Life’s become an “open-book” test. So what does that mean for schools?
Last week I gave the keynote at 5th Annual Ed Tech Summit on the beautiful Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland, Oregon. I offered 5 suggestions for teaching in the digital world.
- We need to teach a new digital literacy
- It’s not the screen, it’s the choice and creativity
- Learning is social
- Ask better questions
- Have the courage to be less helpful
View my keynote on UStream. My talk begins at the 7:45 mark after introductions
I’m pleased to be the keynote speaker at the Southern Oregon Ed Tech Summit 2015 in Ashland Oregon (April 17, 2015). Here’s a preview of my keynote and two breakout sessions.
Thinking of trying Meerkat. Here’s my step-by-step set up for using Meerkat to livestream a presentation or event via Twitter. Tips and tricks to make your Meerkast a success.
In this 18 minute podcast I share idea for fusing technology into instructional design. You think about the instructional goals that you want to achieve, and then from there, you say, okay, so what kind of tools are out there. The big question is what’s the least amount of technology you could use to get the job done?
To demonstrate transformative web-based research tools, my EdMethods students spent time using Books NGram Viewer and NY Times Chronicle – to develop and test hypotheses. Here’s their results.
Here’s a brief case study in how use social media to showcase your work and create a professional learning network.
I learned to be an instructional designer – an architect of learning environments. I designed lesson “spaces” where the thinking was being done by my students. By “flipping” a few instructional components and providing a student-driven evaluation, my students will be at the heart of the lesson. I’ll be floating at the periphery. Here’s how.
Join us at NWRESD Hillsboro OR. (Portland) Feb 2015 (dates TBA) for 2 and a half days of engaging hands-on workshops that will give you the ideas, tools and support to flip your class. Open to K-12 teachers and administrators (All tech and flip experience levels welcome) / Cascade Technology Alliance
One of my University of Portland pre-service teachers showcases his online DBQ – “Media and War: An Analysis of Vietnam War Propaganda.” It provides a selection of media from opposing perspectives and asks the reader to answer the following question: How does media impact our perception of war? Damian Wierzbicki also reflects on the experience of designing DBQs.
xkcd’s brilliant mockery of the explosion of “info-junk” should remind us that the best infographics should efficiently combine quantitative data, prompt pattern recognition and cogent visual storytelling. Perhaps aspiring infographic designers would do well to revisit the work of the Edward Tufte, the guru of the art form. His five rules of “Graphical Excellence” are detailed and illustrated with an example he considers “best narrative graphic of space and time.”