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SLCC HOMEPAGE
THIS IS THE BEST PLACE TO BEGIN AND BEGIN AGAIN! AND TO WORK WITHIN.
SLCC  COLLEGE  HIGHER  EDUCATION  Utah 
march 2016 by nynate17
Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence: Ending Violence so Children Can Thrive
Nov. 2014 report. Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence: Ending Violence So Children Can Thrive This report was created as part of the Defending Childhood Initiative created by Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. This initiative strives to harness resources from across the Department of Justice to: • Prevent children’s exposure to violence; • Mitigate the negative impact of children’s exposure to violence when it does occur; and • Develop knowledge and spread awareness about children’s exposure to violence. The U.S. Attorney General's advisory committee on Native children says prevention, treatment programs and case workers have proven to be more effective than incarceration.
2810  law  violence  Native  children  youth  government  attorney  general  healing  education 
august 2015 by nynate17
American Indian Boarding Schools Haunt Many : NPR
"In 1886, the government published the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior. It established the attitudes of Indian Affairs Agents in the early days of federal boarding schools. The report was a compilation of agent reports; the agents largely saw Indians as savages who should be compelled using whatever means necessary to send their children to schools." "In the 1920s, the federal government commissioned a groundbreaking investigation into the outcome of government policies toward American Indians, including boarding schools. The report that followed in 1928, The Problem of Indian Administration (also called the Meriam Report after Lewis Meriam, who supervised the study), found that children at federal boarding schools were malnourished, overworked, harshly punished and poorly educated." "More than 40 years after the Meriam Report . . . a report known as the Kennedy Report declared Indian education a national tragedy."
NPR  native  american  teachinghistory  2810  Indian  Boarding  Schools  BIA  Pratt  Meriam  Report  Kennedy  Report  Indian  native  abuse  education  cultural  genocide  sociolinguistics 
march 2015 by nynate17
President's Committee on Inclusivity and Equity
Given that (a) SLCC’s mission is to provide quality higher education and lifelong learning to people of diverse cultures, abilities, and ages; (b) our commitment to do so in a climate conducive to learning, teaching and working; (c) our belief that diverse perspectives, life experiences, and cultures fundamentally enrich the learning environment; (d) our imperative to close achievement gaps among students of color; (e) our role as a community college to reflect, promote, and serve our diverse communities; therefore, the President’s Committee on Inclusivity and Equity has been established. committee is charged to: Strengthen the sense of inclusivity on campus by consistently reviewing, analyzing and recommending policies and practices to address noted gaps; Review structural employee ethnic, racial, and gender diversity on campus to work towards mirroring Salt Lake County demographics; Review and recommend revisions to policies, procedures and practices when necessary to en
SLCC  President  diversity  committee  inclusivity  equity  education 
november 2014 by nynate17
Indian Student Placement Services - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism
"The Indian Student Placement Services was established among native americans by the LDS Church in part to fulfill the obligation felt by the Church to help care for the Indians in the Americas (2 Ne. 10:18-19). The program places Indian students in Latter-day Saint homes, where they live while attending the public school of the community during the academic year. Another goal of Indian Student Placement Services, in addition to giving Indian youth better opportunities for education, has been to develop leadership and to promote greater understanding between Indians and non-Indians. The program started in 1947 in Richfield, Utah, when Helen John, a sixteen-year-old daughter of Navajo beet-field workers, requested permission to stay in Richfield to attend school.
2810  LDS  Church  Placement  Mormon  Mormons  Indians  assimilation  education 
april 2014 by nynate17
Native American mascots challenged in [Seattle] Washington - Indian Country News
By Donna Gordon Blankinship Seattle, Washington (AP) October 2012. "The state Board of Education is making another attempt at encouraging Washington schools to replace their Native American mascots. In the past decade, about 10 schools have given up their Indian mascots. But another 50, including tribal schools, are holding fast to their nicknames as warriors, braves, redskins and red devils. The state board passed a resolution urging districts to stop using Native American mascots, but as board spokesman Aaron Wyatt acknowledges, it does not have the authority to mandate this change. There are no consequences for schools that do not voluntarily choose a new mascot, Wyatt said. Washington’s resolution, which is similar to resolution passed by the board in 1993, was inspired by research by the American Psychological Association citing the adverse effects of Native American mascots on students [and] also mentions the widening achievement gap between Native American and other students."
2810  mascots  schools  education  issues  teams  high  schools  Indian  Native  American  APA  achievement  gap 
february 2014 by nynate17
Dancing in Moccasins: : Keeping Native American Traditions Alive
This is a Films on Demand source, accessible online via SLCC LIBRARY ACCESS (on or off campus. If accessing from off-campus, know your S# and pin (last 4 digits of your phone number used to register at SLCC)
English  2810  culture  assimilation  traditions  Native  American  Urban  Indians  pow  wow  dancing  education  two  worlds 
january 2014 by nynate17
Steven Pinker | Profile on TED.com
Steven Pinker's books have been like bombs tossed into the eternal nature-versus-nurture debate. Pinker asserts that not only are human minds predisposed to certain kinds of learning, such as language, but that from birth our minds -- the patterns in which our brain cells fire -- predispose us each to think and behave differently.
His deep studies of language have led him to insights into the way that humans form thoughts and engage our world. He argues that humans have evolved to share a faculty for language, the same way a spider evolved to spin a web. We aren't born with “blank slates” to be shaped entirely by our parents and environment, he argues in books including The Language Instinct; How the Mind Works; and The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature.

