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Stretching Your EdTech Comfort Zone

We are privileged to be educators in today’s world. Advancements in technology provide us with myriad opportunities to enrich and enhance the learning that takes place in our classrooms. As we reflect on how we can integrate technology into our … Continue reading

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Providing Meaningful Feedback

Giving meaningful, constructive feedback is one of the more difficult tasks that we have to do as teachers. To maintain objectivity, we often choose to use rubrics (usually with explanatory comments), but sometimes that just doesn’t convey the depth and … Continue reading

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Engaging Students in Large Classes – St. Clair College

Here’s are the slides from this week’s workshop on Engaging Students in Large Classes. Remember that it is a combination of our behaviour and our expectations that frame what students expect from future large classes! The presentation was done using … Continue reading

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Engaging Students in Large Classes

As promised, here are the links from last week’s session … The presentation was done using Prezi (prezi.com), a tool that allows you to show the connection between the topics in your presentation. If you are a PowerPoint person and … Continue reading

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Stretching your Teaching Comfort Zone

Here’s a link to a Slideshare version of yesterday’s workshop. Some of the ‘revealed’ bits of the individual pages aren’t visible, but the main body of the presentation is there. When I get a chance I’ll post links to the … Continue reading

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Using PollEverywhere

Research shows that clickers are proving to be useful for improving student attendance, interest, understanding, and grades. Students seem to find them a useful addition to the classroom, but comment on the cost associated with purchasing clickers, often multiple ones, … Continue reading

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Using Animoto

Came across a PBL posting today about having students use various tools to document the research, progress and results of physical science and chemistry projects. One of the tools mentioned is Animoto, an online program that “automatically produces beautifully orchestrated, … Continue reading

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