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Assessing participation in an online learning community

A couple of days ago, I spoke at a PD evening for high school teachers on using technology, specifically about how I use social technologies for connected learning. There was some interest in how I assess students’ contributions to the learning community and I...

Periscope for live broadcasting classes

Last night I had a colleague Chris Willems come along to my class to run a workshop on talking to camera. In these workshops, Chris does an exercise where he gets students to stand up in front of an iPhone and talk to camera on a random topic that he gives you...

Using Facebook groups as discussion spaces

Last week I ran an online workshop on designing for blended learning and there was some interest in how we use Facebook groups for discussion forums. I offered to share the content we use to introduce students to how we use Facebook, as well as some info on my...

Using Storify to curate learning resources

This year, I’ve started using Storify to curate my learning resources each week. In this playlist, I give an overview of why I use Storify and how I do it. The first video provides an overview while the second runs through the nitty gritty of creating stories. A...

My video making toolkit

A while back, someone asked me if I would compile a list of the tech every academic should have in their personal toolkit – particularly for teaching and learning. I’ve decided to break this up into several posts, each of which will outline my tech toolkit...