Chat, Chow, & Web 2.0

What is Chat, Chow, & Web 2.0?

Chat, Chow & Web 2.0 is a program for faculty and staff development at Saint Mary’s University, Winona campus, that models the use of new technologies for teaching and learning. It is hosted by staff from the Fitzgerald Library, the IT department, and the office of Instructional Technology.

 

October Session

October Session

Reference Librarian Ruth Torstenson LeMasters opened the session with a demonstration of new library resources designed to enhance online learning. CREDO, an online reference and discovery database, as well as LibGuides, a content management system that enables...

Read & Write for Google

Read & Write for Google

The first session of the Fall semester opened with a presentation from the folks at the Student Success Center  Karen Hemker and Lisa Thorsell  introduced  Read & Write for Google, a new add-on for Google that was developed to “boost reading and writing confidence for...

November Session: Freedom to Roam

November Session: Freedom to Roam

Jason Spartz (Instructional Technology) opened the session with the latest updates on Blackboard enhancements coming next semester.  Some of the improvements include date management, badging, group management, and inline grading.  Mobile apps will also be featured...

September session: “Just Google it”

September session: “Just Google it”

The first Chat Chow session of the 2014 Fall Semester opened to a large crowd and featured four presenters touting the efficacy of Google applications. Moni Berg-Binder (Biology) led with a demonstration of how she is using Google Drive as an organizational tool. ...

March Session

The session began with a presentation by Dr. Rose Beal (Theology) on the use of Google Drive.  Instead of providing her students with the ubiquitous Power Point as the basis for notes to the class lectures, Beal  is now using  Google Drive as the framework for her...

February’s Session

In this session, "Talk to Me," two faculty members described how they have enlisted  the power of social media technologies to promote engaged student response.  Lisa Truax  (Art) began by sharing her experiences with Flipgrid, a video response tool from developers at...

January’s Session

January’s Session

In this session, "What Have You Done for me Lately," four faculty members described how they are using a variety of different e-portfolio programs to provide opportunities for students to document their achievements.  Dean Beckman (Communications) uses eFolio, a free...

December’s Session

December’s Session

Representatives from the IT staff took the stage at the well attended December 4th session.  Presenters focused on the changes to Blackboard coming in January as SMU moves to the newest version. Of most interest to the group were Blackboard's enhancements which were...

November Session Re-scheduled

November's session, "Oh Brave New World, that Has Such People in It" which was to highlight new social media technology, will be re-scheduled for sometime during the Spring semester.  Dates for Spring programming will be be announced soon.