Conferences, Webinars, User Meetings Supporting STEM with Active Learning Technology: How UT Martin is Successfully Expanding STEM to Students in Rural Areas Instructors and technologists from UT Martin describe how they leverage lecture capture technology to promote active learning in face-to-face, online and hybrid STEM courses. Learn how they creatively use captured content for peer mentoring, distance courses, student review and more. Air Date: September 26, 2013 Craig Ingram, Director, Instructional Technology Center, UT Martin Paula Gale, Professor/Assistant Director, Agriculture, Geosciences, & Natural Resources, UT Martin Bruce Harrison, IT Administrator IV, Senior Systems Administrator, Video Engineer, UT Martin Kate Stumpo, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Physics, UT Martin Peggy Davis, Assistant Professor, Nursing, UT Martin Bob Bradley, Instructor, Computer Science, UT Martin David Ray, Instructor, Mathematics and Statistics Harriette Speigel, Instructional Technologist, UT Martin
CogDogRoo - Web 2.0 Gem Starters Precious Web 2.0 Gems (return) Web Gems Starter List Each one of the "gems" listed here was recommended by an educator or someone who works in this field (or me!). They were selected as ones that are perhaps not as widely known as the Big Rocks like Flickr, del.icio.us, etc. Your goal here is not to analyze them all, just find one quickly that piques your interest.
100+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media Imagine a world where resources were limited to what was found in the classroom or the school closet known as the "Curriculum Materials Room." Picture a world where students wrote letters with pen and paper to communicate with other students and adults outside of the building. Due to postage costs, the teacher either sent the letters in bulk or paid for stamps out of his or her own pocket. Can you recall a time when student interests like skateboarding or video were never used as part of learning curriculum because the tools needed were either too expensive or not yet conceptualized?
Getting students active in the classroom is a tough task for any teacher. But there’s a silver bullet that is, quite literally, silver. It’s the Apple iPad and this expensive, silver, and engaging device is making its way into classrooms around the world. Since there’s such a push to bring apps into the classroom, it’s time to figure out which ones are right for you. Creative Commons Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license. Here are some recently added bits and pieces: Attribution License » 67,993,735 photos (See more) Attribution-NoDerivs License 10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher [Infographic] Social media skills have an increasingly useful presence in modern classrooms. Teachers and students alike use them to connect and to expand learning. Social media doesn’t have to be a distraction. It can be a powerful learning tool if used properly. This begins with our most powerful classroom tool.
5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics Professional infographic designers rely primarily on a core vector graphics software program to create their infographics designs. The main advantage is that all the icons, charts, images, illustrations, and data visualizations are treated as separate objects that can be easily moved, resized, overlapped, and rotated. No matter where you create the individual design elements, the final infographic design is usually put together in a vector graphics program. Texts and Technology Work Area: Notes for Bolter's Writing Space Notes for Jay David Bolter Writing Space: Computers, Hypertext, and the Remediation of Print Second Edition (xiii) the computer is not leading to a new kind of orality, but rather to an increased emphasis on visual communication. Introduction: Writing in the Late Age of Print
Making and not just reading QR Codes I saw a couple of great images yesterday on Twitter where a teacher was using QR Codes to share book reviews in one corner of the room and biographies of famous people from history in another. I know a lot of people are doing this but it was the combination that got me thinking about the ability of the students to generate their own QR Codes. I think they would love the opportunity to QR Code their work, their assignments or even a link to their next video. Here are a couple of apps that would let students create their own QR Codes - some allow the integration of images and coloured QR codes while others are more basic but free for students to download. Generate Colorful QR Code: $1.99 AU Generate Colorful QR-code of any photo or image that you select. This would be super cool in my art class but would work equally well in any subject area.
The Twitteraholic’s Ultimate Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter Most educators who learn to use Twitter effectively say they learn more from their personal learning network (PLN) on Twitter than they’ve achieved from any other forms of professional development or personal learning. Unfortunately educators often dismiss Twitter, or fail to see the value of Twitter, when they’re first introduced to Twitter. Our aim of this post is to provide all the information you need to learn how to use Twitter effectively as an educator. We regularly update this post with new information. This post was last updated June, 2014.