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Cheap and Easy Ways to Make Comics or Cartoons for Digital Storytelling

Another one of last week’s Enriching Scholarship Sessions, this one in partnership with John Beals.

Cheap and Easy Ways to Make Comics or Cartoons for Digital Storytelling: https://ttc.iss.lsa.umich.edu/ttc/sessions/cheap-and-easy-ways-to-make-comics-or-cartoons-for-digital-storytelling/

ABSTRACT:
Digital storytelling, also referred to in educational circles as digital media assignments, often centers around making videos, but there are many other ways to tell stories. Comics and cartoons offer an attractive alternative approach to storytelling. In addition to uses for storytelling, they can also make engaging images for slides, presentations and illustrations. With the many online tools and software packages now available for creating these, there are many options to choose from for all levels of skill and expertise. This session will provide a survey of some tools, with illustrations of educational uses.

Even though the slides say “Part 2,” I actually started off, because I had to run across campus for another session right after, and John was gracious enough to be flexible. The slides were a rush job, because I was out sick so long with bronchitis, and I actually have a lot more content than is shown here. It worked out that this was just the right amount of content for the session. Lucky me!

Cheap and Easy Ways to Make Comics or Cartoons for Digital Storytelling: http://www.slideshare.net/umhealthscienceslibraries/cheap-and-easy-ways-to-make-comics-or-cartoons-for-digital-storytelling

This is an abbreviated set of the links and tools I’ve collected for doing this. What inspired me was a webcomic idea I have and want to do, but not being the kind of artist who can draw my own comic, I have been looking for … alternatives. I started out with some of the ways in which I use comics in my work already, with examples; then highlighted just a few of the many tools available. Last but not least, I also touched on using smartphones with photo filter apps or added word bubbles to generate images to tell your stories.

The session ended with John talking about real world educational uses of comics in the classroom, tips and tricks for how to design assignments, books for more info, and similar excellent content. John is FAR more expert than I in this area, which made for a great partnership. He used no slides this time, so these are from another session he did on a closely related topic earlier in the year.


Johnathon Beals: Comics in the Classroom: http://www.slideshare.net/jbeals1/comics-in-the-classroom-20893525

You know you’ve done something right when you hear from people after the session who want to share what they’ve done with the tools you discussed! And what could be better than being one of the first to see new comics? This was such great fun to do, and had such a great response, I hope we do this again next year.

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Guest Post: Enriching Scholarship 2013: Tech Talk

I’m trying to catch up with promised blogposts for the various Enriching Scholarship sessions I coordinated or in which I participated. Lucky for me, Shannon Murphy attended one of the sessions and blogged about it so beautifully that I am just reposting here, with her very kind permission and a very small number of copy-edits. You can see the original post at:

ES 2013 Tech and Trends: http://aquillam.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/es-2013-tech-and-trends/


ES13 Tech Talk (#UMTTC)

ETech guru Patricia Anderson presented. As usual, there are tons of resources.

The mind map for this is available at http://www.mindmeister.com/289740657/tech-talk-2013#

Members of the UM community may want to sign up for the Cool Toys Conversations email group in MCommunity. You can also follow the Cool Toys blog http://cooltoysu.wordpress.com/ or the ETechLib blog https://etechlib.wordpress.com/

The talk follows the mindmap, starting from the upper right and working around clockwise.

What is emerging tech?

It’s what’s new and hot and relavant and important.

New Media Consortium’s Horizon report is a good resource, and is what they usually focus on in the Cool Toys email group. Find out more about the project at http://www.nmc.org/horizon-project. Download the higher ed report in English from http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2013-horizon-report-HE.pdf

The future is here (at UM)

Examples – last year’s ES poster winners http://www.crlt.umich.edu/node/514

Would have liked to have this year’s winners too. Our instructors are doing amazing things with today’s technology, and we’re developing things that can be next year’s tech. http://www.crlt.umich.edu/tipwinners2013

Issues

Many of these are issues we face year after year. For example, do students with the money for laptops or tablets to bring to class have an advantage over those who can’t afford portable tech? Should we be introducing students to high end computers and software if they won’t have access to those things in the jobs they get when they leave here? What competencies do the students actually need in the future?

How we answer those questions now will determine what higher ed looks like and whether or not we survive.

Resources and past years

The Resources bubble provides a lot of resources for exploring further.

The 2011 and 2012 Tech Trends are provided so you can compare where we were a year or two ago, and where we are now.

Tech Trends 2013

“My Take”

Wearable tech generated a lot of chatter on the cool toys email group http://pinterest.com/rosefirerising/wearable-tech/. However, what was is the Cool Toys chatter was not the same as what was in the horizon report. The Horizon report focused on things like the much hyped Google Glass, and smart watches like Pebble. But there are all sorts of things, like biometric tattoos that can warn diabetics if their blood sugar is too low, or buttons for your jacket that detect if you’ve had too much to drink. Also, some slightly disturbing options, like the tattoo that vibrates when you got a phone call. (This tattoo is not MRI safe. And what do you do when the technology changes??) Wearable tech can be big too, like the scarf with sensors so it you crash on your bike, it turns into an airbag bike helmet, or the power suit designed for soldiers but usable by paraplegics to allow them to walk again.

