Tuesday, December 16, 2014

TGIF: Planning forward this week. Join us!

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Sixteenth issue, Volume Eight
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Robin Dewald from Excelsior College shared how she helps faculty leverage "The Power of Presence" last week. We are very grateful to Robin, not only for a fabulous session, but also for sharing this list of resources. What a wonderful holiday present. Thank you Robin!!!

This week is about planning.  On Wednesday we will be planning the next version of Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) and on FridayLive! we will seeking input on future programming. As Dr Seuss would say "Oh, the places you'll go." In our case, oh, the places we will go together.


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Thursday, December 11, 2014

TLT Group FridayLive! The Power Of Presence - Dec 12, 2014 (2 PM ET)

Power of Presence
Developed by Robin Dewald, Excelsior College
and provided for the TLT Group’s FridayLive! Session -  December 12, 2014

Join us on FridayLive! (2 PM ET) Robin Dewald, from Excelsior College, will share tips and tricks for keeping online students engaged. Below are documents Robin has created to help you do just that.
Near the bottom of the "Voki" just below, please click on the play button that looks like this:


to see/hear a very brief intro/invitation from Beth Dailey



Monday, December 08, 2014

TGIF: The “Power of Presence” when teaching online, FridayLive!

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Fifteenth issue, Volume Eight
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Based on feedback from last week, we will continue our conversation regarding “The App Generation” on February 13th with a focus on problem solving around app dependencies. Thanks for an amazing conversation.

This week we will begin planning the next Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B .v3) Series and delve into “The Power of Presence” with Robin Dewald.


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Monday, December 01, 2014

TGIF: Talking about “The App Generation” on FridayLive!

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Fourteenth issue, Volume Eight
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Exploring “How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World” on FridayLive! In essence we are talking about  “The App Generation by Gardner and Davis.

Here are two questions we will be exploring:
  • 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?

This link will take you to more information about the event and to registration


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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
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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
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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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