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Who has been blogging for a decade!?!nhokanson

Thu, 04 May 2017 03:13:09 +0000

It has been quite sometime since I posted on this blog, and for good reason. I have been busy! Over 10 years ago I started this instructional technology site to share my learning from my master’s program at the University of Wyoming and my adventures as an instructional technology director for a school district. Life […](image)


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Free and Cheap Instructional Technology Resourcesnhokanson

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 13:50:11 +0000

I was recently asked for a list of free and cheap instructional technology resources that I have found productive for use on computers. Here is a list in no particular order. I will share an app list (iOS & Android) later… Hot Potatoes (FREE quiz maker) https://hotpot.uvic.ca/ Quia (Subscription quiz maker) http://quia.com Kahoot (Online quiz maker) […](image)


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Infographic Projectsnhokanson

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15:18:50 +0000

I have had my students create infographic projects on World War II topics the past couple of weeks. Here is a link to the instructions and resources page Hokanson’s American History Infographic Project!Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: American History, History, infographic, Instructional Technology(image)


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My new project…in the worksnhokanson

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 18:25:03 +0000

Embedded Tech a Division of Hokanson’s Instructional Technology This is the beginnings of a plan to provide services to the educational community. Stay tuned…Filed under: Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, Instructional Technology(image)


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The history of Star Wars Ken Burns style…nhokanson

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 21:20:21 +0000

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WWI Online Games…nhokanson

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 18:30:43 +0000

I have shared a few of these WWI online simulations and games before.  Enjoy! Trench Warfare Game Over the Top (Canadian Perspective) Warfare 1917 Trench Mission The Western Front Simulation World War When? The Great War Dogfight Aces The Red Baron 1918Filed under: Educational Technology, Gaming, History, Instructional Technology Tagged: Education, Gaming, History, School, WWI(image)


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Historical Videos on YouTube…nhokanson

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:25:52 +0000

Two sites on YouTube offer thousands of historical videos… AP Archive “AP Archive is the film and video archive of The Associated Press, one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. View AP Archive’s videos via this channel – the collection offers 1.7 million global news and entertainment video stories, which date back […](image)


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Assistive Technologynhokanson

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:18:21 +0000

There is a great article on assistive technology at Buzz Feed titled – How A Simple Apple Feature Called Switch Control Is Changing Lives “For years, Christopher Hills’s cerebral palsy made it nearly impossible for him to use a computer. Now he’s editing video on one.”Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: assistive technology, Education, Instructional Technology, Technology(image)


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10 Essential FREE Android Apps…nhokansonandroid_apps

Sun, 07 Jun 2015 16:24:24 +0000

Android apps are plenty, and I have had the past couple of years to decide on what I consider to be the most essential. I am a low end user, purchasing economical devices for classroom use and, in the case of my phone, a StraightTalk ZTE Rapido LTE device. In these situations you don’t have […](image)


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FTPnhokansonfilezilla

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:10:35 +0000

Anytime you have several files to transfer to a web server, FTP is the best option. In the past I have used Transmit (not free) on my Mac, but there are some good options that are free to use.  The one I like the best is FileZilla.  Better than being free is that it works on […](image)


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“The Ghost Army”nhokansonghost_army

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:37:08 +0000

Interesting World War II article at The Morning News on a WWII secret unit the “waged war and fakery” as a weapon… The Ghost Army Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Education, History, Learning, Social Studies, teaching(image)


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Teaching History Resources…nhokanson

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 13:05:49 +0000

The Associated Press (AP) has several great resources for teaching history…see links below: AP Explore Page (Some examples follow) Berlin Wall 25th Anniversary D-Day 70th Anniversary World War I 100th Anniversary JFK Assassination 50th Anniversary Vietnam – The Real WarFiled under: Uncategorized Tagged: AP, edtech, Education, History, Learning, Social Studies, teaching(image)


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The Android Tablet Saga Continues…nhokanson

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:21:23 +0000

As I shared some time ago, I have been embedding DOPO Android tablets into the learning process in my classroom.  My students and I have been utilizing the devices this school year without any major bumps in the road.  One was dropped and met its end, but the rest of the tablets have weathered heavy […](image)


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“A Smarter Way to Teach the Teachers”nhokanson

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 02:12:58 +0000

Great article on professional development for teachers:  A Smarter Way to Teach the TeachersFiled under: Uncategorized Tagged: Education, inservice, plc, professional development(image)


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Freedom isn’t free…nhokansonIMG_1646

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:39:17 +0000

This is a picture I shot at the Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, Nebraska.  I am thankful for the freedoms that I have and for the sacrifice given for me to have them… Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Fort McPherson, freedom, national cemetery, Nebraska(image)


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“The Vietnam War Like You’ve Never Seen it Before…”nhokansonvietnam_propaganda

