This week in Tools of The Modern Educator we take examine a very interesting book by Malcolm Gladwell called David vs. Goliath. Not only is it a good read, but offers some counter intuitive notions of education that we found fascinating. Continue reading →
This week in Tools of The Modern Educator we take a look at Remind101. Remind101 is a simple service that allows educators and students to communicate via text messages without revealing any phone numbers. How cool is that! Continue reading →
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We’re excited to announce that we’ve just released a new version of Top Hat for instructors and students. We have a lot of improvements to show off, so let’s get started! Continue reading →
This week in Tools of The Modern Educator we take a look at FitBit. FitBit is a wearable device that tracks how active you are. A perfect way to see how many steps you take while trekking around campus each day. Continue reading →
89% of univerisites have standardized BYOD (“Bring Your Own Device”) policies. But the question remains — how do educators use these devices effectively in the classroom? In my upcoming webinar, Celine Mondry joins me to share her experience leveraging mobile devices in both large lectures and small lab sections for increased student engagement and learning outcomes.
At 3pm on February 27th, come prepared to:
1. Learn about the expectations of today’s students
2. Explore the benefits of BYOD
3. Hear how Celine uses mobile devices for assessments, gamification, and active learning
4. Answer questions and polls using Top Hat’s BYOD student response system
REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR!
This week in Tools of The Modern Educator we take a look at Reddit. Reddit is the self proclaimed home page of the internet whose mission is to make sure that no good link gets left behind. Continue reading →
This week in Tools of The Modern Educator we take a look at Screenr. Screenr is the easiest way to record a screencast or video using your computer screen as the canvas. Continue reading →
This week in Tools of The Modern Educator we take a look at one of our personal favourite tools, the Chrome web browser. Perfect for the busy prof who loves to Google and uses Top Hat. Continue reading →
Today’s Modern Educator is Southern Illinois University’s George Schedler. Professor Schedler uses Top Hat in his online Elementary Logic course and finds it allows for the flexibility that his students need. Continue reading →