Monday, November 24, 2014

TGIF: We are thankful for all you do to improve teaching and learning with technology

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Thirteenth issue, Volume Eight
 TLT Group TGIF 11.25.14
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As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, know we are thankful for each of you. Thank you for all you do to  improve teaching and learning with technology without sacrificing the principles that matter most.

TheAppGeneration.jpgHow to get ready for the next book discussion, Dec 5th, “The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World” by Gardner and Davis.  Two questions to think about as you read:
  • What are ways we might better or ways we already are modeling app enabled behavior for our students?
  • What are ways we might be modeling app dependency?
Register Here for the event.


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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Convert MP3s to DNA! "sell just 1 or 2 water droplets, we'll have the highest-selling album of all time." - OK Go tlt.gs/frlv IT rev?



Excerpts from "Petri-Dish Pop," Andrew MarantzThe Musical Life , The New YorkerNovember 24, 2014:

"Damian Kulash, the lead singer of the band OK Go"... 
"OK Go makes power-pop songs—verse, chorus, bridge, chorus. What sets the songs apart is the way in which they are packaged and promoted. In the video for 'Here It Goes Again,' a 2006 single, the band executed the choreography on and around eight moving treadmills... 
Ok go - here it goes again
"Two years ago, at a conference, Kulash met Sri Kosuri, a biochemist at U.C.L.A. 'We are starting to reach fundamental limits of how densely we can store data on microchips,' Kosuri told Kulash. 'We need new ideas.' Given that Kosuri is a biologist, his idea is DNA. 'It's information,' he said. 'Our bodies use it to code for life, but it could be anything.' DNA comes in strings of "A"s, "C"s, "T"s, and "G"s; digital files—including music files—are strings of ones and zeros. Translating one code into the other is, for people like Kosuri, relatively straightforward. In 2012, Kosuri converted a book into DNA. Kulash said, 'As soon as I heard that they could do this with a book, I went, 'This is how we're putting out our next album.'  
'Hungry Ghosts,' OK Go's fourth studio album, was released a couple of weeks ago as MP3s, a CD, and a vinyl record. Later this year, it will be released as DNA. ... In theory, an OK Go fan would receive a small plastic vial containing a few drops of water. Dissolved in the water would be a few nanograms of DNA containing around a hundred thousand copies of "Hungry Ghosts.' 
"...visiting Columbia to see how a fan might convert nucleic acid into digital songs. ...'It's an exponential amplification,' he said. 'If you run it fifteen times, you get into the millions of copies.' ... 'So, if we sell just one or two water droplets, we'll have the highest-selling album of all time.'"
Continue reading at http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/11/24/petri-dish-pop

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

TGIF: Five Challenges for the Fourth Decade of the “IT Revolution.”

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Twelfth issue, Volume Eight
 TLT Group TGIF 11.18.14
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On FridayLive! last week John Sener helped us connect to our inner chef as we create blended learning experiences for our students. He gave us several suggestions for doing so one of which was to ask ourselves this question "What would you like to do in your course that you can’t presently do?” Check out and add to the list of ways TLT participants are blending learning via this padlet.

MAKE IT STICK
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We know that practicing retrieval results in
increased learning especially if spaced. This set of flashcards will help you practice with content in the book “Make It Stick.”

Join us on Dec 5th as we discussion The App Generation by Gardner and Davis, register here

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

TODAY! Members Only Exchange 3pmET IMPROVE ONLINE SEARCHES - HOW/WHY tlt.gs/REGonline e.g. closed-caption videos TLTGroup


Register http://tlt.gs/REGonline  Nov. 12 "Informal conversation with Steve Gilbert"

Online searches:  Ideas, strategies, tools
Anything beyond (including) using quotation marks within Google searches...
Google alternatives
Ilene Frank: Searching for closed captioned videosMore search options hiding under "filter"!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

TGIF: Using Blended Learning to Improve Teaching & Learning on FRLV

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Eleventh issue, Volume Eight
 TLT Group TGIF 11.11.14
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What is “blended learning” anyway? Tell us the ways you are blending learning using this padlet and join us on Friday as we talk together with john Sener about what’s happening now with blended learning and what’s on the horizon.

MAKE IT STICK
MakeItStick.jpgWe know that practicing retrieval results in
increased learning especially if spaced. If you are interested in practicing retrieval related to content in the book “Make It Stick” this link will take you to a set of flashcards, http://quizlet.com/57433757/flashcards

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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

TGIF: Keeping Up and Make It Stick this week

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Tenth issue, Volume Eight
 TLT Group TGIF 11.04.14
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Join us on Friday as we talk together about what cognitive science says about how people learn and what that means as we design learning experiences.

“Make It Stick” the Cognitive Science book discussion series starts on November 7th as we discuss Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning” There are several ways to participate:
  1. Get your book NOW and start reading.
  2. Come without reading the book or reviews.
Register for the event here and see more information about the entire series below.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

TGIF: What I Wish I Knew about Learning Online & Adobe Connect: ALL THIS WEEK

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Ninth issue, Volume Eight
 TLT Group TGIF 10.28.14
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Thank you to Lisa Star from Educause for introducing us to Padlet last week during
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FridayLive. In our effort to continue learning forward, Lisa has created a Padlet for us to share examples of how we have used Padlet or are planning to use Padlet, http://padlet.com/lstar/tltg_padlet







Book Discussions - "Make It Stick"
The Cognitive Science Book Discussion series starts on November 7th as we discussMake it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning."
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There are several ways to participate:
  1. Get your bookNOWand start reading.
  2. Come without reading the book or reviews.
Register for the eventhereand see more information about the entire series below

TLT Membership
Become a new member or renew your membership and receive a headset for $100.00 (USD)