Issue: January 2019

What is Backward Design?

What is Backward Design?

A summary of Backward Course Design by Dr. Jace Hargis, University of California, San Diego. Key to the backward course design process is alignment between three stages of course development: identifying outcomes, developing assessments, and planning learning activities.

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How to Teach a Good First Day of Class

How to Teach a Good First Day of Class

On that first day, I would argue, your students are forming a lasting impression not just of you as a teacher but of your course, too. Helping you to make that opening session as effective as possible, whatever your discipline, is the goal of this online guide.

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Seven Ways to Make Your Syllabus More Relevant

Seven Ways to Make Your Syllabus More Relevant

These seven design elements help students get the most out of your syllabus, prepare them for the course, and focus the class on the learning goals ahead.

facultyfocus.com
Institutional Toolkit to Combat Contract Cheating

Institutional Toolkit to Combat Contract Cheating

This toolkit is intended to help institutions, faculty and students, prevent and deal with this new type of cheating - contract cheating.

integrity.fiu.edu
10 Tips for Effective Online Discussions

10 Tips for Effective Online Discussions

These tips can help educators ensure that online discussions are engaging and beneficial for postsecondary students.

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Engaging the Entire Learning Cycle to Ignite Enthusiasm and Learning

Engaging the Entire Learning Cycle to Ignite Enthusiasm and Learning

The approach involves activating four different regions of the brain by allowing time for gathering information, reflection, creation, and active testing.

facultyfocus.com
Trello for Education

Trello for Education

Trello is a visual collaboration tool that can be used to facilitate project based learning, collaboration, and discussion. Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize projects and assignments.

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Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers...and other people who care about facts

Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers...and other people who care about facts

This is a practical guide for the student fact-checker doing research on the internet. It provides specific web-based techniques that help you evaluate the information shown so you can get closer to the truth more quickly. This is a free online book, made available by Michael A. Caulfield under CC-Attribution license.

webliteracy.pressbooks.com
YoTeach! Chat App for Education

YoTeach! Chat App for Education

If you were disappointed to hear that Today's Meet shut down, there's good news--a new alternative app called Yo Teach! Increase student engagement in your classroom by providing a backchannel for communication while lecturing, and also a means for students to ask/respond with text OR whiteboard drawings. Imagine a math class where students can show their work, from their desk.

Create your meeting room at https://yoteachapp.com/

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Visualizing the Social Media Universe in 2018

Visualizing the Social Media Universe in 2018

Explore the social media universe in this giant infographic, where every platform is a planet sized based on the amount of users it has.

visualcapitalist.com
41 Edtech Predictions for Higher Ed in 2019

41 Edtech Predictions for Higher Ed in 2019

We asked 20 edtech executives to look into their crystal balls and share their edtech predictions for 2019.

ecampusnews.com
Open Culture - The Best Free Cultural and Educational Media on the Web

Open Culture - The Best Free Cultural and Educational Media on the Web

Discover thousands of free online courses, audio books, movies, textbooks, eBooks, language lessons, and more.

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