I came into teaching thinking it was my job to leave an impact. It took a few years to realize my job was to help my students see the impact they can make on others. ~Ms. Lowery, @MsCSLow #edtechafterdark
“How do I engage with my students?” remains one of the top questions from faculty from K-13+. Whether they learn online or onsite, an engaged student is more likely to internalize content and persist in their learning (Chen, Guidry, & Lambert, 2009).
In Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education, Chickering and Gamson (1987) detail education should promote 1. student-faculty interaction
2. cooperation among students
3. active learning
4. prompt feedback
5. time on task
6. high expectations
7. respect for diverse talents and ways of learning
Chen, P. D., Guidry, K. R., & Lambert, A. D. (2009). Engaging online learners: A quantitative study of post-secondary student engagement in the online learning environment. In annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA. A pdf is available at Google Scholar
Chickering, A. W., & Gamson, Z. F. (1987). Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education. AAHE Bulletin, 39(7), 3-7.
Doing Peer Reviews and want to assign learners a partner (or two) to review?
The Canvas LMS has a shortcut! In the Canvas LMS, create the peer review dynamics in an automated fashion in the assignment’s settings to quickly automate peer review partners. See the photo below*
*This photo and my thanks to our great PBS TeacherLine Canvas guru Reed for showing us the path! Reed is also the Assistant Director, Digital Education Services for PBS Education.
Hardin-Simmons University’s Irvin School of Education hosted the sixth year of Dream-Catchers Summer Camp, a program designed to enhance literacy among elementary and middle school scholars from the Abilene Independent School District (AISD) and other nearby districts, held June 18 – 21 and June 25-28, 2018.
Dream-Catchers Summer Camp, funded by numerous donors through the Community Foundation of Abilene, HSU alumni, friends of the program, and local businesses, promotes problem-solving, critical thinking, and hands-on activities while building motivation and achievement in science and social studies. Dr. Renee Collins, Associate Dean of the Irvin School of Education, developed the camp as a result of research in the Engagement Model of Learning for diverse learners. The camp provides real-world connections with opportunities of collaboration, autonomy, and abundance of texts pertaining to Texas Parks and Wildlife Growing Up Wild and Project Wild activities for the young scholars as well as the American Revolution for the adolescent scholars.
According to Dr. Collins, the many motivating and engaging activities provides opportunities for success while applying reading and writing strategies. The scholars make connections through art, music, theater, and technology activities within the day. HSU is designated as a summer feeding site for children under the age of 18, so all scholars attending the camp eat a nutritious meal furnished from Abilene ISD. The 70+ camp staff members include current HSU education majors, AISD teachers, HSU alumni, Abilene community members, and other education major from nearby universities. The 165+ scholars, who range from kindergarten to 8th grade, make friends, develop literacy skills, expand knowledge about science and social studies, as well as
enjoy university aged mentors during the two weeks. It is a win-win experience for everyone.
For the first time, live-tweeting will occur during the camp. The live tweet hashtag is #HSUDreamCatchers
~Post content adapted from original press release by Dr. Renee Collins.
Post by Helen Teague, cross-posted at https://hsutxonlineed.edublogs.org/2018/06/19/hsu-dream-catchers/
The great group of professors at the university asked for some tutorial ideas- kinda “been there but don’t remember that-
Well, Canvas has some of the best documentation and video guides I have seen such as this link: https://community.canvaslms.com/community/answers/guides/canvas-guide.
And for some mind-blowing tips & tricks checkout https://community.canvaslms.com/thread/8388
In your Canvas LMS courses, look for the notification options to customize your course experience. They can be found by clicking “Account” along the left hand side of any Canvas page.
These notifications are explained in many places available by searching, in the Canvas community, and in this Canvas Notifications PDF *
*This tip provided by Reed, PBS Assistant Learning Director at PBS Learning Media
Summer is here! And PBS Learning Media is ready with lots of lessons and activities when you need a break from the pool, the beach, the lake, the basketball court, or the mall!
Don’t see what you like here? Search the vast resources at PBS Learning Media
Go Outside and Kick a Curveball
Ever seen a ball curve or bend in the air during a soccer game and wondered what exactly makes it curve? Have your students watch this video and test it out themselves! Explore More
Go Outside and Garden!
Creating a sustainable garden is great way for students to get outside! In this video, they will explore plant choice, companion planting, composting, water conservation, and more. Explore More
Go Outside on a Summer Adventure!
These five-day, thematic, multimedia activity plans can be implemented in just about 20 minutes each day. Practice and build math skills with PBS KIDS daily or weekly. Explore More