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Making science librarianship wonderful

“We all know that when people don’t know something, the 1st person they ask is a friend …, so everyone should be friends with a librarian” – J. West

Canvas for Fall 2020

use the syllabus tool! the list of assignments is especially helpful if you need to see what's due when and adjust dates. zoom integration with Canvas has options. They are explained here. Copying content:...

building community online

SI happy hour presentation from Tamara Brenner: some highlights include: connect to other students and the instructor build rapport, including ice breakers (what's your favorite thing to teach), post introductions online, group work, problem solving, small...

mastery grading and authentic scientific practices

mastery grading https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1H5oLEyVN3mTjbCMTfiXLqgiQ-ZUxBRvSD-WTNvwDBIY/edit#slide=id.g829c212636_0_97 example of authentic scientific practices: 7/31 SI Happy Hour! (David Brooks) "Engaging Students in Authentic Scientific...

exam wrappers

Teach and reinforce our students the importance of using feedback they are getting. Also learning that making mistakes is ok and learning from those mistakes in the future is an important part of learning. some examples: (especially the part on page 2 that has...

active learning lessons

Finding active learning lessons (a bit of a hodge-podge here): coursesource.org - biology and related fields http://www.epidemiolog.net/ https://www.biointeractive.org/ - from HHMI biology http://tiee.esa.org/ - ecology http://datanuggets.org/ - examples of data for...

feedback for presentations

Ask students/audience to answer: 1. What was the main point? 2. What is a question you still have/might ask as follow up? 3. What would you recommend to take it [presentation/pitch/etc.] to the next level? or Summarize, Question, Improve = SQI (or squee! because this...

recording a class syllabus language

"Recommended Syllabus Statement for Class Recordings We will use technology for virtual meetings and recordings in this course. Our use of such technology is governed by FERPA, the Acceptable Use Policy and PSU’s Student Code of Conduct. A record of all meetings and...

Ways to start and end a class

Before class: Head to class early and chat, engage students, use a slide to have students write something in chat (something good this week, something you liked from last class, ....), From Elly Vandegrift : I’m also using video webcams when the zoom starts so there’s...

remote to online teaching late Spring 2020

From summer institute happy hour with Elly V. and Carl Wieman(!) with a general discussion: Big message: Students need to be engaged. We have lots of opportunities for split attention, and this is terrible for learning. Students need to be interested and generally...

whiteboard and collaboration tools

A running list here of online whiteboards: https://whiteboard.fi/ – allows for student whiteboards that are private and for the teacher to push their content to the student boards https://awwapp.com/ – allows for an unlimited space and zooming in and out, as well as...

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Canvas for Fall 2020

use the syllabus tool! the list of assignments is especially helpful if you need to see what's due when and adjust dates. zoom integration with Canvas has options. They are explained here. Copying content:...

building community online

SI happy hour presentation from Tamara Brenner: some highlights include: connect to other students and the instructor build rapport, including ice breakers (what's your favorite thing to teach), post introductions online, group work, problem solving, small...

mastery grading and authentic scientific practices

mastery grading https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1H5oLEyVN3mTjbCMTfiXLqgiQ-ZUxBRvSD-WTNvwDBIY/edit#slide=id.g829c212636_0_97 example of authentic scientific practices: 7/31 SI Happy Hour! (David Brooks) "Engaging Students in Authentic Scientific...

exam wrappers

Teach and reinforce our students the importance of using feedback they are getting. Also learning that making mistakes is ok and learning from those mistakes in the future is an important part of learning. some examples: (especially the part on page 2 that has...

active learning lessons

Finding active learning lessons (a bit of a hodge-podge here): coursesource.org - biology and related fields http://www.epidemiolog.net/ https://www.biointeractive.org/ - from HHMI biology http://tiee.esa.org/ - ecology http://datanuggets.org/ - examples of data for...

feedback for presentations

Ask students/audience to answer: 1. What was the main point? 2. What is a question you still have/might ask as follow up? 3. What would you recommend to take it [presentation/pitch/etc.] to the next level? or Summarize, Question, Improve = SQI (or squee! because this...

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