PD2 Summary

A huge thanks to everyone for all your great ideas and work in our second professional development session. For future reference, here are the topics we covered:

3 minute introductions:

  1. Chanley introduced us to Zotero, an awesome reference manager for firefox and word that makes it very easy to compile a library of references, extract quotes, and then make properly formatted citations and bibliographies automatically in a paper.
  2. Chelsea introduced us to CellCraft, a great flash based game that teaches gives students a great understanding of cellular structures and processes while playing a fun and engaging game.
  3. Valerie showed us the Super Ultimate Graphing Challenge, a great flash based game to help students understand kinematics graphing.
  4. Jen and Maureen showed us the iMovie video projects they had students do to understand biomes.

John also showed off the hovercam document camera, which the department now owns six of. If you’re interested in borrowing one, please speak to John.

Following this, we launched into the multimedia extravaganza.

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