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December 31, 2015

Statistics for December 2015

This entry is being posted back-dated.

In what has become the norm, a quick, back-dated statistics entry for this month… This past month there were 2,970 visits to this blog (driven by 1,711 unique visitors), which is down about 100 visitors since November – and down about 700 visits from the same month last year.

WordPress has changed things up again so that I can access any of the old statistics page, which means I can copy and paste information again.

The top ten entries this past month included:

  1. Student Holiday Notice
  2. We Missed You at Last Week’s Webinar
  3. Questions About The School Of Tomorrow
  4. Online Learning 19:5 K-12 Online Learning Research Special Issue Published
  5. Instructional Technology Dissertation Topics
  6. Special issue of Journal of Online Learning Research
  7. Review – Frog Dissection
  8. Early Bird Special – May 2013
  9. AERA 2012 – Affective and Motivational Factors of Learning in Online Mathematics
  10. The History Of K-12 Online Education???

Folks came across these entries, and others, from these means:

  1. Search Engines
    • Google Search
    • Google Image Search
    • Bing
    • Yahoo Search
    • Ask.com
    • myway.com
    • duckduckgo.com
    • mysearch.com
    • Yandex
    • live.com
    • AOL
    • wow.com
  2. Twitter
  3. Facebook
  4. Inkd.in
  5. WordPress.com Reader
  6. teachercertificationdegrees.com/top-blogs/school-technology/
  7. ewallstreeter.com
  8. educatorstechnology.com/2012/11/top-10-educational-technology-blogs-for.html
  9. us.vocuspr.com
  10. michaelbarbour.com

As by far the most of the visits were via search engines, folks found me by searching for:

  • school holiday notice format
  • school holiday notice sample
  • write a notice about winter holidays
  • motivational and affective factors
  • dissertation defense invitation
  • innovation age learning
  • holiday notice in school
  • write the notice the student holiday in the beach
  • early bird
  • mindtrust virtual

So that’s about all for this month, except…  The statistics from my old blog site.

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December 27, 2015

And The Winners Are…

Some educational blogging news…


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December 20, 2015

Allied Online High School Blog

From Tuesday’s inbox…

Allied Online High School Blog

Link to Allied Online High School Blog

Mrs. Fields Presents A Holiday Craft Idea

Posted: 14 Dec 2015 03:27 PM PST

Online High School Counselor – Mrs. Fields, Allied National High School

Posted: 14 Dec 2015 03:10 PM PST

December 4, 2015

Congratulations Michael, You Reached A Milestone

Since I’ve been focusing on my blogging and other social media activities thus far in December, I figured I should pass this along…

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Your research is in the spotlight
Blogging the Future from Multiple Perspectives
Your chapter reached 20 reads
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December 1, 2015

Rae’s December Blog Challenge

On Saturday I mentioned that I would be participating in two challenges this month.  The first was to “Increase Your Digital Clout.”  Today I wanted to highlight Rae’s December Blog Challenge – who blogs at EdTechyness.

Unlike some blogging challenges, this is not a daily or even a weekly challenge.  This is a challenge to post four entries over the course of December.  Those four entries should focus on:

  1. Advice for students studying to becoming teachers. What advice would you give students studying to become teachers?  My daughter is in her second year of college studying to become a teacher. These posts will help me share your collective wisdom with her and the thousands of young teachers in training!
  2. Create a meme and post it on your blog. Do you have something to say about education, learning or school? Make a statement with a meme!  What is a meme?
  3. Help make school different. This goes back to my #MakeSchoolDifferent post from earlier this year. I strongly believe that we have to change school from within, because we can’t keep school functioning the same way it has for 100 years. We have to #bethechange because #kidsdeserveit. What is something you are doing to change school for students or what is something you would like to do?
  4. New year, new learning. It will be 2016 soon, What is something you want to learn? Take a photo, draw a picture or take a screenshot of something you want to learn in this new year. Post it on your blog and explain why you want to learn about it. The best way to inspire students to be learners is to be an active learner yourself. Share what are you interested in learning.

Obviously I will be putting a K-12 online learning slant on these entries, but keep an eye out for them throughout the month.

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