What’s fun got to do with it?                Joanna C. Dunlap                Center for Faculty Development               ...
What’s fun got to do with it?        How shall we treat subject matter…        so that it will rank as material of        ...
Personal answer…
Professional answer…People don’t pay attention to boring things.  Emotional arousal helps the brain learn.  Audiences chec...
Fun = phluff???Orientation                    ImmediacyLecture                    MalleabilityClass discussions           ...
Fun = phluff???Orientation                    ImmediacyLecture                    MalleabilityClass discussions           ...
Fun strategies for   orientation
Meet Jeremy…
http://voicethread.com
http://twitter.com/http://www.linkedin.comhttp://www.facebook.com
Fun strategies forrepresenting understanding
Caption the photo!
Soundtracks              http://finetune.com              http://songza.com              http://blip.fm              http:...
Cloudbusting               http://www.wordle.net/
Virtual paper bag                    http://flickr.com
Storytelling, soap operas, &“Naked Came the Manatee”                     http://voicethread.com                     http:/...
Story galleries    http://flickr.com
Story galleries    http://flickr.com
Roleplaying, part 1               http://www.xtranormal.com
Fun strategies for  assessment
Roleplaying, part 2
 Music video                                               Pecha kucha/Ignite                                           ...
Via http://www.flickr.com/groups/it6710spring2010/
Final thoughts…  I ain’t making this stuff up…  I loved all of your “fun” activities. At  first I thought I would hate the...
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  • Example of orientation story for a workshop on “front-end analysis”
  • What superhero powers does an educator need to be effective? What superhero powers does an individual with HIV need to effectively manage her/his healthcare?
  • What issues are the community addressing? What questions are people in the community asking about HIV?
  • Caption the photo to address an aspect of our healthcare system.
  • Another example…
  • Telling a loved one that your HIV status is positive.
  • Compose questions and appropriate responses
  • Fun

    1. 1. What’s fun got to do with it? Joanna C. Dunlap Center for Faculty Development University of Colorado Denver Joni.Dunlap@ucdenver.edu Superhero powers: work avoidance, mass email deleting, stirring two bowls of hot soup at the same time, knowledge of every pop song from the 1970s, squirrel- chatter translation, and x-ray vision. My favorite color is purple.
    2. 2. What’s fun got to do with it? How shall we treat subject matter… so that it will rank as material of reflective inquiry, not as ready-made intellectual pablum to be accepted and swallowed just as if it were something bought at a shop. ~ Dewey (1933), How We Think, pg. 257
    3. 3. Personal answer…
    4. 4. Professional answer…People don’t pay attention to boring things. Emotional arousal helps the brain learn. Audiences check out after 10 minutes, but you can keep grabbing them back by telling narratives or creating events rich in emotion. ~ Medina (2008), Brain Rules, pg. 94
    5. 5. Fun = phluff???Orientation ImmediacyLecture MalleabilityClass discussions CompellingnessRepresentation of Resonance understandingAssessment Coherence
    6. 6. Fun = phluff???Orientation ImmediacyLecture MalleabilityClass discussions CompellingnessRepresentation Resonance of understanding CoherenceAssessment
    7. 7. Fun strategies for orientation
    8. 8. Meet Jeremy…
    9. 9. http://voicethread.com
    10. 10. http://twitter.com/http://www.linkedin.comhttp://www.facebook.com
    11. 11. Fun strategies forrepresenting understanding
    12. 12. Caption the photo!
    13. 13. Soundtracks http://finetune.com http://songza.com http://blip.fm http://listen.grooveshark.com
    14. 14. Cloudbusting http://www.wordle.net/
    15. 15. Virtual paper bag http://flickr.com
    16. 16. Storytelling, soap operas, &“Naked Came the Manatee” http://voicethread.com http://www.jingproject.com/
    17. 17. Story galleries http://flickr.com
    18. 18. Story galleries http://flickr.com
    19. 19. Roleplaying, part 1 http://www.xtranormal.com
    20. 20. Fun strategies for assessment
    21. 21. Roleplaying, part 2
    22. 22.  Music video  Pecha kucha/Ignite  CD cover w/liner notes  Comic book  Movie poster  Digital story  Radio program  Game  Interpretive dance!Viahttp://www.vcasmo.com/video/SuzieRose/8202http://csuth.org/ignitehttp://tinyurl.com/2brz5gphttp://tinyurl.com/2fbkgy7
    23. 23. Via http://www.flickr.com/groups/it6710spring2010/
    24. 24. Final thoughts… I ain’t making this stuff up… I loved all of your “fun” activities. At first I thought I would hate them, that they’d be a big waste of time. But I get it now, and see how they not only helped me get to know you and the others in the class, but actually helped me learn too!!! Thanks for a great class!

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