Month: January 2013

Intermarried

A few years ago, I participated in a project that brought together Jewish, Christian, and Muslim scholars to talk about how our traditions think about “the stranger,” people outside of the tradition. We met face-to-face and also produced a volume of essays; mine was about […]

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Turning a Lecture into a Game

Despite disliking the “-acation” of verbs, I’m really interested in gamification — the use of game elements in other areas, such as education. Reading Jane McGonigal’s Reality is Broken helped me to connect some of my own interests in gaming, teaching, and being a mom. I’ve […]

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Facebook Pages for Classes

I really like creating Facebook pages for all of my classes. I have to thank UWM’s Learning Technology Center for offering a pilot project in 2010 on the use of social media, because that was what got me started on this path. The website edcetera […]

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Digital Storytelling

I’ve had students make digital stories in two of my courses so far. In Spring 2012, I had students create digital stories as part of a grant on the use of mobile technologies. Whereas I had previously had students make digital stories using VoiceThread, in […]

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My You Tube Debut

At the end of November, I gave a public talk and lead a teacher training at the University of South Florida. Mark Greenberg has done a great job with USF’s Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies, and I really enjoyed meeting the folks there and […]

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