2017 Tweets

Here’s a categorized summary of my 2017 tweets (@profNancyNelson) …

Accessibility
Think about the student with accessibility considerations when incorporating active learning in your classroom
https://tomprof.stanford.edu/posting/1550

An excellent resource for making presentations inclusive and accessible
https://podnetwork.org/inclusivity-and-accessibility-recommendations-for-presenters/

Action Research
It’s been a while since I’ve read anything about #action research … Read how it can help you grow as an educator
http://www.spencerauthor.com/2017/01/how-action-research-sparks-innovation-and-boosts-creativity-in-the-classroom.html/

Active Learning
Are you mostly lecturing? Try a low risk active learning strategy to get your students involved in their learning
https://cei.umn.edu/support-services/tutorials/what-active-learning/basic-active-learning-strategies

An account of what can happen when you stop lecturing!
http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/effective-teaching-strategies/happened-stopped-lecturing/

Do you incorporate silence into your active classroom? Read some thoughts on the value it can bring.
https://eltplanning.com/2017/05/08/classroom-silence-and-digital-natives/

Want to introduce critical thinking and active learning into your large classes? Try this 4-S team activity
https://facultyinnovate.utexas.edu/teaching/strategies/tbl/four-s

Some good suggestions on how to cover the course content AND use active learning strategies
http://educationdesignsinc.com/cover-syllabus/

Want to make your classroom more active? Check out this spectrum of learning techniques you can use.
http://www.crlt.umich.edu/sites/default/files/resource_files/Active%20Learning%20Continuum.pdf

Have time constraints forced you back to talk-and-chalk? Here’s some of the evidence supporting #active learning
http://www.code-ninjas.ca/wp/2017/11/22/active-learning/

Being intentional about making active learning central to your courses doesn’t mean that there is no place for the lecture
http://www.centerforengagedlearning.org/is-there-a-place-for-lecture-in-engaged-learning

Anxiety
A Canadian production that witnesses anxiety through the eyes of a student
http://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/student-voices/take-look-inside-anxiety-students-eyes/

Assessment
I saw a sample of questionable multiple choice questions this week. How do yours measure up?
http://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/assessment/5-elements-quality-multiple-choice-question/

The Global Search for Education: A New Model for Student Assessment – Part 1
http://www.cmrubinworld.com/the-global-search-for-education-a-new-model-for-student-assessment-part-1

Are students reluctant to engagement with learning? Can you motivate them with a failing grade? Read more …
https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1734-can-a-failing-grade-motivate-a-student

Want students to actually read the feedback on their assignments? Try delaying the grade
https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/delayed-grade/

Make your students more accountable for their learning by changing up the way you assess
https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/challenge-current-grading-practices/

A good reminder that there are lots of alternatives to homework
http://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/alternatives-to-homework-a-chart-for-teachers/

Try a single-point rubric. We use them for projects ,,, they encourage students to be creative in their own way
https://www.edutopia.org/article/6-reasons-try-single-point-rubric

Students ranked assessment types on enjoyment, engagement, and transferability of knowledge. See what they prefer…
https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/online-education/assessment-strategies-students-prefer/

Make sure your assignments promote learning in 3 ways: content mastery, development of skills, and depth of understanding
https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/assignments-use-tune/

Attention
Does today’s learner have an 8-second attention span? Turns out it’s yet another educational myth …
https://elearningindustry.com/8-second-attention-span-organizational-learning

Augmented Reality
Just think what augmented reality textbooks could add to our curriculum! A taste of things to come …
http://www.emergingedtech.com/2017/11/new-electronic-text-augmented-reality-textbook/

Authenticity
Are you an authentic prof? A recent study shows that you’ll reach more students if you are …
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2017/05/26/study-students-and-authenticity-classroom

Blended Learning
Designing activities for blended learning? Take a look at these ideas from William Horton book on eLearning
https://blendedtoolkit.wisc.edu/how/design/hortons-types-of-e-learning-activities/

Do you know the difference between blended instruction and blended learning? Here’s a  useful description …
http://esheninger.blogspot.ca/2017/12/blended-instruction-vs-blended-learning.html

