I’ve officially moved my blog to http://professorjosh.com from my wordpress.com site. It will allow me to utilize a variety of new feature, host ads/sponsored post, and a little more freedom to customize in the future.

I’ve enjoyed my time on wordpress.com but it’s time to move to my own hosted wordpress.org site. I’ll be posting soon on the difference for those interested in blogging.

I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to move since I’ve had the domain and hosting for awhile now.

I’ll be redirecting this blog soon, since all the archives have been moved over successful. Make sure to subscribe to my new blog! http://professorjosh.com 

Don’t forget to keep following me on Facebook: http://facebook.com/professorjosh and Twitter: http://twitter.com/professorjosh

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Mobile App

How can you say no to “Free and Cheap Multimedia tools for Educators“? Check out the webinar I’ll be hosting with Blackboard on Thursday June 13, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. EST. This webinar will assist participates in identifying and incorporating multimedia and instructional tools to accommodate students’ diverse learning styles. The tools featured will be either free or cheap resources to easily incorporate multimedia into your face-to-face or online classroom. Many of the tools discuss have both a desktop and mobile based solution that are great to utilize for student created content too.

Register today for FREE: 

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Did you miss my webinar “Engaging Diverse Learning Styles with Web and Mobile Multimedia Tools that Add Pizzazz to SoftChalk Content” by SoftChalk on June 5, 2013?

SoftChalk Webinar

To accommodate diverse learning styles as well as access to mobile content it has become increasingly important to use multimedia and instructional tools that enhance lessons. The tools featured in this webinar will be either free or cheap resources that easily incorporate a variety of multimedia into your SoftChalk content. Many of the tools have both desktop and mobile based solutions that are great to utilize with online and in class engagement. Plus many of these tools are great for student created content as well.

You can watch the archive by visit http://softchalk.com/learn-more/webinars/innovators

Also get all the links and information by visit my SlideShare:

Pebble Watch was a huge success on Kickstater but the key to it’s continued success will be the development of apps by developers to integrate into the watch and connect with your phone.
A new 7 minute app can be downloaded for the Pebble that guides you through the workout. This quick routine will produce a sweat and workout several key areas.
Pebble 7 Minute Workout App  Pebble 7 Minute Workout App
Basic App overview:

  • 12 exercises
  • 30 seconds per exercise
  • 10 second rest between exercises
  • Up/Down buttons to move through exercises
  • Long press select to restart workout
  • Short vibrate between state changes
  • Double vibrate to switch sides
To install the app you simply have to update your phone to the latest version, and then navigate to a specific website to download and install the app. Once installed, however, the 7-minute workout app works completely independently of the smartphone, meaning you’ll only need the watch whenever you want to actually run the app.
Visit http://kennberg.com/7min/ to download the app for your Pebble or visit my blog on Pebble to learn more about the smart watch. 

Hack for Orlando

National Day of Civic Hacking provides citizens an opportunity to do what is most quintessentially American: roll up our sleeves, get involved and work together to improve our society. National Day of Civic Hacking is coming to Downtown Orlando on Saturday June 1, 2013, 1:30am-3:00pm at Voxeo, 189 S Orange Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801. This event that will bring together citizens, developers, and entrepreneurs to collaboratively think, talk about, and create new solutions to the challenges facing our communities (our neighborhoods, cities, county, state, and country).

Get FREE tickets here

10 Reasons Why Civic Hacking Is Good For Cities
http://hackforchange.org/blog/10-ways-civic-hacking-good-cities

  1. Creates space for innovation (for government and citizens)
  2.  Engages citizens in the process of governance and problem solving
  3. Spurs economic opportunity through innovation and collaboration on new technology solutions
  4. Provides insight into government decision making
  5. Enables community service through technology
  6. Teaches important new tech skills
  7. Creates a broad network of civic hackers and active citizens
  8. Helps citizens serve themselves
  9. Helps government manage expectations around technology
  10. Connects technology & non-technology groups together

EVENT AGENDA:

  • Local Code for America Brigade Captains Andy Chen and Matt Sokoloff will do a presentation on civic hacking, provide a national perspective and updates on local initiatives and projects
  • White boards and large Post-it note boards will be available for participants to pitch ideas for local civic hacking projects. We want to know what you think are the challenges relevant to Orlando/Florida, what you think a solution looks like, and the partnership necessary to create that solution.
  • We’ll be serving a light lunch around noon. During this time you’ll get 3 post-it notes to up-vote the best idea(s).
  • If you’re familiar with an idea jam, consider this a Hack for Orlando Idea Jam. We’ll have a couple teams form around the strongest ideas (the number of teams will be dependent on the number of participants, and a “strong idea” is based on the number of votes, feasibility, and relevance). These teams will have some time to further elaborate on their idea. This time could be used to wire frame an app, figure out where the data for the project could come from, discuss who could benefit from this project, or how other cities could adopt it. Afterwards, each team will be brought front stage and center to present their idea. This isn’t a competition, so there won’t have any voting here—instead there’ll be a feedback session in which everyone gets a chance to write comments on each project.
  • Of course there will be beer, wine, and networking afterwards.

Watch this video to learn more:

I’m hosting a webinar for SoftChalk‘s Innovators in Online Learning webinar series on Wednesday, June 5, 2012 at 2 PM EST.

SoftChalk Webinar

Engaging Diverse Learning Styles with Web and Mobile Multimedia Tools that Add Pizzazz to SoftChalk Content

To accommodate diverse learning styles as well as access to mobile content it has become increasingly important to use multimedia and instructional tools that enhance lessons. The tools featured in this webinar will be either free or cheap resources that easily incorporate a variety of multimedia into your SoftChalk content. Many of the tools have both desktop and mobile based solutions that are great to utilize with online and in class engagement. Plus many of these tools are great for student created content as well.

Register today! It’s getting packed!

Register Now

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/417020289

Check out this photo gallery from BarCamp Orlando hosted at Wall Street Plaza on May 18, 2013.


Check out this video featuring lots of other photos from the event.