Harvard Medical School's Information Technology department has started hosting a series of live video conferences on using Zoom to teach. They have scheduled four sessions per day on Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20 at 4pm. You can see and sign up for the sessions here.
Have you used concept mapping or mind mapping as part of your teaching strategies? MindMeister is a web site that allows you to create mind maps that can serve both as a teaching tool and a collaboration tool. The free version allows for up to 3 mindmaps per user as well as real time collaboration. Here is a quick overview from their YouTube page:
And here is an example of a live collaboration:
You can check out their site at www.mindmeister.com
More bells and whistles are available at different levels of subscriptions. We don't have any ties to MindMeister or any other products we demonstrate on this site. But if you think it may be useful for your teaching we want you to know about it!
Covid-19 is having a significant impact on the country and has resulted in educators and other staff scrambling to implement distance learning and education. The Shapiro Institute has been working to help our faculty deploy eLearning strategies and best practices as quickly as possible. Expanding on that theme we have launched a new web site whose primary goal is to host links to the blogs, videos, software, and other resources that have been collected as well as creating new content that we hope you find helpful.
Please bookmark and share with colleagues. Thank you all and stay safe out there!