Patricia also discussed the power of technologies like Personal genomics, Personalized medicine, Quantified self and Biohacking. These let the individual learn more about themselves and their health through things like developing a personal genetic profile, tracking exercise goals or finding correlations between symptoms and diet. Lots of data helps the user and their doctor diagnose problems more quickly and treat them more effectively.

3D printing was also a big item. These bring their own set of questions and issues. What will it mean if everyone had the ability to print whatever they want? WILL everyone be able to do this, or will this be another thing that separates groups (those who can afford it and those who can’t). Are there things you shouldn’t be allowed to print, and how would a ‘bad’ be enforced? http://io9.com/you-can-now-3d-print-a-fully-operational-handgun-493142303 Bioprinting is also an emerging technology, with things like replacement bones and ears already possible.

Related to the 3D printing is the Maker Culture. Here in A2 we have MakerWorks http://www.maker-works.com/ and All Hands maker space http://www.allhandsactive.com/. There’s also the Maker Faire Detroit each year at The Henry Ford http://www.makerfairedetroit.com/. Groups like http://www.thingiverse.com/ make it easy for designers and makers to make their designs available to other makers, and to anyone with a 3D printer.

Gartner Hype Cycle

http://www.infoq.com/resource/news/2012/08/Gartner-Hype-Cycle-2012/en/resources/hype1.png

Handy for checking on what might be overhyped right now (like 3D printing, social analytics, and gamification), under-hyped, what’s likely to be a hot topic next year, and what we are seeing turn into practical, usable, and realistic tech (and as a slow typist, I’m rather glad to see speech recognition finally becoming useful!)

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2013

http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/513981/introduction-to-the-10-breakthrough-technologies-of-2013/

A list by the MIT Technology Review.

See the list at http://www.technologyreview.com/lists/breakthrough-technologies/2013/

Again, wearable tech like smart watches and 3D printing apear on the list.

Also on the list are memory implants. While intended for people with cognitive dysfunction, could these be used by “normal” people who want a better memory.

Deep (machine) learning – AI is closer to reality. This have some unintended consequences too. For example, programs were designed to make spam look more like normal human speech, so it could get around the spam filters. However, it was still mostly gibberish. Poets found some of it interesting and started using the “creative” content from the computers to generate Spam Poetry (is that plagiarism?)

Big data from cheap phones also has some potentially profound implications. In Kenya, a database that used text messages from users to track the location of prescription medications eventually lead to (democratic) political upheaval. The Boston Marathon bomber was caught largely due to cell phone video. These open up privacy questions. According to David Brin, that can be OK as long as there is data equality. However, we will face serious problems if one side is transparent and the other is not. http://www.davidbrin.com/transparentsociety.html

Unchained: Finding Free eBooks for Pleasure and Learning

Well, it’s Enriching Scholarship week again! Today had the amazing keynote session, then I also attended the Third Century session (more on those later), and I had my first session on finding free ebooks.

From: Unchained: Finding free ebooks

BLURB FOR SESSION:
“With the increasing availability and use of ebook readers and mobile devices with apps for ebooks, it makes sense to incorporate them into the educational process where possible and feasible. With the high cost of education in general, and textbooks in particular, it can be attractive to students to offer options to facilitate use of free resources. This session will showcase sources of free educational ebook content and tools for integrating them with standard ebook reader devices.”

I want to get the information out from today’s session for everyone who attended, because (since I was getting over that evil bronchitis) I didn’t have any handouts. This will be the ‘handout,’ and hopefully acceptable to all.

All the links discussed were included in a Pinterest board, with a reaction from one audience member, “But I don’t take my Pinterest class until tomorrow!” Pinterest organizes boards in reverse chronological order, and does not allow custom sorts or organization. For my board, that means the most important content is mostly at the bottom, sort of like email conversations where you need to read from the bottom up.

Brief overview of what to expect to find:
– ebook search engines
– ebook forums
– free ebook review blogs & subscription services
– how to add downloaded ebooks to your device
– search tips for finding ebooks in Amazon & Google
– free ebooks from other countries and languages
– MORE!

Unchained: Finding Free Books
“Resources for finding free ebooks. Please note, sites and site ownership may change. While I have tried to not include sites providing illegal copies, I cannot guaranteed the legality of any of the books you choose to download.”
http://pinterest.com/rosefirerising/unchained-finding-free-books/
All links: http://pinterest.com/rosefirerising/unchained-finding-free-books/pins/

But there is so much there! What is the BEST?

Here are two blogposts I did early on in my explorations, which include several of my favorites that I still use.

Unchained: Where I Get My Free Ebooks: http://mhistoire.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/unchained-where-i-get-my-free-ebooks/

Cool Toys Pic of the day – 5 ebook search engines: http://cooltoysu.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/cool-toys-pic-of-the-day-5-ebook-search-engines/

We also had some phenomenal insights from Kathleen Folger about the phenomenal range of ebooks available from the University Libraries! Now, while these are not the usual “free ebooks” available to the general public, these are books available to the University of Michigan community members. Here are a few resources from the UM Libraries about these.

