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Small Teaching Tip #4

Most faculty members have lectured to their students at some point in their careers. In traditional lectures, this means that the isntructor speaks while students listen. While some lectures can be dynamic, engaging, and even entertaining, research has shown that student concentration typically drops after 10-15 minutes. With many questions during a traditional lecture being […]

Why should I flip my classroom?

    Flipping the classroom seems to be the newest buzzword in education, both in higher ed and in k12 but what are the benefits of this method and what exactly is a “flipped classroom”?    Flipped Classroom A flipped classroom is a reversal of the norm, where class time that is usually spent lecturing […]

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Can I grade one OAKS Dropbox Assignment using two rubrics?

Dear TLT, I have an assignment that has two components but produces one grade.  I’d like to use a different OAKS rubric to evaluate each component.  Is it possible to do this within one OAKS Dropbox so that there is only one grade in the grade book?  I really want to keep them as one […]

App recommendation: Clear -Tasks, Reminders & To-Do Lists

At last week’s TLT Faculty Open House we asked those that attended to recommend a favorite app and Clear was a clear favorite! What is Clear?  An easy to use to-do list and reminders app. Price: $4.99 Platform: iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Clear for Mac which is available separately on the Mac App Store More Information:  To […]

Small Teaching Tip 3: The first five minutes of class should be devoted to engaging students' attention, setting goals for the class period, and activating prior knowledge.

Small Teaching Tip #3

The crux of a class period, and perhaps the most challenging to plan, are the beginning and ending.  Unfortunately, these are the two parts of a lesson that faculty typically devote the least amount of attention.  Often, the first few minutes of class are spent taking attendance, setting up technology, or rattling off reminders.  This […]

6 reasons you should be using Google Slides

6 Reasons You Should Be Using Google Slides Instead Of PowerPoint

We all use PowerPoint to create and deliver lectures and for student presentations.  But PPT lacks one major feature…collaboration.   Google Slides, part of our Google Apps for Education, is a PowerPoint-like presentation application that has that collaboration piece, making it more useful in an academic environment. Here are six reasons you should be using Google […]

Small Teaching Tip: get to class early and engage your students right away. Consider posting a class outline, a thought-provoking image, or play some music.

Small Teaching Tip #2

Many of us arrive to our classrooms without time to spare.  We then concentrate on taking attendance, turning on the computer and projector, or reviewing our lecture notes. Meanwhile, our students sit silently, gazing at their phones.  We may not consider the minutes before class begins as consequential, but they offer a fertile opportunity to get […]

SAS WRITING REVISER

#OneNewThing – SAS Writing Reviser

SAS Writing Reviser is a Google Docs add-on that helps to create better writers.  Writing Reviser collects and highlights a multitude of potential flaws in a paper or writing sample and displays it in categories for the writer to review and change if desired. The goal of the Writing Revisor is to make the writer […]

OneNewThing - Adobe Spark

#OneNewThing – Adobe Spark

This summer I attended a teaching symposium where the mantra was “One New Thing,” or the act of finding one thing that you think will meet a need and implementing it instead of feeling pressure to implement many things.  This new series will focus on helping you potentially find your #OneNewThing. Adobe Spark is an online graphics […]

Start your semester off right!

Starting a new semester can be daunting but let us help you with our Start of Semester Checklist!  This checklist gives you a list view of important tasks to complete to make sure your semester starts off smoothly, it also tells you how to complete most tasks.  Some of the tasks and include: Verifying your course shell […]

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Small Teaching Tip #4

Most faculty members have lectured to their students at some point in their careers. In traditional lectures, this means that the isntructor speaks while students listen. While some lectures can be dynamic, engaging, and even entertaining, research has shown that student concentration typically drops after 10-15 minutes. With many questions during a traditional lecture being [...]

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Why should I flip my classroom?

    Flipping the classroom seems to be the newest buzzword in education, both in higher ed and in k12 but what are the benefits of this method and what exactly is a “flipped classroom”?    Flipped Classroom A flipped classroom is a reversal of the norm, where class time that is usually spent lecturing [...]

More Info

Can I grade one OAKS Dropbox Assignment using two rubrics?

Dear TLT, I have an assignment that has two components but produces one grade.  I’d like to use a different OAKS rubric to evaluate each component.  Is it possible to do this within one OAKS Dropbox so that there is only one grade in the grade book?  I really want to keep them as one [...]

More Info

App recommendation: Clear -Tasks, Reminders & To-Do Lists

At last week’s TLT Faculty Open House we asked those that attended to recommend a favorite app and Clear was a clear favorite! What is Clear?  An easy to use to-do list and reminders app. Price: $4.99 Platform: iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Clear for Mac which is available separately on the Mac App Store More Information:  To [...]

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Small Teaching Tip #3

The crux of a class period, and perhaps the most challenging to plan, are the beginning and ending.  Unfortunately, these are the two parts of a lesson that faculty typically devote the least amount of attention.  Often, the first few minutes of class are spent taking attendance, setting up technology, or rattling off reminders.  This [...]

More Info

6 Reasons You Should Be Using Google Slides Instead Of PowerPoint

We all use PowerPoint to create and deliver lectures and for student presentations.  But PPT lacks one major feature…collaboration.   Google Slides, part of our Google Apps for Education, is a PowerPoint-like presentation application that has that collaboration piece, making it more useful in an academic environment. Here are six reasons you should be using Google [...]

More Info

Small Teaching Tip #2

Many of us arrive to our classrooms without time to spare.  We then concentrate on taking attendance, turning on the computer and projector, or reviewing our lecture notes. Meanwhile, our students sit silently, gazing at their phones.  We may not consider the minutes before class begins as consequential, but they offer a fertile opportunity to get [...]

More Info

#OneNewThing - SAS Writing Reviser

SAS Writing Reviser is a Google Docs add-on that helps to create better writers.  Writing Reviser collects and highlights a multitude of potential flaws in a paper or writing sample and displays it in categories for the writer to review and change if desired. The goal of the Writing Revisor is to make the writer [...]

More Info

#OneNewThing - Adobe Spark

This summer I attended a teaching symposium where the mantra was “One New Thing,” or the act of finding one thing that you think will meet a need and implementing it instead of feeling pressure to implement many things.  This new series will focus on helping you potentially find your #OneNewThing. Adobe Spark is an online graphics [...]

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