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#Highered and fellow #pedagogygeeks, in the spirit of talking about teaching and learning, the heart of our work, and not just fall planning insanity, a thread on boredom and attention:
I've been thinking lately that #highered has a boredom problem. AND, it also has a "fill up every space and leave no time for contemplation and reflection" problem. Been chewing on this and would love to know your thoughts.

One of John Medina's brain rules: We don't pay attention to boring things.

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In my undergrad #HistoryofMexico class @RutgersU this semester, I gave students the option to create digital timelines using @knightlab's TimelineJS. The results were innovative and inspiring! #twitterstorians #digitalhistory (1/
Students made creative use of digital source material & media on wide range of topics. I was impressed by their willingness to experiment with new formats. Sources incl. historical newspapers, docs from digital collections, archival photos, video, audio, oral histories, maps (2/
Why is a digital timeline assignment an effective #teaching tool? It prompted students to put different types of sources into conversation and to write succinctly while still engaging analytically. I pointed them to #digitalarchives but some also found their own sources. (3/
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