MLibrary: Guides: Electronic Books (e-Books): http://guides.lib.umich.edu/ebooks

MLibrary: AAEL: How do I find ebooks? http://www.lib.umich.edu/art-architecture-engineering-library/how-do-i-find-ebooks

MPublishing: Books: http://www.publishing.umich.edu/publications/books/

Now, for the winners!

Best general reader alerting service:
A tie between Pixel of Ink and Books on the Knob. Slight edge to Pixel for their email subscription service. Significant edge to Knob for having more than Kindle!

Best source for accessible formats:
The Internet Archive: Ebook & Texts Archive

IA beats out Munsey’s with 4,498,390 items even though Munsey’s supports more formats.

Internet Archive:
HTML, PDF (color), PDF (B/W), EPUB, Kindle, Daisy, ASCII, DjVu

Munsey’s formats:
DAISY, eBookwise, EPUB, Isilo, Kindle, MOBI, MS-Reader, PDF, Plucker, Rocket, Sony, Zipped

Best free audio books source:
LibriVox

Best non-English language ebooks discovery tools:
Carnegie-Mellon’s Universal Digital Library

UDL beats out the anonymously produced “Free Literature” collection of sources with a full service search engine for over a million books in many languages.

Best free ebook search:
InkMesh

Best ebook management tool:
Calibre

Most influential:
Project Gutenberg

Best overall!

Drumroll, please.

Cute baby plays drums

The Internet Archive

Games, Girls, Tech & Teaching at #UMTTC


Using Social Media to Teach Engineering Process:
http://www.slideshare.net/bmaxim/using-social-media-to-teach-engineering-process

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Last week at Enriching Scholarship, one of the sessions I took was called Using Social Media to Teach Engineering Process. The project was led by Bruce Maxim with Margaret Turton and Wassim Nahle. I was multitasking, so I took lousy notes, and then tweeted a little but not much. I want to blog this one before I forget what it was that excited me about it so much, since I can’t count on coming back and figuring it out from my nonexistent notes.

From the title, I thought the session would be about using blogs, wikis, Twitter and similar social media tools to enrich engineering education and expand the audience. I could not have been more wrong, and the session was far more interesting and engaging than I originally expected. Remember, that I was interested in the topic I thought was being presented, but this was just plain BETTER! The focus was instead on a strong argument for the need to have more women in the engineering professions (as well as STEM in general). Dr. Maxim (Bruce) described the process by which his team conceived, designed, and constructed a proof of concept for a game with Facebook integration which is intended to reach a gender neutral audience. The subtext is that if you can interest women and girls in playing games that include engineering concept and processes, perhaps, just maybe, you might be able to interest them in engineering as a possible profession.

I find it absolutely appropriate that I am multitasking writing this post while I watch the webcast of Secretary of State Clinton’s Summit on Strategic Dialog with Civil Society, part of her Digital Diplomacy channel. If you go look at the the map (PDF) of the strategic plan and targeted initiatives, you’ll immediately notice that Women’s Empowerment is one of the five foci for this initiative.

State Department map for Strategic Dialog with Civil Society

Indeed, this has been a focus of Hilary Clinton’s entire tenure as Secretary of State. So discovering that Bruce’s presentation was rooted in the need for women in science and engineering, special qualities and skills that women can bring to STEM, and creative strategies for addressing the relative lack of women in engineering, especially software engineering and game development, … powerful. Good stuff. The slides hint at it, but the content presented was more interesting than the slides, or the title, or the abstract.

It was fascinating listening to the rich thought Bruce has given to these issues and how the research behind women’s interests and personal dialogs shaped the structure of the project, which was to design an online game targeting teens (both men and women) to engage them in gaming and discovering engineering process management skills. It is actually quite an interesting game, despite being developed by a small team on a shoestring primarily as a proof of concept.

The other unexpected delight I took away from the presentation were insights into the game design and development process. Bruce presented this as rather matter of fact background information, but the process, background research, evolution of thought, justification of game elements, risks of decision points along the stream, the thought process behind game play choices, and mid-design corrections was all completely a revelation to me. Wow, it takes a lot of time and effort to come up with a game, even a small one. There is a huge intellectual process behind the game, and it is impressive. I was particularly fascinated in the research behind how women and men engage very differently with their avatars or game personas, and how these different styles impact on game design choices.

The game design was developed around the idea of “Let’s build a spacecraft.” What sort of skills and equipment do you need? What sort of team? How do you develop the necessary team, recruit the skills, learn the skills, acquire the components, etc, etc, etc. That sounds kind of dry, and I’m not doing it justice, but I’m not a gamer. I’m struggling to describe it better. I “play” Tweenk, which is a great game for me because I don’t have to do anything different from my usual workflows. But things I do generate skill levels and new skills, new collaborations and partnerships with other gamers in my guild. So with building the spacecraft, as you play the game, you earn various skills or the money to buy equipment and components in the gamestore. There are strategic decisions in the path you negotiate. You see? It really is a game.

Why build a spacecraft? Bruce had conversations with several of his women friends and colleagues about things that interested them and gaming women friends of theirs. I was one of the people he talked with, I was surprised to find out (but I now remember that conversation, and how prominently EVEonline loomed in my thoughts then). Space was one of the themes that came out, so they focused on that.

