Monthly Archive: October 2010

Oct 23

Article: Cell Phones in the Classroom

Came across an article today on the Chicago Tribune discussing how various educators are starting to experiment with cell phones in the classroom, and how specifically one group was pushing for them to be used in the Chicago Public School system.

Oct 14

VIDEO: A Vision of Students Today

Came across this great video today made by Dr. Michael Wesch (Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology) at Kansas State University. Dr. Wesch studies how technology and social media affects students, society, and culture…The video goes on to say “If students learn what they do, what are they learning sitting here?” referring to the chairs in a lecture hall. There is a great old Chinese proverb that I have at the beginning of my teaching philosophy: “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand”.

Oct 04

Data Visualization Tools

Just a very quick post: found a nice list here showing a number of data visualization tools available on the internet

Oct 01

Penn State DuBois Faculty Member using Technology in Biology

Mr. Robert Agnew, an instructor in Biology at the DeBois campus of Pennsylvania State University, has been recognized for his successes at using new high tech tools in the classroom, not only for integrating new technology, but also for replacing outdated techniques and practices with technological methods, resulting in significant changes to the program.