Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Video in Progress: One night in BIOT312 with Stevenson Media

Stevenson Media visited the evening BIOT 312 lab class to work on a new American River College video project to promote Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. We captured some of the classroom fun on Twitter.

Fish protein profiling lab 

Phage and PAGE

Saturday, April 5, 2014

My presentation proposal for LRCCD Innovate 2014: Feedly and Pocket

I submitted a presentation proposal for LRCCD Innovate 2014. Below is a short bio and session description for the proposal. I did a presentation on Twitter at LRCCD Innovate 2013 and decided to pursue a different topic this year.

Short Bio (This bio will be included in the conference schedule. Please aim for no morethan 4-5 sentences.)
Ken Kubo teaches biotechnology at American River College and works with the North Valley Biotechnology Education Collaborative, a program for biotechnology outreach to regional high schools and community colleges. Ken is also the Faculty Co-Chair for Accreditation at ARC.  A social media enthusiast, Ken experiments with this technology in the classroom - follow him on Twitter at @kmkubo.

Title of your presentation
Manage Web Information Overload with Feedly and Pocket

Session description (Please describe your program as you would like it to appear in our conference materials. This should be no longer than 4-5 sentences and in paragraph form.)
Do you feel overwhelmed by the news and research resources on the web? The news aggregator Feedly and save-for-later service Pocket may be your solution for information overload. After attending this session, you will learn how to set up and use your own Feedly and Pocket accounts to find and manage web materials for classroom use and professional development. 

How will students or the college benefit? How does your presentation support student success or organizational effectiveness, either directly or indirectly?
After completing this session, participants will be able to find and save current relevant web articles and resources for professional development and classroom use to foster critical thinking and lifelong learning.