Google SketchUp Session at EMBHSSC Spring Training

February 13, 2012

The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp recently hosted a workshop for camp administrators from across the country.  They asked me to share how we used Google SketchUp at the UALR camp.  Below are the session description and slides.

Participants will learn how Google’s free SketchUp 3D modeling tool can be used to transform student ideas into digital scale models. Using built-in textures and presets, students can quickly see what their design would look like in real life. Pulling existing models of buildings, vehicles, and machinery from Google’s 3D Warehouse, students can focus on creating scenario-based solutions with minimal experience using 3D modeling software.


Google Calendar Webinar

February 10, 2012

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education Perkins Program arranged with me to host a one hour webinar about Google Calendar.  The description and slides follow.  You can catch upcoming webinars live on their webinars page at

Google Calendar allows you to create and share calendars with your students, your colleagues, the world, or no one at all. Create a personal calendar that synchronizes with your smart phone. Create daily course calendars complete with embedded documents, and share these with your students so they can keep up to date. Keep your committee, team, group, or department on the same page.

My ASU Graduate Experience

June 7, 2011

Nearly two years ago I received an email advertising a quality graduate program in curriculum and instruction at an unbelievable price.  I spoke with an outsourced recruiter who promised me the world if I would start “today.”  She encouraged me to pay all the costs up front to ensure that tuition increases would not apply to me.  I was deeply concerned with the legitimacy of the program and how I would be perceived as a graduate of such an outfit.  “Nowhere on your transcript will it say that your program was all online,” she reassured me.  I was not reassured…

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