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David Reeves
San Diego
I am the history hustler. Have powerpoint, will travel.
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I have now been posting here and participating in POT for two semesters, but I don't think I'm done yet. I wasn't able to participate in many of the Friday workshops over the fall because of a time conflict, so I probably still have more to do. This semester I... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 15, 2011 at online teaching with david reeves
I have now been posting here and paricipating in POT for two semesters, but I don't think I'm done yet. I wasn't able to particiapte in many of the Friday workshops over the fall becuase of a time conflict, si I probably still have more to do. This semester I began using diigo bookmarks pages for many of my classes, and made jing lectures for my online classes. The diigo bookmarks I have made an integral part of a few classes, and have seen them being used and playing a part in the student's learning. The jing lectures I don't... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2011 at Pedagogy First!
While our community college classes are winding down, my online classes at the for-profit where I teach continue on. This is the second week of the Modern Middle East class, and next week I will begin another World Civ class. Each will be interrupted by a two week break for... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 5, 2010 at online teaching with david reeves
While our community college classes are winding down, my online classes at the for-profit where I teach continue on. This is the second week of the Modern Middle East class, and next week I will begin another World Civ class. Each will be interrupted by a two week break for the holidays. I usually don't teach two at a time, but I can't afford a long break! Here are my jing for this week - Qajar Persia Decline of the Ottoman Empire WWI and the Creation of Modern Middle East Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2010 at Pedagogy First!
I will again be starting a new five-week online class this Tuesday, History of the Modern Middle East. This is the first time I have taught this class online, and I will continue to create jing lectures. The first week covers the rise of the Ottoman and Safavid Empires. I... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 28, 2010 at online teaching with david reeves
I will again be starting a new five-week online class this Tuesday, History of the Modern Middle East. This is the first time I have taught this class online, and I will continue to create jing lectures. The first week covers the rise of the Ottoman and Safavid Empires. I already made a jing presentation on this subject for my World History II class, so I did not have to make a new presentation this week. However, I will need to in the coming weeks. As with the other online classes I have taught these last few months, I created... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2010 at Pedagogy First!
Y'know, I really don't like anybody seeing these outside of my students. I don't even like posting them here. A big part of it is just my own insecurities about the lectures and materials, another part is I want my non-online students to come to class, not watch my lectures online. It is something to think about, however.
Toggle Commented Nov 27, 2010 on Big papers at Pedagogy First!
This week in my two Ancient World History classes students turned in 8 page papers based on primary source documents found on the class diigo page - History 100. While I certainly have not read, or even heard of, every document used in the papers, it is obvious from the... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 14, 2010 at online teaching with david reeves
This week in my two Ancient World History classes students turned in 8 page papers based on primary source documents found on the class diigo page - History 100. While I certainly have not read, or even heard of, every document used in the papers, it is obvious from the actual web addresses cited that they began their research from my bookmarks. However, a much smalled percentage of students in these classes actually turned in the assignment (on time) than when I did the same assignment over the summer. It is a big, difficult assignment. My first thinking is that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2010 at Pedagogy First!
The last-minute cramming is why I always have online chat room office hours the night before exams, to create place where students can get together and I can be there to moderate and provoke discussion. Sometimes many students show up, sometimes not so many, but all in all I think it is a good thing. An example can of this can be seen near the middle here - http://history101.budgetpress.net
i would think that because cramming right before an exam is just how it is done. you can set everything up early, but students (and people in general) will almost always wait until the last minute to get something done.
I still haven't decided 100 % yet, but I think I will use blackboard for the first time in one of my classes. I have been thinking about more continuous learning in my once a week classes, and I have (at this point) one next semester. Usually what I do,... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 8, 2010 at online teaching with david reeves
I still haven't decided 100 % yet, but I think I will use blackboard for the first time in one of my classes. I have been thinking about more continuous learning in my once a week classes, and I have (at this point) one next semester. Usually what I do, in the same History 100 class I will be teaching, is have students with a question they have created from the assigned reading with the answer and they discuss their questions in groups. I was thinking out loud to ine group last week and I said maybe I won't make... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2010 at Pedagogy First!
