In our Live Online...Live! sessions, we've realized that including a visual of doors that lead to different breakout rooms is helpful in making sure that students get to the activity that they've been assigned. Originally we pulled some door images from Pixabay, but I like the uniformity of the size and look that I get when I create my own doors using MS Word.
Watch this 2-minute video to see how easy it is to create objects (and give them a little bit of a 3D feel) in Word!
This week I started out with a simple, fun tech tool recommendation for you - but then got carried away...
In this week's session, we shared several strategies for low- to mid-stakes active learning assignments. These can be modified for any teaching modality (in person, asynchronous online, or synchronous online), but we model a few of them in the synchronous online environment with Webex Meetings.
Active Learning Part 2 is coming up in two weeks, where we will share some higher-stakes, more complex strategies with you.
If you missed the LOL session, you can still get the info by watching the video below. And if you DID attend, be sure to watch through to the end - we answered a couple of questions regarding students who join Webex via their smartphones!
This afternoon, we'll be facilitating a session on active learning to engage your students with their peers and with the content in meaningful ways. In the meantime, here's a great Faculty Focus article, "Enhancing Student Engagement & Interaction with Online Digital Tools."
This one is a little bit of a Base Camp refresher - how to find free music for your projects!
This week, we offered the "Organizing Your Lesson with Google Slides," looking at the many features of Google Slides that makes it an ideal "container" for all the components - instructional content and activities - of your lesson.
If you missed the LOL session, you can still get the info by watching the video below. And if you DID attend, be sure to watch through to the end - I added a 4 minute segment to answer the question about shortening those annoyingly long URLs!
As you may recall, Jen Peterson and I sent out a call in December for faculty to share a survey with their students. 450 of your students responded to that survey.
Last week, we offered the "Survival Tips for Navigating Live Online" on Monday 1/11 for Faculty Convocation, and again on Wednesday 1/13 as part of CGCC's Week of Accountability offerings. Between the two sessions we had nearly 150 attendees!
If you missed both of the LOL sessions, you can still get the info by watching the video below.
We won't be having aN LOL session today, but...
We'll be back LIVE on Tuesday, January 26th | 2:30-3:30PM (session room opens 15 minutes prior to start time) for an "Organizing Your Lesson" session. This one will be great for ANY type of instruction... Keep an eye on your email for more details!
No registration necessary.
Use this link to join the Webex session:
The link to the webinar recording will be made available to you weekly - watch your email!
So here we are, the last Tuesday of the Fall 2020 semester… Let’s face it, just the fact that you are still here (and reading my Tuesday message) is a major win!
There is no teaching tip from me to you this week; instead I wanted to offer kudos to you, one and all, for surviving one heck of a year.
But as I was watching the first “Ditch Summit” video this morning (see last week’s Tech Tuesday post), one thing that stood out to me was the suggestion that perhaps it is time for us to gravitate toward the notion of thriving, rather than merely surviving, in this COVID-and-beyond environment. The more I considered it, the more I realized how much evidence there has been among my CGCC colleagues of growth (personal and professional), dedication to students and their learning, and continued excellence in spite of – or perhaps because of – the pandemic. So, I hope that you’ll allow me to share just a few of the positives that I’ve observed over these last nine months:
Awesome people who want to help you do awesome stuff in the classroom! Join the conversation here or in our Facebook Group: CGCC Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment