isn’t always … Continue reading

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Pecha Kucha Power Points

Feb 15/15 Pecha Kucha Power Points Pecha Kucha is a Power Point set in the format of 20 slides that automatically advance every 20 seconds. The purpose is to use a short format of approx. 7.5 -8 minutes to present … Continue reading

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What Happens When the Student Knows the Technology Better than the Teacher?

Feb 10/15 What Happens When the Student Knows the Technology Better than the Teacher? What happens when the student knows the technology better than the instructor?   The younger generations are so comfortable with technology and the older generations are often … Continue reading

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