This year I get to do a short presentation about “marketing yourself” online. I figure I will just use what I know, which makes sense. I have an image here and all the rest is linked right here on this site. Now that is convenient. For me and for others.
The conference is described as follows:
The 2nd Annual Leadership Conference is a collaborative effort between our local colleges and is open to students from Prescott College, Yavapai College, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Besides developing valuable new leadership skills and gaining a leadership certificate, students from all three colleges will also have a chance to connect, learn from each other, and have fun with an end of the day networking social.
Well, as we looked at polling tools last week how about we use one to figure out what times work for people next week. This one is PollEverywhere. The one embedded here is for the web, but the tool has very nice texting and twitter options.
I have a Monday and a Thursday date this time around. They work best for me, at least this coming week. I am on Spring Break March 11 to 15 so I am not sure what will happen then.
So, for Monday March 4th
and for Thursday March 7th
We will probably go with a Hangout and a Collaborate session. They both have good opportunities!
Well, the ol Captain of Synchronous Communications has been a bit out of the Program lately. But you know, it is a SNOW DAY here in the little village of Cornville, Arizona so I figured I better take this time to jump back in. So I am.
I have used Prezi in a live presentation once or twice. I remember being really scared that the thing would start zooming in and out of control. I saw it happen once to a presenter and it was awkward. If it happened to me I would look even more out of control than I usually appear. That would be bad.
Below is one I did for a session here at the college. I like the description, “Presentation hopes to share vision of learning where useful tools are incorporated into the learning environment wisely.” Sounds smart. Or wise?
Jing is my favorite quick and easy capture tool. We have lots of folks using it well. I use it to share information about tools and it has some nice function. We use it to feed our 57 Second Blackboard Tips into our “TeLS Webletter.” Below is an image I captured using Jing, so it is not just for video!
How about a hangout to discuss ideas for using the tools we have covered this last week? We can call it “A Week in Review.” Catchy titles help sometimes? I will offer up two sessions, one a hangout and the other a Collaborate session. Both can be informal and look at the tools in review and have a question and answer time. And just to see some of you folks again. I have tried to use the time converter below. I have struggled with it in the past.
DATES AND TIMES
Google Hangout (add me on G+ ) Monday the 25th 12:00 to 1:00 pm (Global Time Converter)
Collaborate Session (Link is here) Wednesday the 27th 10:00 am to 11:00 am (Global Time Converter)
I’ll schedule something later in the day, or early evening in a week or two. I know these are last minute, but let’s just see what happens!
I just read a thoughtful and curious post by @wiltwhatman about the wilds of understanding and the great challenge of belief. In this MOOCISPHERE* where we are all blinking and bobbing in the great digital ocean, it is a pleasure to see some prose that make me wander to and fro.
As I read I said to @wiltwhatman that the writing reminded me of one of my favorite lines, “I’d rather be lost than found in the wrong place.” I don’t know who said that, but it reminds me of the Great Excitement of Learning**.
When finished, I quickly grabbed Teaching as a Subversive Activity because I could picture a page where oodles of questions were asked and I HAD TO FIND IT. But I could not. Maybe it was a dream?
Here are some of the questions posed by @wiltwhatman
What am I teaching? Who am I teaching it to? Why is this person here? Do they want to be here? Is here the right place for them to be?What do they think here is, and how do they think it works? Does this person have an accurate sense of their capacities, abilities, limits, contexts and coping mechanisms? Do they think I need to be perfect, and do I need to undermine that? Do they think this is necessary knowledge? Is there estimation right? What’s their past experience of learning? What are the culktural influences. What resources do they have?
Here is an image from a page in TSA (Teaching as a Subversive Activity)
“In fact, he has a persisting aversion to anyone, any syllabus, any text that offers The Right Answer.”
I am raising my hand. Waving my hand and screaming, “Me!” Strange how we can read ourselves into a book. Or visa-versa.
* The place where we all come to connect and wonder
** GEL Those moments where there is clear focus and purpose for stuff