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  • Imagine you’re a student for a moment. You’ll go into this course’s learning room and have a look at the 10 Tips from today’s course from the student’s perspective.We’ll then look at how you create each of them.Go into the learning room for 10 Ways to spice up your learning room
  • Log in to Sandbox
  • Show slide as you introduce the tip, then go into NOW and show how to do it.
  • Show slide as you introduce the tip, then go into NOW and show how to do it.
  • We’ll be searching Google and Flickr to find resources we are able to use, that aren’t fully copyright protected.Has anyone heard of creative commons?Allows the owner of a work to choose the license that will govern the use of their work.
  • Show slide as you introduce the tip, then go into NOW and show how to do it.Updates from the website of your choice are fed into NOW automaticallyFeed code builder URL in NAB
  • Stages to create the twitter feed in NOW
  • Show slide as you introduce the tip, then go into NOW and show how to do it.
  • Show slide as you introduce the tip, then go into NOW and show how to do it.
  • What is Twitter and why use it?Some of the things you might mention to introduce Twitter are:The concept is that you can keep up to date with what is happening by posting and reading concise updates from a person organisation or topicPost and read messages called tweetsTweet = text-based message of up to 140 characters, therefore short and conciseTweets can be posted through the Twitter website, through mobile phones and through other websitesCompanies promote themselves and communicate with their client base in this way. They also respond to customer complaints and queries this way, meaning replies are visible to everyoneMany educators tweet about what they are doing and new and interesting articles they have foundSome well-known Tweeters are: Stephen Fry, 10 Downing Street, The Guardian, NTU, Penguin Books
  • Stages to create the twitter feed in NOW
  • Search tip: Use from: immediately before a username to find tweets from that user. Example: from:alexiskold will find tweets sent from the user "alexiskold".
  • Show slide as you introduce the tip, then go into NOW and show how to do it.
  • Show slide as you introduce the tip, then go into NOW and show how to do it.
  • Top three tips and which will you use in your real learning rooms?
  • 10 ways to_spice_up_your_learning_room_with_anna_v1.4

    1. 1. Ten ways to spice up your NOW learning room<br />Anna ArmstrongCentre for Professional Learning & Development<br />
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    3. 3. Logistics<br />Toilets<br />Drinks and Refreshments<br />Fire Alarms<br />Questioning Policy<br />23 May 2011<br />3<br />
    4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonytoo/4692186465/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/major_clanger/382513/<br />
    5. 5. By the end of the course you should be able to:<br /><ul><li>Make your NOW learning room a hub for all information and resources for your module
    6. 6. Enhance your face-to-face sessions with videos, topical subjects and competitions, dates, definitions and events
    7. 7. Have your learning room automatically updated by linking to live feeds from the internet
    8. 8. Provide a rich source of new information, wider reading, activities and learning resources</li></ul>23 May 2011<br />5<br />
    9. 9. 23 May 2011<br />6<br />
    10. 10. Imagine…<br />
    11. 11. 10 Ways to Spice up your NOW Learning Room<br />23 May 2011<br />8<br />
    12. 12. Discover the Ten Tips…<br /><ul><li>In groups of two or three look at the learning room page Ten Ways to Spice up your NOW Learning Room (under your Student tab).
    13. 13. What do you like/dislike about the learning room, from a student perspective?
