Silver Jubilee

Entry 123 for Friday August 14, 2020

The core questions:

Credit goes to Ben and readers of his blog for these “Four Questions” and the five stretch questions.

  1. What did you do today? Today was my the official 25th anniversary of my first day of classes at the Tecnológico de Monterrey; recorded and released a #TechEduTips video about how to use your virtual camera from OBS in video conferences; meeting with other participants planning for Equity Unbound; #TC1028 class; #educoffee with Miguel; talk with the University of Alberta Computing Science department about teaching online; #TC3045 class with our special guest Kin Lane from Postman; working on the #OpenFlip site; finished watching Audrey Watter’s DPL keynote.
  2. What did you enjoy? Another excellent and productive day and difficult to pick the best. The conversation (see video below) with Equity Unbound colleagues was really nice. Details about that session are over on OneHE. I am new to that group (thank you George for thinking to invite me) but I know almost everyone from my work with Virtually Connecting. The conversation with the UofA CS faculty (thanks for the invite Mario) I believe went well despite my failure with Google Meet links. This was our first guest for #TC3045 and I think it went very well. I cannot say enough how much of an influence the work of Audrey Watters and her writings at Hack Education have had on my practice this past decade. We are truly blessed to have her writing and speaking. We embrace and love “ed-tech’s Cassandra”.
  3. What did you find difficult? I was really upset at myself for somehow joining a wrong URL for the CS department meetup. Not sure how I goofed so I had 15 minutes less than what I planned to do.
  4. What has changed? More and more I am feeling more appreciated for my experience teaching online and teaching in general.  My first day teaching at the Tec de Monterrey was 25 years ago today: Monday August 14th, 1995.

Featured Image Credit

A book partially open from the side with a clear view of the chapter number: 25
“25” flickr photo by kevinspencer shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC) license

Video Released Today

Not my video but from the session I was in today:





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