Diigo was the first new program I adopted when I began this program last sememster, I have used it in both online and on campus classes. I have already talked about how and when I use the program in my classes in previous posts, so I don't want to repeat... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 31, 2010 at online teaching with david reeves
Diigo was the first new program I adopted when I began this program last sememster, I have used it in both online and on campus classes. I have already talked about how and when I use the program in my classes in previous posts, so I don't want to repeat myself. But I just want to add how I have used in to bookmark newspaper articles that are relevant to what my class will be discussing, and then pulling them up in class and discussin the artcile in class. I did this most recently with my West Civ I Islam... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2010 at Pedagogy First!
This Tuesday I begin a new five-week upper-division online class called Asia in the Age of Decolonization and Globalization, basically 20th Century China, Japan, and India for the most part. I taught this class a few months ago, so I alreday have created my lectures with imbedded links to online... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 24, 2010 at online teaching with david reeves
This Tuesday I begin a new five-week upper-division online class called Asia in the Age of Decolonization and Globalization, basically 20th Century China, Japan, and India for the most part. I taught this class a few months ago, so I alreday have created my lectures with imbedded links to online documents as well as a diigo site with the documents I use and other sudents may use - History 351 - Asia in the Age of Decolonization and Globalization. One thing new I did with the bookmarks is edit the tags, making them more accesible for use in more than... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2010 at Pedagogy First!
This next week is the last week of the five-week World History II online course I have been teaching, for which the jings I have been posting about have been created. Here are the last lectures - via www.freetowrite.com Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 17, 2010 at online teaching with david reeves
This next week is the last week of the five-week World History II online course I have been teaching, for which the jings I have been posting about have been created. Here are the last lectures - World War Two Origins of the Cold War Korea and Cuba Decolonization I did take a look at My Plick and Voicethread, which I don't think we did last semester, or at least I don't remember. Next week I will start teaching a new class, Asia in the Era of Decolonization and Globalization. I will see how perhaps these can be used instead... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2010 at Pedagogy First!
I want to make them more improvised myself and less reading. My problem is, as any of my on campus student would tell you, is that when I improvise I tend to ramble, and I only have so much time.
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2010 on Another week at Pedagogy First!
This week I continued making jing lectures for my World History II class. I am getting this jing thing down now, they are getting easy to make and I am able to guage how much info I can provide in five minutes before I begin. I also did a bit... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 10, 2010 at online teaching with david reeves
This week I continued making jing lectures for my World History II class. I am getting this jing thing down now, they are getting easy to make and I am able to guage how much info I can provide in five minutes before I begin. I also did a bit more ad-libbing, which I can see increasing as I become more comfortable. In second part of the Russian revolution lecture, I go through some civil war propaganda posters, which I do in my regular lectures, and that's all just me talking. I may continue with the Stalinist posters and Maoist... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2010 at Pedagogy First!
Hey you certainly don't have to apologize for anything to me. The first time I tried jing was nothing but a headache. Whenever I try a new computr program, the first time is always a majorly frustrating pain in the buttocks. So I have learned, after the first failed attempt, to set it aside for a week or two and then try again. It usually is a lot less frustrating and, if I have the time, I can eventually figure something out.
@ Claudia - I did have everything prepared before I began, using parts of my regular class lectures, with a little ad-libbing inserted along the way. @ Leslie - I don't use the automatic ppoint slideshow, I manually work my way through the slides. You can see me clicking in the corner of the videos. As safe as posting them online, I have my own website/storage account at angelfire.com that I have had for over a decade now. There are lots of other better places to use, but I have had this account for over ten years already, so I have stuck with it. Is that what you mean?
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2010 on Another week at Pedagogy First!
No worries, I already pretty much know what I am going to ask. But I did find your post very helpful.
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2010 on Week 4 - Cohort 2 at Pedagogy First!