Did you ever click the bright red "New" button inside your Google Drive? Google Drawings isn't at the forefront of tools. The limelight is reserved for Docs, Sheets, and Slides. But let's do a reawakening of sorts and click on More to go to the "neglected" siblings. We have seen the usefulness of Google Forms. It's time…
Mobile Learning is the perfect platform for Micro-Learning, a relatively new concept in teaching complex or voluminous materials. The key is to leverage the principles of Mobile Learning by engaging student using targeted outcomes clustered in manageable pieces.
Mobile Learning allows the student to engage with the content virtually anywhere, and when constructed well, they are able to engaged almost any time.
Another excellent use of technology in and out of the classroom!
Mary Bart Managing Editor, Faculty focusBetter teaching? There’s an app for that!
We’re excited to let you know about our new Teaching Professor Tips App!
The free app delivers a daily teaching tip to your smart phone or tablet. Brief and to the point, each tip provides a nugget of practical wisdom regarding assignment strategies, student engagement, classroom management, grading and feedback, instructional vitality, and more.
The app lets you: • Get one tip every day (365/year) • Specify the time of day you want to receive your tip • Share favorite tips on social media or email • Send your own tips to the editor for possible inclusion
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Why do you blog? Why does anyone blog? Why has blogging become a parallel to modern journalism, and a platform for people of all walks of life to be heard and represented?
It may be a simple as availability. We write because we can and now, we publish better and faster than ever. Blogging will never end, but keeping content fresh, relevant and have it make an impact needs constant revisiting. Check out these tools available at different free sites to help keep your blogging visible, high quality and what you need it to be. Whether it’s a boost you need with your research, writing style, or design, help is easily accessible.
Due, in part, to the improved technologies, and the adaptation of more modernized teaching methodologies, students are increasingly able to fill gaps in their education experience, through online and blended learning offerings.
This provides faculty an opportunity to expand their teaching pedagogy to one of increased engagement. Faculty familiarity and increased use of technology, enables classroom integration with real-world events. Students can now be afforded access to applied best practices, instead of theory alone.
Although the use of Crime Analysts for statistics collection is well known, Law Enforcement agencies are now taking action on the actionable intelligence generated from the statistical analysis.
Police Patrol Distribution plans and asset/resource allocations now include recommendations from the Crime Analyst. Although some of the 'old school' officers still tend to reject technology in general, and intelligence analysis, fewer do so out of hand. Particularly when they note the successes...the results speak for themselves.
GHO4EDU is a collection of GHO that anyone can replicate. The idea is to demonstrate what others have already successfully done, then incorporate the best parts into your own GHO.
Of particular interest to faculty is the professional development GHO, where you can envision taking HR mandatory training up a notch! Further, connecting peer to peer across the spectrum of your specific discipline is a great way to initiate and then foster collaboration and professional networking.
How do colors affect us when we buy things? The latest research reveals the science of colors in marketing and how to use it for your advantage:
The science of colors... It's well known that we are visual creatures. Studies have shown that we rely more on what we see, than what we hear, smell, touch,, or taste in most instances. This is probably why we make snap decisions about our food, based on what it looks like.
We we do the same with cars, animals, and even other people. Have you ever wondered whether there was a scientific way to effect people's choices based on colors? If so, then you need to check out this article, but specifically the infographic regarding colors and how they translate to most people.
Converting your video to a playable file that you can carry with you on a USB drive can really up your game when teaching in a classroom where you may not have Internet access.
This online application will 'help' IF you take a few minutes the day before your class and do a little prep work. Too often we become accustomed to having technology work flawlessly and fail to bring a plan 'B' with us.
A little preparation will go a long way, plus you'll always have a plan 'B'!
How to quickly Assess Writing Assignments, without the Red Pen!
If you’d like to reduce the amount time you invest assessing student writing assignments, AND you want to improve student comprehension of your notes, you need to check out this short (39min) presentation!
It may be the best investment you make in your professional development this year!
If you are in the dissertation phase of your program, you will find these resources extremely helpful in moving you forward. This workshop is not designed to replace your advisors and mentors, but will supplement their guidance by keeping you engaged and on track to completion!
Remember, "the best dissertation is the done dissertation."
Once you've looked through the information and discovered how valuable it is, you need to share it with those in your cohort and other fellow learner/scholars who could use the boost!
How are educators in countries other than America, faring with regard to compensating educators? To that end, what are other countries doing with regard to promoting and supporting education, that the U.S. could build on?
As leaders in education wrestle with the dynamic changes in funding, the continued pressures for increased performance, and an ever demanding need for a quality workforce, they must operate within their means.
Shared here are tactics that will assist leaders navigating these challenging times within their workforce. Although focused at school leadership, there are lessons to be learned by leaders across the spectrum
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Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.