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:


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!

International Conference on Arts and Humanities: Submit a Proposal Today

The Conference will be held at the Orlando, FL Hilton at Walt Disney World from Sunday, November 14th through Tuesday, November 16th.

This interdisciplinary conference draws together faculty members, research scientists, and professionals from the humanities, and provide them with the opportunity to interact with colleagues from the same field and from other, related fields. Cross-disciplinary submissions are particularly encouraged as is participation by international scholars. The disciplines represented will include:

  • Anthropology; Cultural Studies:
  • Area Studies (e.g. Africa, Asia, Europe, America)
  • Archeology
  • Art & Art History
  • Communication, Journalism and Media Studies
  • English
  • Folklore
  • Geography
  • History
  • Languages
  • Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Music; Drama
  • Philosophy
  • Race, Gender, Ethnicity
  • Religion, Theology
  • Sociology
  • Other areas of Arts and Humanities
  • Cross-disciplinary

Participants are welcome to submit a paper proposal to present either a 30-minute presentation, or to jointly present a 90-minute colloquium session. We try to organize parallel sessions into tracks through the conference that reflect different perspectives or disciplines. The type of papers presented include: research articles and theoretical articles, as well as papers prepared by practitioners that deal with application, best practices, and case studies.

This is a presenter’s conference, and we strongly encourage people to attend the various sessions throughout the three-day meeting. The conference registration fee includes a plated lunch each day of the conference, as well as an opening night reception, providing attendees an opportunity to meet and get to know each other. Student registration rates are $300, and faculty registration rates are $375.

To submit a proposal, simply fill out this interactive form or go to the conference website.

Get Research Savy with Help from the Bush Library Team

The Center for Teaching and Learning CTL is announcing a series of new workshops created by the Bush library staff for the new academic year.  Every second Tuesday of the month, a reference professional will offer a workshop that promotes research and access to electronic resources at Hamline University. Check out the topics that will be covered and RSVP your interest directly to the presenter. In addition, several of these workshops will now be offered at a distance using Elluminate Live, Hamline’s synchronous teaching platform. Please express your interest in a workshop held in Elluminate Live to the presenter. Workshop listings will remain posted on the CTL Workshop calendar, so be sure to bookmark this page.

Bush Library presents:

October: Online Ordering in Three Easy Steps

Bush Library’s Online Ordering Form or “what happened to the yellow book order cards”?  Online ordering is 3 easy steps! Upon request, this workshop can also be facilitated at a distance via Elluminate Live! Please express your interest in a distance held workshop to Barb Brokopp.

Please RSVP directly to Barb Brokopp at bbrokopp@hamline.edu and use “ Online Ordering Workshop” in the subject line.

November: RefWorks

Start using the bibliographic management system, RefWorks. In particular, we will show how to use the software within the article databases CLICnet and Google Scholar.  Attention will also be given to organizing your citations and formatting them into a bibliography.

Please RSVP directly to Kristofer Scheid at kscheid@hamline.edu and use “RefWorks Workshop” in the subject line.

December: e-books

Librarian Amy Sheehan will demonstrate accessing Bush Library’s ebooks collections, and discuss options for faculty wishing to expand those collections or link to them.

Please RSVP directly to Amy Sheehan at asheehan@hamline.edu and use “e-books Workshop” in the subject line.

January: Blackboard Linking

Learn how to create links to articles and books in databases. Place these links into Blackboard to provide your students with one-click access to scholarly content.

Please RSVP directly to Kate Borowske at kborowske@hamline.edu and use “Blackboard Linking Workshop ” in the subject line.

February: Not Your Everyday Databases

Learn about several of the more specialized databases in our collection, including–but not limited to: LexisNexis, Academic Universe, Literature Resource Center, and Ethnic Newswatch.

Please RSVP directly to Kate Borowske at kborowske@hamline.edu and use “Database Workshop” in the subject line.

March: Advances Database Features

Want to get more out of your favorite databases? This session will introduce advanced features including saving searches, journal alerts and search alerts via email and RSS feeds.

Please RSVP directly to Kimberly Feilmeyer at kfeilmeyer@hamline.edu and put “Advanced Database Workshop” in the subject line.

April: Free Video Resources

Several free video websites provide front row seats to history for your students.  The C-SPAN Video Library, the Minnesota Video Vault, and PublicResource.org include videos as varied as Anita Hill’s testimony, live coverage of Jesse Ventura’s Inaugural Ball, and eyewitness interviews from the Roswell Reports.

Please RSVP directly to Kate Borowske at kborowske@hamline.edu and use “Video Resources Workshop” in the subject line.

The GRE General Test is Changing. Find out What You Need to Know.

Faculty and advisors of Hamline students will be interested to know that the GRE General Test has undergone a revision and is to be launched in the month of August 2011. The revised test is designed to enhance the content and delivery of the GRW General Test in several significant ways.

  • The Verbal Reasoning section features a deeper assessment of reading comprehension skills
  • The Quantitative Reasoning section emphasizes data interpretation and real-life scenarios
  • The Analytical Writing section includes tasks that require more focused responses

To help advise Hamline students who are considering a graduate degree, faculty and advisors want to be aware of these changes and point students to the new support materials, study guides now available to help prepare test takers for the new GRE.

For more information visit the ETS/GREwebsite for the most updated information and study materials: http://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/about