Recently a group of pre-service teachers asked me, “Why do we have to learn this?” It was an honest question about digital citizenship and its relationship to our curriculum. At the moment I gave a fairly general response about how much the w… Continue Reading Four reasons to teach students about digital citizenship: Why do we have to learn this?
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Students with a growth mindset believe that intelligence can be developed. These students focus on learning over just looking smart, see effort as the key to success, and thrive in the face of a challenge. -Stanford’s PERTS Mindset Kit (Beta) Teaching this to college students challenges many of us at times in the face-to-face environment,… Continue Reading Growing Your Students’ Mindset Online
Each year the CIE Board selects a book which has connections to the classroom, but that also has ties to our personal and professional acumen. The book for the 2015-2016 academic year will be How We Learn. In the tradition of The Power of Habit and Thinking, Fast and Slow comes a practical, playful, and endlessly… Continue Reading CIE Reading Group Book
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?
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