Monthly Archives: April 2012

Doha Debates – A lesson in notetaking with Brushes

This is a slide showing my notes from Doha Debates on March 19th, 2012. I had the opportunity to attend the live taping of the debate thanks to a colleague who managed to snag me a ticket (thank you!!). The audience comments and questions were intriguing and informative, while the panel itself left much to be desired for this particular debate. I was happy to have the chance to attend and see how it all happens behind the scenes. It was also another chance to try out my note taking skills using Brushes.

I struggled with whether to post this as-is. You can see where I got tired/lazy and my handwriting gets sloppy. I’ve been meaning to edit this slide, but things are piling up, and I’d rather share it unedited, than keep it too long and not want to share it at all. This is a test of my perfectionism – to let something go before it’s polished to my liking. So, here it is – warts and all! If I do get around to editing the slide, I will certainly post the edited version for comparison.

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Mr. Quartz and the Oscillators

Have you hugged a crystal lately?


Thank you to the Analog Electronics class for inviting me into their class to do this visual recording of their review lesson on oscillators. I wanted to see if I could graphically record a subject area of which I had no prior knowledge. This was a great test, and thanks to the excellent teaching skills of Mr. Dave, I was able to capture the main ideas of the lesson. The students teased me about Mr. Quartz, insisting that he looked more like a frog than a rock.

Prezi on Visual Meetings (David Sibbet)

Prezi on Visual Meetings by David Sibbet

I continue to be amazed with the visual facilitators and recorders I keep finding online. This Prezi beautifully illustrates how multiple approaches to facilitating creative group processes can complement one another in different settings. I personally enjoy the stickies – I use them with my students a lot. I also thought it was interesting that Powerpoint found its place in this creative document. Powerpoint gets a bad rap, but can indeed be useful in certain contexts and for specific purposes.

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Delegates Post-conference Report (THE)

Delegates Post-conference Report (THE)

Visual representation synthesizing recommendations based on the Technology in Higher Education (THE) conference February 27-28, 2012. I incorporated ideas from CNAQ’s conference delegates, as well as conference themes around mobile learning.

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Graphic recording on the iPad

This is the video that really caught my attention and got me thinking about using iPad apps for recording. It also inspired me to export my Brushes videos to iMovie where they are still sitting awaiting the iMovie fairy to come and edit them.

Thank you Rachel Smith!

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Visualization Research

This video briefly discusses results of experimental research from University of St. Gallen showing the benefits of using interactive visualization for knowledge sharing in management teams.

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