Dipity Schedule

Monday, November 29, 2010

Class resumes 11/29, Monday

Don’t forget our class resumes. Continue on 2nd week of Lesson 6 instructions.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Grades & Feedback for L5 Team Blog Posted

See Team blog & Vista gradebook for details. Questions?  Contact me by 11/30, Tuesday.

Grades & Feedback for A6 Network Training posted

See Google Docs & Vista gradebook for details. Questions? Contact me by 11/30, Tuesday.

Elluminate with Chih: 12/3, Friday, 4-5 pm

Missed 11/22’s Elluminate session? Individual session to discuss your unit or other things with Chih. This is an optional activity. No sign up needed.

Elluminate: http://elm.elluminate.com:80/NAU-Institution/join_meeting.html?meetingId=1247974819584


How to bring Twitter widget to Wetpaint?

1. Create a web page on Google Sites, NAU web server, or other wikis compatible Twitter widget.

EX: http://www.chihtu.org/bb/etc647/Syllabus/TwitterSearchGadgetLarge.html


I put Twitter search widget on my own web server.


2. I used this script to bring the webpage containing Twitter widget to the Wetpaint page,


<iframe name="I1" src="http://www.yourwebsitehere.com" width="900" height="425" scrolling="yes">


The result can be seen on our course Wetpaint: http://etc647.wetpaint.com/page/Lesson+2 or http://etc647.wetpaint.com/


Elluminate Session with Chih

Status: Sent November 22, Monday, 4-5 pm Arizona Time.

Individual session to discuss your unit or other things with Chih. This is an optional activity. No sign up needed.

Where: Elluminate: http://elm.elluminate.com:80/NAU-Institution/join_meeting.html?meetingId=1247974819584



Sunday, November 21, 2010

NYTimes: From Some Teachers, Excitement About Classroom Tech

From The New York Times:

BITS: From Some Teachers, Excitement About Classroom Tech

The New York Times and its Learning Network asked teachers to make videos demonstrating how the use of technology has changed their classrooms.


Sent from my iPad

NYTimes: Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction

From The New York Times:

Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction

The constant stream of stimuli offered by new technology poses a profound new challenge to focusing and learning.


Sent from my iPad

No class on Thanksgiving week

Happy Thanksgiving! No required instructions for Thanksgiving week. Enjoy your holiday. Class resumes 11/29, Monday.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Article: The Future Will Be Personalized

The Future Will Be Personalized

(Sent from Flipboard)

Sent from my iPad

Broken Links

If you see course materials have broken link and the links are associated with this URL http://jan.ucc.nau.edu, update the links to http://janus.ucc.nau.edu.  This is applied to all courses which may use Jan server to deliver course materials. NAU Jan server was hacked a few weeks ago, Jan server was change to Janus now. Let me know if you see our courses materials links are not updated yet.

A5 Unit Proposal Feedback & Grade Posted

See Google Docs & Vista grade book for the details. Questions? Contact me within 2 days.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Keys for ONLE & PLE

Open, Sharing, Connecting, Sharing, Networking, Social, Personal, Managing

Key elements/issues in developing ONLE & PLE

# ETC647L6D

L6 Highlight: 11/15-21 & 11/29-12/05

Lesson 6 Discussions (2 points)

  • Multi-dimensional discussions: Nabble; Delicious; Twitter; Blog
  • Moderator: Team 6

11/17, Wednesday

  • Due: Team 5's Lesson 5 discussion grade sheet

11/18, Thursday

  • Due: 1st posting period for Lesson 6 discussions: One posting at least: Respond to discussion question. Each posting should at least two tags.

11/21, Sunday

  • Due: 2nd posting period for Lesson 6 discussions: One posting at least: Respond to discussion question and/or respond to others' postings. Each posting should at least two tags.

Thanksgiving Week11/22/10-11/28/10: No required instructions.


Lesson 6-Week 2
12/02, Thursday

  • Due: 3rd posting period for Lesson 6 discussions : One posting at least: Respond to discussion question and/or respond to others' postings. Each posting should at least two tags.

12/05, Sunday

  • Due: 4th posting period for Lesson 6 discussions: One posting at least: Respond to discussion question and/or respond to others' postings. Each posting should at least two tags.
  • Assignment 7: Network Learning Unit
  • Due: Assignment 11: Lesson 6 Team Blog Reflections (All Groups)
  • Due Assignment 12: Lesson 6 Content Development (Team 6 Only)
  • Lesson 7 readings


Thanksgiving Break

We will not have any required instructions of the week of Thanksgiving, 11/11-28. The class resumes on 11/29.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Unit Proposals

Still reviewing unit proposals.  I have not felt well past a few days. Will complete reviewing unit proposals & get back to you ASAP. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

CT Free Virtual Conference & Expo is Only 7 Days Away!

You can't afford to miss this FREE, interactive online event that goes live in just one week! Campus Technology Fall Virtual Conference features top presentations and delivers them straight to your desktop— at no charge!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

ETC647 Diigo RSS Feed

If you use RSS to get updated, you can subscribe ETC647 Diigo feed at




ETC674 Web 2.0 Presentation

Please join us TONIGHT for ETC 647 - Group 2's Web 2.0 in the Classroom training session 11-09-10.

Invitation: http://agreatweb.edu.glogster.com/web-20-training/

Please RSVP to this email if you plan on attending:

* Participants' names and e-mail addresses
* Their technical backgrounds: such as:
* Have you used Web 2.0 Tools in your teaching?
Please name a few...

