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The Productive Professor: The Efficiency Hacks You Need for Grading

  Grading papers can be one of the most gratifying experiences of teaching, especially when students really hit it out of the park and write thoughtful, well-reasoned papers. But grading is also incredibly time consuming and the bulk of the paper grading work tends to come at the time of the semester (the end) when[…]

Tech to Try: Canva

Tech to Try in the Online Classroom: Canva

Scientists have long known that visual cues play an important role in helping learners to retrieve and remember information. This makes sense, as the brain itself is essentially an image processing machine. In fact, some studies suggest that up to 90 percent of the information transmitted to the brain is visual. This extra brain power dedicated to[…]

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Tame Your Inbox: 10 Tips for Managing Student Emails

  Each semester, every course you teach can generate hundreds of emails. You want and need to respond to students to help them, but answering emails is just one of the many tasks you have to attend to every day. How can you make it easier on yourself and save time? Here are some tips that[…]

5 Questions About Digital Badges

5 Questions: What You Need to Know About Digital Badges

What Are They? The MacArthur Foundation defines digital badges as: “an assessment and credentialing mechanism that is housed and managed online. Badges are designed to make visible and validate learning in both formal and informal settings and hold the potential to help transform where and how learning is valued.” Digital Badges are also known as micro[…]

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Twitter and Weebly in the Classroom

Have you ever considered using Twitter and Weebly in the classroom but aren’t sure how to do it? Have questions about how these technologies can help you engage students? Education professor April Zawlocki shares how she uses both Twitter and Weebly in the classroom to facilitate and enhance student learning, helping you better understand everything from[…]