Change Innovation
Other research supports this but adds schools need a core of innovators to drive the change to evidence-based teaching practices
https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/contradictions-think-teaching/

Classrooms
Some forward thinking institutions are reworking their tiered lecture theatres for active learning
http://campusdevelopments.leeds.ac.uk/news/reimagining-traditional-tiered-lecture-theatres/

Clickers
Research shows that clickers can promote fact retention but impede conceptual understanding
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-05-25-study-finds-classroom-response-clickers-can-impede-conceptual-understanding

Cognitive Diversity
Cognitive diversity (differences in perspective and the way knowledge is processed) helps teams solve problems faster
https://hbr.org/2017/03/teams-solve-problems-faster-when-theyre-more-cognitively-diverse

Want to introduce critical thinking and active learning into your large classes? Try this 4-S team activity
https://facultyinnovate.utexas.edu/teaching/strategies/tbl/four-s

Critical Skill Analysis
Identify most consequential tasks for flipped learning using critical skills analysis
https://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/2383/flip-it-forward-focus-on-task-criticality-in-learning/pageall

Critical Thinking
These 6 critical thinking questions from UBC’s Learning Commons can help approach any learning situation
https://www.teachthought.com/critical-thinking/6-critical-thinking-questions-situation/

Cultures
Research shows this simple strategy helps improve the success rate of online learners. Probably works for in-class learners too
http://news.stanford.edu/2017/04/17/eight-minutes-online-learning-success/

Deep Learning
Want your students to experience deeper learning? Consider moving from a classroom “delivery” to “discovery” system
http://www.davidgeurin.com/2017/06/deeper-learning-is-by-discovery-not.html

EdTech
2016 survey of 20k students & teachers contrasts their attitudes toward. You might be surprised by the results
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-12-01-who-thinks-tech-makes-learning-more-fun

An insight into what students think about EdTech
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-02-23-what-students-want-their-professors-to-know-about-edtech

Want a way to update traditional lessons? Here’s a framework that uses technology to enhance student learning
http://www.edtechupdate.com/edition/daily-edtech-learning-2017-05-09?article-title=remixing-traditional-lessons-with-tech–a-framework-you-can-use&open-article-id=6556727&blog-domain=ditchthattextbook.com&blog-title=ditch-that-textbook

Take a look at these five ways you can use Padlet in the classroom …
http://practicaledtech.com/2017/05/14/practical-ed-tech-tip-of-the-week-5-ways-to-use-padlet-in-school/

An infographic showing the difference between using and integrating EdTech
http://www.teachthought.com/the-future-of-learning/technology/difference-technology-use-technology-integration

Hot off the press research … here’s what faculty are saying about teaching with technology
https://digital.1105media.com/CampusTech/2017/CAM_1707/SY_1707Q1_701925010.html

Empowerment
Move from student compliance through engagement to learner empowerment
http://www.spencerauthor.com/fidget-spinners-student-ownership/

Excellence
Want all your students to achieve excellence? Put challenge at the heart of every class.
https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/five-ways-put-challenge-heart-your-lesson

Feedback
Three simple ways to get and use feedback from your learners
https://teaching.uchicago.edu/teaching-guides/acquiring-and-using-student-feedback/

Flipped Learning
4 Signs You Have a Real Flipped Classroom Infographic
http://elearninginfographics.com/4-signs-you-have-real-flipped-classroom-infographic

Build on the assigned pre-work to make your flipped learning classes more active
http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/blended-flipped-learning/bridging-gap-pre-work-class-sessions-flipped-classroom/

Four Strategies for Effective Assessment in a Flipped Learning Environment
http://www.facultyfocus.com/resources/blended-and-flipped/grading-feedback/four-strategies-effective-assessment-flipped-learning-environment/

Research shows the optimal video length for student engagement is 6 minutes
http://blog.edx.org/optimal-video-length-student-engagement

Identify most consequential tasks for flipped learning using critical skills analysis
https://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/2383/flip-it-forward-focus-on-task-criticality-in-learning/pageall

This is a great way to manage students who come unprepared to a #flipped classroom
http://connections.ucalgaryblogs.ca/2016/11/14/a-student-perspective-on-pre-class-activities-in-the-flipped-classroom/

