The Mouse and the Cell Phone

As a father of a 20-year-old, 18-year-old, and a 16-year-old, I have faced the challenges of the cell phone, and the distractions that it has added to 21st-century family life.  We have had many “dumb” phones and “smart” phones for our teenagers along the way.  They have been used for keeping in touch with our […]

Funambulist: Six Apps to Help You Survive

This blog entry was written by Janet Adams MA, Special Projects Coordinator for Continuing Education at FPU. Pronunciation: /fjuːˈnambjʊlɪst/ Origin:  Late 18th century: from French funambule or Latin funambulus (from funis ‘rope’ + ambulare ‘to walk’) + -ist Despite the wall-to-wall training on the Common Core these last few months, teachers are sharing their own […]

Student Engagement: A Key to Success

This blog entry was written by Matt Gehrett, Executive Director, Online and Continuing Education at FPU. Keeping students engaged in the classroom is a key factor for success in the 21st century classroom.   One way to do this is through Project Based Learning.  In my 20 + years of experience in education, I find that […]

To iPad or not to iPad: The question is answered!

About two years ago, I wrote a blog post regarding the iPad.  You can find it at http://blogs.fresno.edu/continuing-education/2010/01/29/to-ipad-or-not-to-ipad-that-is-the-question/ Well, it has been two years and I believe the question has been answered and it is a resounding YES!  iPad use is exploding in K-16 education throughout the nation.   The iPad has become not only a […]

Continuing the Conversation

Last week, I attended and presented at the California Computer Using Educators (CUE) conference in Palm Springs, CA. It was a positive, highly engaging experience for more than 3000 K-14 educators. There were more than 100 sessions on integrating technology into the classroom. Every tech tool imaginable was demonstrated on the product floor and each […]

To iPad or not to iPad: That is the question.

On Wednesday, Apple came out with another device that got the world’s attention. Some of us watched the online commercials, keynote, and buzz around the web, trying to decide if this was the latest technology that you can’t live without. In the past few days, it has been interesting to read peoples responses online. It […]

The Seven Wonders of the World Wide Web

Happy New Year to all! On January 4th, I had the opportunity to share with elementary and middle school educators at Forest Lake Christian School which is located just north of Auburn, CA.   I focused my presentation on websites that have resources to engage students in the classroom.   In fact, I started off with a […]

Rise Above the Noise!

On Thursday of last week, continuing education hosted a workshop entitled, “Rise Above the Noise” at our North Fresno Center.  The focus of this workshop was social media marketing.  At the workshop, Nick Gundry and Lisa Alvey shared tips, tools and techniques for using social media in marketing.   Nick and Lisa are responsible for this […]

Web 2.0 in the Classroom

For the next few weeks (or months), I want to highlight Web 2.0 applications and how they can be used in the classroom.  I have an extensive background in educational technology and its successful use to further student learning.  In fact, I currently teach courses for our School of Education in the area of integrating […]