Have you ever wanted to embed a video or a 3rd party interactive widget in your course? This lets students watch your video or use a 3rd party tool right in Canvas without having to open up a separate page. Embedding Videos There are actually 4 different ways to embed videos in Canvas. The simplest […]
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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 […]
Many educators like myself are apprehensive about using social media tools in our classrooms. After looking inward and analyzing why I was fearful of this, I realized that I cannot afford to be fearful of social media. If I continue my path of fear, my students will lose a tremendous opportunity to learn how to […]
Aside from being funny, this is also an attention grabber when explaining information to students. Why is this information true? What behaviors lead to this? Why was a line graph used instead of a pie chart or bar graph? Be creative, I’m sure you can find a fun way to use this in your class […]
Laurinda Lott When I first enrolled in Destinations, I had a goal to find a new way to enhance a current portfolio project that is used in most of our Teacher Education courses. This assignment that I am posting is slightly different than most as it is not just a simple lesson plan to be […]
Does anyone else agree that this commercial, silly though it is, has a special sense of what’s screwed up about being an adjunct and the reliance of schools on adjunct labor? Let me know what you think.
Luke Leonard Title: Supervillains: the real Heroes Before class: I will require them to watch one of these three videos and to begin reading Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces. I explain that these videos are You Tube and not professionally done, thought the authors in these videos do have some credibility. Entrance […]
The student wonders: What is in it for me? It is the educators job to reach – to connect – the lesson to the student; to market the lesson as relevant to the student. The Education Guru provides information regarding “Internet Marketing and Web Development in Higher Education and other tidbits” (http://doteduguru.com/). This site has information […]
John De Graca Title: What the Constitution of the United States of America is? Class: Political Science 2041: The United States Government Introduction: As a professor of Political Science teaching the US Government, one of my goals is that my students must possess a deep knowledge of the Constitution from its inception to date. The Constitution was […]
This is a 4-minute video featuring Mitchell and Webb – 2 British comedians. The topic covered in the video is exploration, and how newly discovered lands acquired their names: Virginia, the East Indies, New South Wales, and Greenland. It can be used in the classroom as an introduction to exploration and colonization – or as […]
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.
Ideas to unplug and regain focus! An interesting item to share as I prep for today’s Brick and Mortar sessions! How to Focus in the Age of Distraction!
The Constitution of the United States contains the government’s rights i.e. 1. establish justice; 2. provide for the common defense; 3. promote general welfare and 4. secure the blessings of liberty. The Bill of Rights protects citizens from the government. It safeguards our freedom. Link: http://digital.films.com.db29.linccweb.org/PortalViewVideo.aspx?xtid=7984&loid=12751&psid=0&sid=0&State=&title=Bill%20of%20Rights:%20Bill%20of%20Responsibility&IsSearch=Y&parentSeriesID=#
As many of you know, I have been using private Facebook groups in my classroom for a year now to encourage discussion beyond the classroom. So far, it has been very successful. I found this information as I was looking for support for why using Facebook in an educational way. It explains how you don’t […]
Even though this is an oldie, it’s still funny and I’m posting because it may be new to some. It has over 3.5 million views on youtube. It’s an example of using ‘safe’ humor. I’ve used it to transition to a new discussion or activity in class, but not lately as I’m not sure our […]