His book The Stuff of Thought was previewed at TEDGlobal 2005. His latest book, The Better Angels of Our Nature, looks at our notion of violence.
English  1010  LC  education  language  learning  linguistics  psy1010 
october 2012 by nynate17
At the nexus of neuroscience and education 10.1016/j.dcn.2012.01.001 : Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience | ScienceDirect.com
Editorial
At the nexus of neuroscience and education
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore,
UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
Silvia A. Bunge
Department of Psychology & Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720, United States
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dcn.2012.01.001, How to Cite or Link Using DOI
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Research on how the brain develops and learns has the potential to have a profound impact on education. Indeed, understanding the brain mechanisms that underlie learning and memory, and the effects of age, genetics, the environment, emotion and motivation on learning could transform educational strategies and enable us to design programs that optimise learning for people of all ages and of all needs. Neuroscience can already offer some understanding of how the brain learns new information and processes this information throughout life ( [Blakemore and Frith, 2005], [Goswami, 2006] and [Shonkoff and
English  LC  education  neuroscience  psy1010 
october 2012 by nynate17
What Students Can Actually DO With An iPad | Diigo
The author, Beth Holland, writes:
However, before addressing that question, I asked not only WHY iPads but WHY Technology? Because….

I want my students to communicate in complex and modern ways.
I want my students to make their thinking visible as an alternative assessment.
I want my students to document their thinking as they work through a process.
I want my students to have multiple ways through which to interact with learning objects.

What does this tangibly look like in the classroom? One English teachers asked where to even begin, so we started with a set of content-specific learning objectives.

sidenote: it's interesting to me that the iPad is basically 3 years old, having in this year of 2012 a 3rd generation (but not called the iPad 3) iPad.
iPad  education  students  Apple  classroom  English  1010  2010  2100 
october 2012 by nynate17
Behind the TEDTalk 2010 on Vimeo
behind the scenes of his talk and another speaker's talk
Sir  Ken  Robinson  education  dreams  TED 
october 2012 by nynate17
Universities are failing at teaching social media - Fortune Tech
FORTUNE -- "Overall, the higher education system is failing to prepare students with the needed digital and social skill set in any meaningful way," says Dr. William Ward of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. "Higher education, like business, needs a culture shift." Ward teaches COM 400, Social Media U Need 2 Know, and COM 600, Social Media Theory and Practice at Syracuse. His offerings are among only a handful of credit-bearing social media courses offered at leading universities today. For Ward, who goes by the handle @DR4WARD on Twitter and has nearly 10,000 followers, the imperative for more courses is clear. "Students with social media certification are getting better jobs and internships," he says. "Those who harness social communications are in high demand and have an advantage."
social  media  higher  education  communication  classes  composition  teaching  Fortune  magazine 
september 2012 by nynate17
So Many Hands to Hold in the Classroom - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Over the 17 years I've taught writing at the college level, I used to occasionally have a student who was afraid to choose a topic for an essay, or even to ask a question, because she didn't know what was "right." One young man chose not to turn in an assignment at all, because he didn't understand the instructions and was afraid to say so. Now, instead of the occasional student in this condition, I'm getting classrooms full.
ChronicleofHigher  Education  English  1010  teaching  composition 
september 2012 by nynate17
Diversity - McREL
(McRel is a private, 501 (c)(3) education research and development corporation. Since 1966, when the Mid-continent Regional Educational Laboratory was founded as a nonprofit, nonpartisan education research “laboratory” where knowledge about what works in education would be turned into practical guidance for educators. (See http://www.mcrel.org/about/)

