Last week I was lucky enough to be invited back to the Mac Power Users podcast for the third time (previous visits here and here). This time we focused heavily on video conferencing for obvious reasons, and I talked about some tips related to Zoom window management, making use of multiple screens, not to mention my troubles with virtual cameras.
Though perhaps it’s being released later than optimal in terms of utility to the readers of this blog, I do hope you give it a listen and share any thoughts in the Comments below or on the MPU forum.
My journey through the world of podcasts continues, this time on the Teach Better Podcast (an excellent podcast that you should check out if you have any interest in pedagogy and higher ed). This one has (almost) no technology in it. Instead we discuss a collaborative exam structure called Two Stage Exams, and the pedagogical benefits of adopting it in my courses. Later on we get into more general questions of collaboration and student participation in large classes, a conversation that I’m still thinking about.
This summer I was lucky enough to guest on two podcasts.
The first was a return visit to Mac Power Users. We got into the nitty gritty of the teaching workflows that I’ve developed in the past year, including:
How I set up reminders that alert me during class when it’s time to move on to the next section;
How I automate the creation of teaching reflections after every class;
How I combine PDF files to post to my class via Workflow.
We also got into some music nerdery towards the end. All in all it was great fun, and hopefully interesting to listeners. the
Teaching in Higher Ed
My second guest appearance was on the Teaching Higher Ed podcast, hosted by Bonni Stachowiak. This one was much more pedagogy-oriented, and focused on presentation techniques that I have found to be useful as a teacher.
Hope you enjoy them, and please get in touch if you have feedback.