Formative Assessment
Building student choice into formative assessments help you get a pulse on what each learner can do
https://www.edutopia.org/blog/using-quick-check-ins-measure-student-understanding-mike-anderson

A good reminder that there are lots of alternatives to homework
http://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/alternatives-to-homework-a-chart-for-teachers/

Group Work
New meta study shows small group learning methods have positive impacts on student achievement, attitude, and persistence (as compared to lectures)
https://arc.uchicago.edu/reese/projects/meta-analysis-effectiveness-small-group-instruction-compared-lecture-based-instruction

Homework
A good reminder that there are lots of alternatives to homework
http://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/alternatives-to-homework-a-chart-for-teachers/

Images
Looking for a source of free, sourced images for class? Check out Photos For Class
https://dougpete.wordpress.com/2017/01/31/free-images-done-right/

Improving Practice
Want to push your teaching to the next level? Establish an Educator Mastermind with a group of like-minded peers
https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/educator-mastermind/

Want to innovate, but your colleagues are reluctant? Here are some ideas on how to grow a culture of innovation in your department
https://allthingsacademic.wordpress.com/improving-practice/growing-a-culture-of-innovation/

How often do you take the time to think about your instructional practices? Here are some questions to ask when you do
https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-careers/questions-for-bringing-your-instructional-practices-into-focus/

Inclusive Design
Tool that can help you make your teaching practice more inclusive
https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/course-design-ideas/inclusion-by-design-tool-helps-faculty-examine-teaching-practices/

Innovation
Innovation in education starts with the question “What is best for the learner?”
http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/7305

Want to innovate, but your colleagues are reluctant? Here are some ideas on how to grow a culture of innovation in your department
https://allthingsacademic.wordpress.com/improving-practice/growing-a-culture-of-innovation/

Instructional Models
The 5E Instructional Model helps students build their own understanding from experiences and new ideas
https://nasaeclips.arc.nasa.gov/teachertoolbox/the5e

Issues
The shortest path to solving student issues may be through validation … reflect, acknowledge, and communicate
https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/magic-of-validation/

Learner Centred
Do your classes have these 10 characteristics of a learner-centred experience?
https://katielmartin.com/2017/10/07/10-characteristics-of-learner-centered-experiences/

Learning
This GAMES survey tool may help your learners study more effectively
http://www.lib.usf.edu/tutoring/files/2011/12/GAMES_Survey1.pdf

Thoughts on how overlearning, purposeful practice, and mental representations could improve motivation and enjoyment
http://www.learningspy.co.uk/featured/should-students-be-overlearning/

Disfluent … A term for a way of learning that could help all our students (and ourselves)
http://karlkapp.com/struggling-learning/

Want to create a learning environment where your students really want to learn? Take a look at these 10 tips …
https://learning.linkedin.com/content/dam/me/learning/EMW/lil-10-tips-create-learning-people-love.pdf

Help your students move beyond facts and figures to higher level learning
https://learning.linkedin.com/blog/education/how-to-get-students-to-engage-in-higher-order-thinking

Teach your students the ANSWER approach to help improve their learning
https://www.bookwidgets.com/blog/2017/02/learning-how-to-learn-teach-your-students-the-most-effective-learning-techniques

Divest some of your authority in the classroom to help students take ownership for their own learning
https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1670-how-to-undermine-your-own-authority

Just what do you know about the current research into learning? What’s a myth and what’s real?
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/03/22/520843457/you-probably-believe-some-learning-myths-take-our-quiz-to-find-out

Three ways students can contribute to the success of a class
http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/happens-course-shared-responsibility/

New meta study shows small group learning methods have positive impacts on student achievement, attitude, and persistence (as compared to lectures)
https://arc.uchicago.edu/reese/projects/meta-analysis-effectiveness-small-group-instruction-compared-lecture-based-instruction

Help students learn difficult concepts by using the BE ADEPT method
https://betterexplained.com/articles/adept-method/

Research shows arguing with yourself leads to deeper learning. Let’s teach this skill to our students
https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/use-this-research-backed-trick-to-understand-any-subject-more-deeply.html

