Hier sind der Screencast eines Vortrags für ein Seminar an der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena sowie die Folien als PDF-Datei und ein Handout zum Thema "Creative Commons". ...continue reading
Okay, some more cross promotion, as I was quite busy with the blog.deutsch20.de, which is in German, as mentioned earlier. Hence, there are no reblogs but links:
- Einen Beitrag schreiben - This post is supposed to help the students using the WordPress-based blog.
- Einen Screencast erstellen - Some information about screencasting and how it's done using PPT and Prezi. I also mention the browser-based service Screenr and some free tools (CamStudio, VLC and Quicktime). Furthermore, some information are provided about apps such as DoodleCast Pro and Explain Everything. So very lengthy.
- Screenshots machen - Here, I distribute a handout on how to make screenshots using Windows, Mac OSX and iOS. Android is also mentioned. Finally, some (free) software is linked: Greenshot and Evernote's Skitch.
- Creative Commons - Presentation about the licencing model.
- Was ist ein (gutes) Blog? - The definition of my "weapon of choice", when it comes to publishing. Some hints are provided about the characteristics of a "good" blog (post).
- Some links are also provided on 44 tools which can be used to publish (student) work (infographic), sources for free images and an interesting post about the World's languages.
In the last week, I've written a number of posts on deutsch20.de. As they are written in German, I won't reblog them here. However, here are the links for those, who understand German and are interested in the topic. Please also note the new role of "deutsch20.de", decribed in an earlier post.
- Flipped classroom - description of the concept
- Was ist ein Rubric? - Explanation of the function of rubrics
- Sichere Passwörter - Inforgrafik - A beautiful infographic (by another source) containing all relevant information
- Doodle - mehr als nur Termine - A post on the functionality of Doodle
- Padlet-Walls - Post about my most favourite toy (formerly "Wallwisher")
Heute hatte ich eine schöne Symmetrie bei der Zahl derjenigen, die mir folgen, und denen, denen ich folge.
Few years ago, I opened the twitter account "@herr_doepel" to communicate with my students. As I left NUS in December last year, this account lost its role. However, I'm going to teach a seminar on media in foreign language teaching next semester. The account will be used to exchange information with the students in this seminar. So, please don't get confused by some notes, which are unusual for the former purpose. Feel free to unfollow the account. I won't take it personal.
As an academic, I have to read a lot. A former professor of mine, Klaus Dicke, underlined the importance of writing excerpts of articles and books, one's reading: After you read an article or book, you want to quote from (directly or indirectly), you write down the essential ideas and quotes of the publication. While doing this, you keep also track of the page numbers, the idea or quote can be found. So, the ideas stick better to your head and you can find these faster than just by highlighting in the text. An excerpt done by hand might look like this example from the beautiful blog "Minimalismus und mehr".
This is the Prezi presentation for the talk, I delivered at the National University of Singapore on 6 November 2014. ...continue reading
When dealing with presentations, I came across two problems that occurred quite often:
- Students did not stick to the time-limit. Okay, one could interrupt, when the time is up, time them using cards (5 minutes, 1 minute, final sentence). The first option is not very polite and the second one might put students under pressure with a negative impact on the quality of the presentation.
- When accompanied by a Powerpoint presentation, they tended to read from the slides, even after I made clear that they should not do it.
This post is concerned about a presentation at the University of Bielefeld. The content is in German. ...continue reading
This website had been down for a while. It was blocked by some safe-surf services, as there was some suspicious code in the PHP files of the blog system, I was using.
Unfortunately, I had no time to deal with this issue earlier, as I'm quite busy with a number of projects. Here is what I did, finally.