iPad Activity e-Recipes for College Classrooms

At today’s iPad faculty user group meeting Caroline demonstrated a handful of activities that could be implemented in the classroom relatively painlessly with the use of the CTL’s iPad cart. During her demonstration she highlighted the use of iPads for round-robin photo sharing, survey creation & field-based data collection, and digital storytelling.  Several examples were provided throughout the PowerPoint Presentation.

Also shared at the meeting were three e-recipe cards for setting up these activities in the classroom. The activity e-recipes are available as a Google Doc: http://tinyurl.com/ipadrecipes.

Consider trying one of these projects in your course! Make an appointment with someone in the CTL if you are interested in learning more or taking the next step: ctl@hamline.edu. Thanks to all who attended today!

Next month’s iPad faculty user group meeting will be on Tuesday, April 9 at 11:20 in BML 301. Please join us!


FiUG Meeting Feb. 12th 2013

Kathryn Malody talked about the successes and challenges of preparing and then utilizing iPads while abroad. She presented the peripherals to protect the iPads from the Jamaican climate while maintaining their functionality for an art and biology course. She also talked about the apps that they used. Ben Phillip introduced the SAMR model, which breaks down how technology can be leveraged on four different levels – as a direct substitution of existing technology, as an augmentation with slight improvements, as a significant modification of technology, or as a complete redefinition. A chart containing apps listed within these levels was also explored.

Both presentations can be found at:


John Shepard shares two games on environmental education

StormDrainGoalieJohn Shepard shared two environmental educational games that are currently in development: Storm Drain Goalie and Estuaries in the Balance: The Texas Coastal Bend.

“The StormDrain Goalie project doesn’t have a web site yet and isn’t yet available in iTunes, though it should be within a month or so. The project’s elements include:

  • A simple game app that engages younger users in keeping common pollutants from washing into a storm drain while allowing untainted water drops to enter the drain. A Rogues Gallery about the pollutants and the importance of fresh water provides background information. This has been developed as a proof-in-concept application as part of a larger plan to add levels to the game and create additional, similar games on related issues. Continue reading

Exploding the Lecture

A great read in this week’s Inside Higher Ed. Are you ready to “Explode the Lecture” in Your Classroom?

by Steve Kolowich
November 15, 2011 – 3:00am

Personal narrative plays an important role in Mike Garver’s teaching style. Garver, a professor of marketing at Central Michigan University, often uses anecdotes from his own life in his lectures, according to one of his students. “It’s a good way to, in his words, ‘Put a movie in your mind,’ ” says Mike Hoover, a senior at Central Michigan, who is currently taking Garver’s course in market research.

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Advising Webinar Invitation:

Hamline undergraduate advisors: please join the the Center for Academic Services for the following Webinar on Thursday, November 18, 1:00-2:30 p.m. in Drew Conference Room:

Academic Advising for Student Retention and Persistence: Tips and Tools for Advising as a Teaching and Learning Process. Per NACADA’s description, the tips and tools presented in this webcast will be useful to new advisors, institutions who have recently made a change to their advising model, and anyone interested in considering fresh new ideas for approaching advising services. For more information, visit http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Webinars/W35.htm.

Please R.S.V.P. to the CAS via email: cas@hamline.edu; or phone: 651-523-2912. Dessert will be served!