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Dawsonite

Published December 7, 2014

DawsonITE for the Week of December 8

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

This week, DawsonITE resources seek to bridge the gap between reality and the virtual world. Often, those resources seem to be teachers. The guide on the side really turns out to be more central than the name would suggest!

Mathematics

Articles

Dawsonite

Published November 30, 2014

DawsonITE for the Week of December 1

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

This week’s edition of DawsonITE marks that transition into the home stretch of the semester. As we wade through the pressures of exam preparation and correction, as well as the heartbreak of the students who ‘absolutely must pass this course’, the light at the end of the tunnel beckons us with thoughts of innovation and growth in the plans for next semester’s iteration of our classes.

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

Panopto

Published November 23, 2014

Generating Content for the Flipped Classroom Using Panopto Software

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Last year Casey Burkholder worked for the Center for Engineering in Society. In an interview with her, she mentioned that Deborah Dysart-Gale, Chair and Associate Professor of the Center, promoted a hybrid course design for graduate level engineering students in a writing course on technical writing for computer scientists and engineers. Burkholder taught one section of this technical writing course where students completed most of their work outside of class and brought their results to class for revision. In effect, she ran the course like a writing workshop, creating lecture materials and videos before class and then posting them online. Students would watch them and be guided to a prompt where they would create a first draft of a writing piece. Class time was spent working in small groups and with one-on-one instructor / student time to focus on students’ actual writing. This approach was enabled through the use of Panopto Software.

English (Second Language)

Articles

Dawsonite

Published November 23, 2014

DawsonITE November 24, 2014

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Once again, Profweb brings you the current edition of DawsonITE.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

Esl

Published November 23, 2014

Contributions from English as a Second Language 604

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Scattered around the province and often far from large English speaking population centers, English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers have embraced the magic of using technology to bring the world, particularly the English-speaking world, into their classrooms. Their stories are often accounts of victories gained through effective networking with colleagues, with administrators and with technicians to achieve results. This makes many of these innovations easy to access for teachers in any discipline, who can take ownership of the technology and integrate it into their courses.

English (Second Language)

Articles

Dawsonite

Published November 16, 2014

DawsonITE November 17, 2014

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Dawson.IT.E. (Dawson IT in Education) is a weekly newsletter compiled by Rafael Scapin with the latest news in IT and Education. This week’s edition of DawsonITE is from their Newsletter no. 226 released on November 14th, 2014 with the Video of the Week and Presentation of the Week taken from the website at http://dawsonite.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/.

Multidisciplinary

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