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Effective Standards-Based Practices for Native American Students: A Review of Research Literature

and

A Teacher's Tool for Reflective Practice: Racial and Cultural Differences in American Indian Students' Classrooms
Indian  education  US  government  Title  VII  English  2810  Ind  Indian  Indian  2810  public  school  teaching  nativeamerican  diversity 
march 2012 by nynate17
Indian Country Diaries . For Educators | PBS
The documentaries in Indian Country Diaries raise issues that can help teachers meet multicultural educational standards in their classrooms. Nichole Bihr Menard (Oglala Lakota) from the Lincoln (NE) Public Schools wrote these lesson plans.

Each lesson plan listed here includes: learning objectives; relevant state and national standards; a list of necessary resources both on this web site and from other sources; suggested total time for the lesson; suggested grade level; a full teaching strategy; assessment recommendations; and extension ideas.
2810  teaching  public  school  nativeamerican  Indian  Education  film  resources 
march 2012 by nynate17
Carlisle Indian Industrial School secondary sources
List of secondary sources used to contribute to this web site.
Carlisle  Indian  school  2810  teaching  public  nativeamerican  education 
march 2012 by nynate17
Office of Indian Education - OESE
US Federal Office of Indian Education home of programs and initiatives including Title VII.
The mission of the Office of Indian Education is to support the efforts of local educational agencies, Indian tribes and organizations, postsecondary institutions, and other entities to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives so that these students can achieve to the same challenging state standards as all students.

