This Wyoming Innovations in Learning session had this description: “Are you asking questions that Google can answer? In a connected classroom, we need to be asking our students questions that Google CANNOT answer. Learn how to change the way you ask questions in a way that promotes curiosity and forces students to use problem solving and higher order thinking skills.” Travis Allen was the presenter. Continue reading
I got back from a conference at my old stomping grounds—the University of Wyoming. The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE), the Wyoming Distance Education Consortium (WyDEC), the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming community colleges, and school libraries hosted this conference—Wyoming Innovations in Learning. It is an expansion of the e-Volution conference I attended. The focus of the conference is to present ideas for better use of technology in the classroom. The opening keynote speaker, Travis Allen, who is the CEO of iSchool Initiative, set the stage for the rest of the conference. Continue reading
If you are planning to create open educational resources (OER) then I recommend you use Creative Commons licensing for those resources. A quick way to add the appropriate license to your documents is with the Creative Commons License Chooser. This is an add-on for Google Docs. Let me show you how to install and use this useful add-on.
The very last presentation I sat in on at SUNY CIT focused on a topic for which we just received an IITG grant—GIS. GIS is geographic information system. Basically, you can overlay information visually on a map. Mary Perrelli from Buffalo State College gave this informative presentation. Continue reading
The University of Albany team of Trudi Jacobson, Kelsey O’Brien, Doug Sweet, and Mary Ellen Mallia gave a highly informative presentation on how they are using digital badging to support academic and student affairs initiatives. Presently, they have 70 different involvement markers. Continue reading