The Ten Worst Teaching Mistakes by Richard M. Felder and Rebecca Brent in a very interesting list of common mistakes that we all make when teaching. What is even more valuable are the suggestions from the authors about how to avoid these mistakes, which then makes this a very good list of suggestions to follow.
Three of the tools, I have already discovered and use regularly: Kahoot!, Socrative and Flubaroo. These three are free, easy to use and work great.
The three of the other tools: Plickers, ForAllRubrics and ClassCharts look very useful and I am exploring how I would use them in my classes. Although some of these are more for K-12 teachers, but I can see how I could use them with my university classes.
The seven tool: MasteryConnect, looks like it would be very useful for K-12 teachers but I don’t see how I could use it.
Check this out. The tools are great, free and Erica does a great job reviewing them.
Prezi.com has been around for a few years now but if you haven’t tried it for making class presentations or invited your students to make their presentations with it, you may want to view this video. It is almost 24 minutes but it is very comprehensive and does a great job demonstrating the new features that have been added over the year.
I find that Prezi.com has the following advantages for teaching:
It is not slideshow based but works on a single large canvas that you zoom and pan on. This is great for timelines, complex illustrations, process charts and idea maps.
It is free for teachers and students. Look for the education licenses
It is cloud based so your presentations are available from anywhere.
Here is a great free online resource. It is a Repository of Pedagogical Practices from the University of Central Florida. And it is licensed under Creative Commons so that we can use these resources to help other learning to teach better.
Are you looking for tips, tricks, and tales about eLearning in adult education? You are invited to register for the fourth annual UO Conference on October 8 & 9, 2014 – a free PD opportunity offered entirely online using Adobe Connect.
We are excited to announce that this year’s keynote speakers are two Canadian leaders in the field. Join us for Tony Bates’ session on Learning in the 21st Century and Alec Couros’ session on Digital Citizenship.
We also have a fascinating variety of presenters from colleges and universities all across Alberta for this two day event hosted by Bow Valley College. We’ll be chatting about everything from adaptable online learning environments and teaching with social media and educational technology to a new frame about academic dishonesty and providing learner-centred feedback.