EC&I 831 – Summary of Learning

This video is the final assignment for the course on Social Media and Open Education. Enjoy it!

Since I will be taking one more course with Dr. Couros, stay tuned for the upcoming blog posts in January 2018.

In the meantime, you can find me on Twitter. :)

Happy Holidays!

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Two-way communication in the classroom: My first Menti

I really like the idea of visualizing my students’ answers to specific questions and using those answers to start a discussion. Every semester I create opportunities for self-assessment and program evaluation.

This week, I will be doing a program debrief with my students, and I decided to use Mentimeter for the first time.  Continue reading “Two-way communication in the classroom: My first Menti”

Lessons with animated videos: TED-Ed (part 3)

[You can read part 1 of this series on TED-Ed here, and part 2 here.]

After learning so many great things about TED-Ed, I believe it is important to understand the usage policy of these TED-Ed lessons.

TED Talks Usage Policy

TED Talks are under a Creative Commons License. This means we can share TED Talks on blogs (if sharing TED Talks is not the main purpose of the blog) with a visible link back to TED.com. We are also encouraged to stream TED Talks in classrooms for discussions and share links to TED.com on class platforms.

TED-Ed Usage Policy

TED-Ed animations (videos) are made available through Continue reading “Lessons with animated videos: TED-Ed (part 3)”

Lessons with animated videos: TED-Ed (part 2)

[You can read part 1 of this series on TED-Ed here.]

Yesterday, we learned that TED-Ed is one branch of TED. We also learned that TED-Ed’s main goal is to offer animated video lessons for use by educators in the classrooms. Let’s explore this concept a bit further today.

Evaluating one TED-Ed Lesson as a learning resource

I chose the TED-Ed Lesson on how sleeping is important for our memoryContinue reading “Lessons with animated videos: TED-Ed (part 2)”

Lessons with animated videos: TED-Ed (part 1)

This post is the first of a series on TED-Ed: an open learning resource:

PART 1 – TED, TEDx, and TED-Ed

PART 2 – Inside and out of a TED-Ed lesson

PART 2 – TED-Ed as an open resource for teaching

We use lots of TED Talks in our program to discuss academic success strategies with our adult students academically at risk. However, I rarely search for videos on the TED-Ed website; I remember using two TED-Ed videos only by now. I usually search for TED Talks by topic. So, I decided to take a better look at TED-Ed.

But before…

What is TED and how it started?

Continue reading “Lessons with animated videos: TED-Ed (part 1)”