2015 Tweets (R – Z)

A continuation of the 2015 Tweet summary from @ProfNancyNelson

REFLECTION
As educators it is important that we reflect on our practice. This Cycle of Reflective Teaching will get you started
http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/the-cycle-of-reflective-teaching/

Reflections on one’s personal reflection and learning and how it can shape our teaching
http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/5343

RESEARCH
Some research on why our PowerPoint slides may be interfering with student learning
https://www.edsurge.com/n/2015-01-19-why-your-students-forgot-everything-on-your-powerpoint-slides

Research into whether students get more from electronic or handwritten feedback
http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1518&context=ij-sotl

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

Research shows that Brainwriting results in greater productivity than individual effort
http://www.uta.edu/cos/paulus/pub/IdeaGeneration.pdf

Summary of the findings from HEQCO-Funded Research on Technology-Enhanced Instruction
http://www.tonybates.ca/2015/05/23/lessons-about-researching-technology-enhanced-instruction/

Research on how student goals wrt mastery and performance affect learning
http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1951/3342

Research shows typical ‘non-linear’ reading from screens may cause decreased attention and shallower understanding
http://www.fastcodesign.com/3048297/evidence/everything-science-knows-about-reading-on-screens

Lessons Learned from a 3-year Case Study on the Flipped Classroom
http://blog.echo360.com/lessons-learned-from-a-3-year-case-study-on-the-flipped-classroom

Research findings summarized in 25 tips and strategies that help increase student motivation
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-vander-ark/student-motivation-matter_b_8011562.html

Research out of Carnegie Mellon shows “students doing more activities learn more than students watching more videos or reading more pages”
http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2724681

Research shows productive confusion helps learners apply knowledge to new situations more successfully
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959475212000357?via%3Dihub

Cognitive science research that can be applied in your classroom
https://evidenceintopractice.wordpress.com/2015/10/02/the-science-of-learning/

A Glimpse into the Media Habits of Tweens and Teens
https://www.graphite.org/blog/understanding-your-students-a-glimpse-into-the-media-habits-of-tweens-and-teens

5 year study shows flipped learning improves learning in advanced science course
https://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/10/26/flipping-lifts-learning-outcomes-in-science-course.aspx?m=2

Take a look at these just published results of the 2015 National Survey of Student Engagement
http://nsse.indiana.edu/pdf/NSSE_2015_Annual_Results.pdf

Research report on flipped learning and the use of online video to transform learning
http://www.nesta.org.uk/publications/flipped-learning-using-online-video-transform-learning

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/

RESOURCES
Sources for free images to use in your slides or handouts
http://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/32-free-image-sources-for-your-blog.html

Free Photos for Bloggers (and Teachers) via Creative Commons
http://photopin.com/

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

STUDENTS
Ideas on how to deal with challenging students
http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/process-responding-challenging-students

How to Get Your Students to Come to Class Prepared
http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/instructional-design/get-students-come-class-prepared/

A report on the high cost of low technology skills in today’s millennials
http://changetheequation.org/sites/default/files/CTE_VitalSigns_TechBrief.pdf

Sometimes we need to stop and think about what we ask our students to do all day
http://pernillesripp.com/2015/09/22/do-we-forget-what-we-are-asking-students-to-do-all-day/

A Glimpse into the Media Habits of Tweens and Teens
https://www.graphite.org/blog/understanding-your-students-a-glimpse-into-the-media-habits-of-tweens-and-teens

McLeans article on what a college student looks like
http://www.macleans.ca/education/what-a-college-student-looks-like/

STUDENT SUCCESS
Thoughts on establishing conditions for student success
https://vtinto.expressions.syr.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/European-Access-Network-2002-Keynote.pdf

Some thoughts on what students consider important with respect to their own success
https://m.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=K96c-TGnSf4

How effectively are you meeting your students’ expectations?
http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.ca/2013/05/how-well-does-your-school-meet-student.html

Check out the student success section of my wiki for more resources
http://engagingourlearners.pbworks.com/w/page/290581/Engaging%20Our%20Learners

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

SYLLABUS
Keep these functions in mind when designing your syllabus
http://chronicle.com/article/The-3-Essential-Functions-of/190243/

