Amplify Your Teaching PT I: Listening (turn it to 11)

Amplify set up at the Edmedia Expo Nov
Amplify set up at the Edmedia Expo Nov

Purpose of this activity: To listen to different examples of audio used in an educational context.

Using recorded audio in the classroom is old as recorded audio itself. Educational uses of audio were predicted to be amongst the primary uses of the phonograph intended by Edison in 1878, yet with recent improvements in mobile computing, sound is being increasingly deployed in an educational context.

Some reasons you might consider offering audio recordings to your students:

  • Be part of the “Revolution in podcasting”
  • Enables students to review material and free up class time for discussion.
  • Allow students to produce meaningful
  • Provides students with a study aid they can review after lecture;

 

Activity: Take some time, and listen to a selection of curated audio segments.

Infographic on Community Growth in the Tri-Cities, British Columbia

edmedia2013_land_use_asset_02_thumbnailDescription:
This asset provides a recent snapshot of the population and land-use changes that characterize the Tri-Cities region, Metro Vancouver, British Columbia. Population density is calculated in two ways – first, using the total land surface area; and second, using only the residential land-use area. These two representations of density provide contrasting perceptions.

 

Use in course:
The goal of the asset is to provide a case study summary. The asset provides a context for discussing and applying the principles presented in the lecture. Typically, the lecture content is presented and then the asset is introduced for discussion.

Accessibility:
View or download the asset: PDF format (4.34 MB)

Infographic on Global Water Use and Water Wars

edmedia2013_water_scarcity_asset_01_thumbnailDescription:
This asset is a summary of the water use situation for the planet. It uses a systems approach to map the key stages of water availability, water usage and water consequences. Of particular importance is the impact of water scarcity and inaccessibility, and the use of technologies to manage water in order to mitigate against escalating conflicts.

 

Use in course:
The goal of the asset is to provide a case study summary. The asset provides a context for discussing and applying the theories presented in the lecture. Typically, the lecture content is presented and then the asset is introduced for discussion.

Accessibility:
View or download the asset: PDF format (0.73 MB)

SPECIATION: An Illustrated Introduction

An nice piece from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, as a multi-media lecture or educational episode.

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