[August's Teaching Carnival is from Sara Q. Thompson, the Director of Educational Technology at Briar Cliff University. She blogs at Librarienne and can be reached at sara.q.thompson [at] gmail [dot] com or @librarienne on Twitter. ProfHacker has become the permanent home of the Teaching Carnival, so each month you can return for a snapshot of the most recent thoughts on teaching in college and university classrooms. You can find previous carnivals on Teaching Carnival’s home page. –@billiehara]
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The theme for this month – a month that holds the last few days of summer and the beginning of another academic year – is “bridging the gap”. The gap might be in communication, in skills, in the difference between what we want to do and what we’re doing.
Bridging gaps in how we communicate with others:
- Leanne Doherty writes at University of Venus on the transformation that comes with getting tenure
- Kim Leeder has a follow-up post on collaboration between faculty and librarians
- Meredith Farkas writes about the importance of making sure others have a voice
- Ellen Bremen muses on the communication dynamics between students and faculty in the age of Facebook
- David D. Perlmutter describes the generation tech gap between faculty of his department
- Jerry Brito dispels the top ten myths about introverts for more harmonious relations between introverts and extroverts
Bridging gaps in our own workflows and mindsets:
- Gregg Graham gets a reminder from a grateful student about charity in pedagogy
- Laura Crossett takes a new look at her activist experience to see the inherent management skills
- David Wedaman makes an excellent case for the importance of a variety of assessment tools in the classroom
- Liz Danforth has an update on her resolution to give herself more personal innovation time
Bridging gaps with technology:
- Roger T. Whitson’s students used Twitter to discuss William Blake
- Steven J. Corbett wrote a post at Inside Higher Ed on using technology to teach writing
- to which Steven D. Krause responded on the assumptions made about technology
- Katie Stansberry has some suggestions for using online maps to bridge gaps in comprehension
- Clint McDuffie writes a helpful guide to setting up the layout of an online class to improve students’ first day experience
- Jessica Hagman contemplates the connection between filter bubbles and information literacy
- Peter Meyers describes some ways in which ebooks and ebook apps are dealing with the gap between text and endnotes
- And lastly, a handy tipsheet from Educause about Personalized Digital Magazines, including ideas such as using the Flipboard app on iPads to create student portfolios.
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How about you? Do you have any last minute links you’d like to add to this month’s carnival? Did we miss your work? If we don’t know about you, we can’t link to you. So, let us know what you are up to in the classroom. You can easily have one of your blog posts about teaching in higher education included in an issue of the teaching carnival by doing any or all of the following:
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- Tag your post in Delicious (or Diigo or other bookmarking service) with teaching-carnival.
Tonya Howe will compile teaching-related posts for Teaching Carnival 5.1. You can reach her via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on Twitter (@howet). Keep in mind, that if you don’t send us your posts, we might miss them. So send them on! Lastly, we are looking for more contributors for the Teaching Carnival, so if you have interest in compiling links for one month, please please contact Billie Hara for information.
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