TEACHING
Giving and receiving instructional advice
http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/faculty-development/giving-receiving-instructional-advice/

How many of these characteristics do you bring to your classroom?
http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/32-characteristics-of-high-performing-classrooms/

Gates Foundation survey shows reluctance of profs to adopt high-tech teaching methods
http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/professors-know-about-high-tech-teaching-methods-but-few-use-them/55777

An interesting video that reminds us of Hattie’s 8 mind frames for teachers
http://visible-learning.org/2014/08/john-hattie-mind-frames-teachers/

A student’s lecture to professors
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/features/a-students-lecture-to-professors/2013238.fullarticle

Do you possess these characteristics of a great teacher?
http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/8-characteristics-of-a-great-teacher

A bit of teaching inspiration as we near the end of term
http://www.justintarte.com/2015/03/10-images-to-share-at-your-next-faculty_29.html

What We Have and Haven’t Learned about Teaching
http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/what-we-have-and-havent-learned/

Are you teaching content or teaching thought?
http://www.teachthought.com/learning/teaching-content-or-teaching-thought/

Ways to best use the first few minutes of class
http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/the-precious-first-few-minutes-of-class/

How to Avoid Being a Helicopter Professor … I love the concept of ‘desirable difficulty’
http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-careers/how-to-avoid-being-a-helicopter-professor/

Commentary on higher education’s focus on teaching instead of learning
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dan-w-butin/teaching-is-easy-learning_b_7569492.html

Reflections on one’s personal reflection and learning and how it can shape our teaching
http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/5343

Some thoughts on how the language teachers use can affect students and their actions
http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/the-power-of-language-to-influence-thought-and-action/

Simple ways to ensure your message is conveyed effectively
http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.ca/2015/06/4-ways-to-convey-your-message-more.html

How affective context and challenge can help move from teaching to learning
http://www.aconventional.com/2015/06/two-things-to-do-in-learning.html

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

A Dozen Essential Guidelines for Educators
http://www.alfiekohn.org/blogs/dozen-essential-guidelines-educators/

Six Rs to help address challenges or improve specific areas within your classroom
http://www.teachingquality.org/content/blogs/william-tolley/summer-cleaning-eliminating-bad-habits-one-time

Suggested practices for teaching cohorts of post-secondary students
http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/keep-calm-and-teach-best-practices-for-teaching-cohorts/

Where do you as a teacher fall on the Conscious/Competence Scale and how could it help in planning for student growth in your discipline?
http://www.personal-resonance.com/guidelines-5-models-skill-acquisition-based-unconscious-competence-theory/

The First Day of Class: A Once-a-Semester Opportunity
http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/the-first-day-of-class-a-once-a-semester-opportunity/

Use the MINT strategy to help clarify your expectations during class activities
http://teachertoolkit.me/2015/07/19/stay-in-mint-condition-in-your-classroom-by-teachertoolkit/

What a veteran teacher learned by shadowing 2 students for 2 days
https://grantwiggins.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/a-veteran-teacher-turned-coach-shadows-2-students-for-2-days-a-sobering-lesson-learned/

Eight steps to becoming a more creative teacher
http://www.britishcouncil.org/blog/eight-steps-becoming-more-creative-teacher

The 7 Deadly Sins of Teaching
http://teachertoolkit.me/2015/08/14/the-7-deadly-sins-of-teaching/

Ways to be a responsive and adaptive teacher
https://neverstoplearninghub.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/tlc-differentiation-bookmark-for-tm.pdf

How could the Ongoing Cycle of Responsive Teaching (found partway through this post) help your students learn?
http://www.middleweb.com/24923/how-to-fill-your-class-with-joyful-learning/

There’s No Substitute for These 3 Things in Education
https://evolvingeducators.wordpress.com/2015/07/20/theres-no-substitute-for-these-3-things-in-education/

Sometimes we need to stop and think about what we ask our students to do all day
http://pernillesripp.com/2015/09/22/do-we-forget-what-we-are-asking-students-to-do-all-day/

