2022 Top Tools for Learning Votes
Teaching in Higher Ed
by Bonni Stachowiak
6M ago
Each year, I look forward to reviewing the results of Jane Hart’s Top 300 Tools for Learning and to submitting my votes for a personal Top Tools for Learning list. I haven’t quite been writing up my list every single year (missed 2020), but I did submit a top 10 list in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021. I haven’t come across too many others’ 2022 Top Tools for Learning votes, yet, but did enjoy reviewing Mike Taylor’s list. I avoid looking at the prior year’s lists until I have identified my votes for current year. Once my list was finished for 2022, however, I did compare and realize t ..read more
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21 Top Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast Episodes
Teaching in Higher Ed
by Bonni Stachowiak
1y ago
I started producing weekly Teaching in Higher Ed podcast episodes in June of 2014. Since that time, a new episode has aired each week. This is something that I’m both proud of – yet a little horrified that I have got a streak going that may not be sustainable (or make sense) in the long run. As of today (October 2), I also have another streak going… I’ve closed my Apple Watch rings for 334 days straight. That means I’ve done at least 30 minutes of cardio, stood for at least a minute for 12 hours, and burned at least 440 calories during the day. I’m thinking it might be healthy if I were to no ..read more
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2021 Podcast Favorites
Teaching in Higher Ed
by Bonni Stachowiak
1y ago
The first person to inspire me to list out annually which podcasts are taking up my “ear share” was Bryan Alexander. In January of 2021, he wrote up his most recent list of what podcasts he’s listening to, while admitting he hadn’t done this in a while. I have also missed keeping up with what I sometimes think of as an annual list. I wrote up favorite podcast lists in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2014, and also published an article about podcasting in the University of Austin's Flow Journal in 2017. Here’s my 2021 list of favorite podcasts, organized by category. At the end of the list, for the fir ..read more
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2021 Top Tools for Learning: My Vote
Teaching in Higher Ed
by Bonni Stachowiak
1y ago
I’m excited to participate this year, once again, in Jane Hart’s Top Tools 4 Learning. It is the 15th time she has conducted the survey. In more recent years, Jane asked us to separate our list of ten tools into the following three contexts: Personal Learning Workplace Learning Education She then lists the top 200 results across all of the categories, as well as listing a top 100 for each category. Not surprisingly, I didn’t participate last year. But I do have blog posts for the following years: 2019 Top Tools for Learning 2018 Top Tools for Learning 2017 Top Tools for Learning 2016 Top T ..read more
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Standing Presenting Set-Up
Teaching in Higher Ed
by Bonni Stachowiak
2y ago
I gave a couple of talks this month that I wanted to share a bit with you. First, David Rhoads and I joined Bryan Beatty to discuss the myths and truths of Hyflex Learning. I also shared at the Lilly Conference about igniting our collective imagination. Each of those two links has the associated resources on them and more information. However, during the Lilly Conference one, I got asked a fair amount of questions about my standing set up in the chatbox, which I didn't anticipate. When I saw the question, I joked that I was not going to be held up as a model for standing setups. I had used th ..read more
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No Magic Required
Teaching in Higher Ed
by Bonni Stachowiak
2y ago
More than ever before, I witnessed this semester testing the limits of our espoused descriptions of what it means to be a teacher. Is it about us fostering and cultivating learning communities, or is it really more about misguided attempts to control others' behavior? Is deep learning a complex process that takes place across unpredictable spans of time, or is what we do able to be planner out in a linear way toward a rigid destination? I received an email from Marjorie Feld (Babson College) that shares the story of her last day of class this semester. She gave me permission to share her stor ..read more
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Recommended Digital Bookmarking Tool: Raindrop.io
Teaching in Higher Ed
by Bonni Stachowiak
2y ago
Dave and I don’t change our tools very often. Instead, we try to use as few of them as possible and continually work to learn new ways to leverage these systems and applications in our learning and work. However, in recent months, we both switched our Digital bookmarking service from Pinboard.in over to Raindrop.io. Pinboard.in served us well for years. I had over 30,000 bookmarks stored since I joined in 2014. I moved over from the Del.icio.us bookmarking service, when it’s long-term future looked questionable. Pinboard.in is a simple way of collecting and categorizing bookmarks in one place ..read more
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Most-Downloaded Teaching in Higher Ed Episodes in 2020
Teaching in Higher Ed
by Bonni Stachowiak
2y ago
Terry Greene, host of the Gettin’ Air podcast, asked some of us on Twitter to guess what was the all-time most downloaded episode of his show. I thought perhaps the episode with Chris Gilliard or the one with Audrey Watters. Terry finally satisfied our curiosity by sharing that it was in fact John Stewart who held that honor. Blog Post: Gettin’ Air Top Ten In the tweet where I presented my guess, I mentioned that the time of the year when a Teaching in Higher Ed episode airs seems to contribute greatly to the total number of downloads that a given episode will receive. Yes, having recognizabl ..read more
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Structuring Synchronous Classes for Engagement
Teaching in Higher Ed
by Bonni Stachowiak
2y ago
I still feel a bit wobbly in my teaching this semester. Students’ facial expressions typically provide me with so many cues in my teaching. It leaves me wondering if I’m reaching them during our synchronous sessions since I have to rely on other gauges for assessing their engagement. It has also been a tender time. Many of the students are graduating in December and wondering what life after college, during a pandemic, will be like… Some have been told that they need to leave home, not knowing where to go. Others have faced losses of loved ones or told there are only a few months left, at bes ..read more
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How Do You Make Zoom Breakout Rooms Less Boring?
Teaching in Higher Ed
by Bonni Stachowiak
2y ago
  This article is part of the guide Toward Better Teaching: Office Hours With Bonni Stachowiak. on EdSurge. It is reposted on Teaching in Higher Ed with permission. It is the latest installment of the Toward Better Teaching advice column. You can pose a question for a future column here. A conversation broke out on Twitter last week. How do you make Zoom breakout groups less boring? Robin DeRosa, director of Plymouth State University’s Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative, posed the question and committed to sharing her findings via a presentation soon. My first recomm ..read more
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