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					New Instructional
  Possibilities
     Kelly McEnany
      AB Tech CC
    November 4, 2011
  kmcenany@abtech.edu
          Technology

Just push a button and
get the class?

 What do we want
students to know?

How do we use
technology to stay
relevant?
  “Millennials” and
technology- “plugged
    in” generation
What does your
classroom look
     like?
Do we practice what we preach?
   How we access
information/read has
      changed
                                            Conduct an audit of your holdings in
Working with your                                       Psych/Soc
   LIBRARY
                                           Obtain a copy of all requests/purchases
                                             made by your department in the past
  http://libguides.abtech.edu/behavioral
                                                            5 years.
           Library Roadshow

                                               Ask a Librarian to come to a
                                             department meeting to demonstrate
                                              what resources are available for
                                             student research/projects (credible
                                                         sources?)

                                           Invite Librarian to your class to help at
                                                 beginning of research project
       New textbook
        possibilities

Soomo Publishing

http://soomopublishing.com/sle/#analytics

customizable, inexpensive, interactive
      Problem: plagiarism
Can we solve it by setting up our classes differently?
Possibilities or a curse?

 Spice it up (infusing websites into existing
 courses using LMS like Moodle, Bb, etc)

 “Old” fashion in new ways (use of
 film, group projects, and presentations)
                 Why?
Opportunity for critical thinking (new media
literacies)

Higher on Bloom’s taxonomy (apply, create,
collaborate)

Global possibilities

It’s fun to add fresh content, stay relevant

Not just a FAD
   Publisher websites

Don’t forget these links- easiest. Need login to
Instructor Resources, can point students there
(to Student site) or create link in LMS to
discuss/summarize/connect to chapter

http://ewhighered.mcgraw-
hill.com/sites/0078111641/student_view0/web
_links.html
ASA and APA on course homepage
 American Sociological Association

 American Psychological Association

 Connect the discipline info to occupations
          Census.gov

American Community Survey (ACS)- infuse research
gathering into a project (where to get data):

http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/sea
rchresults.xhtml?refresh=t

http://www.census.gov/people/

Topics include: Well-being, families, computer use
Steering students to resources
   that make them THINK
 Charlie Rose: The Brain Series: http://www.charlierose.com/view/collection/10702

 PBS “Inside the Teenage Brain”
 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/teenbrain/


 Psychology Tests on BBC:
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/mind/index_surveys.shtml



 Harvard Study of Adult Development:
 http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/06/what-makes-us-happy/7439/


 Open Yale Courses : http://oyc.yale.edu/

 TED talks:http://www.ted.com/
they use it outside of our
    classrooms, so...
 Add photo to a paper (i.e. homelessness)

 Hiller Spires of NC State advocates use of
 “grassroots video” for GROUP projects:

   to “construct and create”, not passive

   inquiry learning kits: flip camera with built-in
   USB, headphones, 1GB flash drive
      Rethinking the
       Presentation
www.prezi.com (beyond PPT)

Digital Storytelling:
http://www.storycenter.org/stories/

Creating short films:
http://www.cybersmartafrica.org/storytelling/ga
llery/ use campus IT department to help, can
post these on course page, campus
Youtube.com account, share with class
                     Using Film
Students like watching movies, can be a way to create links to our
studies

Can be used for Discussion Board post or applied project/assignment

SOC:
http://sociologythroughdocumentaryfilm.pbworks.com/w/page/171949
65/FrontPage

PSYCH: http://www.psychmovies.com/ (Movie Lists and Instructor
Resources)

Snag Films http://www.snagfilms.com
http://learning.snagfilms.com/film/category/college


PBS.org Frontline (free! use Teacher Center tab)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/ Topics for educators (sights in Singapore, music in
Iceland):http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/educators/culture.html
                  Podcasts
•   iTunes U:

    •   http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/
        http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/

•   Audacity (free program, messages to Online
    students)

    •     http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

•   This American Life: search by topic:

    •   http://www.thisamericanlife.org/podcast
Creating connections

By directing students to particular websites,
and exposing them to discipline specific
information from sources that may be new to
them, we can model good online research
practices and media literacy

It can also prevent plagiarism if we keep
changing the assignments and ask specific
questions related to our chapters
www.wikispaces.com
          Japanusa
         collaboration


global connections: do not have
        to be expensive
Skype   - if a student/friend/colleague travels abroad
   New possibilities for
    instruction and assessment


Learning THROUGH technology, not just FROM technology

Direct students to specific websites, helping them make connections
between our courses and contemporary debates or issues

Use technology to create and collaborate (students) and spice up
online and F2F classes (instructors)

Share with colleagues- campus/department sessions

Library! What do you have? Use it!

				
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