Please read more here:  http://www.fastcompany.com/3037322/how-to-discover-your-individual-communication-style

Great Online Assessment Tools

Posted: October 23, 2014 by broadyesl in assessment

Originally posted on broadyesl:

compiled by one of my graduate students:

Rubrics

ForAllRubrics – This software is free for all teachers and allows you to import, create and score rubrics on your iPad, tablet or smartphone. You can collect data offline with no internet access, compute scores automatically and print or save the rubrics as a PDF or spreadsheet.

All Student Response Systems

– BubbleSheet – An app that allows students to complete assignments and common assessments using an iPhone or iPad Quizzes up to 10 questions are free.

– SMART Response VE (for SMARTboards) – A cloud-based software that enables students to respond to planned and spontaneous questions and take quizzes using any of their favorite Internet-enabled devices, from anywhere.

– Socrative – Engaging exercises and games that engage students using smartphones, laptops and tablets.

– Google Forms – A Google Drive app that allows you to create documents that students can collaborate…

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Read an interesting report of a redefined model of campus activities

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/10/16/how-college-new-jersey-rethought-faculty-work-student-success-mind

Posted: October 22, 2014 by broadyesl in professors

Do professors differentiate between both?  Read more here,,,

Excerpt:

I think discussions often fail because we (who excel at academic discourse and can happily talk on topics of interest for hours and days, if not careers) expect too much. We want students to discuss the reading and sustain that interaction for 30 minutes. Why don’t we start by preparing students for discussions in shorter bursts? Why aren’t we using participation to provide the practice and feedback they need to develop discussion skills? Doing so has the potential to improve classroom interaction. – See more at: http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/relationship-participation-discussion/?ET=facultyfocus:e137:119382a:&st=email#sthash.xDsL6isV.dpuf

Read more here:

http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/relationship-participation-discussion/?ET=facultyfocus:e137:119382a:&st=email

Source:  http://www.edutopia.org/blog/flip-ela-class-with-blogs-brian-sztabnik

Good reasons and example on how to do it.  Excerpt:

Authentic Learning

Socrates once said, “I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.” Flipped reading with blogs is a dynamic way for students to control their learning. It revolutionizes the way they view reading and writing, presenting it as a design challenge in which words, images, and format serve to express their ideas.

Co-Teaching Tips

Posted: October 20, 2014 by broadyesl in co-teaching

Always good to revisit since good co-teaching does not just happen… link:  http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2014/10/15/ctq_sacks_coteaching.html?cmp=ENL-TU-NEWS1

Academic Integrity: Defining Originality across Campus

Posted: October 20, 2014 by broadyesl in professors

How to catch cheaters in all disciplines across campus

See more at: http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/academic-integrity-defining-originality-across-campus/?ET=facultyfocus:e135:119382a:&st=email#sthash.cwGFIipS.dpuf