Research shows this simple strategy helps improve the success rate of online learners. Probably works for in-class learners too
http://news.stanford.edu/2017/04/17/eight-minutes-online-learning-success/

Research shows asking your students pre-questions helps them learn more from videos (same doesn’t apply for readings)
https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/this-easy-research-backed-trick-will-help-you-learn-much-more-from-videos.html

Researchers from Psychology, Education and Neuroscience gather to produce 12 PEN Principles for improved learning
https://www.slrc.org.au/resources/pen-principles/

Check out this short video that describes the ‘Transfer of Learning’ and how it helps students
http://video.edweek.org/detail/videos/edweek-explainers/video/5403410555001/what-is-%E2%80%98transfer-of-learning%E2%80%99-and-how-does-it-help-students

These tips for personal learning would help our students learn new concepts
http://www.iamwire.com/2017/05/learn-2-days-normally-takes-6-months/152590

Research shows STEM students who learn by example may miss key concepts
https://phys.org/news/2017-05-stem-students-key-concepts.html

Move from student compliance through engagement to learner empowerment
http://www.spencerauthor.com/fidget-spinners-student-ownership/

Recent studies show testing can help promote long term learning
http://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/releases/testing-can-be-useful-for-students-and-teachers.html#.WTCIBPCs-rU

Do you have students caught in a negative self-fulfilling prophecy? @FacultyFocus suggests fives ways to break that cycle
https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/five-ways-help-students-break-self-fulfilling-prophecies/

Thoughts on moving a novice learner toward expertise
http://www.learningspy.co.uk/learning/novice-expert-model-learning/

Don’t hinder learning by focusing on performance. Here are a few tips to establish a learning zone in your classroom
https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2017/jun/23/learning-peformance-zone-teachers-schools-students

Can we predict grades based on students’ placement on a learning skill scale from reader to reciprocal teacher?
https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/daring-to-learn-how-to-learn

Research suggests that students may make more academic progress by focusing on task-oriented goals than on grades
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/08/01/research-suggests-students-may-make-more-academic-progress-focusing-task-oriented

Students will learn better if you ask them retrieve concepts instead of continually trying to cram in new ones
https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/retrieval-practice/

Now more than ever we need to think about facilitating the learning process for struggling students
https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2017/11/20/5-strategies-to-demystify-the-learning-process-for-struggling-students/

New research shows distractions while learning make retaining new concepts harder … http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/archive/201712/distractions-make-retaining-information-harder

Help your students focus on the process of learning, not the product
https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2017/12/17/focusing-on-the-process-letting-go-of-product-expectations/

Learning Strategies
A great summary of evidence-based learning strategies that really work
https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2017/oct/27/teachers-your-guide-to-learning-strategies-that-really-work

Lecturing
Want better attendance, teaching evaluations, and overall learning? Try losing the lecture! https://medium.com/stanford-magazine/should-we-lose-the-lecture-76a186797573#.ufxiopyo5

Some tangible ways to keep students engaged during a lecture
https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2017/10/03/how-keep-students-becoming-bored-during-lectures-essay

Lesson Planning
Find out how to create a well-crafted, one-sentence lesson plan for those moments when that’s all the time you have
https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/one-sentence-lesson-plan/

Memory
What every teacher should know about memory … what works well, what sort of works, and what doesn’t
https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/-what-every-teacher-should-know-about–m/f-97b313905a%2Ftheguardian.com

Metacognition
Help learners improve their grades by getting them to think about how they think and strategize how to study
https://qz.com/978273/a-stanford-professors-15-minute-study-hack-improves-test-grades-by-a-third-of-a-grade

Microlearning
Did you know there are five different uses for microlearning? How could you implement it in your classes?
http://www.willatworklearning.com/2017/01/definition-of-microlearning.html

Neuromyths
New research into neuromyths show just how many people (including educators) still believe. Are you one of them?
http://bigthink.com/robby-berman/how-some-neuromyths-just-dont-go-away

Note Taking
A few note taking strategies that will help deepen student thinking
https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2017/08/17/digital-note-taking-strategies-that-deepen-student-thinking/

Pedagogy
What pedagogy is the basis for your teaching … Antiquated, classical, or contemporary?
http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/115013/chapters/Refreshed-Pedagogy-for-the-Contemporary-Learner.aspx

