Here is a list of the notes that I made.  If I’ve forgotten anything, or if you have other ideas, please stick them in the comments and I’ll update the post.

Potential date for Unconference – November 4

Dave’s D2L Lessons for Faculty: Lessons.html


Screen Capture:

iShowU (Mac)

Jing (Cross platform)

Ideas for next meeting (Friday, September 16th):

  • Show and Tell!
  • Faculty Inquiry – Cell Phones in Classroom Findings
  • F2F MetaTutor for Online Learning, D2L, etc.
  • Gamification

Skype in the Classroom:

Skype in the classroom is a free community to help teachers everywhere use Skype to help their students learn. It’s a place for teachers to connect with each other, find partner classes and share inspiration. This is a global initiative that was created in response to the growing number of teachers using Skype in their classrooms.

Check out the Projects section, a clearinghouse for various projects, to get an idea of what other educators are doing with Skype. You can sort by age group and subject area, and even search for guest speakers.

We’ve talked a lot about the boundaries between personal and professional use of social media, so I thought you would find this article interesting:

Those who use their Twitter accounts for both personal and professional purposes often find themselves wondering whether they are damaging their credibility with funny anecdotes or social tweets. According to a study published in the March issue of Learning, Media and Technology, however, the answer to that question is a resounding “no.”

Turns out that humanizing your Twitter presence makes you more credible.

Read the rest…

A while back, I learned about the California Community College Chancellor’s Office’s Technology Focus Award:

The Technology Focus Awards recognize excellence that evolves out of a comprehensive planning process closely linked to the institution’s mission and vision for the future. The award commends strategic and integrated, uses of technology that empower faculty and/or students through sources within reach of all campus constituents, and often the wider community.

With significant help from Jennifer, I nominated the FLC Online Educators, and we won!  I’ll be attending an awards ceremony in April, and I’ll bring back something – a plaque? a trophy? – so that we can build a shrine in the Innovation Center.

Details here –