Technology & Teaching

Review of Logos 9

Review of Logos 9

Summary It’s not typical to start with a summary. But most likely you are here because you own Logos 7 or 8 and you want to gauge whether Logos 9 is worth the investment. So I’ll start with a survey of the main things you’ll get in order of my personal excitement. If you care to get more details, these are also the main headings below. Much-improved integration and deep linking between resources. What this means in non-nerd speak is that as you study you’ll be naturally pointed to texts and resources you want to know about or consider. It’ll also be far easier to get there. Dark mode looks...

Dump the Powerpoint—Why I Use Non-Linear Presentations

Dump the Powerpoint—Why I Use Non-Linear Presentations

While I was teaching a decade ago at a large university, one year’s annual faculty in-service focused on using technology in the classroom. This essentially boiled down to getting all the teachers to use Powerpoint. “Students these days are visual,” the argument went, “and they struggle to learn unless you also have a presentation.” Predictably, the following semester saw a burgeoning of painfully formatted Powerpoints and no particular increase in educational success. Teaching, preaching and presenting are now the main thing I do with my life. And I’ve developed a minor allergy towards...

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