Engaging Students for Learning

Discussions

Effective Ways to Structure Discussion: Great article on ways to structure discussion and keep students at the centre of the discussion. By Maryellen Weimer, PhD, in Faculty Focus Newsletter on January 14, 2015.

Structuring Discussions: On-line and Face-to-Face: Good suggestions for structuring your class discussions from Maryellen Weimer, PhD, in Faculty Focus Newsletter from September 25, 2013.

Leading Classroom Discussions: Very thorough Web page on how to plan and implement classroom discussions from Iowa State University Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Authored by Jackie M. Blount, Department of Curriculum & Instruction and Ralph Napolitano, Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

A Practical Approach for Increasing Students’ In-class Discussions: by Steve Snyder in Faculty Focus Newsletter, July 13, 2106.

Using Quizzes or other Feedback Methods

35 Digital Tools to Create Simple Quizzes and Collect Information

Using Cumulative Exams to Help Students Revisit, Review, and Retain Course Content from Faculty Focus Newsletter on March 18, 2015.

Four Assessment Strategies for the Flipped Learning Environment: by Robert Talbert, PhD in Faculty Focus Newsletter on August 10, 2015.

Presentation Techniques for Interaction

Flipboard collect articles and share them with students in a magazine format

Maximize In-class Time: Move Student Presentations Online:by Stephanie Smith Budhai, PhD in Faculty Focus Newsletter on October 27, 2014.

Present.me: program to record and share presentations, has slides on one side of screen, video of presenter on the other – has a 14 day free version then pay $17.95 per month

Knovio: free program to record and share presentations

Using Context to Deepen and Lengthen Learning by Tyler J. Griffin PhD in Faculty Focus Newsletter on March 16, 2015.

Tools to Help Students Learn

NB (note bene) program to add notation and collaborate with .pdf files – may be used for student reading assignments to use as part of “flipping” the classroom.

Piazza: social media app for students to get questions and answers from other students, the instructor, or teaching assistants outside of the classroom.