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
Attitude. We all have one, though it does change from time to time. Attitudes affect how we treat other people and how we feel. The aftermath of Hurricane Florence devastated Spring Lake, NC on September 17, 2018. For a couple of months, people rallied to help by donating money, volunteering and praying for the victims. … Continue reading Starting Fresh with a New Canvas
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
Written by Dr. Andrew Peterson, Coordinator of Instructional Technology A generation of content creators are emerging under the guise of gaming. The new media royalty are establishing themselves as content experts, entertainment personalities, and everything in-between. In a recent example, Fortnite (a popular / free online game) released their second chapter. During this online event, … Continue reading Esports as the New Media Hub.
Back in April, I wrote a blog article about online science labs and promised to write another article about the technology enhancements that are available, which will provide for rigorous and engaging general education online science laboratory courses. Video Video technology has been used for a long time to enhance learning. I would contend that … Continue reading Online Science Lab Technologies
Do the tiles on your Canvas Dashboard look unattractive? Would you like a more vibrant and appealing look and feel?? Your in luck! Go into Canvas and click on the Dashboard. To the right of the word Dashboard, there are 3 dots - we call it a snowman! Click the snowman and uncheck Color Overlay. … Continue reading Canvas Tip of the Week: Color Overlay
Canvas is a Learning Management System which adaptable, reliable, customizable, easy to use and mobile. In this series, you will learn how to use Canvas as an instructor to create new courses and maintain current courses. Manage and run discussion boards within your courses, manage and add assignment to your courses, work with announcements and the calendar, maintain … Continue reading Hoonuit Video Tutorial Training about Canvas
You can see energy crackling around schools, as students of all ages prepare to start a new semester. "Will this be the year I... [any hopeful or dreaded outcome]?" Returning faculty often exude a different vibe. They tend to ask things like, "Where did the summer go?" or "How will I get everything done?" or … Continue reading LMS tools – Simple strategies to welcome students and simplify your semester
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. Photo by Timothy Paule II on Pexels.com 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