Do You Have a Student-Centered or Teacher-Focused Classroom
http://friedtechnology.blogspot.ca/2015/09/do-you-have-student-centered-or-teacher.html

When planning your lessons avoid the ‘Curse of Knowledge’ and use the ‘Beginner’s Mind’ schema
http://www.luminaris.link/blog/avoiding-the-curse-of-knowledge-in-our-course-planning

Lean startup principles applied to your classroom
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2015-10-28-how-teachers-can-run-classrooms-like-lean-startups

Switching from a grade-focused to improvement-focused class can help turn your students into learners. Read more here …
http://pedagogueinprogress.weebly.com/blog/learnlap-part-4

What does learner-centred really mean?
http://acrobatiq.com/what-is-learner-centered/

A look at Carl Wieman’s Teaching Practices Inventory … a way to assess your course design by looking at its activities
http://terrya.edublogs.org/2015/11/17/teaching-practices-inventory-fast-and-easy/

Insanity In Education: Making The Same Mistakes … how many of these have you made??
http://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/definition-of-insanity-in-education/?utm_content=5631379104d3017063917004

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/

This post on Taming the Content Monster http://goo.gl/eff9ZM is related to an older post of mine about Feature Creep and Feature Fatigue
https://allthingsacademic.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/feature-creep-and-feature-fatigue/

TECHNOLOGY
Summary of the findings from HEQCO-Funded Research on Technology-Enhanced Instruction
http://www.tonybates.ca/2015/05/23/lessons-about-researching-technology-enhanced-instruction/

A checklist for selecting technology for learning
https://techknowtools.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/checklist-technology-learning/

A report on the high cost of low technology skills in today’s millennials
http://changetheequation.org/sites/default/files/CTE_VitalSigns_TechBrief.pdf

TOOLS
Did you know you can embed YouTube playlists in PowerPoint; check out this and other PP tips …
http://nutsandboltsspeedtraining.com/how-to-put-a-youtube-video-in-powerpoint/

Strategies that help students learn while watching videos
http://www.teachthought.com/technology/viewing-comprehension-strategies-watching-videos-like-you-read-a-book/

Here are 50 tools for creating classroom polls and quizzes
http://daily genius.com/creating-classroom-polls-and-quizzes/

Check out this list of Best Web 2.0 Education Apps. I’m sure you’ll find something useful for your classroom
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2015/06/03/the-best-web-2-0-applications-for-education-in-2015-so-far/

If you haven’t tried PollEverywhere in a while, it has some new features like word clouds …
http://t.co/7nzBwyD3Rl http://t.co/Dhwv8lP0jB

Check out Nearpod for interactive presenting, quizzing, guided searches, etc.
http://buff.ly/1Q4iZpI

Students love this app but be careful that focus is on the content and not just the fun of the competition
https://kahoot.it

Tools to create free Closed Captioning and ensure your videos meet accessibility requirements
http://blogs.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/how-to-create-free-closed-captioning-text/

Looking for an online Jeopardy-like review tool? Here’s one that may do the trick …
http://flipquiz.me/

#instructional-design 8 Lessons Fairy Tales Can Teach You About E-Learning (or any Learning!)
http://www.ispringsolutions.com/blog/8-lessons-fairy-tales-can-teach-you-about-e-learning/

50 Web Tools & Mobile Apps for Showcasing Student Work
http://edutech4teachers.edublogs.org/2015/07/31/50-web-tools-and-mobile-apps-for-showcasing-student-work/

Take a look at Microsoft’s new SNIP Tool if you (or your students) want a quick way to make videos
http://www.emergingedtech.com/2015/09/3-minute-teaching-with-tech-tool-tip-microsoft-snip-tool/

Quizalize looks like an interesting alternative to Kahoot
https://www.quizalize.com/

Create free online polls, quizzes and more that can be linked, tweeted, or embedded in your blog
http://www.riddle.com

A free online tool for you or your students to make infographics
https://venngage.com/

24 Favourite Teacher-Curated Web and iOS Apps for Creating Content
http://www.emergingedtech.com/2015/11/favorite-teacher-web-ios-apps-creating-content-creation/

Make students’ thinking and learning visible using the following platforms, activities, and tools

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