“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology”

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/

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Engaging Students with the Syllabus

August 10, 2012 4 comments

Reblogged from Jay C. Treat:

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,”

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Interesting Thread on NMC List about iPads

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?


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Interactive Learning Online at Public Universities: Evidence from Randomized Trials

Interactive Learning Online at Public Universities: Evidence from Randomized Trials

“… we measure the effect on learning outcomes of a prototypical interactive learning online (ILO) statistics course by randomly assigning students on six public university campuses to take the course in a hybrid format (with machine-guided instruction accompanied by one hour of face-to-face instruction each week) or a traditional format (as it is usually offered by their campus, typically with 3-4 hours of face-to-face instruction each week).”

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Empowering Students and Instructors: Reflections on the Effectiveness of iPads for Teaching and Learning

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Have your Educational Technology project featured on NMC Voice!

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/T3vPHFTlVR8
The “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 communications@nmc.org 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!

Samantha Adams
Director of Communications, NMC
If you have a project that could be profiled by NMC, please contact them – or contact one of Penn’s Campus Leaders Advisory Board members to help you!
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Journal of the Digital Humanities

I came across the new Journal of Digital HumanitiesDan Cohen is one of the editors, so that speaks well for the quality of the content.


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