Download e-book for kindle: The Plugged-In Professor. Tips and Techniques for Teaching by Sharmila Ferris, Hilary Wilder

By Sharmila Ferris, Hilary Wilder

New applied sciences are remodeling the best way scholars paintings. The Plugged in Professor offers a well timed and extraordinary source for utilizing social media and different new applied sciences to assist students meet either normal and discipline-specific goals. The name covers thoughts equipped round recognized social networking applied sciences, in addition to different rising applied sciences akin to cell phone and pill apps. With a pragmatic concentration and reader-friendly layout, this publication indicates educators the best way to follow innovations in every one expertise, and contains transparent scholar studying targets, step by step instructions, observations and recommendation, and supplemental readings and assets. Twenty-five chapters by way of major individuals disguise key facets of latest applied sciences in schooling, in 4 components: Writing, examine and data fluency; communique and collaboration; severe considering and creativity; and Integrative learning.

  • Provides a state of the art source for lecturers and practitioners in powerful methods of attaining trendy scholars by utilizing their favorite instrument, social media
  • Outlines a number of suggestions making the most of the original studying kinds and behavior of web iteration learners
  • Exposes scholars to ways that those applied sciences can be utilized of their specialist and private lives

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Examples are given below of traits associated with leadership. Professor/students may also add to the list after discussion. 1 Leadership traits Personal characteristics Social characteristics Work-related characteristics Social background Energy Sociability, interpersonal skills Drive, desire to excel Education Physical stamina Cooperativeness Responsibility in pursuit of goals Mobility Intelligence and ability Ability to enlist cooperation Persistence against obstacles, tenacity Intelligence, cognitive ability Tact, diplomacy Knowledge Judgment, decisiveness Personality Self-confidence Honesty and integrity Enthusiasm Desire to lead Independence Adapted from Daft (2008).

5 The Plugged-In Professor 2. Decide on the level of orientation to Wikipedia and technical training that will be needed for your students to be successful. Work such training into your course plans. If you are working with a Campus Ambassador (see Appendix A in ‘‘Supplemental materials’’), this is a great time to meet with them to find out what they recommend based on the type of project you are having students do. Explore content and conventions of Wikipedia 3. Have students explore content related to the course on Wikipedia to begin to understand how information is presented in the online site.

In using a wiki to research and post information, evaluate and synthesize information, and write collaboratively, the project accomplishes dual goals of promoting collaboration and helping overcome the challenges of underexposure to learning technology. As an outcome of the original project, the case studies were published on the World Wide Web for others to read and comment upon, giving the case studies a larger audience. For the professor, a benefit is the developing of pedagogical skills through a timely and relevant project.

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