Introduction: My name is Nancy Maurer and I teach American history, 1492-1877 (AMH 2010.) This is a lesson plan for Mercantilism. Mercantilism is an economic system used by European nations in the 17th and 18th centuries. The British implemented mercantilism in the American colonies using a series of acts called the Navigation Acts. While mercantilism […]
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Click the picture above to examine this more closely. It’s an infographic syllabus for an online Comp II class. All the necessary information is included for college requirements. The only thing missing? About ten pages of drollness. This is created using Piktochart, a free infographic-creation software using cloud technology.
The Flipped Classroom: Turning the Traditional Classroom on its Head. Here’s an effective and colorful infographic that explains the flipped classroom concept. Check out the viewer comments, as many are quite informative.
Please view the brief Prezi presentation I made to present my EAP writing lesson plan (with TED Talk, infographics, guest speaker, discussion/writing activities, and interactive engagement strategies). Note: This is only my third-ever Prezi! For Love or Money? The Power of Passion Thanks, Shawn
I found this great location for locating and identifying all types of blogs and resources on public speaking and teaching public speaking which includes blogs, infographics, presi presentations and more! If you are interested in adding various tools to your public speaking bag, this is one super place to hangout! http://sixminutes.dlugan.com/public-speaking-blogs/
Most students have easy access to laptops, smart phones, or other technological devices. They know how to use technology outside of the classroom, but do they know how to use technology in the classroom? This blog post contains a summary of ways that technology can be used as a learning tool inside and outside […]
This summer, I have been learning how to incorporate technology into my courses. The culminating project of the Circles of Innovation professional development course is to devise a threaded lesson plan. While working on my final lesson plan, I found this 4-step guide to effective lesson planning which also incorporates technology. Hopefully, this article and infographic […]
Usually, students, and especially ESL students, find reading boring and, therefore, difficult. This blog discusses some of the problems with reading and shares some tips to help students to improve their reading skills. It discusses how reading can affect one’s grammar, writing, and vocabulary, and how it can help ESL students use English vocabulary […]
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 · […]
This posts discusses not just the use of including Youtube videos in your classes, but specifically mentions the benefits of the Professor actually making the videos themselves. Short videos of a teacher giving a lesson, primarily in an environment other than the classroom, seems to be more engaging not just compared to lectures, but is […]
Code Switch is an NPR (National Public Radio) blog developed to feature overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture. Posts look into how how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting. http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/
Here is the blog: http://www.rivertea.com/blog How to Build a Positive Mindset and Become Happier http://www.rivertea.com/blog/build-positive-mindset-become-happier/
This infographic outlines the strategies for following the Common Core Standard of math from Elementary School to High School. This is helpful showing the basic process all students should follow in any subject really: Understanding the problem, coming up with a solution, verifying results, and ultimately being able to justify results. Image: http://media.routledgeweb.com/eoe/infographic/TexasJones_SMPs.png
“Memory” and your “Mindset”. Mnemonic devices are good for memory such as: acronyms, visualizations, rhymes, and chunking. Cool ways to an innovation mindset
There has been a lot of talk and action about and with Post-It Notes this week. Thought you may be interested in a free template and directions on how to print your own. You can buy Post-It Glue for about $2.95 a stick. Click on the Post-It and it will take you to the DIY […]