Hi y'all! Long time no chat! This semester has possibly been the weirdest I have experienced for more reasons than one, and it’s not even over yet! Obviously, the coronavirus pandemic is one of them, but to give more context, let’s rewind a bit, shall we?
I’ve written about several different tech tools in previous blogs, and I’ve got more to go…but today I want to talk about some specific ways to use tech tools to liven up your assignments. Tired of grading the same boring papers? In the market to try something new next semester? Then this blog post is for you!
Warning: this post is not about teaching or professional development. It’s a post about something I am trying out. I guess this is a way to hold me accountable? For those of you who know me, you know I adore podcasts. While listening to an episode of This American Light (episode: The Show of Delights), I was struck by how certain moments in time fill us with joy. Little things, like when I am getting ready to eat some incredibly simple tostadas on a week night. Or big things, like when my husband and I made our common law marriage official (with a piece of printer paper that we had notarized, stating we agreed to be in a common law marriage. Romantic, I know. We are waiting for Nicholas Sparks to contact us for new story ideas).
To (belatedly) round out our series on scaffolding in the classroom, I am sharing my technique for scaffolding in Statistics, which I shared during yesterday’s poster session at STP’s Annual Conference on Teaching. Below is a copy of the poster and ancillary materials are available here. Other materials are available on request, comment below or email us at email@example.com.
Check out part 1 and part 2 of this series for more ideas on scaffolding!
In my Cognitive Psychology course, the “big” project is writing a research proposal. I was told at the beginning of this semester that this assignment had never been previously assigned, which surprised me. As an undergraduate psychology student, I wrote these quite frequently for my upper level electives. Nonetheless, I decided to go where no person has gone before at WPU.
My friend and fellow professor wanted to talk about her use of scaffolding in class but couldn’t quite remember the word. As you can see from the image of our conversation, ‘laddering’ is the new phrase (but not quite helpful in a Google search).