Nathan Doerr, the Curator of Education for the Wyoming State Museum led a discussion about conducting virtual field trips. This is an opportunity to expose students to experiences and opportunities they may not otherwise get. Continue reading
While we do not primarily use Google Classroom at Jamestown Community College, we do have some faculty experimenting with it. Since, I do not use Google Classroom that often, I decided to sit in on this session. Rebecca Velikaneye from Wheatland Middle School provided a thorough review of Google Classroom. She highlighted a number of the paperless benefits of this application. Continue reading
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.