I like this video, it shows the activities that can be done in the classroom to engage students in motivating ways. I like the author’s point of view in terms of students do not need to be entertained, but they need to be engaged. We sometimes forget to differentiate between these two important ways of […]
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This infographic test your knowledge to check if you are truly fluent in Spanish. It’s fun and really sparked my interest. http://www.speakinglatino.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/ARE-YOU-REALLY-FLUENT-IN-SPA.png
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.
This website offers a variety of activities for those who are really interested in learning Spanish. It’s simple and offers good reads according to the individual’s level. http://spanishobsessed.com/blog/language-learning-secrets/
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]