Posts Tagged ‘Andrea Snyder’

We talked about the words on this graphic, which was posted by @MindShift on Twitter. The graphic was created by @woodard_julie (Julie Woodard). On the call were Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Tom Haymes, Paul Signorelli, and Maurice Coleman.  We talked about the online teaching platforms (e.g., Zoom, Adobe Connect, etc.), techniques, and tips. This was a lively conversation that didn’t yield many notes. You’ll have to give it a listen to hear use talk about the C’s and beyond!


Lighting up an innovative environment

Zoom advertisementAndrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Tom Haymes, Paul Signorelli, and Maurice Coleman talked about technology and the upcoming new normal in regards to teaching-training-learning in 2021.  Tech-wise, we discussed a few technologies with a in-depth discussion of broadband access and the lack of digital infrastructure. As we pivoted to talk about things trainers might find useful, we spent a few minutes on good lighting.  Tom mentioned how to improve your lighting on the cheap, while Jill mentioned her new inexpensive ring light. In terms of what the new normal might be…Holey moley! Did we agree? Nope!

You can listen to the show on TalkShoe or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Mesh-networked Arduino Leonardo (from the Data Sensing Lab)Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Maurice Coleman, and Paul Signorelli used the article What is the Future of Librarians in Times of Pandemic?” as the jumping-off point for a conversation on skills we need to foster among our library peers. From the article:

…librarians must exercise critical thinking, data analysis, flexibility, leadership, and technology management. These are instrumental in creating a digital infrastructure that allows library services to remain in place during isolation. To publicize these services and keep connected with the community, librarians must have a working familiarity with the advanced communication and promotion methodologies used in marketing.
We talked about the need for data, learning how to be an administrator, how to fix the building, and more. Yes, we talked about what we think should be taught in library science programs.  Listen to the show on Talkshoe or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Slides from Tom HaymesOn the call were Tom Haymes, Paul Signorelli, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Diane Huckabay, Andrea Snyder, and Maurice Coleman to talk about the ShapingEDU Winter Games. All sessions from this three-day event were recorded and archived on YouTube. We had a lively conversation and you’ll have to listen to the show for the tidbits.

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Accessibility word cloudOn the show were Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Tom Haymes, Paul Signorelli, and Maurice Coleman. Spurred by some recent activities on making presentations more accessible, accessibility was the topic for this episode. We talked about some tools and methods, as well as why accessibility matters. As Tom noted, accessibility is a way to reach more people.

We talked about:

  • Closed captioning
  • Eliminating complexity in your content
  • Reacting to the look of confusion in your audience and reacting to it
  • Having accessible language
  • Reading the chat out loud for those who are blind or visually impaired
  • Describe what is on the screen when you have people who need to hear the visual clues
  • Alt-text for images and graphics
  • Checking the reading order of text
  • Re-arranging your class session to accommodate people who need material to be more accessible

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Our next show will record on Dec. 3 at 9 p.m. ET.  You’re welcome to join us!

NYLA Conference SiteOn the call were Paul Signorelli, Tom Haymes (author site), Andra Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Maurice Coleman. We began by talking about the New York Library Association Annual Conference (virtual), which is using Pheedloop this year and then talked about online training and online events. You can listen to this episode on Talkshoe or on your favorite podcast platform.

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FlyOn tonight’s call was Maurice Coleman, Tom Haymes, Paul Signorelli, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Andrea Snyder. We used the ShapingEDU toolkit for creating collaborative events as a springboard for our conversation. Our examples ranged from virtual classrooms, online conferences, and online live events.

One interesting thought: The virtual environment exposes the problems that occur in the in-person environment.

Be sure to listen to tonight’s episode then join us on Dec. 5 for the next T is for Training.

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By the way, Tom Haymes has two books in the works, which we will note once they are closed to publication. Paul Signorelli’s book Change the World Using Social Media will be published in December.

SunflowerThe gang was back together after a long hiatus! On the call were Maurice Coleman, Andrea Snyder, Paul Signorelli, and Jill Hurst-Wahl. After a long time away, we caught-up on what has happened in libraries and education (K-12 and higher ed) because of the ongoing pandemic. Yes, we talked about technology (or the lack of technology), the pandemic’s impact on library staff, and more.

You can listen to this episode on the TalkShoe platform, as well as wherever you got your podcast episode (e.g., iTunes). Our next episode will record on Oct. 8, 9 p.m. ET. If you would like to join us on the call, you can do so through the TalkShoe platform (free). We promise a lively conversation on training-teaching-learning.

Kinetic 1042It’s no surprise to any of us that we have had to question a lot of our assumptions over the past few months; and it’s even less surprising that reversing our assumptions and taking actions or working under conditions that are the opposite of what we are used to doing has produced some positive results.  What’s are opposites?

The opposite -With this technique, you consider the exact opposite of what you would normally think or do.  For example, libraries are considered safe places.  What is the opposite of being a safe place and what ideas does that generate?  This can lead to some wild stuff and also some very interesting ideas that would be worth investigating.
We began by talking about our assumptions when the stay at home COVID-19 orders started and took it from there.  A lively show of busting assumptions and thinking of opposites.  On the call were a silent Maurice Coleman, Tom Haymes, Andrea Snyder, Diane Huckabay, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Paul Signorelli.

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UntitledOn this week’s call were Maurice Coleman, Andrea Snyder, Paul Signorelli, Diane Huckabay, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Tom Haymes.  Maurice began by listing off things that have occurred since January. Wow. Even though our national news is causing us angst, there is some good news in our libraries as they begin to reopen. (Or this isn’t good news if you are part of #CloseTheLibraries.) At any rate, as trainers-teachers-learners, we talked about what this re-opening means for our libraries and academic institutions in terms of teaching and learning. Give a listen then join us on June 18 for our next show.

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