[Photo taken while walking in the Missouri State campus wearing Glass] Sometimes I get a great idea and don't have time to write about it at that moment. This is one of those times. It's probably no secret that I was part of the Google Glass beta and that I used that time fairly purposely, … Continue reading Post-Glass post
Living so close to St. Louis, the outrageous denial of reporters' right to photograph and record in public shocked me to the core. As a participant in Project 365, I think about what is permissible and what is not as a photographer and a videographer. As one who wears Google Glass, I feel I am … Continue reading Photographer’s rights
Future tech now, part 2: People be crazy
If yesterday's post could have been called "excited about new things" or "anticipation," this one might be "people be crazy" or whatyou looking' at Willis?" I caught a teaser on the local news about a local restaurant that is banning Google Glass use and that brought the whole technophobia issue home for me. I still … Continue reading Future tech now, part 2: People be crazy
Academics need bandwidth too
Geoffrey Sauer on Eserver writes an excellent post, Net Neutrality and the Digital Humanities, that details why the recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to prevent the FCC from enforcing "net neutality" policies is a threat to more than our Netflix or YouTube access. Here is another view, from … Continue reading Academics need bandwidth too
Inattention in the Classroom and The Cult of Multitasking
On reading my previous post on laptops and inattention in the classroom, I was struck by a nagging feeling that I was missing something that absolutely needed to be said. It came to me when I reviewed what I do when stuck in meetings or presentations where I don't have a stake in the outcome … Continue reading Inattention in the Classroom and The Cult of Multitasking
It’s not the laptops, it’s the inattention.
I allow laptops in my classes, and really, would have a hard time justifying a different stance. Besides, with the cost of books these days, I find that especially in lit courses, students are taking advantage of free public domain ebooks for the classics, something they can do on a laptop if they don't have … Continue reading It’s not the laptops, it’s the inattention.
What it looks like
This is what grading papers with an iPad looks like. I 'm using iAnnotate to comment on and assess two sections' worth of 8-10 page papers. I did the poetry portfolios in paper, but I'm thinking of converting that process also. What is keeping me from doing that is tech literacy expectations. Undergrads here are … Continue reading What it looks like