TechEd Soiree Teaching with D2L: Lockers versus Dropbox

What are Lockers:
The Locker is an electronic storage area for you to store your files. You can upload and download files from any computer and use them in D2L or transfer them from one computer to another. Only the owner of the Locker can view its contents unless the owner decides to mark something as public. If something is public than anyone that is in a D2L Course Site the owner is also in can see this file.
https://mnsite.ims.mnscu.edu/shared/_instructor_and_coursedesigner_help/learningenvironment/locker/about_locker.htm

What is Dropbox: https://mnsite.ims.mnscu.edu/shared/_instructor_and_coursedesigner_help/learningenvironment/dropbox/about_dropbox.htm  http://web.mnstate.edu/instrtech/scmodules/d2l/students/dropbox/dropbox_print.htmlThe Dropbox provides a convenient way for students to electronically submit individual and group assignments and is a great way to have a paperless or nearly paperless course. You can provide feedback, assign grades, and return submissions with track changes all from a single location.

Overlap: students can submit assignments in their lockers and mark them public and instructor can set up a group dropbox, where students can see each other assignments.

Dropbox is much more “potent” tool to handle assignments (one can leave feedback, connect with “grading” etc.)

Both lockers and dropbox are used in a close conjunction with “Groups,” which will be discussed in our next TechEd Soiree

basics of design: new handout

The new, 10th edition of “instructional Technology and Media for Learning” by Smaldino et al is out. on p. 191 there is a good layout of the basics for design as discuss during the design session of January 22, 2013. Link to the handouts of that session here:  http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/01/22/basics-of-design/

This is the link to a scanned copy of the pages related to visual design: http://web.stcloudstate.edu/informedia/design/visual_design_smaldino.pdf

mobile technology, badges, flipped classrooms, and learning analytics according to Bryan Alexander

Very short video of Bryan Alexander, senior fellow at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education, discussing the issues and opportunities facing mobile technology, badges, flipped classrooms, and learning analytics: 

http://online.qmags.com/CPT0113/default.aspx?sessionID=C711175DBEE9188D0D93C2F28&cid=2335187&eid=17730&pg=18&mode=2#pg18&mode1

Clickers (Classroom Response System)

what kind of clickers are you using?

what kind of clickers are you familiar with?

what qualities in clickers do you find useful, necessary, obligatory for your course[s]?

At the moment SCSU is still considering eInstruction http://www.einstruction.com/ as its default clicker system (clickers sold in the Bookstore)

However, faculty on campus are slowly adopting other systems:

http://iresponseapp.com/features/

http://www.turningtechnologies.com

https://www.tophatmonocle.com/

http://www.polleverywhere.com/

while each of these systems appeal differenetly to different faculty from different disciplines, having a standard, campus-wide clicker system has also strong advantages.

 

handouts and other materials for self directed learning with Dreamweaver CS5

Web editing and design _dreamweaver

Basics

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/adobe-cs5-dreamweaver-html-basics.html

http://dreamweavertutorial.co.uk/dreamweaver/beginners/create-website-dreamweaver-cs5-introduction-part1.htm#.UFJ2O8re11Y.google_plusone_share

Why Dreamweaver:

http://www.adobe.com/devnet/dreamweaver/articles/dw_wordpress_pt1.html

(and not MS Word, WordPress, Weebly)

Basic Web development

http://www.htmlgoodies.com/tutorials/getting_started/article.php/3869776/Web-Development-The-Need-to-Know-Basics.htm

Web design

http://webdesign.about.com/od/webdesignbasics/u/webdesignbasics.htm

please contribute with your favorite and/or most helpful source to work with Dreamweaver; web development and design.

Please share with us an application, which, in your opinion can successfully substitute Dreamweaver (e.g., WordPress, Weebly, etc.)  for learning and teaching purposes.

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handouts and other materials for self directed learning with Photoshop CS5

image processing

Photoshop CS5 basics.

Tools

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/photoshop-cs5-allinone-for-dummies-cheat-sheet.html

http://www.groovypost.com/howto/howto/adobe-photoshop-cs5-basics-guide-review-interface-tools-review-performance/

Shortcuts..

http://www.photoshopessentials.com/basics/type/font-size/

Handouts (CS6):

http://ittraining.iu.edu/training/browse.aspx?workshop=PHOBA#self-paced

please contribute with your favorite and/or most helpful source to work with Photoshop.

Please share with us an application, which, in your opinion can successfully substitute Photoshop for learning and teaching purposes.

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Sessions on Digital Photography in March


Digital Photography 1 – practical lessons for learning and teaching

  • digital photography in learning from K12 to Higher Ed
  • general uses of digital cameras and photography in education
  • specific application of digital cameras and photography in education
    • medical
    • SPED
    • ESL
    • storytelling
    • etc
  • apply in the learning process
  • new trends and ideas

 

Monday, March 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM until Monday, March 25, 2013 at 11:45 AM 
Sponsoring Campus: St. Cloud State University 
Location: MC-205

Digital Photography 2-Learning and Teaching with digital cameras

 

  • differences and similarities between digital and traditional film photgraphy
  • cameras and what do we need to know about them
  • digital cameras settings and modes
  • how to take good pictures
  • digital camera problems and troubleshooting
  • Image editing

 

 Monday, March 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM until Monday, March 25, 2013 at 11:45 AM 
Sponsoring Campus: St. Cloud State University 
Location: MC-205 

Adobe Photoshop sessions in February

Please consider a series of Adobe Photoshop sessions in February:

Workshop registration at:

https://secure.mnsu.edu/mnscupd/login/default.asp?campusid=0073

Computer Skills


Photoshop, Part 1 of 4

 

Monday, February 04, 2013 at 11:00 AM until Monday, February 04, 2013 at 11:45 AM 

Sponsoring Campus: St. Cloud State University 
Location: MC-205

Photoshop, Part 2 of 4

 

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM until Monday, February 11, 2013 at 11:45 AM 

Sponsoring Campus: St. Cloud State University 
Location: MC-205 

Photoshop, Part 3 of 4

 

Monday, February 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM until Monday, February 18, 2013 at 11:45 AM 

Sponsoring Campus: St. Cloud State University 
Location: MC-205

Photoshop, Part 4 of 4

 

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM until Monday, February 25, 2013 at 11:45 AM 

Sponsoring Campus: St. Cloud State University 
Location: MC-205