I know we didn’t have to post for this next week, but I found this cool educational program called Flipgrid. I thought it would be nice to share this with the class as it is an alternate way to design discussion boards and encourage students to write out a response to them. Flipgrid is a … Continue reading New Classroom Technology: Flipgrid
When contemplating this week’s blog post I was suddenly reminded of a True Colors Personality Test that I took as part of my time as a resident assistant during my undergrad. I tied for both green and blue. (If you haven’t taken a True Colors year check out this quick one here: https://lonerwolf.com/true-colors-personality-test/) As a … Continue reading Musing on my Teaching Self
In preparation for this week’s discussion, I have decided to post on the question, “Is grading a necessary evil?” In order to answer that question, first you would have to define a “necessary evil”. The Cambridge Dictionary defines a “necessary evil” as something unpleasant that must be accepted in order to achieve a particular result. I, however, … Continue reading Is Grading a Necessary Evil?
In my secondary and higher education, I had a hard time in lecture-based courses. Not so much with grades because I could read the material myself and understand it as if I paid attention in class, but my problems begin with attention. Like I said, I could read the material, as most classes had assigned … Continue reading Game of Phones
If networked learning is the direction for the future of learning, then I believe that it must overcome the same problem that networking has struggled to shed. Networking events have dominated the business and science world as ways for professionals to cultivate productive relationships for future employment or business. Some of the problems of networking are … Continue reading Online learning is not effective learning
My real name is Britton Hipple, and I am currently a second year graduate student, pursing a PhD in Biochemistry. I chose to use the theme of the Blogging Parasite for this blog as that is a direct representation of my research in the lab of Dr. Zachary Mackey. My interest is in the DNA … Continue reading Hello