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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 […]

The Library – Not for stuffy stuff anymore!

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I never thought that the library only contained higher level contemplation material.   But then, I live here.  I get to see a lot of the fun stuff in our collection all the time.  I only hear whispers of people postulating about ancient texts and boring books.  Really?  In our library?  Not a chance!  We have […]

Fun Theory Challenge – Now Accepting Submissions

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Fun Theory is simply the idea that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behavior for the better. Want people to take stairs instead of the escalator? Turn the stairs into a piano! Want people to use hand sanitizer? Have the sanitizer machine talk to them as they walk past! […]

Robots Lab: Robots for STEM Education

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Every time I see something like this, I wish I could go back and experience school through the eyes of this generation. If you teach STEM classes and you are looking for a way to spice up your content, you might want to give this a look. Basically The RobotsLAB BOX is a teaching-aid that uses […]

“Why should I care about math?”

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Course: Developmental Math I/II Introduction: My goal with this threaded assignment is to give encouragement to developmental math students as they begin the term. I have moved up the ranks from SL Leader, to Lab Instructor to Teacher and find the most common theme students share is in reference to “how bad they are at […]

The Puzzle of Motivation

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Author: George Ramsey Title:  The Puzzle of Motivation Class: GEB1011 “Introduction to Business “(Chapter 10 Motivating Employees) Traditional Classroom Introduction: This chapter deals with the eternal problem of engaging the workforce.    Engagement describes the level of motivation, passion, and commitment.  The traditional approach has been to use extrinsic rewards or the threat of punishment to […]

How to Find the Main Idea

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This image presents basic steps for finding the main idea using an image as an example.  This could be an attention getter or first step before moving to finding the main idea in a paragraph.  I like the idea that the main idea is right in front of the reader’s eyes. http://helloliteracy.blogspot.com/2014/03/so-whats-big-deal-getting-to-main-idea.html    

Worse than Death-Public Speaking Lesson Plan

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2014 Destinations Lesson on Stage Fright   Title: Greater than the Fear of Death: Public Speaking Class: SPC1608- The Fundamentals of Public Speaking Introduction: Most students who take this class typically enter with a moderate to high degree of speech anxiety, or the fear of speaking in front of an audience.  These tools are meant […]

Small Group Communication

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Class: SPC 1017, Interpersonal (online) Introduction: I am creating a small group communication Softchalk lesson to help students understand what is a group, how groups are formed, the challenges and rewards of working with groups. I have also included information on teams to provide a better understanding of the difference between groups and teams. A […]