I blogged about this before but recently had a question come across my desk about creating a calendar to avoid “an organizational nightmare”? As we head into the final third of the semester it may come in handy when setting up presentation times/dates for students as well as meeting times/dates.
According to the website “Doodle offers a wide selection of online solutions that radically simplify the process of scheduling appointments, ranging from the group event “poll” that doesn’t require registration to the professional appearance with own branding.”
This article states “It’s easy to forget that convenience can also leak information about you to anyone who can touch your iPhone or iPad.”
Here are some of the tips the article offers
“Although Apple generally positions itself rightly as privacy conscious vis-a-vis the information about yourself that it allows itself and others to see, there’s no one-stop-shop for dialing up or down what appears on the lock screen. You have to visit several places in Settings: Read more
No it’s not football season and the baseball team has just started back practicing. But many of you are giving first exams and/or projects and now it is time to grade. Rubrics help and Blackboard enables you to add rubrics for grading. You can also use inline grading directly in Blackboard. Perhaps you would rather give more personal feedback using audio and video then try one of the newest tools available directly in Blackboard, Voice Thread.
Need information on any of these tools contact this office for a demo.
Clickers have been a great tool to quiz students and the software is available in all classrooms. I have lots of clickers in my cabinet and you don’t have the students sign up if you are doing anonymous polling. You don’t have to get a license just sign up for a free Instructor account.
Some interesting data –
The class became more active and vibrant
Students became less passive
Absenteeism was reduced
Students seemed to like the addition of clickers
More students were able to share their ideas with the whole class, promoting an emphasis on explaining and listening to reasoning. Students were also better able to hear their classmates.”
What’s in your wallet? Advertisement – I am asking a similar question which is “What’s in yourClassroom”? Are you trying something new this semester or have you tweaked something old? Any light bulb moments? Is it working or have you tried something that just isn’t going right?
Take a moment and share here or send me an email and I will blog about it! What might just be old hat to you may be a treasure to some one else, please share!
Want to get to know your students quickly, try having them create a homepage blog, try using clickers gives them a bit of anonymity. Perhaps a video introduction would be a way to get to know your distance ed students. Need to set up presentation or meeting schedules there are easy to use apps to help with that.