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21st Century Icebreakers: 11 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology

21st Century Icebreakers: 11 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology | Blended Learning - Collaboration | Scoop.it
On Monday I will begin my new job. As I've mentioned before, I will be working as a Technology Resource Specialist as well as teaching a couple of classes.

 

In an effort to bring my own classroom to the present, I’ve put together a list of 10 icebreakers that use technology and fit with 21st century students:


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Naomi Monson's curator insight, June 7, 2013 10:08 AM

Ways to interact and reate community with your leaners.

Monica Goddard's comment, June 12, 2013 4:38 PM
Congratulations on your new position! Thanks for the great icebreakers ideas and all of the fantastic comments.
Naomi Monson's comment, June 13, 2013 3:17 PM
Thanks and good luck with your endeavors
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Discussion Prompts - Pedagogical Repository

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Dr. Linda Putchinski in UCF's College of Business Administration has three rules for creating discussions prompts:

Rule 1: Make the prompt relevant to your course content.Rule 2: Make the prompt current, such as something recently in the news.Rule 3: Add a twist like an ethical twist to the prompt.

In addition to these rules, Dr. Putchinski frequently adds in learner choice by allowing students to select from two discussions topics.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 12, 2013 2:07 PM

Writing discussion provocative discussion prompts takes practice. Here's some solid advice, backd by a number of examples to get you thinking about the discussions you facilitate in your online classes. 

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21st Century Icebreakers: 11 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology

21st Century Icebreakers: 11 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology | Blended Learning - Collaboration | Scoop.it
On Monday I will begin my new job. As I've mentioned before, I will be working as a Technology Resource Specialist as well as teaching a couple of classes.

 

In an effort to bring my own classroom to the present, I’ve put together a list of 10 icebreakers that use technology and fit with 21st century students:


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Naomi Monson's curator insight, June 7, 2013 10:08 AM

Ways to interact and reate community with your leaners.

Monica Goddard's comment, June 12, 2013 4:38 PM
Congratulations on your new position! Thanks for the great icebreakers ideas and all of the fantastic comments.
Naomi Monson's comment, June 13, 2013 3:17 PM
Thanks and good luck with your endeavors
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Three Ways to Change up Your Online Discussion Board Prompts | Faculty Focus

Three Ways to Change up Your Online Discussion Board Prompts | Faculty Focus | Blended Learning - Collaboration | Scoop.it

Are you having trouble getting students to participate in online discussions? Consider using other types of prompts in addition to the typical open-ended question. Maria Ammar, assistant English professor at Frederick Community College, uses the following prompts in her English as a second language course and recommends them for other types of courses:

Articles—Post an article in the discussion board and have students do an activity related to its content. This gives students more content on which to comment than a typical prompt that consists solely of a question.Audio—Post an audio prompt. Listening is an integral part of learning a language. It also is a medium that students are comfortable with and find interesting. Ammar has students post their notes on radio broadcasts in a threaded discussion. “Even though everybody is listening to the same [content], they may catch different things,” Ammar says.Video—Even more engaging is video. Simply post a link to a YouTube video (or one from another source), and ask students to comment or answer an open-ended questions about it.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 12, 2013 1:52 PM

Discussion is the pulminary system of a facilitated online class. Mixing up the discussion prompt style is a great suggestion for keeping things fresh and appealing.