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The benefit of Twitter

I’ve been a bit skeptical about what Twitter can provide that’s better than what most instructors already do. It seem like a pretty superficial tool …

When the “Best” Teaching Practices Don’t Work

If you have ever worked hard to add something extra to your course but didn’t see the results you expected in student performance, you are not alone. …

Are you building the next experts?

The basics on curation: It is a focused effort to analyze, categorize, emphasize, and contextualize the best of the Internet, making it a useful …

When is it due?

Assignment countdown clock — a helpful, visual procrastination deterrent<p>Or procrastination aid. I’m not sure which. Sometimes it seems that students …

Bling with a Purpose

Jazz up your Blackboard page, help students navigate it.<p>So, which assignment above did your eye zoom to first? Which one would your students be more …

Try timetoast

Help students visualize history<p>Students like pictures. When we turn descriptions into visuals, they understand information more intuitively. When we …

The philosophy behind better discussion boards

I got a lot of thankful comments for my newsletter article about grading discussion boards. It’s good to know that people are enjoying what I put out …

What to do with Google

<b>One great way to use Google Apps to help your class communicate</b><p>As announced last week, ESU has equipped students and faculty with some of the Google …

WordPress has polls?!?

I changed the blog’s layout and wanted to know if my thousands of adoring fans approved. Looking for an easy way to set up a poll and crossing my …

Making an Intro Video with Panopto or YouTube

I’ve made 3 tutorials to show you the complete, start-to-finish steps to making an introduction video for your course and posting it to Blackboard. …

Seriously, what the heck are these?

<b>An introduction to QR codes</b><p>QR stands for “quick response,” and if you use them correctly, that’s what you can give to your students. Just as a bar …