Teaching, Learning & Technology
Sharing best practices from faculty around the world who are using technology to transform teaching and learning.

Game Design & Flipping Your Class: Two New (Free!) HP Catalyst Academy mini-courses

   

 

 

Want to bring Game Design into your K-12 classroom and increase student engagement in STEMx learning? The Learning Games Network will show you how to use their amazing Game Design Toolkit.

Want to learn a about a new tool for “Flipping” your classroom and encouraging deeper thinking and conversations? Learn how to use Classroom Salon, a free web-tool developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.

 

Check out these two new (free!) mini-courses just added to the HP Catalyst Academy catalog…

Designing for Online Learning: My Story

The exponential interest in online learning and the launch of our new HP Catalyst Academy for STEMx Teachers has me thinking about my own experience teaching online. What makes it work?

 

 

Northwestern University iLabs receives prestigious CENIC award

The significance of remotely accessible science labs for high school students has caught the attention of the leaders of California’s high-speed education network....

 

My First MOOC

 

 

I've just signed up to participate in my first Massively Open Online Course (MOOC). It's free and runs from Sept 8-30th. The focus of "MobiMOOC" is Mobile Learning, and hundreds of educators from around the world are already "enrolled". Sounds crazy - and very interesting.

 

What to join me? Keep reading to learn more...

 

 

 

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  • Jim Vanides is responsible for the vision, strategy, design, and implementation of education technology innovation initiatives. His focus is the effective use of technology to create powerful learning experiences that help students around the world succeed. He has been instrumental in launching over 1200 primary, secondary, and higher education projects in 41 countries, including the HP Catalyst Initiative - a 15-country network of 60+ education organizations exploring innovations in STEM(+) learning and teaching. In addition to his work at HP, Jim teaches an online course for Montana State University on the Science of Sound, a masters-level, conceptual physics course for teachers in grades 5 through 8. Jim’s past work at HP has included engineering design, engineering management, and program management in R&D, Manufacturing, and Business Development. He holds a BS in Engineering and a MA in Education, both from Stanford University.
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