Over the last few semesters, I have noticed a change in how instructors are asking questions about using technology. Five years ago, “I want to learn about Moodle” was a common start to a faculty consult. Today, most of my faculty consults begin with something like this: “I was reading about this new teaching strategy,… Continue Reading How Do I Choose Which Technology Tool to Use?
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Sometime this weekend, my office space was invaded by owls–lots of them. On the keyboard, the bookshelf, the top of the cubical wall, and on piles of paperwork, but I was thrilled with the Monday morning leavings. Months ago I had started imagining owls, and after telling a co-worker we even researched owls together. The more… Continue Reading Thinking in 3D about 3D printers
I think it can, and this short video created in Adobe Voice tells why. Sidenote: Adobe Voice is a wonderfully simple to use presentation tool, allowing you to easily insert photos, text, music, and record your voice–IF you plan ahead and make sure the device you are working on has audio capability and access to the… Continue Reading Can Learning Grit Be Taught?
Constance Staley’s presentation on teaching “grit” during spring Opening Conference shared a number of ways that instructors can impact students. Wanting to think more deeply about this as the new semester approaches, I looked up grit in Google’s online dictionary. The second definition as a noun refers to “courage and resolve; strength of character…”, but… Continue Reading Helping students see the relevance of grit
You are all done…Or so you thought. You closed an internet tab and now you realize you need to get back to the page to site a source, copy a link, post it to Facebook, etc. Now what!?! Did you know you can reopen that closed tab with a couple of clicks? Here’s how.