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…).
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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“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
As we prepare for the start of the school year, perhaps this quote would be good to include.
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.
Not going to InstructureCarn? Check back to this blog for the online handouts of the session!
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!
Costa, A.L. (2008, February). The thought-filled curriculum. Educational Leadership, 65(5), 44-46.
A small data collection on the enormity of the data spectrum
*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
*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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“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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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 –
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 –
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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
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
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
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