The CTLA receives quite a few questions about digital annotation for online instruction, be it for synchronous sessions or for making videos. This week. Engineering Faculty Fanny Silvestri shared her expertise regarding a variety of tools that can be used for virtual whiteboards!
NOTE: We also took a quick look at a small document camera (about $80 on Amazon) that can be used for Live sessions and/or for recording videos.
On March 9th, we shared ideas for supporting teaching & learning by using Digital Interactive Notebooks. We also provided links to FREE templates - downloadable as Google Slides or as Powerpoint - so that you don't have to build your own from scratch.
In Part 1, we covered some low-stakes, quick-to-implement active learning strategies - this past week, in Part 2, we looked at some higher-order strategies, aimed at breaking down complex content, and allowing for differentiated instruction.
These strategies can be modified for any teaching modality (in person, asynchronous online, or synchronous online), but we model them in the synchronous online environment with Webex Meetings. The slides include some video links of tried & true sources that will take you through the approaches taken in other teaching modalities (in-person and asynchronous online).
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 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!
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!
This week we had a whole lotta fun reading your Letters to Santa, sharing CTLA Staff Favorites (software, hardware, hi-tech, lo-tech and even a little no-tech). We talked tech, and tech-based teaching and productivity solutions!
This week we looked at recommended practices when creating presentation slides, AND gave three awesome resource sites for you to find ready-made slide templates! There are basic slide decks, slide decks for games, hyperdoc slide decks - you name it, you'll be able to find it!
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