App of the week: Blab

What is Blab? From Blab’s site “a platform for publicly broadcasting live video conversations or talk shows.” Blab allows for live video conversations. In addition to a host you can have 3 other people talking live at once on a split screen.  All Blabs are public so an unlimited number of people could also just…

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Preparing for the Unexpected

On Tuesday, the College of Charleston experienced a safety and communication crisis when a bomb threat was made.  Classes in six buildings were officially cancelled and many faculty, staff, and students were prohibited from accessing their offices, classrooms, and dorms until 5:00PM.  This unexpected disruption caused many professors to lose valuable class time. As the…

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Activity Makeover – Transforming a Current Events Assignment

Twitter? Tweet? Hash tag?  What does it all mean?  Well to Louise Ackerman, in Health & Human Performance, it means a way to transform a traditional current events assignment into something more fluid and relevant using Twitter *.  The Old Assignment So here’s the old assignment:  The goal is for the students to stay abreast…

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Faculty Final Exam … Twitter Style

With the end of the 2012-2013 school year approaching, we thought a Final Exam for the CofC Faculty would be fun (and a good distraction from grading exams). Via Twitter, using the hashtag #CofCFacultyFinal, please tell us the most important thing you learned this year as a Faculty at CofC.  All entries are due by…

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Susan Flynn Talks About PBL and Twitter in Her Class

This week’s FTI guest blogger is Susan Flynn from Teacher Education in the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance. I have been teaching in post-secondary education for over 17 years. I continue to seek out opportunities to learn, improve, and adapt my teaching strategies and delivery of content to engage the ever-changing college student…

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