The No Child Left Behind Act amends the Indian education programs as Title VII, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This landmark in education reform embodies four key principles: stronger accountability for results; greater flexibility in the use of federal funds; more choices for parents of children from disadvantaged backgrounds; and an emphasis on research-based instruction that works.
teaching  public  school  Indian  education  US  government  Title  VII  English  2810 
february 2012 by nynate17
Native American Cultures Across the U.S. | EDSITEment
Native American Cultures Across the U.S. Public school educators resource.
public  school  teaching  English  2810  nativeamerican  overview  education  resources  public  schools  lessons 
february 2012 by nynate17
The World’s Most Famous Photoshop Fakes
examples of how the media (or some in it) mislead/misinform audiences with their use of photos or other graphics.
news  media  photoshop  fakes  education  teaching  images  resources  English  1010  2010 
september 2011 by nynate17
The Problem Is: You Write Too Well - Advice - The Chronicle of Higher Education
I spent a day talking with untenured professors about revising their dissertations into book manuscripts.
All of the faculty members I met had managed to score a great teaching job right out of graduate school. They had impressive pedigrees and a lot of enthusiasm. But many of them kept making the same strange remark—one that tends to pop up whenever I speak with folks who are hard at work massaging their dissertations into book manuscripts. "People on my dissertation committee," explained several young scholars, "said that I write too well."
At first those remarks made me wonder what kinds of idiots are overseeing the process of doling out Ph.D.'s. Are there really academics who spout such nonsense? If so, those people should be sued for scholarly malpractice.
The only thing that kept me from dismissing the claim outright is that there seems to be a general sense in academe—usually expressed only verbally—that if you write too clearly or too well, you will be punished.
scholarly  writing  criticism  advice  column  Chronicle  of  Higher  Education 
september 2011 by nynate17
The Poor Quality of an Undergraduate Education - NYTimes.com
In recent surveys of college seniors, more than 90 percent report gaining subject-specific knowledge and developing the ability to think critically and analytically. Almost 9 out of 10 report that overall, they were satisfied with their collegiate experiences.
We would be happy to join in the celebrations if it weren’t for our recent research, which raises doubts about the quality of undergraduate learning in the United States.
We found that large numbers of the students were making their way through college with minimal exposure to rigorous coursework, only a modest investment of effort and little or no meaningful improvement in skills like writing and reasoning.
writing  education  teaching  research  learning  poor  quality  undergraduate  studies  rhetorical  analysis 
september 2011 by nynate17
Let's Get Serious About Cultivating Creativity - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Welcome to the creative era. To fuel the 21st-century economic engine and sustain democratic values, we must unleash and nurture the creative impulse that exists within every one of us, or so say experts like Richard Florida, Ken Robinson, Daniel Pink, Keith Sawyer, and Tom Friedman. Indeed, just as the advantages the United States enjoyed in the past were based in large part on scientific and engineering advances, today it is cognitive flexibility, inventiveness, design thinking, and
creativity  21stCentury  economy  education 
september 2011 by nynate17
On Students Who Are Full of It - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
My thesis is not new, but it seems especially urgent right now, because it flies in the face of two powerful prevailing winds. On the one hand, there is the current crude reductionism of education to a financial transaction, masked by the pseudoscientific jargon of "outcomes assessment" and "value added." On the other hand, faculty are obliged to have a heightened reactivity to any whiffs of crazy—the hard-won lesson of incidents like the Virginia Tech rampage.
I think we also need to look closer to home, to the intolerance created by our own vanity. As teachers, we are heavily invested in the virtue of impartiality. We develop protocols to ensure fairness, and we stick to them. But of course every student is different, and of course, like most human creatures, we hate the feeling of being disrespected
writing  education  students  arrogance  pride 
june 2011 by nynate17
The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress (Home Page)
StoryCorp personal stories played on NPR are archived here at the American Folklife Center at the LOC.
american  history  library  education  StoryCorp  NPR  LibraryofCongress  audio 
june 2011 by nynate17
CSPD Comics
“Bound by Law translates law into plain English and abstract ideas into ‘visual metaphors.’ So the comic's heroine, Akiko, brandishes a laser gun as she fends off a cyclopean 'Rights Monster' - all the while learning copyright law basics, including the line between fair use and copyright infringement.” -Brandt Goldstein, The Wall Street Journal online
copyright  free  education  law  media  library  fairuse  comic 
june 2011 by nynate17
The Poor Quality of an Undergraduate Education - NYTimes.com
In a typical semester . . . 32 percent of the students did not take a single course with more than 40 pages of reading per week, and 50 percent did not take any course requiring more than 20 pages of writing over the semester. The average student spent only about 12 to 13 hours per week studying — about half the time a full-time college student in 1960 spent studying,
Not surprisingly, a large number of the students showed no significant progress on tests of critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing that were administered when they began college and then again at the ends of their sophomore and senior years.
Why is the overall quality of undergraduate learning so poor?
"students are taught by fewer full-time tenured faculty . Simply put: academic investments are a lower priority.
The authority of educators has diminished, and students are increasingly thought of, by themselves and their colleges, as “clients” or “consumers.” 
Federal legislation has facilitated this shift.
education  college  avoidance  nytimes  higher_education 
may 2011 by nynate17
From Professor Back to Student, With Complaint - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"As I write, the semester is halfway over, and I have not yet said anything to the student sitting next to me in my computer class.

I am trying to mind my own business. I am trying to go with the flow. I am trying to understand why she logs onto Facebook at the start of class and posts continually for the duration. It has been amazing to watch. And distracting.
I am a full-time English professor at a community college in Massachusetts. This semester I am also on sabbatical, part of which involves becoming a student again.

