Presentations & Publications

Why a MOOC?

After taking a great database course from Stanford last spring, I shared my experiences with faculty and administrators at the University of Delaware during the summer. This course was offered by the predecessor to, where I am now taking several new courses.
Last updated: 2011-10-10

Surviving and Thriving Online 2011

I presented this to a class of 9th graders as they started to use social networking in high school. They are grappling with lots of issues that they bring with them from middle school and then build more of an online presence on their way to college and careers.
Last updated: 2011-10-10

Own Your Own Life (at least online)

This is an updated presentation for students to not just stay safe online but also control their online persona rather than letting Facebook, Twitter, and postings by others define them. See more resources and updates.
Last updated: 2009-03-30

From 20th Century Teaching to 21st Century Learning

I have made this presentation to several K-12 districts and schools. It focuses on why we need to think about learning more than teaching and how new tools enable us to do that.

Last updated: 2009-03-02

The Challenge of 21st Century Learning

This brief presentation opened an evening of presentations by teachers in the Colonial School district of ways they had used technology in the classroom. The presentations can also be seen online.

Last updated: 2008-11-06

Cool Tools for School

This is an expanded, full-day version of my 1-hour presentation called Online Resources: You can have it all! The resources available here will take much more than a day to fully explore.

Last updated: 2008-07-23

Introduction to Edublogs

This wiki contains an outline of an introduction to blogging using Edublogs and provides links to tutorials and resources.

Last updated: 2008-06-10

From Favorites to Bookmarks to Tags to Presentations with Diigo

This presentation starts with an explanation of why bookmarks just don’t work anymore. Participants are introduced to Diigo as a solution in the Web 2.0 world.

Last updated: 2008-06-02

Online Resources: You can have it all!

The original description for this was “Feeling strapped by budgets or unable to install the software you most want to use. Come learn about free, online tools for educators and bring your own examples to share. Start by adding your choices to” This was presented at the Delaware Instructional Technology Conference 2008.

Last updated: 2008-04-10

How Do We Know?

When we were in school, the question was “What do you know?” This presentation is for the 2008 Delaware Instructional Technology Conference When we were in school, the question was “What do you know?” Now, for most of us, the question is “How can I know this?” and “how do I know it’s true? ” This presentation will go beyond searching to discuss some real-world dilemmas in Knowing in the 21st Century. This was presented at the Delaware Instructional Technology Conference 2008.

Last updated: 2008-04-09

Technology as a Management Tool

This one-day seminar focuses on ways that non-profit agencies can utilize technology. It is a soup-to-nuts presentation to get managers started thinking about making technology a key part of their administrative strategies.

Last updated: 2008-03-20

Education 2.0

NETS*S 2007, 21st Century Skills, Web 2.0. All of these are tossed about every day, the question is how does this translate to the K-12 classroom. This presentation uses a Web 2.0 site,, to host all of the presentation and links. It also demonstrates a wide range of Web 2.0 educational tools. This was originally presented at the Delaware Instructional Technology Conference on April 19, 2007.

Last updated: 2008-02-15

Social Networking 2007

This brief selection of resources is designed to support a talk I have given many times on how schools and parents might start to think about and deal with social networking sites, especially

Last updated: 2007-10-24

21st Century Meetings: A Presentation for School Administrators

This training session was focused on revising the ways computers are harnessed in the classroom to engage students and scaffold higher order thinking. The wiki contains links to the videos and documents used in the presentation.

Last updated: 2007-08-16

21st Century Learning Using Free Tools

Greatly revised in 2007, this presentation and related pages were origninally prepared for the PETE&C 2005 and DITC 2005 conferences. It provides demonstrations of a variety of tools to support 21st century learning and uses the tools as part of the presentation.

Last updated: 2007-03-22

Blogs, Podcasts & Wikis: Collaborating in the 21st Century

This presentation is an introduction to three emerging vehicles for spreading information on the Internet. The PowerPoint and associated web page include numerous examples and links to tools for participating in these new technologies.

Last updated: 2007-03-22

Gadgets, Gizmos, Pods & Wikis

This presentation was designed to help educators learn about new ways to work, learn, teach and play in the world of Web 2.0. It was originally presented to DAACE 2007.

Last updated: 2007-03-22

The Computer Skills Growth Chart Project

Statewide project to develop a link between specific computer skills, the Delaware content standards and the NETS for Students. Originally developed in 2001, the project developed a new set of guidelines to align with the requirement for all students to be technology literate by grade 8.

Last updated: 2006-03-01

Internet Literacy

This site provides resources for Internet Literacy by Fred Hofstetter. As technical editor and website developer, I worked on the project through four editions from 2001 through 2005.

Last updated: 2005-12-31

Digital Generation Gap: Reading, ‘Riting & ‘Rithmetic in the 21st Century

This PowerPoint presentation raises questions about how technology has evolved, how today’s K-12 students are currently using technology and how educators should respond to remain current.

Last updated: 2003-06-06

Advanced Web Design

This site provides resources for Advanced Web Design by Fred Hofstetter. This book tutors students through multiple levels of web development. I served as technical editor for the book and web developer.

Last updated: 2003-02-01

Educational Technology: Can It Be Equitable?

Presented at the MAR*TEC Invitational Conference: “Leaving No Child Behind-Achieving Equitable Access to Technology,” this talk looks at ways that access to technology can both narrow and widen the gap between the haves and the have-nots.

Last updated: 2002-05-01

Are We Integrating Yet?

This presentation challenges educators to evaluate their technology integration. The question is when is technology integrated and when is it bolted on. This was presented at the Delaware Instructional Technology Conference in 2002.

Last updated: 2002-04-01

Multimedia Literacy

This website provides resources in support of Multimedia Literacy by Fred Hofstetter. I served as technical editor for the book as well as website developer.

Last updated: 2002-04-01