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Fifth issue, Volume Eight
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It’s not too late to join the current book discussion taking place via Voicethread about VoiceThread, How to Humanize Your Online Class with VoiceThread. Register Here
A series of book discussions is planned for November, December, and January. The goal of this series is to assist in applying cognitive science & brain research to teaching/learning principles, strategies, practices. Let us know what you think about these books and whether you would like to play a role in moderating, survey link here
November 7, 2014. GENERAL AUDIENCE, NON-FICTION.
Brown, P.C., Roediger, H.L. & McDaniel, M.A. (2014). SCHOLARLY. Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning. Cambridge, MA: Harvard U. Press
December 5, 2014. SCHOLARLY.
Gardner, H. & Davis, K. (2013). The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World. New Haven: Yale U. Press.
January 9, 2015. FICTION.
Sloan, Robin (2013) Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, Picador, New York, NY. (It's a novel, but it deals (colorfully and rivetingly) with the clash between so-called Old Knowledge (books) and New Knowledge (internet and other virtual forms of communication). Not only that, it's a great read--funny, swashbuckling, and serious by turns.)
Become a new member or renew your membership and receive a headset for $100.00 (USD)
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| Members Exchange|
DATE: October 1st, 2014
TIME: 3-4 pm Eastern
PRESENTERS: Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey and others
In this informal session, TLT Members are invited to participate in several different ways:
You are invited to indicate what you plan to share or your burning question/challenge ahead of time. This is purely optional but if you would like to do so, this link will take you to a Google form.
All TLT Group Members and subscribers are welcome to attend and participate. We invite you to become a member, if you are not already. Join us by following this link. Direct your membership questions to Sally Gilbert
email@example.com.NOTE: if you are joining less an 24 hours in advance, we will do our best to get you access
Upcoming Member Exchange events
What I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Started Teaching Online
Date: October 3, 2014
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET - free to all
Presenters: Nancy Rhodes, Language Education Consultant, Center for Applied Linguistics, Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey
Candid exchange among first-time online teachers, experienced academic support professionals, and experienced faculty. Includes current mid-course insights, worries, accomplishments of first-timer!
What do you wish someone had told you before you started? What would you like to tell someone about to start?
What didn’t you know before you began that you need to know now?
What could help pre-beginners to accept advice that most don’t until it’s too late? Almost too late? Examples of important info, resources that pre-beginners are unlikely to recognize as such?
As always, we invite you to become a TLT member if you are not already. Join us by following this link. Direct your membership questions to Sally Gilbert
Up-coming FridayLive! events
| Book Discussion and “How To” Series || Book Discussion and “How To” Series, Learning Out Loud with VoiceThread|
Synchronous events: Sept 18th, Sept. 24th, Oct.15th 2014 at 3:00 PM ET
Asynchronous discussions will take place each week using VoiceThread to support your learning of content introduced in our synchronous events.
Time: 3:00 PM ET
Presenters: Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, Michelle Pacansky-Brock, and others
Register Here for the Series
The series will be anchored around Michelle Pacansky-Brock's eBook,
How to Humanize Your Online Class with VoiceThread. Using voice in an online environment has many benefits one of which is to create a more "real," a more human, online experience for our learners.
The events will include one webinar that will be free and open to the public (FridayLive, Sept 19th) followed by a series of deeper dive experiences designed to engage participants in group dialogue and reflection about the eBook's narrative which is designed to support an individual's pedagogical growth, experimentation and development..
This series is open to members of the TLT Group and will include:
After Oct 15th Continue the learning in the VoiceThread Google+ Community.
Below are the dates of the synchronous events:
Learning Out Loud with VoiceThread: A Conversation with Author Michelle Pacansky-Brock
Continue the conversation using VT Google+ Community
All TLT Group Members and subscribers are welcome to attend and participate. We invite you to become a member, if you are not already. Join us by following this link. Direct your membership questions to Sally Gilbertsallygilbert@tltgroup.org.
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