Wednesday at SITE

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This is being posted a bit early as we just received word that the server will be worked on early Wednesday morning. Your Tuesday input is still welcome!

With some of the sessions we have found that we are on the right track. Others have given us ideas of things we might try.  It’s also somewhat comforting to know that our issues are experienced by other folks too. Lots of perplexing questions and challenges yet to be solved! What bubbles to the surface for you?

Later in the day…

Dinner at Zodiac

13 Responses

  1. Laurel Mayo

    Following David Slykhuis keynote at SITE on Twitter #siteconf
    He is presenting the keynote via Twitter. Being prepared with pieces/parts takes some organization!

  2. Lana Rings

    Enjoyed reading “Community Project: Integrating Math and Science by Using Technology” by Jiyoon Yoon & Joohi Lee. It would be very interesting to see if the next project measures student learning. I think that full integration of content, real-life experience with the content use appropriate technology and pedagogy is really the way to go.

  3. William Gunn

    Trends and Barriers on the Fusion of Mobile Apps in Higher Education: Where to Next and How?

    Multitasking, contains variety of functions, changing how our daily tasks are performed. 
    How educators integrate mobile apps for teaching and learning?
    Teachers are becoming learners
    Is selecting an app and integrating it enough?
    IT for education builds systems from the bottom up, hardware, op, then apps
    Bottom up does not seem to be appropriate
    Highly available on demand scaleable on demand. 
    We need to understand more about the Mobile app types, functionalities, barriers and limitations.
    Three types of apps.
    Native, mobile web app, hybrid
    Natives are bianary driven for a specific OS
    Web is HTML code cascading java etc
    Hybrid is most popular in business and use both technologies. 
    Native can be an issue because education is supposed to be open, flexible independent and with no limitations. BYOD to access the learning content should be mobile web or hybrid app. 
    Native apps are best for games based learning. If the focus is content, then native is not the most appropriate choice. 
    One important feature of mobile learning is flexibility.

  4. Lana Rings

    Distributed Cognition: Knowledge resides not just in the individual head. Profs need librarians, tech people, et al. in teaching.

    TPACK: technology, pedagogy, content knowledge. It’s not content expertise alone that makes for a good course! (Traditional way of defining the professorial approach to teaching.)

  5. Jenny Roye

    Experimenting with Google +. look for an invite to dinner. I am building a circle with all of us in it. Anyone have expereince with Google+?

  6. Peggy Semingson

    Lana, I find the concept of distributed cognition to be very useful. I drew upon it in my dissertation research in looking at the ways families supported their children who struggled with reading. They often used a form of “peer tutoring” in the household where siblings would support the student who faced challenges so it didn’t fall entirely on the parent who often worked and faced time challenges. I want to explore the concept of TPACK further. -Peggy

  7. Lana Rings

    Sounds like a useful concept, Peggy! I’m reflecting on it and other ideas I’ve run across here at the conference. The conversation will continue.

    I love the picture, folks. Is that a “Wish you were here”-postcard-type of picture? 🙂 I enlarged it to see you all “up close and personal.” Nice shot!!! -Lana

  8. Jiyoon

    Hi Lana,
    thank you for your feedback about my paper. Yes, for future I will use another tool to measure student learning. During this project, students were satisfied with their learning science concepts, which was shown through the CSS tool. Also, I want you to know that whatever you work with students technology helps a lot !!!;)

  9. Jiyoon

    Hi Lana,
    thank you for your feedback about my paper. Yes, for future I will use another tool to measure student learning. During this project, students were satisfied with their learning science concepts, which was shown through the CSS tool. Also, I want you to know that whatever you work with students technology helps a lot ! 🙂

  10. Andy Herzog

    Creating Virtual Professional Learning Communities

    This presentation discussed how a learning community developed among rural, high school science teachers in Western Texas. In Western Texas, the distance between schools is vast, which limits the ability of teachers to interact with one another. By bringing community to Edmodo and Twitter, this group of teachers has found an inexpensive way to share ideas, lesson plans, and curriculum.

    http://academicexperts.org/conf/site/2014/papers/41149/

  11. Stephanie Cole

    Here was a cool idea in the genre of building online community that was new to me, and I think could also be of use in f-2-f communties: video blogging. post two pictures that represent you. I think I’ll try this in a grad class this summer that will be mostly face to face, but will also necessarily have an online component as students travel, etc.

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