Before I talk about some of the ways in which you can encourage student engagement with videos in your Canvas course, let’s talk just a bit about some video recording options as well.
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 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!
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:
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!
This week we were joined by guest presenter Chris Reider, who shared his use of FlipGrid within the Canvas LMS for his classes. Watch the 47-minute video below to find out why Flipgrid is such a favorite for Chris, how he uses it with his students, and how to directly integrate Flipgrid into Canvas.
This week we followed up on last week's Webex Breakout Sessions by investigating activities and strategies (with a heavy emphasis on the use of Google Jamboard) for small groups in Webex! This 33-minute video contains ideas and resources so that you and your students can get the most out of Breakout Sessions.
Join us next week for
What makes Flipgrid so popular as an instructional tool? Drop in on next week's session, with special Guest Facilitator Chris Reider, and find outt!
Tuesday, 10/20 | 2:30-3:30PM (session room opens 15 minutes prior to start time)
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!
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