Practice
To get the most out of practice it must be consistent, intensely focused, and target the edge of one’s ability
https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2017/05/19/why-effective-practice-is-just-as-important-as-the-hours-of-practice/

This mid semester course correction is something all of us in the Ontario college system will need (hopefully soon!)
http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Midsemester-Course/241622

Presentations
Plan your in-class presentations around this 10-20-30 rule to help keep your learners engaged
http://www.lifehack.org/518746/if-you-learn-this-10-20-30-rule-every-presentation-you-give-will-be-excellent

Productivity
Want to be more productive this academic year? Ask yourself these 3 questions every day
https://www.inc.com/glenn-leibowitz/asking-these-3-questions-every-day-will-make-you-i.html

Professional Development
Looking for some PD? Check our this offering from Harvard called Teaching for Understanding
http://online-learning.harvard.edu/course/teaching-understanding-1-focus-student-understanding

Looking for some free online PD? Check out Harvard’s “Intro to Datawise” to improve learning and teaching
http://online-learning.harvard.edu/course/introduction-data-wise-collaborative-process-improve-learning-teaching

What a great idea! Opening your classroom for other profs to see innovation in action. Would you be willing?
http://www.ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2017-09-20/university-calgary-teaching-academy-opens-classroom-doors-instructors-watch-and

Research
2016 survey of 20k students & teachers contrasts their attitudes toward. You might be surprised by the results
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-12-01-who-thinks-tech-makes-learning-more-fun

Doing research & everything is pay-to-read? Try Unpaywall a tool that checks libraries for free full-text versions
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2017/04/04/announcing-unpaywall-unlocking-openaccess-versions-of-paywalled-research-articles-as-you-browse/

Research shows arguing with yourself leads to deeper learning. Let’s teach this skill to our students
https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/use-this-research-backed-trick-to-understand-any-subject-more-deeply.html

100 Search Engines For Academic Research
https://www.airsassociation.org/services-new/airs-knowledge-network-n/airs-articles/item/19195-100-search-engines-for-academic-research

Research shows STEM students who learn by example may miss key concepts
https://phys.org/news/2017-05-stem-students-key-concepts.html

Research shows that clickers can promote fact retention but impede conceptual understanding
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-05-25-study-finds-classroom-response-clickers-can-impede-conceptual-understanding

Got the research bug? Here’s a set of guiding questions that will help you design and conduct a SoTL project
https://illinoisstateuniversitysotl.wordpress.com/2016/06/20/designing-and-conducting-a-sotl-project-using-a-worksheet-a-bakers-dozen-of-important-sets-of-guiding-questions/

Research suggests that students may make more academic progress by focusing on task-oriented goals than on grades
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/08/01/research-suggests-students-may-make-more-academic-progress-focusing-task-oriented

Studying
Really want your learners to use those out of class hours constructively? Here are some tangible ways to help them focus their studying …
https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/questioning-two-hour-rule-studying/

Taxonomies
An interesting redefinition of learning taxonomies that focuses on development of knowledge, self, and experiences
http://cte.rice.edu/blogarchive/2017/2/23/taxonomy

Teaching
Some good advice about managing expectations as you start a new term
https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/managing-expectations-vs-reality-your-classroom

Don’t want to overwhelm your learners? Keep these five simple things in mind
http://learnnovators.com/blog/5-ways-to-avoid-overwhelming-learners/

Looking for some PD? Check our this offering from Harvard called Teaching for Understanding
http://online-learning.harvard.edu/course/teaching-understanding-1-focus-student-understanding

Plan your in-class presentations around this 10-20-30 rule to help keep your learners engaged
http://www.lifehack.org/518746/if-you-learn-this-10-20-30-rule-every-presentation-you-give-will-be-excellent

Five faculty practices that will help with student success
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2017/01/25/report-professors-role-student-success

Edutopia shares 26 researched-based tips you can use in your classroom
https://www.edutopia.org/article/26-research-based-tips-you-can-use-in-classroom-tomorrow-todd-finley

Do you ask your students if everybody understands and then move on when most of them nod their heads? If so, you should read this …
http://normaneng.org/do-your-students-know-or-think-they-know

