Citing Direct Quotations - APA Style (6th ed.) - Library Guides at Nova Southeastern University When you quote from another source, you must ensure that your writing reads fluently and that the quotation fits in the new context. When you use a direct quote, (a) the quote must be relevant to your argument, (b) it needs to smoothly transition between what comes first and move to what comes later, (c), it must fit logically and make grammatical sense, and (d) it should be no longer than absolutely necessary. See APA manual (6th ed.), pp. 170-173 and APA Style Blog A short direct quotation (less than 40 words) is inserted directly into the text without separating it from the rest of the paragraph. The exact words of the author needs opening and closing quotation marks without separating the quote from the rest of the paragraph as is done with longer block quotes.
Q&A with Must-Read Blogger Andreas Brockhaus of the University of Washington Bothell Andreas Brockhaus is the Director of Learning Technology at the University of Washington Bothell. In addition to his administrative duties, Andreas is a frequent contributor to the UW Bothell Learning Technologies Blog which provides 3,500 students and faculty with resources and tech news. At EdTech, we've been following the blog for a while and selected it as part of the 50 Must-Read Higher Education IT Blogs. Thanks Andreas for sitting down with us! Why Academics Should Blog: A College of One’s Own Every now and then I make the mistake of confessing to a colleague that I blog. They usually greet this confession with an uneasy smile and follow it with a look that says: “do you really have time for that?” I understand what they really mean: a serious tenure track assistant professor does not have time for blogging. With respect to my colleagues, they’re wrong: graduate students, post-docs, young faculty, and senior faculty too, should do more blogging not less.
How To Create a PLE to Stay Relevant in 2013 “Our understanding of learning has expanded at a rate that has far outpaced our conceptions of teaching. A growing appreciation for the porous boundaries between the classroom and life experience…has created not only promising changes but also disruptive moments in teaching.” EDUCAUSE Review, 2012 This quote from Disrupting Ourselves: The Problem of Learning in Higher Education (Bass, 2012), gives a good a reason as any for educators to develop a Personal learning Environment [PLE]; a space where we can keep up with the experimental modes of learning, instruction, changing pedagogy and instructional methods that surfaced in 2012. In a previous post I introduced the concept of PLEs and touched on why educators may want to consider developing a PLE for 2013. In this post I’ll outline how educators can develop their own PLE, where to start, and I’ll provide specific action steps, and what tools to use.
A Day in the Life of a Connected Educator – Using social media in 21st century classrooms One of our main goals at Powerful Learning Practice is to turn educators into 21st Century educators. That is, teach them how to use social media and other powerful Web 2.0 tools to transform their classrooms into learning environments that are ready for today’s iGeneration students. One of the most common questions we get is, “But where do we find the time to use all this new technology?” To answer that question, we developed this infographic – A Day in the Life of a Connected Educator to show that using social media in your classroom and in your life can be integrated, easy, and fun. Scroll down and take a look or click for a larger version. Get connected
How to Cite Direct Quotations by Timothy McAdoo One of our goals for this blog is to convey that following the guidelines of APA Style need not restrict your flexibility as a writer. Because of space limitations, many style points illustrated in the APA Publication Manual show only one or two examples. We’re happy that the blog now allows us to provide additional examples. Today I have an illustration of how you may write a sentence in a variety of ways and still be following perfect APA Style. All of the following citations of a direct quote are in correct APA Style, citing the author, year, and page number. 32,000 Years of Technology in Education [Video] Educators have come a long way since the cave drawings of 30,000 B.C.E. and the dial-up Internet connections of the mid-1990s. But while the tools have changed, the approach, in many ways, has not. Teachers and professors should look at technology as a way to engage students and prepare them for real-world skills. If that means learning to communicate by drawing on the wall of cave, then teachers 32,000 years ago were onto something! As Doug Woods notes in his article “Pedagogy Versus Technology,” keeping up with technology in the classroom is an age-old struggle: I feel that many teachers are ‘uneasy’ about the technology in the classroom, possibly because they do not use it much themselves or do not feel in control of it.
PLE : iTeachU Information Fluency provides a model for educational activities; the Personal Learning Environment (PLE) is the place where those activities happen. Just as learning activities and their products map to the three areas that comprise Information Fluency, those activities and their products can be mapped to different tools and resources. About the “PLE” Personal The PLE is personal because the people, applications, tools, resources, and services are chosen to match our individual, idiosyncratic needs. Each is adopted and discarded according to our needs and whims.