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Ed Tech Summer Shorts 2020

It’s here, it’s here, it’s here! Summer Shorts 2020

Back by popular demand (really!!), Summer Shorts has returned for the 4th season. Almost as exciting as the anticipation for Stranger Things Season 4, right?! But not as gawk-worthy as Tiger King, which set a new level for bad-TV-you-can’t-stop-watching. Luckily for NMC, you’ll want to keep watching Summer Shorts AND it might be useful. If… Continue Reading It’s here, it’s here, it’s here! Summer Shorts 2020

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Cathy in a Shark Costume

Making it FUN – keeping students engaged in uncertain times

My classes have theme weeks.  If you’re a student in my class, you  can guess the theme via facebook (Drcathynmc), twitter (@DrCathyNMC), Instagram (@DrCathyNMC), or just do it old school in our Zoom meetings in Moodle. I’ve even grabbed the username on YouTube, but have yet to upload anything there since Ensemble meets that need… Continue Reading Making it FUN – keeping students engaged in uncertain times

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New to Your Chrome Browser!

You will notice 4 new icons added to your Chrome browser: These are some new tools for accessibility in reading, writing, math, and reading PDF files, available to NMC campus wide and based on your NMC Google login. They are Read&Write, Equatio, Screen Shot Reader, and PDF Reader. These are all products we now license… Continue Reading New to Your Chrome Browser!

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Fishbone

Developing Metacognition by Modeling with Contextual Frameworks

Metacognition means, simply, thinking about one’s thinking and realizing if you are comprehending what you are thinking.  Modeling thinking is one metacognitive approach to instruction that Buehl (2014) found increases student’s abilities to transfer or adapt their learning to new informational contexts.  To do this, instructors need to think aloud their approach to concepts and… Continue Reading Developing Metacognition by Modeling with Contextual Frameworks

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