For the third year in a row (see 2009 and 2010), I wanted to use the last post of the year to share a few examples of the great work that is being done by my graduate and undergraduate students. I am so very fortunate to have creative & hard-working students who are committed to improving their knowledge of teaching and learning in light of our new digital landscape. I hope that some of these examples will inspire you to take up new challenges in your own context.
From EC&I 831 (Open graduate course, Social Media & Open Education):
Summaries of Learning:
- Leslie – used stop-motion technique.
- Tannis – used Glogster, an interactive, digital poster-making tool.
- Shauna – used Freemind (free & open source mind-mapping tool) & video-editing.
- Laura – used Xtranormal, a freemium “type-to-create-movies” tool.
- Gail – used Screenr, a free and easy screencasting tool.
- Kelley – used Jing, another free screencasting tool.
- Lorena – used Voicethread, a group conversation and presentation tool.
- Katy – used TikaTok (a tool for creating books) and Jing.
- Alison – used Prezi, an less-linear Powerpoint alternative.
- Kevin – used Knovio, a video-enhanced presentation tool.
- Tannis’ Global Gateway – a wiki resource for global citizenship.
- Lorena’s Social Media Classroom – a reflection on the use of social media in a high school classroom as a final project. Be sure to check out student video testimonials #4, #5 & #6)
- Kelley’s Social Media resource – a comprehensive guide to using social media in the classroom.
- Gail’s PLN – a wiki resource for understanding social media in teaching, learning, and professional development.
- Mike’s Woodworking – a woodworking project with video tutorials and QR codes.
- Kevin’s PKP School – Public Knowledge Project school with an open course on managing a Open Journal System journal.
From ECMP 355 (An Undergraduate Technology Integration Course):
Summaries of Learning:
- Randi – done via stop-motion.
- Kailee– uses Voicethread.
- Brodie – uses video-editing & screencasting.
- Riley – done via Silent Film Producer (iPhone App).
There were many other good projects to share, but this represents a good sample of the student work from the semester. I’m looking forward to one more great semester before a 16 months hiatus from teaching as I move toward my sabbatical planning.
Happy New Year everyone!