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Yesterday, I gave a short talk for Softchalk on Flipping the Classroom. As always, I had a great time and hope all that participated learned something they can utilize. During the presentation, I also shared some tips and tricks:

I also revealed that this year at NISOD, we will be sharing a new open-source, faculty-driven, socially collaborative faculty development initiative called “Circles of Innovation.” You won’t want to miss it. The supporting website is still in design, but the initial face to face sessions at Valencia have gotten off to a great start and people are excited. I will be sharing more soon. The website should be up and operational next week and will be found at Circlesofinnovation.org. You are free to go there now, but please remember it is still in beta and the site is running a little slow.  If you would like to learn more about it, I have placed the NISOD presentation information below.

Thanks again for all of you who came to the talk yesterday. Once I have the link information to the Softchalk archive, I will come back and put it here for you. For now though, here is a copy of my prezi.

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As a teacher who loves to come up with new ways to use technology in the classroom. I had to submit for the opportunity to have Google Glass. Here was my submission.

100 years ago Thomas Edison wrongly predicted “Books will soon be obsolete…scholars will be instructed through the eye…Our schools systems will be completely changed inside of ten years.” 100 years have passed; schools remain largely unchanged. Can Google Glass change the way students live and learn?

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While reading and thinking for #MOOCMOOC, an online course I am taking in part for fun and in part for work, I was reminded of a term I had long forgotten. The term is Heutagogy (Self-Determined Learning). I find it interesting how much more relevance this term has to me today with the changes I have made to my views on teaching & learning over the past 5 years.

Heutagogy and lifelong learning: A review of heutagogical practice and self-determined learning | Blaschke | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning.

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I am looking forward to my presentation this morning at the AFC annual convention. Here is a copy of my short presentation where I talked about: Apps, Chroma Key, QR Codes, Backchanneling, Audience Response,  Augmented Reality, and the reasoning behind why cellphones in the classroom are more collaborative than calamitous.

 

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