Monthly Archives: March 2009

Batch Tag All Past Entries “psuets”

If you are like me and have a blog whose sole purpose is to deliver information to the ETS community, then you may want to tag everything “psuets”. There are some tools in the Blogs at Penn State which can … Continue reading

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Symposium Quest – Part 3

In reference to the 2009 Symposium Quest (part 3) This game has two options – one of which is a radical educational idea. Last week, I wrote about giving out mathematical formulas as rewards for completing a task (homework), and … Continue reading

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Formulas as “Rewards” in Thermodynamics

The ESL game I encountered two weeks ago at a conference has got me thinking. Can we use the simple “beat the system” technique for something besides homework? The engineering course I’m developing includes (not surprisingly) a lot of formulas. … Continue reading

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Zotero, RefWorks or End Note? All of the Above

Someone asked me which bibliographic tool I would recommend and I commented that each had different features, so as long as you could port data, you could use whatever combination you wanted. Then I wondered what our Penn State Zotero … Continue reading

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Which Portfolio Tech to Use? (With a Philosophical Side Trip)

A few weeks ago, I posted a link to a sample teaching portfolio created in Movable Type. My colleague Brett though asked that annoying instructional design question – What are the advantages and disadvantages of Movable Type? (i.e. Why is … Continue reading

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Color Blindness Filter in Photoshop CS4

An accessibility tip I learned from the Photo Walk Pro blog is a new proofing tool in Photoshop CS4 which simulates two types of color blindness (or color deficient view). How To The simple how to is that you: 1. … Continue reading

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CALICO 2009 Conference Report

Last week, I attended the CALICO conference on technology use for foreign language teaching. Since foreign languages involve communication skills, it’s always a good conference to see communication tools in action as well as other developments such as gaming. ESL … Continue reading

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Hidden Impact of Unicode

Sometime last week I half joked that I would only start a Unicode group only if “I wanted to eat lunch alone.” Brett asked if I was selling Unicode short, and the as with many things, the answer is both … Continue reading

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Sample Teaching with Technology Portfolio Created

As a way of promoting the use of Movable Type as a portfolio tool for the Teaching with Technology Certificate program, I decided to create a Sample Teaching with Technology Portfolio. You can also see the “Classic Blog version” of … Continue reading

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List of CSS Tutorial Links Posted

Just posted a list of my “Go to” tutorials on CSS as a Page (listed under the “links” section). Or…just go to

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