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Adding engagement to your classroom

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 13:18

To ensure that learning is engaging find teaching methods that provide opportunities for students that are authentic, are inquiry-based, leave room for collaboration, and leverage technology to help students have the best experience. (Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences, 2014). The strategies listed here are all ways to add engagement in a student-centered manner.  All of these options are examples of active learning. 

Lightboard recording gives students the opportunity to self-review

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 13:31

Do you find yourself explaining the same thing over and over? Try recording on a lightboard. A lightboard is a clear piece of glass that faculty write on while facing the camera. Students can see both your face and the diagrams and equations you are showing them. People often ask, “Do you need to write backwards?” Nope, the image is flipped electronically