Use your strengths and weaknesses to become a better teacher
http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/understanding-strengths-weaknesses-teachers/

Want all your students to achieve excellence? Put challenge at the heart of every class.
https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/five-ways-put-challenge-heart-your-lesson

Research shows asking your students pre-questions helps them learn more from videos (same doesn’t apply for readings)
https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/this-easy-research-backed-trick-will-help-you-learn-much-more-from-videos.html

Do you incorporate silence into your active classroom? Read some thoughts on the value it can bring.
https://eltplanning.com/2017/05/08/classroom-silence-and-digital-natives/

10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment
http://teachthought.com/learning/10-characteristics-of-a-highly-effective-learning-environment

Think being a good teacher will always get you good student reviews? Sadly, research shows that you’ll have a better chance by giving high grades
http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/students-dont-always-recognize-good-teaching-study-finds/118274

Keep It Simple: Do These 4 Things Every Time You Teach
http://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/4-ways-keep-students-giving-even-start/

Want your students to experience deeper learning? Consider moving from a classroom “delivery” to “discovery” system
http://www.davidgeurin.com/2017/06/deeper-learning-is-by-discovery-not.html

Be a Guide on the Ride, not a Sage on the Stage. Read more here …
http://ajjuliani.com/forget-guide-side-students-need-guide-ride/

Five evidence-based things I wish I knew when I started teaching
https://chronotopeblog.com/2017/05/06/five-things-i-wish-i-knew-when-i-started-teaching/amp/

These tips for TAs can help all of us move away from lectures toward a more active classroom
https://www.thoughtco.com/tips-to-liven-up-your-lectures-1685977

For the sake of your students unPACK your courses by focusing on Key concepts,  Context, Application, and Purpose
https://allthingsacademic.wordpress.com/improving-practice/teaching/unpack-your-courses/

Some good suggestions on how to cover the course content AND use active learning strategies
http://educationdesignsinc.com/cover-syllabus/

Check out these evidence-based teaching strategies to help your students remember new concepts
https://www.edutopia.org/article/why-students-forget-and-what-you-can-do-about-it

The philosophy “Don’t teach students the hard way first” applies each one of us regardless of discipline
http://varianceexplained.org/r/teach-hard-way/

Helicopter Professors and the Goldilocks Effect  … what’s too much, too little and just right when it comes to supporting learners
https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/examining-helicopter-professor-label/

Are these four teaching mistakes draining your energy? What are they, and what can you do about them?
https://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/truth-for-teachers-podcast/mistakes-drained-energy/

Team Work
Cognitive diversity (differences in perspective and the way knowledge is processed) helps teams solve problems faster
https://hbr.org/2017/03/teams-solve-problems-faster-when-theyre-more-cognitively-diverse

6 Factors to guide your teaching as you help move your students toward academic proficiency
http://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/factors-of-academic-performance

Thinking
Maybe its time to re-visit these ways that Google can impact the students way think
http://www.teachthought.com/critical-thinking/how-google-impacts-the-way-students-think

Tools
Ever though of having your students make a short video describing their solution to an in-class problem. PixieClip might be just the tool …
http://www.pixiclip.com/beta/pixiclip

Doing research & everything is pay-to-read? Try Unpaywall a tool that checks libraries for free full-text versions
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2017/04/04/announcing-unpaywall-unlocking-openaccess-versions-of-paywalled-research-articles-as-you-browse/

Slido, an alternative to PollEverywhere, has fewer question types, but lets audience ask digital questions
https://www.sli.do/

A new feature from Kahoot makes it possible to create homework challenges
https://kahoot.com/blog/2017/09/18/how-to-create-challenge-new-kahoot-mobile-app/

Validation
The shortest path to solving student issues may be through validation … reflect, acknowledge, and communicate
https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/magic-of-validation/

Video
Research shows asking your students pre-questions helps them learn more from videos (same doesn’t apply for readings)
https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/this-easy-research-backed-trick-will-help-you-learn-much-more-from-videos.html

Research shows the optimal video length for student engagement is 6 minutes
http://blog.edx.org/optimal-video-length-student-engagement

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