Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2013

The good news it is very easy to create your own “scholarly” journal. That’s also the bad news. You might benefit from reviewing this curated list of dubious journals and publishers. And these are just the open access ones. There are also many subscription-based journals that will publish anything.

Hat tip to Kari Daevel, IDT doc student.

Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2013.

Webcast about Presenting

Today I talked with the IDT GSA about conferences and organizations in our field, and about preparing for and giving professional presentations. Here is the recording of that webcast.

Here are some resources and links that I mentioned.

  1. My list of lists of professional organizations in IDT
  2. My list of lists of professional conferences in IDT
  3. I just added my Google calendar of IDT events to the conferences page. There you can see upcoming events and calls for proposals, and deadlines.
  4. Here is a notef about IDT students presenting at AECT Louisville in 2012, and here are the presentation titles and descriptions.
  5. Other organizations I mentioned for IDT students were: Educause, SITE, AERA, and ISTE. You can find links and descriptions here.

Here is the past year’s call for proposals from AECT. And here is the AECT guide I mentioned about creating better proposals.

About conference participation

How to be a good conference participant. Another similar article here.


Jennifer Maddrell mentioned her interview with me about the IDT program. She mentioned that it had been accessed by 1600 visitors so far, so that was good to hear.

Jennifer’s site: and here is her contact form.

Google Tools for Teaching and Learning

Google Sites Resources

Simple Overview of Google Sites

Google Sites: Wikipedia

A google site on “About Google Sites”


Narrated training course

Interactive online tutorial which explains concepts within Google Sites

Google Sites: Creating, editing and sharing a site

Sample Sites for Teachers

Help and Support
Help/Support/”How to” for google sites:
Web Master tools: site verification ??

Google Help Center for sites!forum/sites

Official Google Blog:


Mary Fran’s Getting Started with Google Sites:

Integrating Google Tools for Teachers

Many Sample Web pages

Slideshare Presentations: Google Site for teachers

Blog Post: 5 Ways to Use Google Sites in Schools

“How to”

Adding a Countdown

Add Photos, Add Graphics To Google Sites

Four videos on how to create a new Site, add various media to your Google Site, Change the Appearance of Your Site, and share your site

Has 11 video all related to google sites

Page-level Permissions and Digital Portfolios in Google Sites

Google tools Pros and cons

Google Teacher Academy


Project FitWizard

Here is a write-up from our department about a new project I’m working on:

Project FitWizard: Increasing Physical Activity in Schools

Funded by the State of Tennessee Department of Health

$489,000 over three years (2013-2015)

Principal Investigator Ken Ward (Public Health). Co-Principal Investigators: Trey Martindale (Instruction and Curriculum Leadership), and Gerhild Ullman, Michelle Stockton, and Sami Yli-Pilpari, all of Health and Sport Sciences.

Our project responds to the call of the Institute of Medicine to implement physical activity (PA) throughout the school day and integrate PA into the curriculum beyond physical education courses. Educators will be taught via an online course about prevalent chronic health issues and about how regular PA can reduced a person’s risk of diabetes and obesity. We expect that educators’ increased awareness and knowledge is likely to enhance their perceptions of and attitudes towards the value of PA. We will harness the openness towards PA and support teachers’ efforts to integrate PA into their curricula.

To increase the use of PA throughout the school day, we will establish a statewide award system to recognize innovative curricula (lesson plans, etc.) that propose how to integrate PA in subjects other than physical education in grades one through twelve. We will also create a searchable web-based portal to collect and feature these teacher-designed curricula and materials. The goals of our project are (1) to increase teachers’, prospective teachers’ and administrators’ knowledge about the role of PA in improving health and reducing risk factors for diseases, and (2) to provide educators with innovative teaching resources about implementing PA throughout the school day.

Info from ASTD ALPS today

I really enjoyed being a part of the ASTD ALPS event today. During my brief announcement I mentioned some opportunities:

  1. The Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) graduate programs at the University of Memphis.
  2. The online Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology. 4 courses (ID part 1, ID part 2, Designing learning environments 1, and Designing learning environments 2. I don’t have a link to this at the moment, as we are re-working our website. But you can find all the course descriptions here, and the registration info here. The four courses are IDT 7070, 7080, 7090, and 7095.
  3. The online Master’s degree in Instructional Design and Technology. 10 courses.
  4. The online Doctoral degree in Instructional Design and Technology. 18 courses, including a dissertation.
  5. The E-Learn Memphis monthly networking and show and tell meeting (free) that you can subscribe to via email or RSS.
  6. Our jobs and news site, that you can subscribe to via email or RSS.

You can find more about our program and field, or see the (hopefully) useful resources I post at:


Linked In: treymartindale

Twitter: treymartindale

Google+: +TreyMartindale

Facebook page: treymartindaledotcom

Delicious bookmarks:

University of Memphis profile: Trey Martindale

AECT 2013 Convention Webcast

from my inbox:

AECT Members,

We are pleased to announce the following sessions will be webcast LIVE from AECT 2013 in Anaheim:

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. PST

Presidential Session: “Learning From Media” Debate: Is the Grocery Truck Analogy still valid 30 years later?
Presenter: Richard Clark

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013, 4:45 to 6:00 p.m. PST
General Session: AECTX
Presenters: Ali Carr-Chellman, Thomas C. Reeves & David Wiley

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 9:15-10:15 PST
General Session: Learning, Problem Solving, and Mindtools- Honoring David H. Jonassen
Presenters: Mary Herring, Brent Wilson, Scott Warren, Michael Hannafin, Rose Marra, Barbara Lockee, Sharon Smaldino, J. Michael Spector

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 9:15-10:15 PST
General Session: How & Why to Become Net Smart – Learning Essential Social Media Literacies
Presenter: Howard Rheingold

Go to to gain free live access to these sessions as they are presented during our convention. Also, these recordings will also be available on our AECT YouTube web channel sometime after the convention. Enjoy!

2013 Convention Planning Committee

Online Workshop with Dr. Thomas Reeves: FREE to AECT Members

Alignment: The Key to Effective Online Learning: FREE for AECT Members
Wiley Learning Institute
You’re Invited!

The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) and Wiley Learning Institute invite you to participate in a 90-minute, online workshop on effective online learning, led by conference keynote speaker Dr. Thomas C. Reeves. This event is offered to AECT members free of charge. We hope you’ll be able to join us for this interactive workshop!