Posts Categorized: Blackboard

Backup Your Canvas and Blackboard Courses Now

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Here are scenarios that have actually happened, to help convince you that you should regularly download backups of your Canvas and Blackboard courses: An instructor was working on building their course in their Canvas CRN real course space (not a sandbox space).  The department made changes to who is teaching what CRN, and suddenly the […]

Google Easter Eggs

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An Easter egg is intentionally hidden content or messages in an interactive work such as a computer program,video game or DVD menu screen. The name Easter Egg is supposed to evoke the idea of going on an Easter Egg hunt. I really love the concept of placing hidden (aka Bonus) learning content inside of my courses. So […]

How to Embed Academic Twitter Feeds into Online Courses

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Social media. Is it the bane of our students’ attention span? Have you ever wanted to use it for good rather than for evil? Maybe you’ve considered trying Twitter. Maybe you are constantly finding great resources that you’d like to post on the fly from your mobile device, but your students will never see because […]

Digital Apps for the Classroom

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I shared this with my group yesterday.  It is a list of apps good for education published by NEA.     Suggested Mobile Apps for the Secondary Classroom (click here to make a QR code) In-Service Larger list of 75     Teacher Only Name Description EduTecher A collection of technology-related resources for teachers in […]

If-Else Construct – A C Programming Selection Structure

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I teach information technology (IT) courses including programming courses. One of the programming languages I teach is C, and one of the first constructs the students need learn is the if-else construct, which is a selection-type programming structure. Selections allow the program to branch in different directions based on a condition, which usually has to […]

Microbial world to me and my target population

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1. Infographics: Why Microbiology? http://visual.ly/why-i-picked-microbiology-   Description:  It is a very interesting and one of the pre requisite subject to enter into any health care field. However, students are scared of this subject as it has too much content to cover in one semester. On the other hand, by mid semester, students start liking this […]

Wanna Hangout?

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This summer I am taking Destination Circles of Innovation.  I just learned about Google Hangout from James May. Edie, James, and I “hanged out” for a few hours, and I learned a few tricks that I want to try next semester. Google Hangout seems like a combination of Skype, Facebook, Youtube, texting, and much more […]

Love with Microbiology (good microbes)

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Singh Final Project Discipline: Biology Video Title: Simple Science – The Micro-Organisms Song  Categories: Science, Education Time Frame: The very first day of class Introduction: This is a really good video to take away fear of students taking this class of Microbiology that all microbes are bad. Learning Objective: Students will gain perspectives on the […]

Now Introducing….Start Here Orientation Video

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Introduction: This video will be a link in the preemail that is sent to students prior to SPC 1017, Interpersonal Communication (online) course starting. Students will be notified that they will be producing an introductory video the first week of class and to visit the Animoto website in advance.   Interactive Engagement Strategies: When students begin […]

My Stroke of Insight

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Introduction: Brain is an organ with more than 85 billion neurons and 10-50 trillion neuroglial cells to support these neurons. This organ with numerous numbers of cells only weights about 3 lb in adults. Each one of its neurons forms approximately 1000 synapses with other neurons. Brain is such a complicated, organized, amazing organ that […]

Adapting a Speech to the Audience, A Lesson Plan

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Introduction: Maintaining an audience-centered approach is crucial to each step of the speech preparation process. From selecting a speech topic to deciding how to organize, word and deliver it, audience analysis is key. It is the process of gathering and analyzing information about audience members’ attributes and motivations with the explicit aim of preparing a […]

Google Car

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Introductory Video Shoot a video introducing the topic and provide purpose of lesson. Create accounts with YouTube Capture and Amara.org. You Tube Capture allows sharing of video, and Amara allows captioning. Word 2013 will allow translation of text into multiple languages, so that it can be copied and pasted into Amara captioning. Introduction Google Inc. announced […]

The In’s and Out’s of Memory

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Class: General Psychology Introduction: (summary of lesson) This will be part of the General Psychology Memory chapter lesson.  We will discuss the following in this lesson: ·        Where Memory takes place in the brain. ·        The stages of short and long-term memory ·        Explicit and Implicit Memory. ·        Serial position effect ·        Autobiographical memory · […]