Posts Categorized: Education

Creative Thinking Spiral

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Businesses already know it’s smart to invest in creativity, so why do we insist on cranking out graduates–and our own children–in a way that asks them to conform to an antiquated (and arguably misplaced) system? Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, Mitchel Resnick, discusses possibility in the piece at this link. 

Let’s Make A Deal!

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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 […]

It’s an Infographic Syllabus!

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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.    

25 Test Taking tips

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Interactive Engagement Strategies (approx. 20 min): Video (approx. 10 minutes with discussion): After I complete the lecture  I give students a handout that has 25 questions with the meaning or stem of each term. Handout; https://blu174.mail.live.com/default.aspx?id=64855#tid=cmK7gi6gSM4hGDDwAeC8tyNg2&fid=fly1XSLFi7fEmKCXJCJcJtzg2 First: I instruct students to listen to the next video and answer questions as quickly as possible. Since they […]

Test Taking Strategies

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Carol E.  Miller Title: Test Taking Strategies Class: SLS 1121 (Student Life Skills). Time Frame: Face-to-Face Introduction: Test taking strategies is an important component for Student Success. This note taking lecture is designed to learn the various techniques that are available!. I lecture on true/false, matching, multiple choice, computer-graded, short answer, and essay questions. Learning […]

Cite Your Sources

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College Students are always looking for a quick fix. A works cited page in MLA format is required for almost every college level English and humanities paper, so this can be very useful. This is a quick reference guide for writing a works cited page in MLA format illustrates the correct order of information and […]

Leadership in the Classroom | LinkedIn

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Leadership in the Classroom | LinkedIn. This short article comes courtesy of the “Technology-Using Professors” group on LinkedIn.com. It gives a succinct description for some of the ways you can lead your students to success.