At that time, spacecraft probably was a good hook to catch the interest of the sort of young women you might want to recruit. I am thinking now, it might be something different. Perhaps something related to wearable computing, like these.

The gal’s POV:
Limelight, a Student Designer’s First Wearable Technology Garment

The guy’s POV:
Fashion Startup Betabrand Pairs Quality with Quirky

With wearable tech, you see people like Diana Eng:

Diana Eng

Diana Eng, Fairytale Fashion / Eyebeam Open Studios photo by See-ming Lee from New York, NY, USA


making incredible outfits like this:
One of Diana Eng's designs at the Fairytale Fashion show with EL wire sewn into the dress

One of Diana Eng’s designs at the Fairytale Fashion show with EL wire sewn into the dress from Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Diana_Eng_-_Fairytale_Fashion.jpg


with tech like this (the Arduino Lilypad):
Wikimedia Commons: File:Lilypad Arduino with fading LEDs.jpg

Wikimedia Commons: File:Lilypad Arduino with fading LEDs.jpg


Now, I would LOVE to play a game that helped me learn how to do this!

Wearable tech is such a fascinating area, and I could see this being a really effective hook to interest teens. Gals making dynamite gowns and guys making superhero costumes or headgear?

It is probably almost impossible to stay ahead of the curve of what will be interesting to teens at the end of the game design process. Last year, a great idea would have been a team approach to developing technologies to keep your community safe from vampires or zombies. This year, that is SO last year! 😉 So now I am thinking, how to come up with an idea that stays ahead of that curve? I am sure I don’t have the answer, but I am pondering the potential future roles of women in settling Mars (per Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars Trilogy) or in addressing the social and technological issues of responding to the Singularity (per Ballantyne’s Recursion trilogy or Sawyer’s Wake, Watch, Wonder trilogy or Gibson’s Neuromancer trilogy). Or maybe something about nanotech and its integration in cosmetics and skin care products?

TWEETS

pfanderson @ Preso on #socmed in #engineering #education > Kids usually come into computer science & programming through coding #umttc

pfanderson Need more WOMEN in game design > http://t.co/9lRaRSor #umttc

pfanderson Game design now largely team based, project oriented. The cool part of engineering is doing cool things that matter in real life #umttc

pfanderson “Why is CompSci a good field for women? That’s where jobs are, and for another, pay is better, easier to combine career & family” #umttc

pfanderson Toby Saulnier of 1st Playable Productions http://t.co/RFmEvlOh how to change game design for girls #umttc

pfanderson Girls: customize avatars, don’t destroy them; relatable dilemmas; no sequels; RL variations; social issues. Look at books girls read #umttc

pfanderson Gaming girls like: accomplishments, overcome obstacles, solve real probs, independence, friendship probs, pesky sibs, boys as friends #umttc

pfanderson Bruce Maxim observes: Boy scouts teaches leadership; Girl scouts teaches service. Ahem. #umttc

pfanderson Game mechanics are rules, user actions designed to produce gameplay. Compare a museum trip to a scavenger hunt as VW vs games. #umttc

pfanderson Immersiveness in simulated environments increase leaning speed & retension. Stdts play games for hours, class attention = 15 minutes #umttc

pfanderson Game Motivation: competition, challenge, social, diversion, fantasy, knowledge, control, skills, motor skills #umttc

lavika RT @pfanderson: Bruce Maxim observes: Boy scouts teaches leadership; Girl scouts teaches service. Ahem. #umttc

pfanderson Collect analytics during game play to find out what is most interesting to people #umttc

pfanderson Engineering as game, collaboration: creativity, vision, leadership, teamwork, planning, management, design process #umttc USEFUL Artifacts

pfanderson Game: trading, auctions, customization, FB integration, persistent data, team mgmt, time mgmt, budget mgmt, marketplace, design/test #umttc

pfanderson Girl engineering game: level up, build colony, increase STEM knowledge, complete projects under budget/time #umttc

pfanderson AI players allow single player, focus> multiplayer gameplay. Space colony, space ships. Economy. (reputation, experience, leadership) #umttc

pfanderson Core engineering concepts in game: storyboard, salvage, rework, training, skilled upgrade, inventory. Online friend actions visible #umttc

pfanderson Session on game to recruit girls to engineering #umttc (@ Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library w/ 2 others) [pic]: http://t.co/Yf0cscdt

alalibraryval RT @pfanderson: Need more WOMEN in game design > http://t.co/9lRaRSor #umttc

navi RT @pfanderson: Need more WOMEN in game design > http://t.co/9lRaRSor #umttc

HealthyNJ_UMDNJ RT @pfanderson: Need more WOMEN in game design > http://t.co/9lRaRSor #umttc

seekimafone RT @pfanderson: Need more WOMEN in game design > http://t.co/9lRaRSor #umttc

Elliot Soloway at Enriching Scholarship 2012 #UMTTC

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SolowayKeynote

Tweets from Elliot Soloway’s keynote presentation at Enriching Scholarship 2012, University of Michigan.

edusaurusrex Excited for the start of Enriching Scholarship this week! #UMTTC On my way to the poster fair/keynote

