Monthly Archives: June 2013

iPad Initiatives and Mobile Learning

One of the projects that I am involved in here at Kirkwood is the iPad initiative, which started a week before my first day here.  Although I am for giving teachers opportunities to use mobile devices to enhance the teaching and learning processes that go on in and beyond the classroom, I do not want… [Read the Full Story]

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Blogging

Blogging was one of the topics covered during 2012’s Technology Teaching & Learning Institute.  You can view that session in the videos below. If you are interested in creating your own blog through Blogger or Edublogs, please view the following videos.  Blogger is one of the two most popular free blogging programs with WordPress being… [Read the Full Story]

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Using Social Networking Tools in the Classroom

On June 19. 2013, KCELT instructional designer Jeremy Slagoski presented two sessions on using social networking tools in the classroom.  He used Google sites as his platform to present the content, which can be seen by clicking on this link: https://sites.google.com/site/kceltsocialnettools/home The first session had 9 participants, and the groups mainly discussed Twitter and social networks… [Read the Full Story]

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First iPad Experiences as a Kirkwood Professor

Rich Underwood, speech professor at Kirkwood Community College, demonstrates how he progressed from absolute beginner to novice with the iPad, which he uses in his classes.

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Productivity Apps for Instructors & Students

Sarah Rissler, adjunct instructor of Spanish at Kirkwood Community College, demonstrates iPad apps she uses to increase productivity in and outside the classroom.

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Learner Success with the iPad

Deb Bloom, English instructor at Kirkwood Community College, reflects on how the iPad and Active Learning pedagogy have positively affected learner success in her classes.

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Integrating the iPad into a Program

Dave Hunt talks to KCELT’s Wednesday cohort of the iPad Initiative about integrating the iPad into his program, Continuing Education & Training Services Simulation Center.

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Advanced Web Search Strategies

Kate Hess, Library Coordinator at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa City, produced this 5-minute video in which she describes and demonstrates strategies for getting more relevant and reliable resources when searching online. She briefly gives a context for why the results of a Google search might not be as reliable as the use of traditional… [Read the Full Story]

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Why Podcast – Findings of a Teacher

DJ Hennager, who teaches Anatomy and Physiology here at Kirkwood, reviews thoughts gained by the use of YouTube in teaching for the “Flipped Classroom” model. Specifically, a brief introduction on how to get started, how podcasts may benefit students, and how podcasting may change the nature of education. You may view the Prezi from the… [Read the Full Story]

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Role Playing in the Classroom

In 2011, Dawn Forrester Price visited KCELT to present on how role plays can facilitate the learning process.

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