Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Nerd Research Minute – April 30 – Data Use in Higher Ed

A survey conducted by Unit 4, a systems management company that serves higher education institutions, reported that 81% of the 150 IT decision-makers respondents said their institutions invest in technology to support student success objectives, but only 37% use data and analytics to support student outcomes.

Link: https://www.educationdive.com/news/how-to-make-data-a-part-of-an-institutions-culture/518938/

 

 

 

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Is Snapchat Linked to Learning Opportunities?

Recent headlines reference Snapchat, a 2011 multimedia messaging app created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown:

Snapchat Wednesday introduced a new type of augmented-reality-enhanced interactive lens, Snappables, calling them the first shared AR experiences on the messaging application. (Adweek)

Also Wednesday, Snap’s stock tanked a day after the company acknowledged it’s testing a redesign of the Snapchat redesign. (Deadline)

Is there a way(s) to include Snapchat as a Mobile tech affordance in classroom, online, hybrid instruction? 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ April 26

 “I think that when we choose our sources, and formulate our questions, we need to pay real attention. For we are beginning the process of making our history.” ~Brent, teacher enrolled in PBS TeacherLine’s course, Connecting with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress

 

 

 

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BEST PRACTICES FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT – PART 1 MANAGEABLE AND MEMORABLE

Dr. Ed. Sim and student Michelle Chahyadi, Senior Marketing Major from Bandung, Indonesia, offered peer-to-peer engagement strategies for active engagement in online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses during the April Canvas Cowboy Innovator roundtable discussion on April 24, 2018. In this post, the HSU Department of Online Education’s features Dr. Sim and Michelle Chahyadi’s reflection on research-based practices supporting effective learning activities for online classes.


Dr. Sim’s explains, in the video below, that effective engagement is reinforced by learning science, such as Nelson and Narens’ framework Nelson_And_Narens_1990 (Figure 1).

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Figure 1: Designing Effective Learning Activities for Online Classes with Learning Science Principles, (Nelson & Narens, 1990)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student engagement is evidenced through active learning and is one of the Schreiner, et al, 2009, tenets of  Academic Thriving (Figure 2)   Academic_Thriving_SchreinerMcIntoshNelsonPothoven2009.

In this video clip, Dr. Sim explains that are one remedy for poor mental models passive concept retrieval, a deterrent to academic thriving.

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Figure 2: Academic Thriving Concept, (Schreiner, McIntosh, Nelson, Pothoven, 2009)

 

In this video, HSU student Michelle Chahyadi explains the retrieval and spacing effect. One way that Dr .Sim achieves student engagement through retrieval and spacing effect is through weekly page updates and personalized email.

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This post written by Helen Teague and reposted at this link:
https://hsutxonlineed.edublogs.org/2018/04/26/best-practices-for-student-engagement-manageable-and-memorable/

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MOVING STUDENTS FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING WITH ONLINE ED ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Engaged learning is a vital piece of the pie when moving students from surviving to Thriving (Schreiner, McIntosh, Nelson, Pothoven, 2009). Our Canvas Cowboy Innovator*, Dr. Ed. Sim knows this because he averages over 57,000 Page Views each semester! He will share his tips and we will share cookies and take notes!! 

What: Join Dr. Ed Sim today as he demonstrates ways to use  as a platform for engaged student learning

When: Today 3-3:30pm

Where: RL 133

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Poster created by Helen Teague using Smore

 

Post written by Helen Teague and reposted at this link:
https://hsutxonlineed.edublogs.org/2018/04/24/moving-students-from-surviving-to-thriving-with-online-ed-engagement-strategies/

*Canvas Cowboy Innovator term and program created by Helen Teague

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ April 20

“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal,” she said…You will regret time not spent with a husband, a child, a friend or a parent.” ~Barbara Bush, 1925 – April 17, 2018

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Sharing Resources from the Library of Congress

PBS Teacherline’s course, Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress begins today (April 18), and I am grateful to facilitate this course!

This is a resource-rich course for educators, administrators, parents…anyone who wants to learn more about the Library of Congress and their resources. We also delve a bit into the topic of copyright, a timely topic at any time.

This post will be updated frequently as an archival record of the resources that we, as a class collective, discover as we explore the resources at the Library of Congresshttps://www.loc.gov/. Please feel free to join our participatory partnership- leave a comment, share a resource you find, and/or the way(s) you will include Library of Congress resources in your instructional practice. 


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Library of Congress Blog: Selecting primary source documents for your classroom:
Part I
http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2011/07/selecting-primary-sources-part-i-knowing-your-students/
Part II
http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2011/07/selecting-primary-sources-part-ii-considering-historical-context/

Library of Congress Blog: Finding and use primary sources:
http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2012/05/library-of-congress-search-making-it-easier-to-find-and-use-primary-sources/

April 26 Update:
Jackdaws resource (David): https://www.jackdaw.com/p-292-japanese-american-internment-camps.aspx
BreakoutEDU:  https://www.breakoutedu.com/gamesold1/  (David)

April 27 Update: (Teague)
Interactive Primary Source Analysis Tool: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/primary-source-analysis-tool/  
May 5 Update: 

“Fair Use Is A Right” featuring the Dramatic Chipmunk

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Creating a media file from powerpoint: The Images of Aging Photo Contest

The 8th Annual 2017-2018 Images of Aging photo contest features endearing photos depicting active aging submitted by the best students at ACU, including Emily Adams We’ll announce the contest winners tomorrow!! Usually, we run a continuous feed powerpoint, but I wanted more of a video experience. Duplicating the upload process for the photos seemed… cumbersome.

I took my powerpoint and saved it as a Windows media file using the following steps:

  1. Open the powerpoint file
  2. Click “Save As” and give the file a name in the File name box
  3. Click “Windows Media Video” from the “Save as Type” dropdown list and then click “Save.” 
  4. Your PowerPoint presentation is now saved as a video file. 4.
  5. Run from your laptop or log in to social media accounts such as Facebook
  6. There will be a short delay while the file is uploaded and processed

 

1ImagesOfAgingPhotosAllPhotos- video opens in a new window

 

See more information at our “Images of Aging” blog.

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Week 4 Voki message for PBS Course Learners

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Ed Tech After Dark- Join the peer-to-peer discussion tonight

 

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