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Pedagogy

  

Spark-ing Creativity in the Classroom

August 18, 2017 by | Pedagogy

I’ve mentioned Spark before, but it definitely bears mentioning again, due to its usefulness for the classroom. For example, here is a Spark Page put together by Professor Matthew Gartner, to explain how to use the One Button Studio for capturing lecture based content: https://spark.adobe.com/page/QSnuBD251p4jK/

Creating space for all students to participate for more equity

August 11, 2017 by | Pedagogy

This article about timekeeping as a feminist practice is perhaps one of the most influential pieces that I’ve read about pedagogy this year. Prior to reading this piece I hadn’t considered how I could user a timer to ensure that all students in my class have space for contribution. Although I have used a timer

Signing up for EduBlogs just got easier!

June 23, 2017 by | Technology

I’ve written before about the benefits of using blogs in the classroom.  We provide a free-for-Chapman-users platform for course blogging and for faculty websites on EduBlogs.  In the past, users had to submit a form to request an EduBlogs site.  However now users can simply go to sites.chapman.edu and Sign In (in the upper left

Blackboard End of Semester Checklist

June 5, 2017 by | Technology

Download your Grade Center. Print or Save Discussion Board posts. Download Turnitin Assignments. Perform a course review. What worked well and what did not work? What technical difficulties did you have? What content or tools do you need to modify/add/remove? What tools or features do you want to learn more about? Perform an accessibility review.

That time I failed and why I shared that story with my students

April 28, 2017 by | Technology

Yesterday I was talking about final grades with my students.  It’s that time in the semester that I tend to lose the interest of my seniors and others who are feeling more enthusiastic about their summer plans than about finishing out their coursework, so I was giving them some advice about seeing it through to