Tuesday, October 07, 2014

TGIF: Book Discussions, Smart Phone and Word Clouds - Oh My

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Sixth issue, Volume Eight
 TLT Group TGIF 10.7.14
 From TLT Group World
Book Discussions
HowtoHumanizeYourCourse.jpgIt’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

photo (15).JPGThe Cognitive Science book discussion series will focus on 3 different books: a general audience non-fiction selection in November, a scholarly selection in December and a fiction selection in January. You will want to get your copy of  Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning” by Brown and register for this event here. See more information below.

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What I’m Learning about VoiceThread

  Members Exchange
SMART PHONES - "MOBILE LEARNING" - including use of voice
DATE: October 8th, 2014
TIME: 3-4 pm Eastern
PRESENTERS: Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey and others

Discuss how important, essential it is for TLTG and for online instructors to consider needs of learners who are using smartphones for their participation!

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
NOTE: if you are joining less an 24 hours in advance, we will do our best to get you access.

Upcoming Member Exchange events
Oct. - Sept. 2014 Book Discussion: Learning Out Loud with VoiceThread
October 15, 2014 Learning Out Loud with VoiceThread: A Conversation with Author Michelle Pacansky-Brock
October 22, 2014 Planning Cognitive Science Book Discussion Series
November 5, 2014 Keeping Up - Semi-Stone Soup: Share Something New, Useful
December 3, 2014 Keeping Up - Semi-Stone Soup: Share Something New, Useful

Using Word Clouds to Introduce, Prompt and Solidify Learning
Date: October 10, 2014  
Time:2:00-3:00 pm ET - free to all
Presenters:Dr Bonnie B. Mullinix, TLT Group & Walden UniversitySteve Gilbert, Beth Dailey - TLT Group.

How many ways do you know how to use Word
Clouds? Come share, compare and imagine how to use this tool to enhance teaching and learning experiences.  Word Clouds offer a visually engaging way to capture and share the essence of any text-based information or conversations. This session will demonstrate how to use Wordle.net to create introductory word clouds for courses and self intros and Jing to copy and share.  We will then consider ways that students can use word clouds to explore readings and aid study; ways that faculty can use word clouds to prompt dialogue and summarize discussions; and other ways to present a twitter thread or other creative ideas you share.  So join us to imagine the many ways that Word Clouds can contribute to learning.

As always, we invite you to become a TLT member if you are not already. Join us by following thislink. Direct your membership questions to Sally Gilbert

Up-coming FridayLive!events
November 7, 2014Book Discussion Series -Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning
December 5, 2014Book Discussion Series - The App Generation......
January 9, 2015 Book Discussion Series - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore 
 Book Discussion and “How To” Series

 Cognitive Science Book Discussion Series
The focus of this series is to assist in applying cognitive science & brain research to teaching/learning principles, strategies, practices.
Three different books will be discussed.  The 1st is a general audience, non-fiction selection, the 2nd is a scholarly selection and the 3rd is fiction.

We encourage you to access the book and read it prior to the session. Of course, you can always join the conversation and later read the book. The dates and registration information are below:
  • November 7, 2014. GENERAL AUDIENCE, NON-FICTION.
Brown, P.C., Roediger, H.L. & McDaniel, M.A. (2014).  Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.Cambridge, MA: Harvard U. PressRegister Here
  • 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.Register Here
  • 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.)
Register Here 

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