UMTTC Enriching Scholarship 2012 starts today! Remember, official hashtag is #umttc Keynote with Elliot Soloway @ 9am http://t.co/HzbFzsJw

UMich_CRLT Really interesting research presented at today’s enriching scholarship poster fair in Rackham’s lobby ! #umttc

britain At Rackham for the #umttc keynote. Pretty excited to hear Dr. Soloway — it’s thanks in large part to him, that I’m leading 3 ES sessions.

pfanderson Possibly livetweeting Enriching Scholarship off and on this week. Keynote is Elliot Soloway in 10 minutes #umttc #es12 #education #mobile

UMTTC Enriching Scholarship keynote begins in a few! #umttc http://t.co/31oPWLSt

pfanderson Elliot Soloway & Paul Courant as keynote introduction in progress #umttc http://t.co/ue5GKwsU

Enriching Scholarship 2012

g333 Laurie Sutch opens the #UMich #UMTTC Enriching Scholarship keynote: http://t.co/MfJKrcRt

Enriching Scholarship 2012

pfanderson Here for Enriching Scholarship #umttc #es12 (@ Rackham Amphitheatre) [pic]: http://t.co/DHRJ3ztU

pfanderson .@courant46 talks on the passion of faculty for learning about teaching, learning from each other #umttc

billchase2edu RT @g333: Laurie Sutch opens the #UMich #UMTTC Enriching Scholarship keynote: http://t.co/MfJKrcRt

UMich_CRLT Paul Courant is enthusiastically highlighting how much #UMich instructors care about good teaching #umttc http://t.co/vNXrK57p

UMTTC RT @UMich_CRLT: Paul Courant is enthusiastically highlighting how much #UMich instructors care about good teaching #umttc http://t.co/vNXrK57p

UMTTC RT @g333: Laurie Sutch opens the #UMich #UMTTC Enriching Scholarship keynote: http://t.co/URaTLGmj

pfanderson #umttc Award 1: Experiencing true engineering earlier, teaching high school students > “Kids, science is COOL” project, Getting ppl to CARE

pfanderson Award #2: Physics irony in statistics > Better than expected, Tim McKay; David Gerdes > learning analytics 4 personalized instruction #umttc

pfanderson I cdnt hear but Award 3 = Screencasting to change learning, differences in prior knowledge less impt in outcomes #umttc “Save the world”

pfanderson Award #4: Kathleen Sinko (sp) design equip 4 use in places w/o resources, 3rd world countries. Matching learning to real world needs #umttc

grizzlybeals #umttc Paul Courant says your mission, should you choose to accept “Save the world”

pfanderson RT @grizzlybeals: #umttc Paul Courant says your mission, should you choose to accept “Save the world”

UMTTC RT @grizzlybeals: #umttc Paul Courant says your mission, should you choose to accept “Save the world”

pfanderson #umttc Award #5: Teaching Smarter, not harder, thru interactivity “Secret sauce to productivity is to harness the intelligence of the stdts”

billchase2edu Paul Courant discusses how important teaching is to #UMich instructors. #UMTTC http://t.co/Yeg5yLyA

UMich_CRLT Elliot Soloway’s keynote address underway #umttc http://t.co/BTkpwM8d

pfanderson David Gerdes & Tim McKay with their awards in their lap #umttc http://t.co/Gtxo7dqu

Enriching Scholarship 2012

humbledaisy RT @UMich_CRLT: Elliot Soloway’s keynote address underway #umttc http://t.co/BTkpwM8d

UMTTC RT @umich_crlt: Elliot Soloway’s keynote address underway #umttc http://t.co/3SYe5ZIt

UMich_CRLT Elliot Soloway and Paul Courant are performing like this is an audition for a stand-up reality show #umttc

pfanderson Earlier version of Elliot Soloway’s slides (PDF) http://210.102.100.162/_2011/vod/keynote_speech_1.pdf #umttc

pfanderson Another earlier version of Elliot Soloway’s keynote slides (pdf) http://210.102.100.162/_2011/vod/track_e_4_3.pdf #umttc

pfanderson RT @UMich_CRLT: Elliot Soloway and Paul Courant are performing like this is an audition for a stand-up reality show #umttc

edusaurusrex Anyone inspired by Soloway’s ES keynote on mobilism should check out the UM Mobile Users Group #umttc http://t.co/H2FsIj8r

g333 Elliot Soloway discusses the topics of today’s keynote at #UMTTC Enriching Scholarship. #UMich #highered http://t.co/Ow6Tstu0

billchase2edu RT @g333: Elliot Soloway discusses the topics of today’s keynote at #UMTTC Enriching Scholarship. #UMich #highered http://t.co/Ow6Tstu0

pfanderson Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns http://t.co/ckJpgRlB #umttc

UMich_CRLT Soloway: def of DISRUPTIVE change => new tech+new process (instead of new tech+old process, which is the def of automation) #umttc

pfanderson Predictor of success in online classes? “The strength of the mother, to badger the child” #umttc

pfanderson Slides were found by searching his tagline on the intro slide “intergalactic center for mobile learning” #umttc PPT version also avail

