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10 min of the presentation: “students are searching from devices”

this is why library instruction should slowly move from regular keyboarding exercises to utilization of mobile devices

James Hammons advocates for a mobile app geared toward accommodating students’ readiness to shift from large-screen search to smart phone search. The layout of the content being responsive to the screen size.

if the trend is to cater to students’ preference in using mobile devices, it is only logical to start gearing up to providing instruction and assistance using mobile devices.

Kathryn Silberger asserts (min 36 and forth) that the Library must let students know that it (the Library) is mobile friendly. How better to establish such feeling but by changing practices from big screen to hiding-behind-the-desktops students to gamified activities using mobile devices. Faculty have a “sticky influence” on student information habits.


Digital Teacher

10 Lessons For The Digital Teacher
purpose of my curriculum planning

10 Lessons For The Digital Teacher

  • Manage your time
  • Be organized in your teaching
  • Measure success
  • Be purposeful
  • Find a mentor
  • Always be learning
  • Reflect on your teaching
  • Grow a personal learning network
  • Create teaching files
  • Be open

Minimum Wage

Life on Minimum Wage - An Economics Lesson

 TES Marketplace. Click here to download it for free or read on for more information about the activity.

The purpose of Life on Minimum Wage is for students to recognize how difficult it is to save money when your only job(s) pay minimum wage without benefits. To win (prize not yet determined) at Life on Minimum Wage students have to reach five financial goals that they select. To earn money the students have to complete the tasks of their assigned jobs. The students then have to pay required bills before using money for their selected financial goals. As the game progresses students will be issued “surprise” cards which require them to spend money on things like speeding tickets, trips to a health clinic, and increases in rent.


presentation design rules

5 presentation design rules worth breaking

Rule to break: You need a cohesive theme. What to do instead: Give your audience a tasteful curveball

If you really want to keep your audiences engaged and awake, try throwing in a completely one-off and random picture that still tie into your message

Rule to break: Your slides need to be perfect. What to do instead: Optimize your environment

room décor, body language, or even sounds

Rule to break: Follow a proven template. What to do instead: Craft a story that shines

Use case studies to supplement your tips. Interject yourself into your narrative. Pull your audiences into your experiences, anecdotes, and perspectives.

Rule to break: Be blunt. What to do instead: Use subtle cues

I use software that lets me zoom in and out of the content I’m sharing

Rule to break: Break rules. What to do instead: Use your best UX judgment

You’ll want to break some rules: just not all of them. A rule that you should never, ever break is the importance of keeping things readable.

twitter audience

6 Steps to Finding Your Twitter Audience

smart tools, six steps…

1. Target keywords in Twitter bios. Say you’re promoting an app for a half-marathon in Chicago. With the help of a few tools you can quickly create lists of your targets.

  •  Social Bro: Those with a subscription can search all Twitter bios by keyword (runner) and location (Chicago), name and url to find the active profiles that fit your needs. Additionally, you can organize your search results into Twitter lists.
  • FollowerWonk: With this free tool you can search profiles by keyword, name, location and url. The results can be exported to xls or csv.
  • Twitter‘s “people search” feature: Any user has access to this recently launched feature, however, searches are limited to keywords.
6 Steps to Finding Your Twitter Audience

2. Find active users and influencers.

3. Find those who use a particular hashtag.

4. Organize your results.

5. Don’t forget your tweeps.

6. Interact and monitor.