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Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ June 29

I came into teaching thinking it was my job to leave an impact. It took a few years to realize my job was to help my students see the impact they can make on others. ~Ms. Lowery,   #edtechafterdark 

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Nerd Research Minute – June 27 – Student Engagement

Continuing the Emphasis on Student Engagement:

“How do I engage with my students?” remains one of the top questions from faculty from K-13+.  Whether they learn online or onsite, aengaged student is more likely to internalize content and persist in their learning (Chen, Guidry, & Lambert, 2009).

In Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education, Chickering and Gamson (1987) detail education should promote 1. student-faculty interaction
2. cooperation among students
3. active learning
4. prompt feedback
5. time on task
6. high expectations
7. respect for diverse talents and ways of learning

 

 

Sources:
Chen, P. D., Guidry, K. R., & Lambert, A. D. (2009). Engaging online learners: A quantitative study of post-secondary student engagement in the online learning environment. In annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA. A pdf is available at Google Scholar

Chickering, A. W., & Gamson, Z. F. (1987). Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education. AAHE Bulletin, 39(7), 3-7.

 

 

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The PMI and P*N*I (Adapted) Peer Review Schema

For generations, the academic community has relied on peer review as a way of enhancing the knowledge base and encouraging serious scholarship. Peer review can offer many of the same benefit to students… [and] computers [can] mediate the interaction among peers (Gehringer, 2000).

  • Peer Review reflects constructive guidance at its collaborative best.
  • As an application to the classroom, Peer Review helps students and the teacher.
  • Anonymous Peer Review provides a framework for students to learn balanced reasoning at a time when modern discourse often descends into shouting and insults

Peer Reviews are most effective when combined with an evaluative schema such as the P*M*I thinking strategy, created by French physician, psychologist, philosopher, author, inventor Edward deBono. In the P*M*I strategy: 

P=Pluses 

M=Minuses

I= Interesting Points

When using a thinking schema such as P*M*I, in an anonymous Peer Review, students learn how to offer points of help, practice proofreading, and strengthen other communication skills.

Ten years’ ago, I created the P*N*I peer review schema as an adaptation of Dr. DeBono’s original thinking strategy. In the P*N*I Peer Review strategy:

P=Pluses (something you find that is a “Plus”

N=Needs A Look (something you find that “Needs Another Look” for possible correction)

I=  (something you find that is interesting and/or thought-provoking)

Among the benefits of both the original P*M*I and P*N*I formats are the following:

  • Peer Review introduces and encourages diversity of opinion
  • Peer Review models the importance of checking work before it is turned in. When the audience is the teacher alone, sadly, many students are apathetic. But when the audience is the students’ fellow classmates, an extra attention to detail emerges.
  • Peer Review offers students a practical application in this real-world review.

Peer Review provides a review committee for the teacher who often has, to butcher Robert Frost, “miles to grade before she sleeps.”

 

Gehringer, E.F., (2000). Strategies and mechanisms for electronic peer review. In 30th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference. Building on A Century of Progress in Engineering Education. Conference Proceedings (IEEE Cat. No. 00CH37135) (Vol. 1, pp. F1B-2). IEEE. Retrieved from Strategies and Mechanisms for Electronic Peer

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Up Close & Canvas: Assigning Peer Reviewers in Canvas LMS Online Courses

PBS Teachers

 

PBS TeacherLine uses the Canvas Learning Management System for its full array of online undergrad and graduate courses. Here are some tips shared among us in our course faculty forum.

 

 

 


Does your course have a Peer Review activity? Do you  want to assign learners a partner (or two) to review?

The Canvas LMS has a shortcut! In the Canvas LMS, create the peer review dynamics in an automated fashion in the assignment’s settings to quickly automate peer review partners. See the photo below*

 


*This photo and my thanks to our great PBS TeacherLine Canvas guru Reed for showing us the path! Reed is also the Assistant Director, Digital Education Services for PBS Education.


 

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Weekend Ed. Quotes ~ June 22

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure. ~General Colin Powell

 

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Summer Day Camp Combines Literacy and STEM on a University Campus

Hardin Simmons University’s Dream-Catchers Summer Camp Engages Students – Enhances Literacy for Young Scholars

Hardin-Simmons University’s Irvin School of Education hosted the sixth year of Dream-Catchers Summer Camp, a program designed to enhance literacy among elementary and middle school scholars from the Abilene Independent School District (AISD) and other nearby districts, held June 18 – 21 and June 25-28, 2018.

Dream-Catchers Summer Camp, funded by numerous donors through the Community Foundation of Abilene, HSU alumni, friends of the program, and local businesses, promotes problem-solving, critical thinking, and hands-on activities while building motivation and achievement in science and social studies. Dr. Renee Collins, Associate Dean of the Irvin School of Education, developed the camp as a result of research in the Engagement Model of Learning for diverse learners. The camp provides real-world connections with opportunities of collaboration, autonomy, and abundance of texts pertaining to Texas Parks and Wildlife Growing Up Wild and Project Wild activities for the young scholars as well as the American Revolution for the adolescent scholars.

According to Dr. Collins, the many motivating and engaging activities provides opportunities for success while applying reading and writing strategies. The scholars make connections through art, music, theater, and technology activities within the day. HSU is designated as a summer feeding site for children under the age of 18, so all scholars attending the camp eat a nutritious meal furnished from Abilene ISD. The 70+ camp staff members include current HSU education majors, AISD teachers, HSU alumni, Abilene community members, and other education major from nearby universities. The 165+ scholars, who range from kindergarten to 8th grade, make friends, develop literacy skills, expand knowledge about science and social studies, as well as
enjoy university aged mentors during the two weeks. It is a win-win experience for everyone.

For the first time, live-tweeting will occur during the camp. The live tweet hashtag is #HSUDreamCatchers

~Post content adapted from original press release by Dr. Renee Collins.

Post by Helen Teague, cross-posted at https://hsutxonlineed.edublogs.org/2018/06/19/hsu-dream-catchers/

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Up Close & Canvas: Canvas LMS Tutorials

PBS Teachers

 

PBS TeacherLine uses the Canvas Learning Management System for its full array of online undergrad and graduate courses. Here are some tips shared among us in our course faculty forum.

 

 


Also, the great group of professors at the university asked for some tutorial ideas- kinda “been there but don’t remember that” kind of thing.

Well, Canvas has some of the best documentation and video guides I have seen such as this link: https://community.canvaslms.com/community/answers/guides/canvas-guideLinks to an external site..

And for some mind-blowing tips & tricks checkout https://community.canvaslms.com/thread/8388


 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ June 15

You are your own scriptwriter and the play is never finished, no matter what your age or position in life. ~Denis Waitley

 

 

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Up Close & Canvas: Customize your Canvas LMS course experience using Notifications

PBS Teachers

 

PBS TeacherLine uses the Canvas Learning Management System for its full array of online undergrad and graduate courses. Here are some tips shared among us in our course faculty forum.

 

 


In your Canvas LMS courses, look for the notification options to customize your course experience.  They can be found by clicking “Account” along the left hand side of any Canvas page.

Notifications In Canvas

Source: Teague Canvas Course Files

These notifications are explained in many places available by searching, in the Canvas community, and in this Canvas Notifications PDF *

Source: Teague PBS Course Screenshot

 

 

Source: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10624

 

Source: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10624

 


*This tip provided by Reed, PBS Assistant Learning Director at PBS Learning Media

@PBSTeachers

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ June 8

The hope for a legacy is: to outlive our lives by the impact we leave behind.  ~Jackie Green and Lauren Green McAfee ​

 

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