UMich_CRLT MT: “@pfanderson: Soloway’s Predictor of success in online classes? “The strength of the mother, to badger the child” #umttc”

pfanderson Stanford: The computer scientists were making all the announcements about innovation in education. #umttc

pfanderson ES: “Were you asked about Coursera?” Audience: “No!” ES: “Thank you.” #umttc https://t.co/lalQGXI5

UMich_CRLT RT @pfanderson: Slides were found by searching his tagline on the intro slide “intergalactic center for mobile learning” #umttc PPT version also avail

pfanderson The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out http://t.co/2Dm7jQYq #umttc

pfanderson ES: There are 85 institutions that have lasted longer than 500 yrs. 75 of them are universities. #umttc

pfanderson ES: “Bring your own device is unstoppable” 5 Take-Aways from Edubloggercon http://t.co/nomJe0pz #umttc

UMich_CRLT RT @pfanderson: ES: There are 85 institutions that have lasted longer than 500 yrs. 75 of them are universities. #umttc

pfanderson Alternative to BYOD? CLASSROOM IN A BOX, not device in your pocket #umttc

pfanderson ES: Technology bond at A2: what are they doing? upgrades, replacements #umttc Needs to be a CURRICULUM initiative, not tech

pfanderson ES: Public schools: “They don’t know what 2 do w/ tech, so they ban it.” URGH! #umttc We have 2 get involved, change it. Singapore gets it.

juliewbee RT @pfanderson: ES: There are 85 institutions that have lasted longer than 500 yrs. 75 of them are universities. #umttc

pfanderson ES: “We worked in Detroit for 10 years, and it was great, until they threw us out.” #umttc 75% dropouts in Detroit

pfanderson ES: “Is it going to be the old pedagogy with the new technology? Or new pedagogy?” “The computers are bigger than the kids!” #umttc

UMich_CRLT New Tech= 1:1 + new pedagogy, where new pedagogy is learning by doing -Soloway #umttc

pfanderson ES: Didactic instruction: “Teaching is telling. If the kids don’t understand, say it louder.” #umttc

pfanderson ES: Use new tech w/ old methods of instruction, impact = 0 #umttc

billchase2edu RT @UMich_CRLT: New Tech= 1:1 + new pedagogy, where new pedagogy is learning by doing -Soloway #umttc

pfanderson “Supplemental use vs essential use” For impact, make the tech ESSENTIAL not incidental to learning. #umttc

pfanderson How People Learn http://t.co/Zl68ZgRN #umttc

pfanderson ES quotes fr Dewey: http://t.co/z4A7Teva “the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking… learning naturally results.” #umttc

UMich_CRLT The Dewey quote Soloway just presented similar to distinction between learning to write (H.S.) and writing to learn (first-yr comp) #umttc

pfanderson Ownership & use made essential to learning (“essential use”) empowers stdts to take charge of their own learning #umttc

g333 How mobile technology helps teachers enact learning by doing. – Soloway #UMTTC #UMich http://t.co/kvueafe1

billchase2edu RT @g333: How mobile technology helps teachers enact learning by doing. – Soloway #UMTTC #UMich http://t.co/kvueafe1

pfanderson ES: Mobilism is cross cultural, cross platform. Mark Anderson: 3 platforms: mobile, tablet (“carry along”), laptop. #umttc

rkniemer ES talks about mobile as something you don’t even think about having, but without pockets, women need bags for phones just as iPads #umttc

pfanderson ES: 73% of Apple’s revenue comes from peripherals & mobile devices, now richer than the US government. #umttc

pfanderson Horace Dediu, Asymco (Asymmetric Collaboration) http://t.co/TrLmpfiJ #umttc

nigelcameron Let #pockets be: RT @rkniemer: without pockets, women need bags for phones just as iPads #umttc

pfanderson June 8 of this year, Dediu predicts we’ll stop calling smartphones smart and just call them phones #umttc

UMich_CRLT ES: Horace Dediu is THE expert on mobile technologies, http://t.co/rcWP4eQG #umttc

g333 Smartphones vs. feature-phones – Soloway #UMTTC #UMich http://t.co/x6qvrn7B

billchase2edu RT @g333: Smartphones vs. feature-phones – Soloway #UMTTC #UMich http://t.co/x6qvrn7B

billchase2edu RT @pfanderson: June 8 of this year, Dediu predicts we’ll stop calling smartphones smart and just call them phones #umttc

pfanderson Flurry http://t.co/PIVCP4mm Mobile Application Analytics #umttc

pfanderson ES teaches the smartphone app development class in School of Engineering. #umttc DoGood app made $100K http://t.co/ICUYTDn8

pfanderson ES: “These kids’ starting salaries are higher than yours now, and you’re ancient!” Audience laughs. #umttc

billchase2edu “If you have drinking water, you have a phone.” – Soloway #UMTTC #UMich

pfanderson ES: Texting shorthand makes teachers wince, but it is what the kids do. Yep. Need to know both “are” and “r” #umttc

vic_divecha Soloway giving one of the best keynotes ever. #umttc could not have chosen a better speaker. http://t.co/TaC2CCOk

juliewbee Bummed that I couldn’t go to the ES keynote today. Google migration is all-consuming. #umttc

