With increasing Coronavirus prevention measures being taken some states are moving all in-person courses to online delivery effective immediately In Michigan, staying on track for the semester is already challenging due to our annual flu season and frequent winter storms. Rather than anxiously awaiting updates on cancellations and quarantines, why not use this opportunity to … Continue reading Five Coronavirus Readiness Strategies to Move In-Person Courses Online
Everyone needs a break once in a while. Perhaps you need one now? Students are no different. Whether students are in online courses, or face-to-face, they need a change of pace, change of scenery and something new, just like you or I do. How can we give them the break, while still teaching them your … Continue reading Give Me a Break! – Freshen Your Course
Each year, I end the semester giving finals, grading make-up work, helping students work through last-minute stressors, and feeling as if I'll never get all the grading done on the amazing projects students create. All while trying to relax and enjoy the holiday season I have barely started preparing for. Similar to a New Year's … Continue reading Next Semester Will Be Different
If humor is the best medicine, what does it cure? If a picture is worth 1,000 words, how much is a cartoon worth? Last week at the 2019 Association for Educational Communications and Technology annual conference, CaptainBigIdea.com, a.k.a. Dr. Thomas Royce Wilson, had us laughing for an hour with his visual and humorous approach to many … Continue reading Humor is the best medicine
I have the Maximizer strength and get energy when transforming something strong into something superb, including my students. Making students superb requires research and a strategic plan. My research led me to an investigation on my audience, also called iGen or True Gen. What I have learned has helped me come up with a strategic … Continue reading Teaching Generation Z
Whether you teach writing directly or indirectly in other subjects, this writing Tips and Tools website from the University of North Carolina is one to bookmark and share.
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Categories include Writing for Specific Fields and Specific Writing Assignments and Contexts in addition to traditional writing process standbys.
What's the best way to present content to engage students? Any teacher will tell you that is a constant challenge when it seems there is always so much to cram in and only so little of a students' attention span available. Most of us are not blockbuster filmmakers or Netflix stars, and love the discipline … Continue reading Leveling up your online presentations
“What are the top three things you love about technology?” is a question I’ve posed to hundreds of pre-service teachers I’ve taught as part of an icebreaker for the overview to ed tech class. “Netflix” has made the list of almost every one of them. 92% of college students have access to a Netflix … Continue reading Netflix: When words are not enough
“Over my dead body!” This was the response of Dr. Roy Mason, Professor of Biology at Mt. San Jacinto Community College (MSJC) in 2003 when the concept of teaching online science courses to non-science majors was discussed because students could not get to their remote campus to take classes. Dr. Mason and his colleagues were … Continue reading Online Science Labs
The amount of participation and interaction students experience in their online courses is highly correlated with success. This can be challenging to keep up with as an online instructor, especially as the semester is in full swing with grading, teaching, service, and more vying for time. Fortunately, discussion boards can leverage technology's ability to connect … Continue reading Three simple strategies to bring new life to discussion boards