Mapping Content and Contexts with My Maps and Tour Builder by Google

Interactive, digital maps provide learners a way to explore relationships between abstract ideas and real-world contexts. In this session you’ll meet a teacher and a student who will show examples of student work created with My Maps, an easy tool for making and sharing custom Google maps online. Students collaborate by adding “pins” to locations on a shared class map along with their own written content, images, and videos. Examples of student work include an icebreaker activity, a map of international events, and a map of historical figures and events. You’ll also see examples of how people are using Tour Builder to tell stories around the world through Google Earth’s imagery. Instructional materials will be provided so you can get started creating custom maps and supporting students as they visualize what they’re learning in geographic context.

Networked, Global Learning with Twitter

Student-student interactions are an essential element of active, meaningful learning. How might you go beyond Canvas and leverage Twitter as a vehicle to connect your learners in reflections and dialogue? Each day 100 million people use Twitter to share brief communications and resources with a global audience and 80% of these interactions occur from mobile devices. In this session, Chelsea Cohen and Gena Estep will share their pedagogical applications of Twitter to engage their students in dialogue with authors and creative, historical role-playing activities.

Scaffolding Information Literacy in Canvas

Do you struggle with getting your students to use quality, relevant resources in their research assignments? In this session, librarians will share best practices for scaffolding information literacy into your classroom curriculum through Canvas. Information literacy involves recognizing when information is needed and being able to locate, evaluate, and use that information effectively. We will discuss information literacy scaffolding in your syllabi, assignments, rubrics, and resources in your course.

Adobe Spark: Demo and Create Challenge

After Matt Mooney dazzles you at 10:00 with his teaching innovations using Adobe Spark Video, attend this session with Adobe’s Donna Caldwell. Donna will help you get started with your first Adobe Spark Video and invite you to submit your link to us for our Create Challenge! The winner will win a cool prize from Adobe!

Making Creativity SPARKle in Teaching and Learning

Adobe Spark Video is a free tool that enables the creation of videos that are like visual stories. In this session, Matt Mooney, a History professor at Santa Barbara City College, and Amber Greene, a student of Matt’s, will discuss how Adobe Spark Video was used to cultivate creativity in Matt’s teaching and Amber’s learning. Get teaching tips and advice from Matt and learn from Amber about the impact of using creation as a form of assessment.

CCC Digital Learning Day 2.28.19

CCC Digital Learning Day 2019

CCC Digital Learning Day is a free, online conference designed to be a day of exploration to tickle your curiosity, showcase effective uses of digital tools in teaching and learning across the CCCs, and provide opportunities to experiment with emerging technologies in a safe, supportive peer-based environment.

We invite you to attend our online program on your own (it’s free and online) or coordinate a group viewing room on your campus paired with customized events to support your college.

Create: Igniting Our Collective Imagination

The topic of mindset comes up frequently, as it relates to our students and their academic success. How often, though, do we challenge ourselves to have a growth mindset in terms of our collective digital literacy? Please join us for this session as we focus on our role as creators. Explore how to expand our imagination to create engaging and memorable course content. Examine some of the tools that can be used in the creation process. Extend your capability through the process of curation.