by Reynol Junco
The following article was originally published in Leadership Exchange, Vol. 10, Summer 2011, pp. 34. Reprinted with permission by NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. 832 more words
By Dr. Susana Sotillo, Associate Professor, Linguistics, Montclair State University.
We achieve digital wisdom by enhancing our brain’s capacity through the appropriate use of technology. This is Marc Prensky’s major argument in Brain Gain (2012). 1,769 more words
This exercise is predicated on the integration and application of technology as a learning tool. However, for my freshman FYW students, I find that their access and knowledge of technology is very limited, and I don't have the proper technology in the classroom to demonstrate and allow them to practice this method. However, the key idea behind this assignment idea is good and can provide instructors with ways to introduce tiny chunks of course concepts in such a way that student's are able to test out what they know, what they need to know, and get peer-feedback in a low-stakes activity. For those of us who teaching writing, it seems to me that freewriting prompts on particular topics that students will be covering in their former essays is a great way to start them off with an "appetizer." You could break essay assignments into three or more in-class writing prompts that asks them to freewrite on their
If you have been following my blog or Tweets you would know that I am in the middle of a large project with some technology enhanced classrooms – looking at ways to add technology to the teaching and learning. 336 more words