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Deborah Ginsberg

Educational Technology Librarian at Chicago-Kent College of Law

Friday, May 9th, 2014

ABA Techshow 2014 Roundup

One of my favorite conferences every year is the ABA Techshow. For those of us in academic libraries, the Techshow is one of the best opportunities to discover new ways that attorneys are using technology for their work. The Techshow is held in Chicago every spring. The show lasts 3 days, from Thursday through Saturday. […]

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Do.ne, or what to do when your favorite service disappears

The Chicago-Kent Library Technology Group runs many kinds of projects.  Keeping track of what’s going on in individual projects can be challenging.  We needed a cloud-based service for project management, something that could: Track projects and tasks Let us assign tasks to individual workers Comment on tasks when we had questions or more information. We […]

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

The Working Group on Distance Learning in Legal Education Fall Meeting

On September 13, I attended the Working Group on Distance Learning in Legal Education fall meeting that was held in the North Carolina Central University Law School.  Although the conference was small, it was highly informative. I learned a great deal about the current state of technology, regulations, pedagogy, and best practices for distance learning for law […]

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Flipped classrooms – are they working?

Teachers, instructors, and professors are experimenting with flipped classrooms.  They seem to be working – at least according to this high school teacher’s story – her flipped classroom was very successful.   The reporter telling the teacher’s story emphasized that experimenting with advanced technologies was essential: There is a need for educators of the next […]

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

I Want MyEdTechNews

Looking for more ed tech news?  There are plenty of ed tech blogs to keep up on the latest innovations and trends.  Great examples include: ProfHacker – Chronicle of Higher Education.  Ed tech from a faculty perspective.  It can be a great source for new tools for faculty teaching and scholarship. Hack Education – If […]

Monday, October 29th, 2012

2 weeks with a Mac

Wow!  Look how much time has gone by since my first post this month!  It’s been busy here – lots of projects to plan for, one of our librarians just had a new baby (yay!).  And, after working here for 10 years, I finally have a Mac at work.  So I’ve been busy running it through its […]

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

iPads, iPads, iPads

With over 84 million sold in 2 1/2 years, it’s hard to underestimate the impact iPads and other tablets have had on almost everything, including legal education and law practice. According to a recent ABA survey, 33% of lawyers now use tablets for their practice, and over 90% of those are iPads. Rich McCue’s recent […]

Friday, July 8th, 2011

The Law School Educational Technologist Survey – 2 Years Later

We all had a great time at CALI!  If you are unable to attend the conference (or just our session) you can watch the video on the CALI conference website.  While you’re there, be sure to check out some of the other great CALI sessions, too. We all used Prezi for our session.  Here are […]

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Tools for CALI

We’re getting ready for our CALI presentation next week.  Five of us – Debbie Ginsberg, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Barbara Glennan, California Western School of Law, Chester Kozikowski, Boston College Law School, Lindsay Matts, William Mitchell College of Law,  and Alex Berrio Matamoros, Boston College Law School – will be presenting the results of the Law School Educational Technologist […]

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Thank you!

Thank you for taking our law school educational technologist survey.  You provided us with a lot of great information and we can’t wait to share the results with you at CALI.