Author Archive for jimallen

Educator Tools

Padlet Blank wall postings SocrativeSocrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets. Popplet In the classroom and at home, students use…

Free Image Editors

Free Image Editors – The following is an excellent list of free download image editors by  The Rapid eLearning Blog by Articulate and Tom Kuhlmann. Some are online editors if downloads are a problem with your IT department. Rapid eLearning…

Cartoon Based Learning

My most recent graphic novel Xtreme Cartooning is an instructional narrative and is based on my Cartoon Based Learning model XLT. Xtreme Learning and Thinking. XLT is a visual and critical thinking approach to learning. XLT can be used as…

Open Educational Resources

Google Goggles – Google Goggles lets you use pictures taken with your mobile phone to search the web. It’s ideal for things that aren’t easy to describe in words. There’s no need to type or speak your query – all…

Ed/Tech Resources

Educational Technology Resources— Online and Software Products. Most are free and those that have a fee are indicated. Collaborative Tools — Voicethread – collaboration video, images, etc. voice and video conversation around an image, such as in multimedia slide show.…

Camera Recorder Plugin for Google Sketch-up

SketchUcation.com  The Camera Recorder Plugin is a great way to record a building video walk through. Chis Fullmer has posted his Camera Recorder v1.7 on SketchUcation.com forum for download. You must register on SketchUcation.com to access his download. Once you…

Xtreme Learning & Thinking (XLT)

Using cartoons in the thinking and research process? Isn’t that a little far-fetched? Let’s first look at cartoons and see what makes them tick. The average person has noticed or read several cartoons every day of their life whether it…

Affective behaviors in e-learning

Do affective behaviors make a difference in online learning? Does critical thinking benefit from affective behaviors? Should there be an affective component built into future design and development of online learning? This author did a study of an online course…