Excerpted from alwaysprepped.com:
1) They always start with the why
2) They are malleable and can easily adapt
3) They embrace change
4) They share, share, and then share some more.
5) They think win-win-win-win.
6) They are extremely thorough and think two steps ahead.
7) They actively care.
There’s a lot more detail in the full post – read it at http://blog.alwaysprepped.com/the-7-habits-of-highly-effective-teachers-who-use-technology/
It’s about time to finalize syllabi for fall courses.
Ah, the syllabus! It's an essential course document, usually the first a student sees, and yet it’s typically the most boring document in the entire course. How can we make it engaging?
Dr. Barbi Honeycutt presents useful suggestions for creating a syllabus that will engage students. See her online article, “A Syllabus Tip: Embed Big Questions,”
A recent thread on the NMC list collected favorite apps for faculty iPad loaners. These were suggested by Barbara Friedman at Cornell:
Evernote – free (considered by many of the responders to be the most important app they use)
Air Display -$9.99 – http://avatron.com/apps/air-display (connects iPad to classroom projectors)
AirSketch – $9.99 – http://www.qrayon.com/home/airsketch/
GoodReader – $4.99 – http://www.goodiware.com/goodreader.
Box.net – free
Skype – free
OnLive Desktop – free
Blackboard Mobile Learn – free
Citrix Receiver – free
WebEx – free
Pages – $9.99
Keynote – $9.99
Other responders suggested Edmodo and the NMC app which catalogs Horizon Report research.
What additions would you make to this list?
We received this announcement from NMC:
Hi NMCers,We produce a frequent video series called the “NMC Voice” that airs on our official YouTube channel (http://youtube.com/newmediaconsortium) and our iTunes U page (http://itunes.apple.com/us/institution/the-new-media-consortium/id430511739).In these episodes, we usually have a segment called “Your Voice,” which spotlights an NMC member’s edtech project. Here is one example: http://youtu.be/T3vPHFTlVR8The “NMC Voice” is a great way to disseminate to a broader community the important work that is taking place on your campuses and across your organizations. That being said, we’re filming an episode this week and would love to include a great NMC member project. If you’d like the project we feature to be YOURS, tell us about it!Email email@example.com with some project details — a brief summary and a project website link, or a video link, or photos, etc. Anything that represents your project.We’re looking forward to hearing from you and showcasing your work!–
Director of Communications, NMC