I learned something really cool about Moodle’s ordering questions. If you are familiar with these, skip to the last two paragraphs; otherwise, read on for a description of them and how they work. Mark Delonge turned me on to “ordering” questions in Moodle a couple semesters back. They are great for any content that needs… Continue Reading A Call to Order
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We’ve all seen it: when we return from spring break, fewer students are sitting in our classrooms. Those who are there are listless; it’s as if they’ve lost their motivation and focus. What’s an instructor to do? At the February Friday Forum, we discussed this very question: how can we keep students engaged for those last… Continue Reading How Do We Keep Students Engaged after Break?
Yesterday in my ENG 99 class, students at two tables were swapping Snapchat names so they could start Snapchatting each other. Another table saw them, and said, laughingly, “You guys are just doing that now? Our table did that the first week!” It was completely heartwarming. My students are friends–inside of class for sure, but… Continue Reading Creating a Sense of Belonging for Students
The podcast ” In The Classroom, Common Ground Can Transform GPAs” on Hidden Brain with host Shankar Vedantam, we begin to see the tremendous benefit of connecting with your students – finding common ground. Of course, we already know that connecting with your students is important. But new research shows just how much difference a teacher/mentor… Continue Reading Students & Teachers
Recently a group of pre-service teachers asked me, “Why do we have to learn this?” It was an honest question about digital citizenship and its relationship to our curriculum. At the moment I gave a fairly general response about how much the w… Continue Reading Four reasons to teach students about digital citizenship: Why do we have to learn this?