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December 28, 2016

Student collaborative note taking during lecture – encourage or discourage?

Student collaborative note taking during lecture - encourage or discourage?

Is collective note taking by students in lecture something to be supported/endorsed by faculty? Should it be discouraged? Should we be doing something different in class to begin with to reduce the hours of marathon note taking?

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November 30, 2016

Take-home final exam – Earth Science for Future Presidents

Take-home final exam - Earth Science for Future Presidents

The book that has yet to be written is “Earth Science for Future Presidents,” to make sure every President is prepared when it comes to Earth science and Earth issues. For your take-home exam, you are writing a nonfiction book proposal titled “Earth Science for Future Presidents”…

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October 26, 2016

2016 Earth science election activity for students

2016 Earth science election activity for students

Help students explore the grand challenges in Earth science during this election year with an exercise that explores where the candidates stand

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October 5, 2016

Take the pledge for #ActiveLearningDay – October 25, 2016

Take the pledge for #ActiveLearningDay - October 25, 2016

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is issuing a national Call to Action to improve STEM education through the use of active learning. Will you take the pledge to spend 10 minutes on equally promote active learning and integrate cultural responsiveness on October 25th?

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August 17, 2016

The first day of class – what will you do?

The first day of class - what will you do?

There is no right or wrong way to conduct your first class meeting of the semester – but are you using your time wisely? Explore these ideas for how to kick off the first day and every class day in the academic year.

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February 24, 2016

Help students evaluate sources with the CRAP test

Help students evaluate sources with the CRAP test

How do we help students sort through all of the information on the internet and use quality sources for academic work? Have them use the CRAP Test to improve their information literacy!

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November 25, 2015

Take 5… blogs on teaching & learning

Take 5... blogs on teaching & learning

Take a quick break from your daily activities and check out these five blogs to read some current thoughts on teaching and learning in higher education

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September 2, 2015

Teaching Professor Tips – there’s an app for that!

Teaching Professor Tips - there's an app for that!

Looking for some fresh ideas and teaching tips to kick off the semester and to continue to come your way the entire year? A free app is available to provide you daily teaching tips.

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July 16, 2014

Summer reading on teaching – and Teaching Naked

Summer reading on teaching - and Teaching Naked

“I firmly believe that if every teaching faculty member could carve out the time to read one or two great books on teaching and learning every year, we would collectively serve our students much better than we do already.”  —  James Lang (Top 10 Books on Teaching, June 11, 2014) I think it is safe to say that each of us are challenged to find time to read a book …

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