UMich_CRLT “mobile technologies r transformative”, ES knows his whole audience cringed #umttc http://t.co/4gfrEMHj

BrianSMcGowan #TYVM RT @pfanderson: ES: Texting shorthand makes teachers wince, but it is what the kids do. Yep. Need to know both “are” and “r” #umttc

pfanderson ES: Cognitive, learn in context, talk/team/collaborate, all-time-everywhere learning, “mobile devices are not just computers” #umttc

pfanderson RT @UMich_CRLT: “mobie technologies r transformative”, ES knows his whole audience cringed #umttc http://t.co/4gfrEMHj

pfanderson ES: DIRECT ACCESS, not mediated by teacher, textbook, classroom, librarian … after school learning still lives #umttc

UMich_CRLT Essential use of mobile tech: 1) cognitive – kids have direct and immediate access to info, data events, locations #umttc

pfanderson ES: “Learning is NOT inert facts.” “When is the war of 1812? Oh, yeah, yeah, I got it.” laughter #umttc

UMich_CRLT 2nd mechanism of essential use: learning in context, take pics of root system of plants outside classroom #umttc

pfanderson Soloway keeps waving around his Samsung Galaxy. loves it. Tempting http://t.co/7qnVYXFw #umttc

pfanderson RT @UMich_CRLT: Essential use of mobile tech: 1) cognitive – kids have direct and immediate access to info, data events, locations #umttc

UMich_CRLT 3rd mechanism of essential use: social – discuss, collaborate, work as teams #umttc

pfanderson ES: Not “I teach” but “We learn”. Wish I was better at that. #umttc Social nature of learning is POWERFUL.

UMich_CRLT 4th mechanism of essential use: ALL the time, EVERYWHERE learning #umttc

g333 “All the time, everywhere learning. This is mobile technology.” – Soloway #UMTTC #UMich http://t.co/PRGgAmRS

UMich_CRLT 5th mech of essential use: mobile devices are BETTER than laptops, have other tools, compasses, GPS, pedometers #umttc

billchase2edu RT @g333: “All the time, everywhere learning. This is mobile technology.” – Soloway #UMTTC #UMich http://t.co/PRGgAmRS

pfanderson ES: “Participatory simulations” Arduino board w/ heart rate monitor wired to phone so kids track vitals during activity. #umttc

UMich_CRLT RT @pfanderson: ES: Not “I teach” but “We learn”. Wish I was better at that. #umttc Social nature of learning is POWERFUL.

pfanderson ES: Setting up speech recognition for kids to report food they ate, calories. They won’t look it up in a list. #umttc #hcsm Energy Dashboard

pfanderson RT @g333: “All the time, everywhere learning. This is mobile technology.” – Soloway #UMTTC #UMich http://t.co/PRGgAmRS

rkniemer Second time I’ve heard about the usefulness of Arduino today #umttc

pfanderson ES: Watches running Android. So yr watch has radio in it. Sends data. These kinds of devices are going to explode in next 12 months #umttc

pfanderson @rkniemer I love Arduino applications, especially Lilypad used in garments 🙂 #umttc

UMich_CRLT ES just gave a shout out to his students 🙂 #umttc

grizzlybeals #umttc Interested in smartphone hacking? should check out IOIO for android http://t.co/8jXXHOm1

billchase2edu The @pebblewatch made Elliot Soloway’s #UMTTC keynote presentation! #UMich (Can’t wait to receive mine!) http://t.co/viij8D3M

derekbruff @UMich_CRLT In this post, http://t.co/9IJded53, I propose five types of mobile learning that align well with Soloway’s. #umttc

pfanderson Cooties simulation maps spread of virtual germs #public.health #umttc

UMich_CRLT Participatory simulations on mobile device: great example is studying spread of disease #umttc

pfanderson ES: “I used to be dead set against games in school. I was stupid. I didn’t get it.” #umttc

pfanderson RT @grizzlybeals: #umttc Interested in smartphone hacking? should check out IOIO for android http://t.co/8jXXHOm1

pfanderson RT @billchase2edu: The @pebblewatch made Elliot Soloway’s #UMTTC keynote presentation! #UMich (Can’t wait to receive mine!) http://t.co/viij8D3M

pfanderson @billchase2edu So grateful you tipped me off to @pebblewatch Been raving about it! #umttc

pfanderson RT @billchase2edu: “If you have drinking water, you have a phone.” – Soloway #UMTTC #UMich

UMich_CRLT RT @pfanderson: ES: “I used to be dead set against games in school. I was stupid. I didn’t get it.” #umttc

pfanderson ES: “Why will kids do homework (more time) on tablet/phone than on paper?” Who cares why? They do! #umttc

pfanderson ES: Little boy hugged telco rep as he handed out devices. Telco reps are not used to being hugged. #umttc

UMich_CRLT ES makes argument that with mobile devices, students spend more time on task. Probably true, not always true with other tech innov. #umttc

