RSS feeds and why everyone should use one

This week my students in the undergrad digital citizenship course I’m teaching are exploring RSS feeds. It has been fascinating reading their reflective blog posts, as this is the one tool that has been transformative for many of them. Here is a Wordle of their posts: When I taught the Should I blog course, and Read More …

Facebook Page

This website now has an associated Facebook page. That means that my friends will no longer automatically get notification of blog updates unless they chose to Like the Facebook Page:¬†https://www.facebook.com/rjh.goingeast.ca It also means that those who want to follow my blog on Facebook but are not currently my Facebook friends can also Like the Facebook Read More …

@periscopeco and @Appmeerkat – tools to support #et4buddy – @bali_maha

We mentioned in our post about our #et4buddy pilot project at #et4online that we would be trying out a variety of technologies to support the pilot project. This week two technologies crossed my path: Meerkat (@Appmeerkat) and Periscope (@periscopeco). Both tools are available for free in the Apple App Store and allow you to live Read More …

Going Mobile: Part 3 Mobile Ecosystems

Ecosystem refers to the combination of hardware, operating system, and application purchasing method. There are currently four common mobile ecosystems: Apple, Android, Blackberry, Windows.  By far, the two most common are Apple and Android. The images below describe the different components of the Apple and  Android ecosystems. Choosing an ecosystem – For organizations The two Read More …

Going Mobile: Part 1 Getting Connected

This blog post is part of a series of posts based on a couple of 90-minute hands-on technology workshops for education grad students. The first workshop, Going Mobile introduced students to mobile technologies that would help support their learning. The second workshop Getting Your Head in the Cloud introduced the concept of the Cloud and a few Read More …