Kim Purcell

51 Added | 12 Magazines | 1 Follower | @KimPurcell2015 | Currently earning my Master's in Educational Technology with a focus in Instructional Design.

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Brief Biography of Mark Twain<p>Mark Twain grew up in Missouri, which was a slave state during his childhood. He would later incorporate his formative …

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites

I could go on and on about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. How job openings are predicted to soar to over one …

Middle School

321 Free Tools for Teachers - Free Educational Technology

Archive’s audio and MP3 library This library contains over two hundred thousand free digital recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to …

eLearning

Khaleej Times

Watch: A touching video of why it's important to let your children learn by doing things themselves, and not just being taught

Digital Passport by Common Sense Media | Digital Passport

"Your site is fantastic! I am a tech integration person for my district and I have been looking for something like this for a long time. I am …

Passports

Free eBook - How to become an Instructional Designer

eLearning Industry's Network<p>The eLearning Industry<br>“<i>The eLearning Industry Portal is the leading source for all things e-Learning.</i>”<p>eLearning Weekly<br>“<i>A</i> …

Education Technology

The idea of being a good digital citizen becomes more important as schools start to adopt 1:1 initiatives, get more comfortable with students …

Teaching

The Epic BYOD Toolbox

• PowerSchool Learning: (Previously Haiku Learning.) This is a full learning management system (LMS) that I’m trying to get our school to adopt. It’s …

4 Free Web Tools to Boost Student Engagement

• Innovative (fresh, cutting-edge)<br>• Authentic (tools with real-world applications)<br>• Easy-to-use (for both teachers and students)<br>• User-friendly (attractive …

Education Technology

Google Forms to create auto correcting quizzes

wGoogle Forms to create auto correcting quizzes<p>In my last post, Google forms for E-learning Educators, I mentioned the use of Google Forms to create …

Education Technology

THIS Is What That Extra Shoelace Hole Is Used For. I Wish I Knew This Earlier!

Have you ever wondered why there is an extra shoelace hole at the top of your shoe? Many running and hiking shoes have the extra hole and most people …

How I Built This Healthy Food Game With Drag-and-Drop - E-Learning Heroes

As a course designer, I’m always shopping for healthy tips to help me build stronger e-learning courses. Sometimes I know just what I’m after; other …

Counselors' Corner

<b>Help with individual challenges</b><br>Each challenge has a counselor listed on the right-hand side of the page. You may email that counselor at any time for …

How Teens Can Become Millionaires

One awesome thing you can take advantage of is <b>compound interest</b>. It may sound like an intimidating term, but it won’t be once you know what it means. …

Investing

Fakebook

Boosting Knowledge Retention in eLearning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on April 29, 2015<p>If you are an instructional designer, have you wondered how you can create sticky courses? How can you create courses that …

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz<p>Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the …

Social Media

Why Do We Resist Accepting Help From People?

<i>By Dr. Gwendolyn Seidman</i><br>Studies consistently show that we’re happier and healthier when we feel like we’re being supported. Knowing that you’ll have …

A Better Way to Say Sorry

March 30, 2014<p><i>This post is part of my series on</i> <i>How to Shape Children’s Behavior.</i><p>“Say sorry to your brother.”<p>“But he’s the one who–”<p>“Say it!” you …

Voki - Home

"It is a great tech tool for communication with students/parents/community in the Education field." ~Kris M. -Ed Tech, Lecturer, Boise State …

Google Gives You the Ability to Delete All of Your Search History: Here’s Why You Might Want To

Google introduced a feature earlier this year that lets users download their entire search history, but some have pointed out that you can also completely delete it, which might be a good decision from a security or data tracking standpoint.<p>According to Venture Beat, Google released this download …

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Employment

Collaborative Magnetic Poetry with Google Drawings (National Poetry Month)

Pinterest<p>Just in time for National Poetry Month:<p>Collaborative Magnetic Poetry with Google Drawings!<p>That’s right! I’ve created a magnetic poetry …

Education Technology

How to Match Graphics for Training to the Type of Content

How to Match Graphics for Training to the Type of Content--learn about 7 different types of visuals you can use in training and how to use them most …