• #SyrRelBodies: US Religions and the Regulation of Bodies of Color - Learn more about Dr. Goodwin’s amazing class here and follow the hashtag #SyrRelBodies on Twitter for a well-curated discussion of US religions and the regulation of bodies of color. 1. Tell us about #SyrRelBodies. Describe the project. #SyrRelBodies is the hashtag for “Black+Blue,” my honors course on American religion and the regulation of bodies of…
  • #CLUsexeth – Teaching Sexual Ethics Through Twitter -   In this interview, Kirsten Gerdes tells us about how she uses Netflix’s Orange is the New Black and Twitter as a way of engaging students about sexual ethics and religion. 1. Tell us about the hashtag. Describe the project.  At California Lutheran University (CLU), I teach a class on sexual ethics for the religion department, and…
  • Teaching the Bible with Technology #AARSBL15 - Richard Newton moderates a panel on “Teaching the Bible with Technology,” a joint session of the Academic Teaching & Biblical Studies and Global Educational & Research Technology Program Units of the Society of Biblical Literature at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. We bring you a round-up of abstracts and related dynamic…
  • Technology Won’t Make You a Better Teacher! and other professional development insights - Few teachers want to spend their much deserved summer breaks in a professional development workshop. But the faculty at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are hardcore. Their team invited me to lead a session on using third screen (or mobile devices) in the college classroom. And we had a blast! You might recall that I gave a…
  • How I use Mobile Technology in the Classroom - If you follow me on Twitter, I may have blown up your feed with dispatches from #LancLearns. Lancaster Learns is a seven-college collaborative conference “to promote quality teaching and learning by building capacity for evidence-based pedagogy and learner-centered instruction through collaboration across the institutions of higher education within Lancaster county.” If the description doesn’t get…
  • Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies: The #SBLAAR14 Syllabus - There are a lot of great teaching and pedagogy sessions happening at #SBLAAR14. As you build your schedule, make sure you check out what’s happening with the SBL Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies program unit. Yours truly is moderating a pretty awesome panel on Teaching the Bible Visually or Geographically. We have papers on everything from…
  • Devices Equal Bad Note-Taking? It’s not that simple! - But we cannot forget that the default mode for schooling (from Early Childhood to HigherEd) is pen and paper...When we talk digital note-taking and other electronic engagement, we must consider that most students--let alone, teachers-- are picking up skills on the fly.