Why do students need to log into Facebook during class? Why can't they just leave it alone for 75 minutes?
As an instructor, I find the action of students' periodically checking Facebook during my class to be rude. I work hard on the lesson plan for each day, and I expect their full attention. Logging into Facebook and posting a new status while I am talking or explaining an assignment is similar to chatting continually with friends right in front of me."
education  social  networking  socialmedia  Chronicle 
may 2011 by nynate17
ACRL | Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
Association of Colleges and Research Libraries' Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
education  teaching  research  highereducation  library  video  literacy  multimedia 
may 2011 by nynate17
5 Myths About the 'Information Age' - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Confusion about the nature of the so-called information age has led to a state of collective false consciousness. It's no one's fault but everyone's problem, because in trying to get our bearings in cyberspace, we often get things wrong, and the misconceptions spread so rapidly that they go unchallenged. Taken together, they constitute a font of proverbial nonwisdom. Five stand out: 1."The book is dead." Wrong; 2. We have entered the information age." every age is an age of information, each in its own way and according to the media available at the time. 3. "All information is now available online." The absurdity of this claim is obvious to anyone who has ever done research in archives. Only a tiny fraction of archival material has ever been read, much less digitized.4. "Libraries are obsolete." Everywhere in the country librarians report that they have never had so many patrons. 5. "The future is digital." True enough, but misleading.
libraries  digital  education  technology  information  age  myths  research 
april 2011 by nynate17
Project MUSE - Wicazo Sa Review - "No Place to Go": The Thomas Indian School and the "Forgotten" Indian Children of New York
The Thomas Indian School on the Cattaraugus Seneca Reservation in western New York State. For more than 100 years, thousands of Indian children in New York State were sent there with little hope of reuniting with their parents or siblings, culture, language, or way of life.  And because missionaries founded Thomas as an orphanage, it [hasn't] received the same attention as better-known federally funded boarding schools. [Yet] it predated and lasted longer than many of those schools, and affected many more generations of Indian children from the reservations of New York, leaving scars still visible today. Thus, the story of the Thomas Indian School is not only about the destruction of Indian language and culture, it's also, perhaps most importantly, about the dissolution of Indian families in the face of the changes that swept their reservations in the first half of the 20th century, leaving Indian children vulnerable and dependent upon Indian boarding schools for their very survival.
boardingschools  Indian  education  2810  BIA  NewYork  New  York  Thomas  school  English  2810  Native  American  Lit  &  Experience  link 
march 2011 by nynate17
Lewis Meriam's report in 1928
Western states surveyed and tribes found in poverty, poor health, economic and education status,
public  school  teaching  US  government  Meriam  report  1928  nativeamerican  status  reservation  life  education  etc  2810  filetype:pdf  media:document  English  2810  Native  American  Lit  &  Experience  link 
march 2011 by nynate17
David H. DeJong - "Unless They Are Kept Alive": Federal Indian Schools and Student Health, 1878-1918 - The American Indian Quarterly 31:2
During the first decades of the federal government's Indian boarding schools, stories of morbidity and mortality among students were prevalent. Don't Know How, a Lakota father, shared an all-too-common experience. Anticipating the return of his daughter from Hampton (Virginia) Institute, Don't Know How constructed a new house, purchased a store, and adopted—to the extent he could—the trappings of white America. His daughter, meanwhile, returned from Hampton suffering from consumption. Within days she succumbed to the scourge of Indian Country: tuberculosis. Soon thereafter, Don't Know How's other daughter departed for Hampton, where in a few years she followed her sister "to the little cemetery on the hill."1 In Hampton's first ten years of educating American Indian students, one of every eleven students died (31 of 304) at school and one of every five died—as did Don't Know How's daughters—soon after returning home.
Indian  boardingschools  BIA  BureauOfIndianAffairs  education  sickness  health  issues  2810  English  2810  Native  American  Lit  &  Experience  link 
march 2011 by nynate17
Angela Cavender Wilson - Decolonizing the 1862 Death Marches - The American Indian Quarterly 28:1&2
Early scholarship on the topic of 1862 revealed a hatred for Dakota people and a clear sense of white superiority. Rampant throughout these narratives is terminology reflective of this perspective. Typical of colonial interlopers on Indigenous lands, writers from the era regularly used words such as "massacre," "slaughter," and "atrocity" to describe Dakota actions upon "innocent," "pure," "brave," white settlers. The Dakota, on the other hand, were depicted as "savages," "red devils," "blood-thirsty [End Page 191] demons," "wretches," "beasts," "fiendish perpetrators," and even "government-pampered" Indians, as Minnesota's first schoolteacher Harriet Bishop McConkey described us.12 McConkey's work is representative of many early Wasicu accounts of the war as well as the views held by many of those early Euroamerican settlers.
native  identity  white  view  school  education  Dakota  2810  English  2810  American  Lit  &  Experience  link 
february 2011 by nynate17
Lawrence William Gross - Teaching American Indian Studies to Reflect American Indian Ways of Knowing and to Interrupt Cycles of Genocide - Wicazo Sa Review 20:2
