Planning & Designing a Course

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How we plan & design a course impacts how it functions and how students learn.  A good design incorporates multiple theories, content, and critical thinking skills.

Featured resources:
* Bloom’s Taxonomy – Via Vanderbilt University, Bloom’s Taxonomy is a foundational framework of education and critical thinking.  It has been used for over 60 years.

* Picking Useful Tools for Instruction – Technology tools, including Canvas functions, should only be used if they have a purpose for instruction.

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Live Brainstorming & Word Clouds

Tools for live brainstorming and word cloud are great for leveraging technology in the classroom to promote student interaction and engagement. Two tools in particular, AnswerGarden and Tricider, are effective in aiding instructors in simple, easy-to-use ways. AnswerGarden AnswerGarden is a simple, free tool that allows for obtaining feedback from a class, or for students to give feedback about a topic. It’s intended as a creative way of allowing a group to brainstorm topics in any environment. AnswerGarden can be displayed on-screen in a class, via mobile device, or embedded in a Canvas site for online responses by students. A […]

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Transcribing Audio

When working with audio on the web, it’s critical to transcribe the audio. Transcription can help a large variety of individuals based on their individual needs. 

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Pixabay

Are you looking for high quality royalty free stock photos and videos?  Pixabay has over 1.4 million available.