Quick Bytes: Become a Better Educator without leaving your Desk

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  • Make a PLN the easy way!
  • The key here is that it starts with participate!
  • May be the edge of your comfort zone
  • Just a few places to think about when searching out conversations
  • You can have a separate google reader with your work account.
  • Professional online presence, not just for job hunters!
  • See what shows up, update it, try to fix up what you’d like to show up but doesn’t
  • These rank highly in google searches (if filled out with a little info)
  • Here is an idea for a cohesive online presence, make lots of your profiles reference an extendr.com page.
  • Slideshare pages rank very well on GoogleThe free version only allows for public uploadsThe mp3 audio feature may be something to consider as UMPresenterdies the slow death.
  • --download (optional, here it is grayed out, will download whatever original format was), --embed code (always available), --speaker notes are the notes from your powerpoint--comments, favorites, views, link to speaker’s profile
  • If you think about it too hard, it is easy to talk yourself out of slideshare. But it can be good for a lot of reasons!
  • This is a link to a prezi presentation to demonstrate an alternative format. Also includes info on chime-in.
  • Extension is being asked to offer online courses, by the University and by clientele, but first we have to really understand what it is.
  • Analogy: clothing designer asked to create a space suit. You don’t just put a suit in space! You adapt it FOR space. But it still has the basics: arms, legs, torso.Online course: don’t just put a course online. Adapt it. But it is still essentially a course, and you’re all used to that. (instead of legs, arms, torso, it has subject presentation, activities, and discussion) But why not TAKE one so that we’ve all seen a space suit!!This might be the most ridiculous slide I’ve ever made.
  • We’re not trying to put on those kind of college courses anywayLOOK FOR COURSES THAT INCLUDE INSTRUCTOR INVOLVEMENT AND CLASS INTERACTION!!! If you do not find anything, try looking for something else you’re passionate about. Languages, hobbies, photography, writing, the point here is to expose yourself to the online courseThings that are not… hundreds of university courses (namely MIT and Yale) are available online for free, these are recorded lectures and are not a course just like Science Friday on NPR is not a courseKhan academy is awesome. If you haven’t heard of it, go there as soon as you get home. But it still isn’t an online course!
  • Just because it’s online doesn’t mean it won’t take a bunch of time to read/watch and participateBe organized about what parts you’ve completed, and when you’ll carve out time to be online and do any assignments or activitiesThe discussion board is where the most active part of the class will take place, usually with other students posting links and the instructor giving feedback. This is why instructor-led is so important.
  • Quick Bytes: Become a Better Educator without leaving your Desk

    1. 1. QUICK BYTES<br />Become a better educator without leaving your desk<br />Amy Baker<br />Program Resource Director<br />
    2. 2. EXTENSIONShort Attention Span Theater<br />Encouraging and supporting intra-organizational learning<br />AN ONLINE ENRICHMENT COURSE COMING JANUARY 2012<br />
    3. 3. QUICK BYTE #1<br />Develop a Professional Learning Network Online<br />
    4. 4. Develop a Professional Learning Network Online<br />Premise<br />Maintaining connections is needed to facilitate continual learning<br />Why?<br />Ideas, energy, opportunities, support, perspectives, friendship<br />
    5. 5. Develop a Professional Learning Network Online<br />Do it online!<br />Connecting, collaborating, problem-solving with colleagues VIRTUALLY<br />A far-flung network is possible<br />Using tools of Web 2.0: wikis, twitter, skype, blogs, facebook…<br />You don’t have to love the technology to love the community<br />
    6. 6. Develop a Professional Learning Network Online<br />Participate<br />Learn<br />eNrich<br />
    7. 7. Develop a Professional Learning Network Online<br />My comfort zone<br />Things & people that make my profession worthwhile and interesting<br />My PLN<br />Adapted from “why do we connect?” by Shelly Terrell<br />
    8. 8. Develop a Professional Learning Network Online<br />Find where conversations are happening and join in<br />Blogs<br />Message boards<br />Ning sites<br />Facebook<br />Twitter chats<br />Skype chats (video-conferencing)<br />
    9. 9. Develop a Professional Learning Network Online<br />TWITTER<br />Get your own twitter account<br />Add people you know<br />Add people they follow who look relevant<br />Add from compiled lists (search google)<br />Ease in: Retweet, live tweet events, reply to tweets, ask questions<br />More advanced: tweet found links, original material, links to own material<br />
    10. 10. Develop a Professional Learning Network Online<br />BLOGS<br />Setup a feedreader<br />Search google and find 5 blogs relating to your profession<br />Follow them<br />Leave comments<br />Explore their links and blogrolls<br />
    11. 11. QUICK BYTE #2<br />Update/create your professional online presence<br />
    12. 12. Update/Create your Professional Online Presence<br />GOOGLE YOURSELF! You know you want to.<br />
    13. 13. Update/Create your Professional Online Presence<br />STEP 1<br />Fill out your Google profile page.<br />Photo<br />Experience/expertise<br />Contact info<br />Links to your otheronline profiles<br />
    14. 14. Update/Create your Professional Online Presence<br />STEP 2<br />Update other online profiles<br />LinkedIn<br />Twitter <br />Facebook<br />Moodle<br />Update regularly with professional info on new projects or interests<br />
    15. 15. Update/Create your Professional Online Presence<br />STEP 3<br />Create extendr.compage<br />ONE PAGE TO RULE THEM ALL!!<br />Link to this in:<br />Other profiles<br />Emails<br />Presentations<br />http://amybaker.extendr.com<br />
    16. 16. QUICK BYTE #3<br />Share your presentations on slideshare<br />
    17. 17. Share Your Presentations on Slideshare<br />Upload presentations—free unlimited public presentations<br />You can make an mp3 recording and sync it up<br />Embed in a website, Tweet the link<br />Add your slideshare feed to LinkedIn and FB profiles<br />
    18. 18. Share Your Presentations on Slideshare<br />
    19. 19. Share Your Presentations on Slideshare<br />IDEAS<br />Get colleagues’ comments on your presentations<br />Use it as a presentation library for your team<br />Archive event presentations (like Program Conference!)<br />
    20. 20. QUICK BYTE #4<br />Explore Alternatives to the traditional lecture<br />
    21. 21. Explore Alternatives to the traditional lecture<br />Spice it up!Prezi presentation<br />
    22. 22. QUICK BYTE #5<br />Take an Online Course<br />
    23. 23. Take an Online Course<br />What is an online course?<br />An online course is curriculum that is delivered mostly or completely online. There are typically no face-to-face meetings. The online learning experience includes all the educational components of a well-planned traditional-format course, but delivered in an alternative manner to allow for flexibility in location and timing.<br />
    24. 24. Take an Online Course<br />ARMS<br />TORSO<br />LEGS<br />
    25. 25. Take an Online Course<br />Most instructor-led online courses offered by real colleges are cost- and time-prohibitive<br />Look for online classes that include an instructor (these are actually quite hard to find!)<br />Learnable.com, LERN.org<br />Try looking for something else you’re passionate about<br />Things that are not really an online course:<br />Recorded lectures<br />Khan academy<br />
    26. 26. Take an Online Course<br />Be prepared to set aside considerable time<br />Be organized<br />Read and post to the discussion board or comments<br />Do the assignments, even if they are just suggestions<br />
    27. 27. EXTENSIONShort Attention Span Theater<br />Encouraging and supporting intra-organizational learning<br />AN ONLINE ENRICHMENT COURSE COMING JANUARY 2012<br />
    28. 28. Questions<br />

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