Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Free Technology for Teachers: Grading Made Easy with Diigo & Jing

Both Diigo and Jing have been written about on numerous occasions here at the Free Technology for Teachers blog, but I wanted to share my experiences using both tools when grading assignments.

Pearson Learning Solutions - Social Media for Teaching and Learning

For several years, Pearson has been researching faculty use of social media for personal, professional and teaching uses. For this special event, we have gathered social media researchers and practitioners from across higher education. Please join us for engaging, interactive sessions and plenty of opportunities for connecting with other innovative educators. This event is perfect for educators looking to expand their teaching with social tools, instructional designers, deans of academic technology, chief information officers, and chief technology officers.

Friday, July 27, 2012

BbWorld 2012 - Living in a bubble and reinventing the wheel...

As a recent attendee of BbWorld 2012, I attended many very useful sessions. This entry is the first of many that I will share that originated at that conference that readers of my blog may find useful.

Rolando Garza - Living in a bubble and reinventing the wheel how “stealing” from others can add more voices to your course

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Innovative Educators: Best Practices In College Teaching: Designing Effective Rubrics

Assigning grades to student essays, presentations, and projects can be a difficult task, especially when it appears that many of the students did not understand the task assigned. Well-written rubrics help students understand what they are expected to accomplish in an assignment or a course of study. Join us and learn how to develop rubrics to assist in making the evaluation and feedback process more effective, more objective, and more likely to result in deeper student learning. Participants will receive a Quick Guide to rubrics and a rubric template.
Wednesday, August 22 ~ 3:00-4:30pm EDT

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Welcome | The Sloan Consortium

A conference devoted to the emerging and innovative uses of technology designed to improve teaching and learning online.

Blackboard Inc.’s Presentations on SlideShare

Presentations and other resources from the annual Blackboard World conference 2012 (BbWorld 2012).

Sunday, July 15, 2012

A Fair(y) Use Tale | Center for Internet and Society

A Fair(y) Use Tale | Center for Internet and Society: Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University created this humorous, yet informative, review of copyright principles delivered through the words of the very folks we can thank for nearly endless copyright terms.

View (streaming) or download (mp4) the whole film or watch it on YouTube.

10 Reasons to try Backchannel Chat | U Tech Tips

10 Reasons to try Backchannel Chat | U Tech Tips: What is Backchannel Chat? It’s like note-taking at a lecture, but notes are shared with anyone who has the URL. They might be people in the room with you, but they could also be anywhere in the world.