Monday, February 21, 2011

First conversation

It seems like there is a lot going on and many changes coming.  Eventually, HCC will have a permanent Vice President of Academic Affairs and a permanent Director for ITDE.  In the meantime, we continue to plug along and find some interesting ideas for instructors.  

  • At the beginning of the semester, there was an excellent speaker at Professional Learning who talked about Brain Compatible classrooms (Janet N. Zadina). 
  • In ITDE, we discovered Starlink Professional Learning and all of the excellent topics for Professional Development they have available.  There is now a course in ANGEL for all employees of HCC called Professional Development @ HCC and it has links and activities to the Starlink content.  One of the topics is Teaching to the Whole Brain and goes hand-in-hand with Dr. Zadina's presentation. 
  • While researching other things, several of us have run across some other cool tools that were new to us.  They include Wordle, Qwiki and Academic Earth.  All very cool.
We will post other links and conversations as the thoughts appear...