The Tech Talk for Sept. 16 looks at creative ways to use Google Docs in the classroom.
Tech Talks for Fall 2010 were kicked off with a Technology Overview.
We are excited to announce the return of
. Hosted by
Learning Design & Technology
, these succinct, twenty-minute talks will touch briefly on some new, exciting, curious or interesting aspect of technology and how it can help you in your learning, teaching, and ministry. A brief presentation on how to use the technology will be followed by a roundtable discussion to answer questions and generate ideas for using the technology. All students, faculty, and
We've been doing some presenting as of late — twice at
and once a MinIT (a sub-group of
) — so I've been thinking a bit more about presentations than I normally might — creating, delivering, watching, etc. I ran across this article on
and was intrigued by how the author used the idea of backwards design. I know that this is a fairly familiar concept when developing a course so was interested to see it applied in a different arena.
Our other presentation at this year's Jenzabar Annual Meeting (JAM) was on our redesign process of MyLutherNet. Here are some of the helpful resources from that presentation:
In our presentation Thursday at the Jenzabar Annual Meeting (JAM), we talked about how we use MyLutherNet to create engaging online courses. We wanted to highlight a few resources that we have found helpful, so here is our (incomplete) list:
Sir Ken Robinson has made another excellent presentation at TED. (You can see his first presentation here.) In this most recent discussion, Robinson advocates for changing our model of education from an industrial model to an organic/agricultural model. Rather than educate people ala the assembly line, we should think more like farmers and try and create conditions for humans to learn, grow, and develop.
Here is the recording of the Tech Talk on writing for social media.
During the presentation I mentioned several popular social media tools. Here's a list of them if you are interested in finding out more.
Also, during the presentation I reference Gary Vaynerchuk as an excellent example of creating passionate web content. Here's a link to that episode. http://tv.winelibrary.com/2009/09/08/what-wine-pairs-with-cereal-episode-734/
Here is our Tech Talk from May 6, 2010. In it, I talk about why you might want to read blogs, how to find some interesting blogs and, finally, how to keep track of all the blogs you want to read by using an RSS reader.
Since its inception, hip-hop has sampled from previously produced music to create something brand new. Using
two turntables and a microphone
, a disco, rock, or folk song could be transformed into rap. The digital internet culture has made this even easier over the past decade. People don't even need turntables, just a laptop. This took a huge leap forward when
DJ Danger Mouse (in)famously remixed
The Beatles' White Album with Jay-Z's Black Album to create
the Grey Album
Until recently I had mostly