Our “Instructional Technology at Macomb” blog is relatively new to the blogosphere (don’t you love made-up tech words like blogosphere?!). We’re still settling into the neighborhood, but we’re already making new friends!
Susan over at Adelphi University in New York is our newest friend, and we appreciate her kind words about our blog! Their Faculty Center is like our Center for Teaching and Learning, and they run an excellent blog, so check it out!
And if you enjoy free stuff like we do, be sure to read their entry on “Free and Public Domain Multimedia for Classroom Use!”
Yes, I know, this is very strange. Two posts in one day?! This could mean one of two things; I’m either procrastinating and avoiding my other duties, or I’ve found something really cool and just had to share it right away! Or… it could be due to both reasons (*cough*).
“Note & point” is one of the coolest blogs I’ve found in a while. If you’re looking for PowerPoint or Keynote presentation design ideas, this is the place to start. You can even download PDFs of the featured presentations. If you’re like me, and always trying to create more interesting presentations, check it out!
I’ve been doing it wrong all along, and so have you!
Garr Reynold’s approach to presentation design is fresh and effective. As referred to in this previous post, we follow many incorrect conventions when creating our instructional material. The madness must stop! Here are a few ways to find the path to presentation zen:
- Attend the upcoming instructional technology workshop.
- Regularly read the presentation zen blog.
- Read the book.
And, of course, consult with your campus Center For Teaching and Learning for assistance!
Now that we’ve got your attention with our blog, I thought it would be a good time to give a “shout-out” to other popular Educational Technology blogs and websites! If you find any that are useful, let us know!
We’ve been talking about it for a while, and now it’s finally here. Welcome to the new Center for Teaching and Learning blog! The added bit of inspiration that we needed came to us during the 2009 CIT Conference, which took place at Cobo Hall a few weeks ago. We had a great time at the conference, and picked up a number of new ideas, which we are eager to share with you in the weeks that follow. Through the pages of this blog, CTL staff will provide a wealth of information, ideas and tips about teaching and using technology in the classroom at Macomb Community College.
But before we get started, let’s make sure we all know what a “blog” is!