Lawrence W. Gross is a member of the Minnesota Chippewa tribe and is enrolled in the White Earth nation. He has taught at Iowa State University in the American Indian studies program and religious studies. He writes, He says, "When it comes to teaching American Indians, much of the pedagogy focuses on teaching a given topic to American Indians, whereas, with non-Indian students, the emphasis is on teaching about American Indians. On the surface, it seems reasonable that special attention be paid to the cultural imperatives of sovereignty and nation building implicit in instructing American Indians and that sensitivity be shown in teaching non-Indians about Indians, and the point is not to question the good work being performed in this area.3 However, some of the assumptions underlying these different approaches need to be challenged, [as] they perpetuate racial separation and undermine efforts to diversify the academy.
AmericanIndianStudies  American  Indian  literature  education  teaching  2005  2810  English  genocide  physical  cultural  biological  English  2810  Native  American  Lit  &  Experience  link 
february 2011 by nynate17
Duane Champagne - From Sovereignty to Minority: As American as Apple Pie - Wicazo Sa Review 20:2
Duane Champagne is a professor of sociology and a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa from North Dakota. He was editor of the American Indian Culture and Research Journal from 1986 to 2003. He has authored and edited more than one hundred publications, including Native America: Portraits of the Peoples, The Native North American Almanac, et al.
I find myself in an unusual situation, having just recently been denied reappointment as director of the American Indian Studies Center at UCLA. Certainly, that experience motivated the editor, Lee Francis, to call and ask me to write a personal story about my experiences with American Indian studies in general, but, more specifically, to write about the recent trend toward submerging American Indian studies into ethnic studies programs, or sometimes anthropology departments, American studies or other units or departments. [This] submerges the study of indigenous peoples into mainstream academic orientations and understandings.
2810  English  sovereignty  nativeamerican  americanindian  american  Native  2005  marginalization  education  programs  vanishing  English  2810  Native  Lit  &  Experience  link 
february 2011 by nynate17
E-Books' Varied Formats Make Citations a Mess for Scholars - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education
As e-reading devices gain popu­larity, professors and students are struggling to adapt them to an academic fun­damental: proper citations, which other scholars can use.
The trouble is that in electronic formats, there are no fixed pages. The Kindle, developed by Amazon, does away with page numbers entirely. Along with other e-book readers, the Kindle allows users to change font style and size, so the number of words on a screen can vary. Instead of pages, it uses "location numbers" that relate to a specific part of a book.  The inability to find passages limits scholarly research, academics complain, because they depend on citations not only to track down and analyze text, but also as a testament to the accuracy of their own work. the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, the [APA], The Chicago Manual of Style—have taken steps to answer the question of how to cite e-books. But many scholars are unaware of such guidelines, or find the new citation styles awkward.
research  ebooks  citations  ebook  academicpublishing  messy  documentation  Chronicle  of  Higher  education 
february 2011 by nynate17
Using Kenneth Burke's Pentad
blog by Gideon Burton, BYU prof and former student of Stephen Ruffus. Steven suggested this material could be another way to get students into their topics and narrow their focus by applying these points of rhetorical awareness.
English  1010  composition  writing  education  rhetoric  history 
november 2010 by nynate17
CustomGuide - Free Computer Training Quick References, Cheat Sheets
has helps for using Microsoft Office products, on PC and Mac, plus some Adobe quick references, like for Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Intuit books, Mozilla Firefox, etc.
computer  free  education  learning  library  tips  cheatsheets  Adobe  apple  PC  reference  microsoft  office  Excel 
october 2010 by nynate17
Text Message (SMS) Polls and Voting, Audience Response System | Poll Everywhere
What is Poll Everywhere?
The fastest way to create stylish real-time experiences for events using mobile devices
Poll Everywhere replaces expensive proprietary audience response hardware with standard web technology. It's the easiest way to gather live responses in any venue: conferences, presentations, classrooms, radio, tv, print — anywhere. It can help you to raise money by letting people pledge via text messaging. And because it works internationally with texting, web, or Twitter, its simplicity and flexibility are earning rave reviews. Free for audiences of 30 people or less.
collaboration  cellphone  online  phone  technology  Polls  education  presentation  web2.0  interactive  surveys  voting 
october 2010 by nynate17
World-Class Greatness at a Land-Grant University Near You? - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Academic competition this fall[2010]—the annual greatness rankings of American and world universities—is also upon us. As if that weren't enough excitement, the National Research Council rankings, which are supposed to be released every 10 years but have been delayed for some time now, will soon be made public. . . The long delay in release may have been due to great unhappiness of interested parties about the results. But administrators of public and private universities apparently believe they need those rankings to validate their claims to world-class greatness.