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 14:17:14 +0000

Interesting article at CNN.com on the propaganda art of the Vietnam War.  Great teaching resource for this time period… (See link below) Art of war: Propaganda posters paint a different picture of Vietnam Filed under: Education, History, Learning, Social Studies, Teaching Tagged: Education, History, Learning, Social Studies, teaching, Vietnam(image)


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Raspberry Pi 2nhokanson

Sun, 08 Mar 2015 16:36:33 +0000

Filed under: Educational Technology, Instructional Technology Tagged: computing, Education, raspberry pi, Technology(image)


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The History of the Learning Management Systems (LMS)…nhokansonhistory-of-lms

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:15:52 +0000

I am doing a trial of an LMS called Canvas.  MOODLE was a great open source solution but is no longer an option in my current district.  The following is a little history on the LMS for your perusal… Filed under: Educational Technology, Instructional Technology Tagged: Instructional Technology, Learning, learning management system, lms, teaching(image)


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Love technology…nhokanson

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:37:26 +0000

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“Toys as Teaching Machines”nhokansonTI_SpeakSpell_no_shadow

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:05:09 +0000

Great article at hackeducation.com on the history of the Speak & Spell… Filed under: Education, Educational Technology, History, Innovation, Instructional Technology, Learning Tagged: Education, Educational Technology, Instructional Technology(image)


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The Creation Continuum Revisted…nhokanson

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 05:35:41 +0000

A few years ago, while I served as an instructional technology director for a school district, I proposed the creation continuum after researching project based learning. The following link to my Prezi is an updated version of the presentation I shared on the subject… http://prezi.com/embed/4dxykmcolwa9/Filed under: Creativity, Differentiated Instruction, digital storytelling, Education, Educational Technology, Instructional […](image)


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How Android is Transforming Learning & Playing…nhokansonHow Android is Transforming Learning & Playing Infographic

Sun, 28 Dec 2014 18:09:57 +0000

Find more education infographics on e-Learning InfographicsFiled under: Android, Education, Educational Technology, Instructional Technology Tagged: android, educaion, Educational Technology, eLearning, Instructional Technology, Learning(image)


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More DOPO tablets on the way – Low cost tech in the classroom…nhokansonk2-_ba2833fd-2248-4cc1-a555-49e4013aea34.v3

Sun, 30 Nov 2014 15:54:02 +0000

This is an update to my low end stab at furnishing my classroom with devices for student use (see other post here – Low end tech:  a solution?). Along with several old laptops I have been utilizing some DOPO Android tablets that have served very well.  I was able to restore one device that was […](image)


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5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Create Infographics in PowerPoint…nhokansoninfographic

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:43:33 +0000

Having students create an infographic is a great way for them to gather and organize data and information that they can display visually.  The following article shows ways to create infographics using PowerPoint. The article link is below… “In this post, we’ll highlight some PowerPoint infographic creation basics as well as four of the infographic […](image)


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World War I Online Teaching Resources…nhokansonworld-war-i

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 12:56:47 +0000

With the centennial of World War I there are several online resources and articles that can assist educators and students in teaching and learning about a very pivotal time in history.  The following are links to several resources I have been collecting and creating as of late… Articles How a century-old war affects you (series of […](image)


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Android Tablet Advice…nhokansonAndroid_tablet_checklist_infographic

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 09:48:54 +0000

I have purchased several Android tablets (DOPO) for my classroom recently, and I found the following infographic that offers some timely purchasing advice… Find more education infographics on e-Learning InfographicsFiled under: Education, Educational Technology, Instructional Technology, Tablet Tagged: android, Education, Instructional Technology, School, Tablet, tablets(image)


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Components of the 21st Century Classroom…nhokanson

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 09:36:53 +0000

Components of a 21st Century Classroom – An infographic by the team at Open CollegesFiled under: Education, Educational Technology, Instructional Technology, Learning, School, Teaching Tagged: 21st Century, classroom, Education, Instructional Technology, School(image)


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Teaching With Tablets…nhokansonTeaching With Tablets

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 09:16:08 +0000

From OnlineUniversities.com… Filed under: Education, Educational Technology, Instructional Technology, Learning, School, Teaching, Technology Integration Tagged: Education, Instructional Technology, School, Tablet, tablets(image)


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eLearning Future…nhokansoneLearning Future: 6 eLearning Trends Infographic

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:50:04 +0000

Find more education infographics on e-Learning InfographicsFiled under: Education, Educational Technology, Instructional Technology, Learning, School, Teaching Tagged: eLearning(image)


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Low end tech: a solution?nhokansonSolutions

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:56:51 +0000

Okay folks, here are my solutions in a very troubling situation.  I am an instructional technology specialist and current classroom teacher that unfortunately has very little access to technology.  The spring semester this year was so frustrating, I began to bring my own devices to supplement the needs of my students in accessing the bare […](image)


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