UMich_CRLT “@derekbruff: @UMich_CRLT See also my #EDUSprint posts, one for each type of mobile learning: http://t.co/Cf9VVRtn. =)” #umttc

grizzlybeals RT @pfanderson: ES: Little boy hugged telco rep as he handed out devices. Telco reps are not used to being hugged. #umttc

pfanderson 12yo boy: “I want 2 thank all of the adults here 4 bringing smartphones into R school & giving us this opportunity 2 help us learn.” #umttc

billchase2edu “If you ban the phone, you ban me. Because the phone is me.” – Soloway #UMTTC #UMich http://t.co/7VgPzSD1

pfanderson ES: “It’s a very short jump from ban-the-phone to ‘you’re banning me.’ Because the phone IS me for these kids.” #umttc

UMich_CRLT Banning mobile devices equates to banning what kids enjoy – ES #umttc

ecoknowgrapher RT @pfanderson: ES: “It’s a very short jump from ban-the-phone to ‘you’re banning me.’ Because the phone IS me for these kids.” #umttc

pfanderson 10 Barriers to adoption: Lack of vision/leadership/$; CURRICULUM (4&5); change is hard; ecology; history; time; assessment #umttc

pfanderson RT @billchase2edu: “If you ban the phone, you ban me. Because the phone is me.” – Soloway #UMTTC #UMich http://t.co/7VgPzSD1

UMich_CRLT Teachers need help to change pedagogy to integrate mobile devices into curriculum; it’s about integration not adding tech. #umttc

pfanderson I must confess I was really unsure about ES as keynote speaker. I am persuaded. This has been great. #umttc

pfanderson ES: Common Core. Sounds like a great idea. BUT … assessments are on PCs, ltd $ 4 tech, so driving schools BACKWARDS #umttc

billchase2edu “Within 3 years, every student, every grade, every school worldwide, will be using a mobile learning device, 24/7.” – Soloway #UMTTC #UMich

pfanderson Korea scooped the world > South Korean school textbooks will be all digital by 2015: http://t.co/crTCeu4F #umttc

pfanderson CP Snow, The Two Cultures http://t.co/WcgTQ41t #umttc

pfanderson ES: “I bring a new device home to show my wife” Bounces around. Wife: “Stop and have dinner.” ES: “But I RLY love these!” #umttc

wizzyrea RT @pfanderson: ES: “It’s a very short jump from ban-the-phone to ‘you’re banning me.’ Because the phone IS me for these kids.” #umttc

pfanderson ES: It’s the video stuff is cheap, it’s easy. Drills. I’m terrified of this. Misses underlying concepts. Watching 17 times won’t help #umttc

pfanderson ES: “Are the teachers willing to do it?” Aud: “We will GET teachers who are willing.” #umttc

pfanderson Excellent question abt students critical thinking in evaluating found content. Teacher as GUIDE. #umttc Can’t be stdt alone w/ device

UMich_CRLT Great question about whether students have skills to evaluate what they are finding on their phones #umttc

UMich_CRLT RT @pfanderson: Excellent question abt students critical thinking in evaluating found content. Teacher as GUIDE. #umttc Can’t be stdt alone w/ device

pfanderson Aud: You don’t know what you’re browsing for. Go to the library, find the answer in the book next to the one you looked for. #umttc

pfanderson The CP Snow pic that Soloway loves (showing the guy asleep next to CP) http://t.co/hZB8DA8r #umttc

pfanderson ES: Kids self-police re. distractability. “If we weren’t doing this we’d txt, but this is more interesting.” Learning is fun. #umttc

jyokley RT @pfanderson: ES: “It’s a very short jump from ban-the-phone to ‘you’re banning me.’ Because the phone IS me for these kids.” #umttc

jyokley RT @pfanderson: ES: “Why will kids do homework (more time) on tablet/phone than on paper?” Who cares why? They do! #umttc

pfanderson Julie: What about learning disabilities? ES: Summit http://t.co/gUv1us0v Kids were on task for over an hour. This works BEST for SPED #umttc

pfanderson ES: “Here’s what yr kid wrote.” Parent: “But our kid doesn’t write.” Prof: “Ah, but he does on the smartphone” #umttc

pfanderson That’s the question. Where is the money in publishing? Why would ppl write a book now, via social media, blogs, etc? #umttc

nigelcameron On and on: RT @pfanderson: #Korea scooped the world > South Korean school textbooks b all digital by 2015: http://t.co/HkFpUh0Y #umttc

pfanderson Community HS “All the groovy arty kids are learning science, but they don’t think they’re learning science because it’s easy” #umttc

MichelleRodems Great #umttc backchannel! Thanks for sharing! #pd

UMich_CRLT RT @MichelleRodems: Great #umttc backchannel! Thanks for sharing! #pd

pfanderson Now Soloway is raving about the Lumia 900 http://t.co/O09ynoss #umttc $100 project for iPad Why not build in?

nigelcameron Wonderful: RT @pfanderson: The CP Snow pic that Soloway loves (showing the guy asleep next to CP) http://t.co/vnsQflE4 #umttc

pfanderson Soloway answering questions after talk is over #umttc http://t.co/pXmuVNnK

science4care @drclaire Made us think of you (http://t.co/U59lE6aW):RT @pfanderson It’s a very short jump from ban-the-phone to ‘you’re banning me’ #umttc