It's wrong that many land-grant institutions have been sucked into the competitive university-ranking business and have strayed from their mission.

Land-grant universities should get back to the business of . . . teaching at a level sufficient to prepare people in their states to be competitive in the job market
Chronicle  of  Higher  Education 
september 2010 by nynate17
From Book to Byte - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Cult of the Book—and Why It Must End By Jeffrey R. Di Leo. Sept 26, 2010
books  Chronicle  of  Higher  education 
september 2010 by nynate17
Super-Size It! - Innovations - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Show to students opening day or week food (not pun intended) for thought. Especially the comments in response to his article
McDonald's  Super  size  higher  education  Harvard 
august 2010 by nynate17
NCORE 2010
June 1-June 5 at National Harbor, Maryland.
NCORE  2010  conference  education  race 
april 2010 by nynate17
Invisible Universe Documentary
Invisible Universe: a history of blackness in speculative fiction explores the relationship between the Black body and popular fantasy, horror and science fiction literature and film and the alternative perspectives produced by creators of color. This documentary features interviews with major writers, scholars, artists and filmmakers and explores comics, television, film and literature by deconstructing stereotyped images of Black people in the genres. The Invisible Universe documentary ultimately reveals how Black creators have been consciously creating their own universe.

Donations needed to finish this film. Since 2003, the filmmakers have been traveling to conduct interviews nationwide and have been incurring mounting expenses for equipment and supplies to finish this project, most of it coming out of the filmmakers' pockets. We have already accumulated hours of footage and believe with your help, we can bring this feature length documentary to life!
diversity  writing  education  science  media  racism  sci-fi  black  documentary  film 
march 2010 by nynate17
Jane McGonigal Biography
McGonigal is a games researcher, she focuses on how games can save the real world.

Most recently, her research has focused on how to teach collaboration strategies and collective intelligence skills through alternate reality games, and was supported by the MacArthur Foundation's initiative on digital media and youth.

She has a PhD in performance studies from UC Berkeley. Her dissertation, "This Might Be a Game", which she completed in 2006, focuses on the ways that alternate reality games influence and change the real world. Her dissertation received the international Leonardo Art + Technology Award for the most significant new media research filed in Fall 2006.

While at UC Berkeley, she was a member of UC Berkeley's Alpha Lab in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and a resident game designer for the Berkeley Institute of Design. Her most widely cited research games include PlaceStormers (2005), Tele-Twister (2003), and Organum (2004).
TED  presenter  Jane  McGonigal  MIT  design  education 
february 2010 by nynate17
Academic Earth - Video lectures from the world's top scholars
Hey PRof. Cole, this is what I did in EBSCO IN MY PERSONALIZED FOLDER
courses  education  free  learning  online  science  video 
april 2009 by nynate17

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