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5 Steps to Refresh Your Course

5 Steps to Refresh Your Course

 

It’s a New Year and time to take a new look at our work.  Here are 5 steps that can help you refresh your course.

 

Step 1: Use a Course Buddy.  FacultyeCommons.com

Step 1: Use a Course Buddy. FacultyeCommons.com

1.Find a Course Buddy.

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2015 in Titles

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In past years I often written reviews of the years blogging, this year I am a little lazier this is a wordle for the titles of the 90 posts I made here this year.
A list after the jump:

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Bringing Art into the Language Arts Classroom


Our school uses a modified version of the common core standards from the United States (never going to call it America again after a very interesting chat with a man from Chile but that is another post). I can't say I am terribly excited about the common core but as a dear friend told me, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!"

My father is an artist.…
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Getting the most out of peer instruction

Peer instruction is a powerful, evidence-based instructional strategy that supports active learning in all sizes of classes. Typically in peer instruction, every 15-20 minutes,

  1. the instructor poses a conceptually challenging, multiple choice question
  2. students think about the question on their own and vote for one of the choices using some kind of audience response tool
  3. students turn to their neighbors and discuss the question and their answers
  4. students may vote a second time, depending on the nature of the question
  5. the instructor leads a class-wide discussion where students share their thinking, finishing with
  6. the instructor models expert-like thinking and confirms why the right answers are right and the wrong answers are wrong

This can take anywhere from 2 to 10 or more minutes, depending on the question, the answers, and the richness of the discussion.…

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2015 in Review

So 2015 is on its last legs. What have I got done educationally this year? I didn't participate in any moocs, but I did stay connected with DS106, Postetmooc and TVSZ. So nothing new, just the maintenance of existing relationships. What did I do instead?…
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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 8.5

It’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we highlight a Quality Matters standard and review its importance in an online course and how we evaluate this standard.

Today, we are reviewing Quality Matters Standards 8.5

General Standard 8 addresses Accessibility & Usability

Click here to view Quality Matters Standard 8.5 in the Quality Matters Rubric.

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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 8.4

It’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we highlight a Quality Matters standard and review its importance in an online course and how we evaluate this standard.

 

Today, we are reviewing Quality Matters Standards 8.4

 

General Standard 8 addresses Accessibility & Usability

 

Click here to view Quality Matters Standard 8.4 in the Quality Matters Rubric.

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syndicating 5126 posts from 513 #etmooc blogs