Thank you,
ETC 647 - Group 2

Diigo Discussions

Be sure to respond the questions raised by classmates & instructor & comment on others’ designs.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Group 2 Network Training Sessions

L5 Discussions

Focus on Diigo discussions. Be sure to comment, to provide feedback, and/or to respond to received comments/feedback. At least two Diigo postings. Be sure to respond all questions asked by the classmates and/or the instructor.

Friday, November 5, 2010

L4 Discussion grades & Feedback Posted

See Vista e-mail & grade book for details. Questions? Contact me within 2 days.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

L4 Blog grade & feedback posted

See blog for feedback & Vista for grades. Questions? Contact within 2 days.


Tonight: ETC Elluminate Session

Date: November 4, 2010, 7:15-8:15 pm Arizona Time

Title: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Twitter/Flyer

Speaker: ETC647 Team 4. Where: Elluminate: ETC Virtual Space.


L5 Discussions

Don’t forget to participate L5 discussions! Participation privilege is sent to your Gmail account. Focus on contributing your example in week 1. Next week, use Diigo to provide feedback & comments.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Today's Events: ETC Community: Learn Web 2.0 Technologies

Date: November 3, 2010, 6-7 pm Arizona Time

·         Title: Classroom Response Systems (clickers)/Flyer

·         Speaker: ETC647 Team 5.

·         Where: Elluminate: ETC Virtual Space.

Date: November 3, 2010, 6:15-7:15 pm Arizona Time

·         Title: Empower your students by incorporating Web 2.0 tools that engage them in 21st century learning skills/Flyer

·         Speaker: ETC647 Team 2.

·         Where: Elluminate: ETC Virtual Space. 

Monday, November 1, 2010

May 2011 Commencement

Hi all,

Are you planning on graduating and attending Commencement this Spring?

If so, please be aware of the commencement changes due to the Dome being renovated in the forwarded email below.   Remember, that you need to have your graduation application submitted to the graduate college by the 2/11/11 deadline.  However, you need to make sure that you give your adviser time to review your application.  In other words, make sure you get your graduation application documents to your adviser in plenty of time for  him/her to review and submit it though to our Department Chair.

The Graduation Application Materials need to include the following:

1.       Graduation Application [retrieve at…http://home.nau.edu/gradcol/graduation.asp]

2.       Unofficial Transcript

3.       Completed Program of Studies [fill out the semester and date for each course taken]


J. Michael Blocher Ph.D.    (928)523-1897 - Office
Associate Professor        
Educational Technology 
Northern Arizona University michael.blocher@nau.edu
P.O. Box 5774 
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5774            http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~mjb9


Flagstaff Campus May 2011 Commencement

From: NAU Office of Academic Affairs [mailto:Tracie.Hansen@NAU.EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 3:54 PM
To: ALL-L@list1.ucc.nau.edu
Subject: Flagstaff Campus May 2011 Commencement




October 27, 2010


NAU Faculty and Staff


Debra Larson, Nicole Morrow, Jane Kuhn, and TC Eberly


Flagstaff Campus May 2011 Commencement

The May 2011 commencement season has been presented with a number of challenges due to the renovation of the Walkup Skydome and the many other construction projects underway in May. After examining many different alternatives and conducting many stakeholder conversations, it was decided that the best option was to rent and construct a high-quality temporary facility. 

Structure: The commencement structure will be located in parking lot P62B. P62 will be reserved during commencement for VIP and handicap parking. Lot P62B will be closed on May 2 to accommodate construction. All other set-up work will begin on May 9.

Ceremony Event Details: We will have a five commencement ceremonies as is shown below. Departments, schools and colleges will be able to conduct receptions. Ceremony scripts and timing will be nearly the same as always.

Event Count


Start Time


Student Types



1 p.m.


Baccalaureates, Masters, & Doctorates



5 p.m.





9 a.m.


Masters & Doctorates



1 p.m.





5 p.m.

CEFNS & Yuma

Baccalaureates, Masters, & Doctorates

Ticketing Details: Another change unique to May is the need for guest tickets. Although the temporary structure is large—about the size of a football field in plan—it is not big enough to accommodate an unlimited number of guests. As such, each graduating student is limited to six ticketed guests. Tickets will be available from NAU Central Ticketing between 8 a.m. April 1 and 4 p.m. April 30, 2011. Graduating Flagstaff students will pick up tickets in person. Extended Campuses and Yuma students will order by phone, and tickets will be mailed. Unclaimed tickets will be available, two at a time, for those needing additional tickets between May 2 and May 12. Students will be encouraged to pick up or order only the number of tickets they will actually need. 

Graduation Application Due Date:  Because tickets will be given to only those students listed in the commencement bulletin, it will be very important that the graduation application deadlines and bulletin production schedules are followed by all colleges and units. Please make an extra effort to get the word out to potential spring graduates about submitting their graduation paperwork no later than November 15, 2010. Students not listed in the commencement bulletin—even if they are eligible to graduate and attend commencement—will not be able to pick up guest tickets and their families will not be able to attend graduation.   

Ticket details and other information will be sent in a letter to each graduating student early in the spring semester. Information will also be posted at nau.edu/graduation.

Please spread the word about the spring graduation application deadline. When the call comes out in early spring, please consider volunteering to staff or serve as a marshal at one or more ceremonies. We are confident that this plan will result in a set of commencement events that we can all be proud of. If we work together, we can ensure that each graduate will have a high-quality commencement event that they each deserve.   



Participate 1 training session

Don’t forget! Each student must attend at least one training session provided by other groups.


ETC647 Presentations

Date: November 1, 2010, 5-6 pm Arizona Time

·         Title: Augmented Reality/Flyer

·         Speaker: ETC647 Team 1.

·         Where: Elluminate: ETC Virtual Space.