Twitter TAGs is a Google Spreadsheet created by Martin Hawksey to automatically save copies of tweets to a Google Spreadsheet for a specific hashtag or search item. By collecting this data, the spreadsheet offers a number of ways to view a summary of the activity, including a visualized “Conversation Explorer” — we are using it on… Read more »
Using technology tools effectively to address specific learning challenges.
Create an empathy map following these steps: Gather information from and about your learners. You may already have useful information that you have gathered through feedback from course evaluations, emails, and other communication, but ideally you’ll create a specific method of gathering feedback for this exercise. You might do this through conversations or other forms… Read more »
Add your challenge to our Padlet: Learner Challenge Bank. You can do this anonymously; sharing ideas may help others spark more ideas! Activity Source image credit: “ratlines” flickr photo by Christian Collins https://flickr.com/photos/collins_family/34299135192 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
Chapter 8 of the open textbook Teaching in a Digital Age, by the SECTIONS developer and author Dr. Tony Bates, provides a full description of the model, and here is a SECTIONS planning framework out of UBC which may help provide additional details and guidance on its use. After you’ve read a bit about the model, try your hand… Read more »
Sharing your technology enabled creation Head back and review the activities throughout the Technologist Module Write a reflective blog post that includes an explanation of the context and reasons why you choose to use a technology-enabled solution for your learning challenge. Include your process for empathizing and defining your learner challenge, the steps you took… Read more »
On last check, there are around 99 trillion apps, sites, tools, and programs that can be used for educational purposes. Tell us about one! Show us what it is and how you use it. Make a blog post that shows us how it can be used in action. image credit: “The Tool Box, Skipton” flickr photo… Read more »
Let’s try to generate the butterfly effect for learning technology. Do you know a small, tiny or little software trick that maybe not many others know about? Write a blog post tutorial for how to do it. The tutorial should have, like, 2 or 3 steps max. The tinier the better. See the example from… Read more »