The Pixel Painter: Art making is accessible to everyone

The Pixel Painter from The Pixel Painter on Vimeo. As an instructional technologist and digital artist, I’ve taught people of all ages how to be creative with computer software. I see no distinction between using a mouse, crayon or sculptor’s chisel to make something...

OAKS: Changes to the Navigation bar and Homepage

Please note the changes to your OAKS My Home navigation bar and home page.  This is ONLY for the MyHome page.  Individual Course Navigation bar and Homepages are not affected. Navigation bar changes: Added Self Registration – Allows any student to register for a...
It’s PLC Time!

It’s PLC Time!

TLThd is seeking your topic ideas for next year’s Professional Learning Clubs (PLC).  A Professional Learning Club is a group of faculty that meets to collaboratively reflect on and improve their teaching practices.  It involves examining the relationship...
Creating Interactive and Thought-provoking Discussions

Creating Interactive and Thought-provoking Discussions

We all want our students to participate in class discussions in an engaging way and in a way that encourages curiosity about the topic.  But we also know this rarely happens.  Most discussions are really just question and answer sessions where the instructor asks the...
How a Break at Work Benefits Family

How a Break at Work Benefits Family

I’m not sure what comes to your mind when you hear “break time,” but the word harbors a treasure of memories for me. My father was—still is, actually—a brick mason, and my summers spent with him on construction sites bore a very distinct and welcome rhythm: at 10 am,...

Teaching With Video: In-class Viewing

Full-length videos and video clips can be very useful in teaching. However, it is important to consider ahead of time what you hope your students will learn from the videos. You will also need to plan out how you will help the students learn, and how you will know...
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