2015 Tweets (A – C)

Here’s a categorized summary of my 2015 tweets (@profNancyNelson) for quick reference.

ACTIVE LEARNING
Should students take notes in an active learning classroom
http://derekbruff.org/?p=2915

Why students resist active learning …
https://chroniclevitae.com/news/893-why-students-resist-active-learning?cid=at

Research shows active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics
http://www.pnas.org/content/111/23/8410.full

50 Alternatives To Lecturing
http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/50-alternatives-to-lecturing/

An excellent list of summarizing activities you can use in your classroom
http://www.gcasd.org/Downloads/Summarizing_Strategies.pdf

Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities
https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/questions-to-ask-oneself-while-designing-learning-activities/

Why one educator changed from a traditional approach to active learning
http://www.cteblog.dept.ku.edu/why-change-our-approach-to-teaching/

This article on why we are teaching science wrong, and how to make it right really applies to any discipline
http://www.nature.com/news/why-we-are-teaching-science-wrong-and-how-to-make-it-right-1.17963

Why the Best Teachers Won’t Ditch the Lecture
https://www.edsurge.com/n/2015-07-31-why-the-best-teachers-won-t-ditch-the-lecture

Take a look … 186 instructional strategies for an active learning classroom

Four types of mistakes and how knowing about them can help learning
http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/11/23/why-understanding-these-four-types-of-mistakes-can-help-us-learn/

Make students’ thinking and learning visible using the following platforms, activities, and tools
Platforms, Activities and Tools Infographic

Active learning strategies for higher order thinking skills (application, analysis, & creation)
http://www.luminaris.link/blog/what-do-we-mean-by-active-learning-and-how-do-we-do-it

You can’t design learning activities until you are clear about your outcomes
https://thesedablog.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/53ideas-37-you-cannot-design-learning-activities-until-you-are-clear-about-your-outcomes/

Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/golden-rules-for-engaging-students-nicolas-pino-james

ACCESSIBILITY
9 Tips To Develop Accessible Resources
http://elearningindustry.com/9-tips-develop-accessible-elearning

A good reference for those who took the Maximizing Learning workshop with me in August
http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/instructional-design/udl-a-systematic-approach-to-supporting-diverse-learners/

ASSESSMENT
Is it time to consider the single point rubric?
http://www.cultofpedagogy.com/single-point-rubric/

A way of measuring levels of rigour in assessments
http://www.teachthought.com/learning/assessment-design-matrix-assess-assessments

60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques
http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/60-non-threatening-formative-assessment-techniques/

Thoughts on assessment and how many students are succeeding through selective negligence
https://thesedablog.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/53ideas-26/

Having just returned from China, this is an interesting look at the Chinese school system
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/families/article/1789423/hong-kong-schools-still-emphasise-exam-scores-rather-learning

Why Open-book Tests Deserve a Place in Your Courses
http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/educational-assessment/why-open-book-tests-deserve-a-place-in-your-courses/

7 Reasons to Empower Students to Self-Assess
http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/work_in_progress/2015/06/7_reasons_to_empower_students.html

Flipping assessment – I like the suggestion to have students provide evidence of their learning
http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/educational-assessment/flipping-assessment-making-assessment-a-learning-experience/

10 Things You Don’t Know About Formative Assessment
http://www.brilliant-insane.com/2015/06/10-things-you-dont-know-about-formative-assessment.html

This Taxonomy of Errors strategy could be adapted to any subject where we want students to improve their responses
http://canonsbroadside.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/using-taxonomy-of-errors-to-enhance.html

Check out 26 Strategies for Meaningful Manageable Assessment on page 14

53 quick ways to check for understanding
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/dipsticks-to-check-for-understanding-todd-finley

Maybe single-point rubrics are a viable alternative to the more traditional analytic rubrics … take a look
http://www.brilliant-insane.com/2014/10/single-point-rubric.html

Do you know how to differentiate between and measure the four Depths of Knowledge?

30 Second Assessment Strategies
http://www.brilliant-insane.com/2015/10/30-second-assessment.html

How open are you to offering your students more choice in how they demonstrate learning? Check this out …
http://www.personalizelearning.com/2015/11/choice-is-more-than-menu-of-options.html

Standards Based Grading may have beneficial effect on student learning
http://blogs.ams.org/matheducation/2015/11/20/a-beginners-guide-to-standards-based-grading/#sthash.wyuMhtcl.dpbs

Check out Open University’s 2015 report on new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world
http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/innovating/

How to Make a Quiz Work Harder for You
http://www.cultofpedagogy.com/aggregate-test-scores/

BLOOM’S TAXONOMY
5 unfortunate misunderstandings that almost all educators have about Bloom’s Taxonomy
https://grantwiggins.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/5-unfortunate-misunderstandings-that-almost-all-educators-have-about-blooms-taxonomy/

CHANGE

Conference shows professional growth leading to change in the classroom depends on trust
http://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/2015/07/one-word-every-idea-shared-at-iste2015-depends-on.html

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Classroom management tips for dealing with everything from texting to cheating to tardiness
http://cgi.stanford.edu/~dept-ctl/cgi-bin/tomprof/posting.php?ID=1375

Does classroom management and a need for control drive your teaching methodologies
http://www.alfiekohn.org/blogs/purposemanagement

COGNITIVE SCIENCE
Do any of these cognitive biases influence what you do in the classroom?
http://www.lifehack.org/340263/aware-these-cognitive-biases-and-youll-much-more-successful

COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION
Will competency-based education replace the credit system?
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3041692/credit-for-actually-learning-not-time-in-class-is-shaking-up-higher-education

CONCEPT MAPS
Some thoughts on helping students recognize the value of concept maps
http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/instructional-design/keeping-students-board-concept-maps

CONFERENCES
Check out these videos recorded at Stanford’s recent Symposium on Education
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2015/11/08/treasure-chest-of-education-videos-from-stanford/

Educational Technology Conferences from Jan – Jun 2016
http://www.downes.ca/files/Educational%20Technology%20%20Education%20Conferences%2034%20January%20to%20June%202016%20Clayton%20R%20Wright.doc

CRITICAL THINKING
An interesting way to encourage critical thinking that can be adapted for any student
http://www.teachthought.com/learning/question-game-playful-way-teach-critical-thinking/

40 questions to help students reflect on their work
http://www.edutopia.org/resource/40-student-reflection-questions-download

A how-to on using Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats for critical thinking or to provide feedback …
https://allthingsacademic.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/providing-meaningful-feedback/

Learning how to think demands both cognitive skills and intellectual virtues. Read more at
http://chronicle.com/article/What-Learning-How-to-Think/230965/key=TDp3JQNqZS5ANnAxNzxKbm1Ua3U%2FNklyNnIYaih1bl9VFQ%3D%3D

Thoughts on how PowerPoint may be killing critical thought
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/23/powerpoint-thought-students-bullet-points-information

2015 Tweets (D – K)
2015 Tweets (L – Q)
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2014 Tweets (A – G)
2014 Tweets (H – Z)