OLC Accelerate 2019

Excited to announce I’ve been accepted as a presenter at the 25th annual OLC conference Embracing And Teaching Accessibility Date:  Thursday, November 21st Time:  9:45 AM to 10:30 AM Conference Session:  Concurrent Session 5 Lead Presenter:  Janene McMahan (University of Alaska – Fairbanks) Co-presenter:  Joanne Healy (University of Alaska Fairbanks) Track:  Tools and Technologies Location: […]

Testing Embeds

Using the embed code from inside the share in VoiceThread and pasting it into the Text view in WordPress. It worked … See VoiceThread and screenshots below. This is using the default information. I would change the height and width. Find your VT and click the share icon Choose the “Basic” tab Copy the embed […]

And the award goes to…

The other day I mentioned php. Someone asked me what it stood for. I honestly didn’t know.  ‘I just code or I just hack it’ wasn’t my best response! php (or PHP) stands for hypertext preprocessor. Correct. It’s like a fool’s errand. PHP actually is an acronym for “PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor.” What? Wait, what tomfoolery […]

Fun with banners

EDSE 642 Sensory Banner Text

Joanne Healy, School of Education, likes the banners I make. Here’s the latest batch… her requests are fairly open-ended, so I can find the right  mood to fit the need. Our department has access to a Shutterstock account. That and regular CC0 images make creating banners easier.      

Guide students through your course

Visual of how assignments line up

Guide students through your course verbally and visually. Whether your discipline is highly visual or not, using a picture to show the student where they are in the course or semester is helpful. You might want to use a quick video to show students how to navigate your course shell. If that’s not in the works consider providing a course calendar and course map. Both have value. Calendars are fairly easy to create while adding a course map can show how assignments flow from the topics you are delving into.

Take a moment to grab pen and paper, crayons, your laptop or whatever tools are at hand. Ask yourself what visual maps you use most. Use one of them as a template for what you build and deliver to your students.

Better Tests & Quizzes

suitcase of ideas

Slides Needed: note-taker Goals: driven by your discussion Resources Please add your ideas! On the iPad click the ” + ” near the bottom left to add. How do you know? VoiceThread You have to have Flash installed (allow use) Students  practicing language Joanne Healy is using VoiceThread and the students love it.