BuzzLion for the week of August 17
THEYYYY’RRRRREEEE BAACCCCKKKKK. And if you have no idea what BuzzLion is talking about, you obviously have not been anywhere near campus or downtown State College. Yes, another semester is about to start, at the end of what has been a very productive summer for ETS. This week has been a great example.
Allan Gyorke talks about podcasting and how to teach students how to do them. Allan prefers the “three step method” and discusses in his blog why he thinks this is a great method of teaching.
Cole Camplese has issued a challenge this month – asked for staff and others to write one blog post a day. He talks about some of the more interesting surprises that came out of this project. By the way, when you go to some of these blog links in this week’s BuzzLion, be sure to look at all the other great blog posts many of the ETS staff are making lately.
With the Beijing Olympics going on, many of us are seeing a lot of Chinese writing. Elizabeth Pyatt, ETS resident Unicode expert, found an interesting link on using the Chinese language on the Mac and other electronic devices.
Dave Stong is a graphics expert, and he posts something this week that is about a certain graphical device that can carry a lot of information – QR codes. Dave talks about what they are and a few pretty cool ideas on how to use them.
As part of his job running the Blogs at Penn State project, Brad Kozlek presented at a graduate student orientation session. He talked to them about using blogs to chart their academic growth, and you can see his presentation slides here.
Mary Janzen recently posted an announcement to the ANGEL Community Hub on upcoming ANGEL workshops. Learn more about them, including how to register.
One final note – Teaching and Learning with Technology at Penn State has launched a new, redesigned site. Take a look at what is new on the site by going to http://tlt.its.psu.edu/. Content will always change (definitely not a static site), so bookmark the site and check back often.
That’s all for this week, thanks for reading!