Below are the instructions I share for what I call Critical Thinking Discussions on Flipgrid. I host three of these formal Flipgrid discussions every quarter/semester. Students serve as Discussion Starters for one of the three discussions and Deep Thinkers for the other two. I use Canvas groups to randomly assign students to the Discussion Starter and Deep Thinker roles across the three discussions.
With the recent and sudden shift from having face-to-face classes to moving fully online, it can be challenging to keep up the same level of productivity. Here are some tips that TNP editorial team put together to maximize our productivity while working from home.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out part 1 and part 2 of this series for more ideas on scaffolding!