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Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Nerd Research Minute – July 30, 2018 – Personalizing Video

Personalizing Video: Is it necessary? Should I add my voice or relay on a robot?

Studies have indicated that the use of a conversational tone and/or including a personalized learning agent enhances learning. Also, using conversational tone and/or a personalized learning tool induces students to listen to content (Mandernach, B. 2009).

Consider the combination of evaluation and personalized video. Use your mobile phone app or laptop-resident video software to provide a quick, personalized evaluation for your students’ work. Too many students in huge classes? Consider sending a personalized message to groups of students who share a distinguishing feature (high assignment scores, by classification, etc…).

 

Source:
Mandernach, B. (2009). Effect of Instructor-Personalized Multimedia in the Online Classroom. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 10:3 (1- 19).

Found in Southard, Sheryne M. and Young, Karen (2018) “An Exploration of Online Students’ Impressions of Contextualization, Segmentation, and Incorporation of Light Board Lectures in Multimedia Instructional Content,” The Journal of Public and Professional Sociology: Vol. 10 : Iss. 1 , Article 7. Available at: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/jpps/vol10/iss1/7

 

 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ July 27, 2018

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

~Winston Churchill

 

As we prepare for the start of the school year, perhaps this quote would be good to include.

 

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InstructureCarn 2018 in Keystone, Colorado

This is the week for InstructureCarn in Keystone, Colorado. Our team from PBS TeacherLine submitted our proposal back in February.  … And it was accepted!!

We are excited about our session called, “We’ve Moodled on Over to Canvas: PBS TeacherLine Online Facilitators Share What Works.”  Our session is Wednesday, June 25th at 3:25pm.

 

InstructureCarn Session

 

Not going to InstructureCarn? Check back to this blog for the online handouts of the session!

 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ July 20

This week’s weekend Ed. Quote was supplied by Cynthia who is one of the dedicated teachers in the PBS TeacherLine online learning course that I facilitate. The course is  “Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress

 

“Curriculums must become more thought-filled in the sense of enlarging students’ capacities to think deeply and creatively.”–Costa (2008) 
Thank you Cynthia!
Reference
Costa, A.L. (2008, February). The thought-filled curriculum. Educational Leadership, 65(5), 44-46.

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Nerd Research Minute – July 16 – Wowsa Stats on the Demand for Data

A small data collection on the enormity of the data spectrum

 

*The demand for data doubles every two years.
Source: https://qz.com/472292/data-is-expected-to-double-every-two-years-for-the-next-decade/

 

*Each minute, there are 4 million YouTube video views.
Source: https://merchdope.com/youtube-statistics/  and Nat Geo

 

*The consumption of data resulted in new words to measure it such as petabyte, which is a million gigabytes or 10 to the 15th power or 10,000,000,000,000,000

petabyte

Source: http://www.bendtechsupport.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Gizmodo-Petabyte.jpg

 

*3.4 petabytes of data are consumed every 60 seconds.
Source: Nat Geo’s Drain the Oceans

 

*Let the force be with the Yottabyte which is one septillion bytes and larger than the zettabyte

 

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Weekend Ed. Quote – July 13

“Leadership is not about your title, it’s about your behavior.” ~ Robin Sharma

 

This quote is especially pertinent to me this month.

Treat all people with dignity, respect, and professionalism.

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The U.S. Library of Congress Delivers! Wimbledon Resources from the LOC!

Part 1: 
Part 1: In honor of Wimbledon For my online learners in the Research from the Library of Congress course …and online friends  [Billie Jean King playing tennis at Wimbledon] | Library of Congress –
https://www.loc.gov/item/96500937/
Part 2: In honor of Wimbledon- For my online learners in the Research from the Library of Congress course …and online friends- from the Library of Congress –
Library of Congress Wimbledon resource
Photo Source: https://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/pga/06500/06587_150px.jpg
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Announcing Lower Prices for PBS TeacherLine Professional Development Courses!

Announcing Lower Prices for PBS TeacherLine Professional Development Courses!
Dear Teachers,
We understand the sacrifices you make every day for your classrooms and your students—and we know that the cost of professional development often falls on your shoulders. That’s why we’ve been working hard to lower the prices of our professional development courses while maintaining the same high-quality experience.
We’re excited to announce that as of today, the cost for every PBS TeacherLine facilitated course has been permanently reduced—some courses have been reduced by as much as 36%.
Thank you for all you do! We are proud to support teachers like you with our free educational resources, affordable professional development, and community events done in partnership with PBS member stations around the country.
Sincerely,
Your friends at PBS TeacherLine

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ July 6

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~Helen Keller

IC4 Research Team

 

 

 

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Resources from PBS Learning Media

School’s Out But Learning’s In with these Independence Day Resources from PBS Learning Media

Here are a few of the many favorites available from PBS Learning Media 

Prelude to the Revolution
Grades: 9-12
The American Revolution isn’t a straight path; it’s a complex timeline with twists and turns! Did you know the war didn’t start in 1776, but almost a year earlier?  Explore More

 

Thomas Jefferson
Grades: 3-5
Watch this 60-second video to learn a little more about our third president, Thomas Jefferson. He helped to shape America’s future geographical and political landscape with decisions he made in office and with the Founding Fathers. Explore More

 

What is Liberty? Lesson Plan
Grades: 4-8
In this lesson plan, your students can discover what the concept of liberty means, how it can be personified in an object, and how the concept of liberty has impacted different groups in America. Explore More

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