Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr, Helen Teague

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ April 28

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children and not for the education of all adults of every age?
~Erich Fromm

 

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Current Research Project on Gifted Student Populations

Implementing an Integrated Curriculum Model (ICM) to Address Underachievement in Gifted Student Populations

Project goal: Peer-Reviewed Journal Submission

Background and Motivation
A huge area of focus in curriculum for gifted learners is the Integrated Curriculum Model (ICM) and Joyce VanTassel-Baska’s research. is the big name. Much of the ICM & Joyce VanTassel-Baska‘s work was translating Hilda Taba’s curriculum ideas for a gifted audience. Is there an application addressing the social-emotional needs of gifted, especially underachievement of gifted population and the agency that teachers may or may not have over it.

 

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Math Awareness Month Offer from PBS TeacherLine

It’s Math Awareness Month! Get 30% off @pbsteacherline’s newest math course; enroll by 5/31 with code “PBS+MATH”. http://to.pbs.org/2n9NH4p
PBS + MATH = SUCCESS 4 You!

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ April 21

What do they know? They know that human qualities such as intellectual skills, could be cultivated. ~Carol Dweck, Mindset, The New Psychology of Success

Daisy

 

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Images of Aging 2016-2017 Photo Contest Winners Announced!

Our Images of Aging Photo Contest drew many entries in the categories of Black & White, Color, and Mobile.  This year our Mobile Category had the most submissions with 21 entries. Awards were presented today at the Images of Aging Recognition Luncheon at the Williams Performing Arts Center to our gifted photographers.

Students, Please consider joining this elite group of photographers from all disciplines who appreciate the older adults in their lives and enjoy the digital photography! Faculty, please consider encouraging your students to submit a photograph to next year’s Images of Aging Contest.

All who entered are winners because they captured a moment in the lives of aging adults. Here are the photos of the  judges choices in each category.

Category: Black & White

1st Place Black and White

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Runner-Up Black & White

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Category: Color

1st Place Color Category

Runner up Color

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Category: Mobile

1st Place Mobile

RunnerUpMobile

Special thanks to Donna Hester, from the Department of Theater,  for her help with our luncheon and photograph staging. For the Images of Aging Photo Contest, gifted ACU students across campus were encouraged to take and submit photographs that included at least one person who is 60 years of age or older.

#PGCACU

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ April 14

“Isolation is the enemy of improvement” ~Tony Wagner, the author of The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need–and What We Can Do About It

 

 

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A message for all techies and newbies

You have worked so hard

A message for all techies and newbies!!!

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Learning Technologies Podcast – April 10- Primary Sources and their Use in Digital Reading

Learning Technologies Podcast – April 10- Primary Sources and their Use in Digital Reading

 

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Podcast Transcript:

Welcome to the Learning Technologies Podcast. Today’s topic is … Primary Resources and their Use in Online Courses. This podcast occurs in conjunction with my facilitation of PBS TeacherLine’s Online Course in Digital Reading.
Primary sources are the raw materials of history — they are the original documents and objects which were created at the time under study. They are different from secondary sources, accounts or interpretations of events created by someone without experience. Examining primary sources gives students a powerful sense of history and the complexity of the past. Helping students analyze primary sources can also guide them toward higher-order thinking and better critical thinking and analysis skills.

Resources matter. How we reflect on them matters too. Sometimes our students get caught up in their impression of what is said and who is saying it. They mix their opinion of the source with what the person may or may not be trying to communicate. But students of Historiography tell us this does not change the efficacy of the resource itself.

For example, last year, there was a renewed interest in Ireland on the events of the 1916 Easter Rising, also referred to as the Rising. Researchers are returning to primary sources such as journals, diaries, death records, and cemetery listings to discover that many more people died than previously thought in the uprising for Irish Independence from Britain. One historian, Ray Bateson continues to search for a comprehensive listing of the previously unrecognized heroes of the Rising. Although records of the Irish Easter Rising are scant in the United States’ Library of Congress, they are included and it is significant to note that the importance of Primary Resources is part of global endeavors. 

Perhaps the best benefit of online courses is the time given (and even encouraged) for reflection and consideration. So, consider with me- Is there a place for primary sources in courses delivered online and, if so, what does this mean for citing sources and pointing students to primary sources?

Thank you for considering these questions with me. I enjoy learning from you! Please leave a comment in our Week 3 discussion board to keep the discussion going.

(This podcast Created using Audacity) 
Additional Resources from Edublogs

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ April 7

“Now the unknown lay before us. Now our work began in earnest.”

Roald Amundsen, 11/6.1911 on the eve of his last summit toward the South Pole, which he and his team  reached on 12/14/11

Amundsen’s quote fits as one of my Weekend Ed. quotes because this is the time of year when both students, parents, and teachers need the extra push of Vitamin P (perseverance).

Perseverance

 

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Quote Source: http://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/History/The_South_Pole/south_pole_amundsen_chapter10.htm

Image Source: https://endlesserring.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/perseverance.jpg

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