So you think you want to try it? Do some of the SPLOTs capture your imagination? Can you picture that LEGO toy you want for your students to play with so they learn more? Then browse the links provided. Start to jot some loose form notes of what you want to do. And come talk […]Read more "How to get SPLOTted"
Suppose you want to collect images or sound files or memes from students? Or what if you just want to collect images among the faculty in your program so you can all use them? We’ve got SPLOTs for that. TRU Collector Again I’ll let Alan describe his creation: The idea for this SPLOT came from […]Read more "TRU Collector – Gotta Catch’em All"
I said SPLOTs were targeted little tools. Let’s suppose you want to have your students “write in public”. We want students to write. Well, there’s a lot of evidence and experience that demonstrates when students write about real topics for real audiences where their writing lives on past the end of the course, the students […]Read more "TRU Writer hits the SPLOT"
There’s a lot more SPLOTs available from other schools and we in the CTE are even starting to learn how to create our own SPLOTs. It’s spreading, folks. Sometimes you don’t even realize you’ve been SPLOTTED. For example, remember the home page for the CTE Courses library where you clicked to open this course? That’s […]Read more "The SPLOTS Are Spreading"
The first SPLOT I want to talk about is called SPLOTpoint. It’s what you’re looking at right now. See? You thought you were taking this online course/tutorial on a thing called SPLOTs, but this the website that is this course/tutorial was itself made from a SPLOT called SPLOTpoint. It’s a SPLOT imitating Powerpoint? Right? No! […]Read more "We’re Breaking Out In SPLOTS – SPLOTPoint"
IS LIKE THIS Putting all the silliness about the name “SPLOTs” aside, the simplest, best way I know to explain what a SPLOT is and what they can do is to use an analogy. So I’m going to talk about LEGOs, those wonderful building block toys that are beloved by children (and many adults) and […]Read more "Legos, WordPress, and SPLOTS"
via GIPHY Remember that famous line in the movie The Graduate where Dustin Hoffman, the new college graduate, gets that one word piece of advice “plastics”? Well of course you don’t remember that because you’re probably not a really old man like me. But maybe you saw it in some retrospective on Dustin Hoffman’s […]Read more "SPLOTS. First, a word about that name…"