This week’s ed. quote is a nod to the Digital Immigrant Pioneers of the past
“In an inquiry learning environment we never want to suggest that all that can be said on a topic has been said. And learners need to be able to return to old forums to re-read and decide for themselves what it all meant. So we leave one session’s discussions behind to focus on new ones, but old ones are never really closed in the very brief courses we facilitate.” ~Marsha West, PBS TeacherLine pioneer, 2005
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This is the week for InstructureCarn in Keystone, Colorado. Our team from PBS TeacherLine submitted our proposal back in February. … And it was accepted!!
We are excited about our session called, “We’ve Moodled on Over to Canvas: PBS TeacherLine Online Facilitators Share What Works.” Our session is Wednesday, June 25th at 3:25pm.
Not going to InstructureCarn? Check back to this blog for the online handouts of the session!
This week’s weekend Ed. Quote was supplied by Cynthia who is one of the dedicated teachers in the PBS TeacherLine online learning course that I facilitate. The course is “Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress”
“Curriculums must become more thought-filled in the sense of enlarging students’ capacities to think deeply and creatively.”–Costa (2008)
Thank you Cynthia!
Costa, A.L. (2008, February). The thought-filled curriculum. Educational Leadership, 65(5), 44-46.
PBS TeacherLine uses the Canvas Learning Management System for its full array of online undergrad and graduate courses. Here are some tips shared among us in our course faculty forum.
Does your course have a Peer Review activity? Do you 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.
More Up Close & Canvas Posts
PBS Teacherline’s course, “Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress“ begins today (April 18), and I am grateful to facilitate this course!
This is a resource-rich course for educators, administrators, parents…anyone who wants to learn more about the Library of Congress and their resources. We also delve a bit into the topic of copyright, a timely topic at any time.
This post will be updated frequently as an archival record of the resources that we, as a class collective, discover as we explore the resources at the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/. Please feel free to join our participatory partnership- leave a comment, share a resource you find, and/or the way(s) you will include Library of Congress resources in your instructional practice.
Library of Congress Blog: Selecting primary source documents for your classroom:
Library of Congress Blog: Finding and use primary sources:
April 26 Update:
Jackdaws resource (David): https://www.jackdaw.com/p-292-japanese-american-internment-camps.aspx
BreakoutEDU: https://www.breakoutedu.com/gamesold1/ (David)