Teague's Tech Treks - 10 Rep Learning

Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

By

HSU CANVAS COWBOY INNOVATOR FOR APRIL ~ DR EDWARD SIM

CanvasCowboyInnovatorlogo

 

The HSU Office of Online Education continues our spotlight feature where you are the star! There is so much innovative Canvas-ing occurring on the HSU campus! We want you to be in the know about what your fellow faculty members are accomplishing with Canvas. On the first Monday of every month, we will spotlight the innovative talents of our faculty and staff for the “Canvas Cowboy Innovator of the Month.” Each Cowboy will present his/her/their innovation to HSU faculty and staff during a peer-to-peer share event.

 


Although computers and the internet invade every area of our life, humans do not perceive information the same way that a computer does. Computers perceive information “by manipulating abstract symbols” (Lyons, Ansari & Beilock, 2015). The dedicated online educator realizes this and uses many engagement strategies to compensate and alter the embodied thinking structure of students’ conceptual understanding.

Dr. Edward Sim, prompts his students to realign their thinking toward content delivered in online format of the Canvas learning management system. His engagement strategies yield over 56,000 page views across all his courses, from January -March 5, 2018. He is a Canvas “Power User” and our Canvas Cowboy Innovator for April, 2018.

Here is why page visits are important: if students are engaging with content then they are more likely to internalize, learn, and apply this content. Also, the question “How do I engage with my students” remains one of the top concerns from faculty. Dr. Sim will share his best ideas for engaging students in a peer-to-peer engagement event on April 24, 2018 from 3:00 pm-3:30 pm in the HSU Office of Online Education.

Dr. Sim celebrates ten years with Hardin-Simmons University this year. Dr. Sim is a graduate of George Washington University where he earned a master’s degree in information management and the University of Maryland where he earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in information systems. Prior to serving at HSU, Sim worked in the United States intelligence community. He has also been an assistant professor of information system and decision systems at Loyola College.

Dr. Sim has done research in the fields of software engineering, software metrics, analytical decision making, and creativity.. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Towson State University, a Master of Science in Management Information Systems, from George Washington University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems and Decision Sciences, from the University of Maryland (Baltimore).

Please join us as we enjoy some cookies, fellowship, Q&A, and receive Dr. Sim’s ideas for engaging students to log-in and tune-in to your Canvas course(s)!

April 24, 2018 3:00pm – 3:30pm

CanvasCowboyApril


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cookies and Computers Poster created by Helen Teague using Smore
Canvas Cowboy Innovator image created by Helen Teague using PicMonkey

 

References:
Lyons, I. M., Ansari, D., & Beilock, S. L. (2015). Qualitatively different coding of symbolic and nonsymbolic numbers in the human brain. Human Brain Mapping36(2), 475-488.

By

Chromebook Accessibility Features Every Teacher Should Know about

By

Weekend Ed. Quote ~ April 6

“We also know that increasing vocabulary knowledge has a direct impact on comprehension and plays a role in overall school success.” ~Robert Marzano, Marzano’s  Six-Step Vocabulary Process, Marzano’s Top 10 Characteristics of Effective Vocabulary Instruction  

This week’s quote is courtesy of Paula, in PBS TeacherLine’s course, An Introduction to Underlying Principles and Research for Effective Literacy Instruction

Vocabulary Word cloud

 

 

~~~

By

Dueling with Dual Roles in Canvas: Shoutout to Heather McEntyre!

Canvas Shout-outs are short, monthly spotlight acknowledgements of the best practices of the enhanced Community of Inquiry framework in action.


Dueling with Dual Roles in Canvas: Shoutout to Heather McEntyre!

CanvasShoutoutHSULead

What: April’s Canvas Shout-out
Who: April’s Canvas Shoutout goes to Heather McEntyre, Dean’s Assistant in the College of Fine Arts.
411: Heather interacts with the Canvas online course learning management system as both a Dean’s Assistant and a graduate student in Clinical Counseling and Marriage & Family. She has a unique perspective as both a student user and admin user which uniquely pivots her perspective. Heather offers these tips to successful adaptation and use of Canvas:

Heather’s Tips for fellow students: “Be patient!  Canvas is a user friendly program once you’ve learned the steps.  It took me a good 30 minutes to realize that I couldn’t upload a document using the attached paper clip icon we’re all so use to!.  However once I figured out I had to use drop box, I can now easily upload a document in seconds. If you don’t see a module you think should be on your dashboard, contact your professor.”

Heather’s Tips for faculty: “Make sure your courses are published. Once your course is published, make sure you publish your modules.  Also, use the chat help function or call the helpline.  Canvas support is fantastic!”

Congratulations, Heather! We love learning from you!!

 

This post written by Helen Teague and reposted at this link:
https://hsutxonlineed.edublogs.org/2018/04/04/canvasshoutoutapril/

Canvas megaphone image created by Sarah H. using Photoshop
Canvas Shoutout concept originated by Helen Teague

By

Helping High School Researchers Develop Questioning and Research Skills- IC4 Research

Several action item requests emerged from the recent IC4 Advisory Board meeting. One of the action items came from teachers who noted that high school students needed opportunities to develop research skills in other courses besides ELA and the traditional research paper project.

I am working on just such a resource. One of the main starting points for all research is the ability to wonder and then turn wonder into an essential research question.

Given that most students learn best from visual resources, I’m using the StoryboardThat app to create the masthead for the emerging researchers resource.

 

ResearchPageMastheadTeague

 

 

More posts featuring IC4 Research

Skip to toolbar