Words of the Year

Audri’s Rube Goldberg Machine





The-Profile-of-a-Modern-TeacherThe Changing University

Your Time (Video)

Google Apps in Education

Do SAT scores fairly measure academic skills

Millennials Rising

Your Massively Open Offline School is Broken

Online College Students on the Rise

Profile of a Modern Teacher


Let’s Search

Information Facts

Eric Schmidt

Connectivism Learning Theory

Wikipedia vs Textbooks


Building Search Understanding

A Google A Day

Google for Educators – some great resources

Sign Up for Google’s Search Course

Search Lessons from Jeff
Search Lesson for K-2
Search Lesson for 3-5
Search Lesson for 6-8
Search Lesson for 9-12

Learn some basic search syntax, or use Google Advanced Search

Domain Extensions by Country


15 minute activity

 Looking for Learning


The Theory

Principles of connectivism:

  • Learning and knowledge rests in diversity of opinions.
  • Learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes or information sources.
  • Learning may reside in non-human appliances.
  • Capacity to know more is more critical than what is currently known
  • Nurturing and maintaining connections is needed to facilitate continual learning.
  • Ability to see connections between fields, ideas, and concepts is a core skill.
  • Currency (accurate, up-to-date knowledge) is the intent of all connectivist learning activities.
  • Decision-making is itself a learning process. Choosing what to learn and the meaning of incoming information is seen through the lens of a shifting reality. While there is a right answer now, it may be wrong tomorrow due to alterations in the information climate affecting the decision.

Stages of Technology Use

Ruben R. Puentedura’s

SAMR Model SAMR Matrix

SAMR Infographic

Latest COETAIL final projects



Use the Talk Page

Wikipedia’s Good Article criteria

Wikipedia’s Quality Scale

Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula

Wikipedia better than a history textbook

Is Wikipedia Really Such a Bad Research Tool for Students?

Wikipedia is arguably subject to more rigorous review practices than are many scholarly publications.

Wikipedia Infographic

WikiWand: Making Wiki more visually appealing

Easybib Google Docs Add-on

  world connected

Other Opportunities to learn from Jeff and Free Stuff

Eduro Learning: Online courses for recertification credit

COETAIL Program: 3 semesters and 150 clock hours….prepare to change your teaching practice Free program for student and educator to learn Google Apps for Education

Reach – Jeff Utecht – FREE Book!