Student Use of Laptops in the Classroom
Online Collaborative Writing with Poetica
Today we’re having a discussion about students using laptops in the classroom. What policies do faculty on campus have? How has it worked in their classrooms? What can we learn from one another regarding this topic? I’ve included a few articles for context. “Note-Taking Strategies to Improve Learning“—The main take away is that rote transcription […]
How to Download Embedded Videos from Powerpoint
Recently, I wrote about a new online writing application called, Poetica. It’s a simple word processing application that focuses solely on tracking changes and collaboration. You may read more about it on Eduhacker.
How to Grade Collaborative Work
The Problem: You’ve inherited a powerpoint presentation with embedded videos and you need the videos. Perhaps, you want to use them for something else, or maybe you want to stick them in the same directory in a hope that makes the videos play consistently. The Answer: Change .pptx to .zip in the filename and voila! You […]
Copyright and Digital Storytelling
Web Resource: The Association of American Colleges & Universities created a rubric for evaluating teamwork.
Free 12-Month License for Adobe Presenter
Link to the Center for History and New Media’s guide to navigating copyright issues when creating digital storytelling projects for educational use.
Using Twitter to Improve Student Learning
I’ve not used Adobe Presenter, but from now until the end of November 2013 educators can download a 12-month license for free. If you’ve used the software, what’s been your experience? What advice do you have for fellow educators interested in Adobe Presenter?
Ten Tips to Foster Online Discussions
With careful pedagogical design, Twitter can be used effectively to help students learn to read more carefully, make concise and supportable claims, and participate more freely in class discussions.
How Flipped Classes Changed Michigan High School
What are ten common reasons online discussions fail and how can educators overcome them?
Tips On How To Teach With Teleconference
In “Turning Education Upside Down,” Tina Rosenberg writes about how the entire school moved to flipped classes and the outcome it had on student learning.
Thinking of using teleconferencing or Skype in the classroom? Read through these tips and teach like a teleconferencing pro.