As discussed at SITT this year, we’d like to use Hypothes.is this summer as a way to collaboratively read a few essays about digital pedagogy and research.
To play along, make sure you have an account with hypothes.is, and, ideally, install the extension for Chrome. (You don’t have to use Chrome–you can also annotate things using the website.) The explanatory video is pretty good:
Then, let’s start reading! We’ll start with Wired.com’s overview of the A Domain of One’s Own movement, which we’re piloting here at Trinity beginning this fall. For the best effectiveness, try to post comments to the Hypothes.is group before June 9.
Our second reading will be Natalie Houston’s essay on Text Analysis–we’ll try to comment on that between June 10 and June 23.
We’ll determine subsequent readings later in the summer.
Come learn about ways to turn ever-present devices into platforms for teaching and learning. Optimize readings and handouts for display on phones and tables; present from an iPad; and learn about phone-based alternatives to clickers.
Thanks to a generous donation by the parent of some Trinity students, the Center for Educational Technology has a handful of 3D printers and a 3D scanner, which are available to Trinity faculty, staff, and students. (Currently, printing is free for small jobs.)
This Tuesday, (March 8, during common hour (12.15-1.15), Dave Tatem will showcase the 3D printers, and talk a little bit about some of their uses on a liberal arts campus.
The Expo will be in the Center for Educational Technology, which is room 105 in the library. Cookies and coffee will be provided.
(Pictured: A model of the Trinity College chapel.)
Here are some examples of the things that can be printed on the 3D printer.
Here is a 3D model of a famous tower from Paris, France, the Eiffel Tower.
Cool looking yellow and red model of a Tyrannosaurus. It is composed of more than dozen printed parts. The joints are able to move freely.
Here is a mascot of Trinity College, the Bantam. The details on this model is FANTASTIC!
The Winter Institute on Teaching with Technology, announced for Tuesday, has had to be rescheduled as a consequence of a burst pipe soaking the 1823 Room and the Educational Technology spaces in the library. The new date is May 18. Joanna Swafford (New Paltz) will still present on digital humanities and the undergraduate classroom, and Josh Kim (Dartmouth) will tentatively speak on the role of liberal arts colleges in a time of technological upheaval.
The occasional snow day can feel like a gift. But too many snow days can disrupt a carefully-planned semester. And then there are all the other reasons faculty sometimes have to cancel: childcare, travel for presentations or research, jury duty . . . the list can be extensive.
During this workshop, the Center for Educational Technology’s instructional technologists will survey some tools and technology that can help you avoid canceling class when you can’t be there. This workshop is ideal for faculty members, TAs and department support staff.
Winterizing Your Course
Tuesday, December 9th 1:30 to 2:30, with a hands-on workshop to follow
Seabury 205 Handout
Snacks and beverages will be provided. Registered attendees will receive a headset/microphone to help facilitate remote presentation.
Every Friday from 10am-noon, in the Center for Educational Technology (LITC 105), there will be Moodle drop-in hours, where people can ask questions about accomplishing pedagogical goals or even just troubleshooting a problem. There will be coffee!