Nerd Alert! Q: Why would you ever want to embed something like Flipboard into your Canvas classroom? A: Because it's AWESOME! First, Flipboard is a news aggregator where you can follow and read articles from everywhere, all over the world. You can follow social networks, publications and blogs. You can read articles from Vogue, CNN, Newsweek, … Continue reading Want to Embed Flipboard into Your Canvas Discussion Forum, Page, Assignment or Quiz?
Have You Seen or Heard People Talking About Flipped Classrooms and Wondered What They Were Talking About? According to Wikipedia, "Flip teaching is a form of blended learning in which students learn new content online by watching video lectures, usually at home, and what used to be homework is now done in class with … Continue reading Flipped, Backwards and Every Which Way – What’s all this talk about “flipped” classrooms and backwards design?
I love to travel, and honestly I really enjoy the planning. Where am I now? (will I start at Sea-Tac? Portland airport? Amtrak station? My garage?) Where am I going? (Oh... British Museum! Paris! Bryce Canyon!) Who's going with me? (mom will need her walker... will my new grandson be going with us?) How will … Continue reading I Love to Travel
Hello, The Faculty Learning Community (FLC) offered staff an online workshop in February called “How to Balance Online Learner Needs and Instructor Workload.” The FLC has purchased the “How to Balance Learner needs… companion CD along with another online seminar CD. Both CDs are on reserve for staff at the Kirk Library. See descriptions … Continue reading Two New Online CDs at the Kirk Library
Wonderful article in The Olympian about what some local teachers and schools are doing to bring technology into the classroom! It's tech time at Capital High Generation Tech lets students become 'co-authors of learning experience' Today's young people have grown up in a society that revolves around technology. Want to talk? Send them a text … Continue reading Generation Tech is here!
We had a great online session on How to Balance Online Learner Needs and Instruction Workload today in Kirk Library. We've been able to take away some very good ideas. The presentation centered on three main points: how to adapt your course by using course mapping, course design, and strategically placed assignments how to foster … Continue reading How to Balance Online Learner Needs and Instructor Workload
Calvinball is a game presented in the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip, written by Bill Waterson. It's a game with ever-changing rules. So how does this relate to Instructional Design? Should courses follow strict rules? Should there be a checklist with every item checked off for a course to be deemed "successful"? Read more at … Continue reading Instructional Design as Calvinball!