Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Did You Know? ISTE TEN's 10 Things in About 10 Minutes

ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) has various focus groups and one is the Teacher Education Network (TEN).  This group has started a podcast in the last 6 months that is "TEN's 10 Things in About 10 Minutes" and they include downloadable podcast notes on their website.  Some of their topics have been very interesting, so I thought I would share the site with you,

We're all teachers and I know you'll find some great insights and ideas from the various guests on each podcast. 

Friday, June 18, 2021

Friday Matinee: Triple E Framework Extended Learning

The last component of the Triple E Framework is to use technology to extend learning to connect students to the real world.  Extended learning includes creating opportunities for students to learn outside of school and create a bridge between what they are learning and daily life.  This can also include learning non-content or soft skills.

Be sure to check the Extended Learning Checklist and think through these questions as you plan lessons for your students that include technology.

Have a super great weekend!

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Did You Know? 5 Ways to Keep Chat in Face-to-Face Classes

Many faculty and students may not have liked getting on Zoom and turning on their cameras, but they did like the engagement of participating in Zoom chats which allows every student's voice to be heard.  Here are some ways to keep that going in your face-to-face classes.
Other ways to keep the conversation going can be found here on our Remote Learning Resources page on Discussion Ideas.  We'll be adding other ideas over the summer months so check back.  While you are there, check out our other web pages for more ideas as well.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Friday Matinee: Triple E Framework Enhanced Learning

The second component of the Triple E Framework is to evaluate a lesson to see if the technology is enhancing it or having the students do something that would not be easily done in a traditional lesson.  Enhanced learning happens when the technology creates opportunities for creation or production over consumption of knowledge, creates scaffolds to help students understand concepts or ideas, and creates paths for students to demonstrate their learning in ways that couldn't be done with traditional tools.  

Be sure to check the Enhancement Checklist and think through the questions as you plan lessons where you are infusing technology.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Did You Know? How to Organize Shared With Me in Google Drive

In Google Drive there is a section called Shared With Me and this is where files that are not owned by you and have been shared with you by others reside.  When you look at it, it seems to be an unorganized mess and I know I just want to get in there and organize it.  But I have to resist because these are not my files and I can't organize them like I do my own.  Here's a video on how to link these files with a shortcut into folders where you can find them.

Want to learn more about Google Drive?  Check out these resources from KATE.

Hope you're having a great day! 

Friday, June 4, 2021

Friday Matinee: Triple E Framework Engaged Learning

So we've looked at the Triple E Framework and even evaluated a few of our own lessons.  To do a better job of evaluating how we are teaching with technology, we need to delve deeper into each part of the Triple E.  This week we are going to look at the first E, Engagement.  It's one component of technology integration and we often embed it thinking that we are engaging our students.  What we really need to know is if it is engaging our students in the content and not just the tech.

Make sure you check out the Engagement Checklist on the webpage.  Thinking through these questions will help you determine if the technology is engaging your students in the right way.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Did You Know? Zoom Has a New Display Format

Zoom has introduced a new display format that you can use to display all of your students in a neat virtual background.  It's called Immersive View.  The backgrounds include art galleries, fireside chats, portrait walls and more adding novelty and fun to your class meeting.

Immersive view does not work on iPads and Chromebooks or other devices that don't currently support using virtual backgrounds.  Students on these devices will remain in the normal Zoom meeting view.