    14. 14. How many new ideas can you find?</li></ul>23 May 2011<br />9<br />
    15. 15. Practise in your Sandbox Module<br />23 May 2011<br />10<br />
    16. 16. 1<br />Colour code your learning room<br />Why?<br /><ul><li>Give your learning room a distinctive appearance
    17. 17. Have an agreed house style with other related modules
    18. 18. Highlight important information</li></ul>How?<br /><ul><li>Edit the homepage layout
    19. 19. Change the colours of the widget headings / titles</li></ul>23 May 2011<br />11<br />
    20. 20. 2<br />5<br />3<br />4<br />Pose a question/competition/incentive<br />Why?<br /><ul><li>Question of the week
    21. 21. Create interest
    22. 22. Brighten up learning room
    23. 23. Raise awareness
    24. 24. Increase engagement with the learning room
    25. 25. Link to more information
    26. 26. Teaser before lecture
    27. 27. Share your photos
    28. 28. Answer revealed in lecture
    29. 29. Test knowledge
    30. 30. Spark discussion
    31. 31. Revision of difficult concept</li></ul>How?<br /><ul><li>Create NOW widget
    32. 32. Add an image, text or link to it
    33. 33. Add widget to your learning room page</li></ul>23 May 2011<br />12<br />
    34. 34. https://my.syncplicity.com/share/kx92ie0gd8/Creative_Commons_Infographic.png<br />23 May 2011<br />13<br />
    35. 35. 6<br />Provide live topical news updates<br />Why?<br /><ul><li>Provide topical content automatically updated
    36. 36. Wider reading
    37. 37. Create interest in the topic</li></ul>How?<br /><ul><li>Get an RSS feed from website of your choice
    38. 38. Convert to code suitable for NOW
    39. 39. Add to a new widget in NOW</li></ul>23 May 2011<br />14<br />
    40. 40. 23 May 2011<br />15<br />
    41. 41. 23 May 2011<br />16<br />
    42. 42. 23 May 2011<br />17<br />Open new tabs and go to <br /><ul><li>tinyurl.com/makecode
    43. 43. www.guardian.co.uk</li></li></ul><li>7<br />Definitions/Glossary<br />Why?<br /><ul><li>Revision
    44. 44. Explain commonly misunderstood terms
    45. 45. Exam rubric terminology</li></ul>How?<br /><ul><li>Use NOW’s Glossary tool</li></ul>23 May 2011<br />18<br />
    46. 46. Provide automatically updated links to current and topical reading<br />8<br />Why?<br /><ul><li>New material on each visit
    47. 47. Topical content
    48. 48. Wider reading
    49. 49. Create interest in the subject area
    50. 50. You don’t have to provide the information</li></ul>How?<br /><ul><li>Get a feed from Twitter
    51. 51. Create a new widget in NOW
    52. 52. Add Twitter feed into widget</li></ul>19<br />23 May 2011<br />
    53. 53. 8<br />Twitter in Education<br />http://resources.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui/bitstream/handle/123456789/1267/microblogging.mov?sequence=1<br />23 May 2011<br />20<br />
    54. 54. 23 May 2011<br />21<br />
    55. 55. 8<br />Automatically updated links and reading<br />www.twitter.com<br />23 May 2011<br />22<br />
    56. 56. 9<br />Welcome to the Module or Programme<br />Why?<br /><ul><li>Orientate students with the learning room
    57. 57. Explain how you will be using NOW
    58. 58. Highlight documents in the Content area</li></ul>How?<br /><ul><li>Use News to create a welcome message
    59. 59. Add a picture and a link to module handbook/other content</li></ul>Or<br /><ul><li>Create a video welcome message</li></li></ul><li>10<br />Publicise forthcoming events/dates<br />Why?<br /><ul><li>Information
    60. 60. Keep students up to date
    61. 61. Reminders
    62. 62. Guest lectures
    63. 63. Coursework deadlines
    64. 64. Highlight relevant events
    65. 65. Exam board dates
    66. 66. Engagement with learning room
    67. 67. Provide interest and links to further information</li></ul>How?<br /><ul><li>Use NOW’s Events widget</li></li></ul><li>?<br />Which are your threefavourite tips?<br />http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/NzI1NDY0Njk5<br />23 May 2011<br />25<br />Photo by fauxto_digital http://www.flickr.com/photos/fauxto_dkp/4822742072/<br />
    68. 68. Further Support and Guidance<br /><ul><li>Self help resources: NOW Community learning room
    69. 69. Help desk support for immediate issues: elearninghelp@ntu.ac.uk, ext 86030
    70. 70. Staff development: CPLDenquiries@ntu.ac.uk
    71. 71. Curriculum development: Centre for Academic Development and Quality</li></ul>23 May 2011<br />26<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/b-tal/116220689/<br />