How will my course work remotely? While not all teaching methods are represented here, it is our goal to give you ideas and tools on how to make the best transition to good teaching online. We are also here to help.
I use lecture to deliver content. I ask questions and respond to students during class. Students do homework and I give quizzes and/or tests. Tools you could use include:
- Distributing worksheets
- Screen Share and / or Record with Zoom
- How to Give a Live, Synchronous Lecture in Zoom with Jessica Matthews, PLNU Faculty
- How to use iPad to show examples while in Zoom – Video with Matthieu Rouffet, PLNU Faculty
- How to use Whiteboard in Zoom for showing/walking through worked examples, problems, or visual explanations
I use Student Interaction with the course material to build basic concepts and to assess where my students are in their understanding of these concepts.
- EdPuzzle – Using EdPuzzle to Create Content Videos with Follow-up Questions – Video with Paul Schmelzenbach, PLNU Faculty
- Embedding Videos in Canvas Quizzes – Video with Mike Dorrell, PLNU Faculty
- Online Brainstorming Activity Demonstration – Video with Daphne Wadley, PLNU Faculty
- Video lecture with Q&A pauses
- Worksheets to be filled out during lecture
Group Work, Team-Based Learning, Peer Instruction
I use Group Work to build community, and higher-levels of thinking and metacognitive skills with the students. While Group Work can take on a variety of forms, the following examples are the most prevalent. Options include Team-Based Learning, person-to-person collaborations, Reading Graphic Organizer small groups, and Jigsaw can all be re-created for the online environment. Here’s how…
- Reading Graphic Organizer – Video
- Reading Graphic Organizer – Blank Form (pdf)
- Reading Graphic Organizer Blank Template – Editable download
- Video: Canvas: Creating Groups & Deploying for Group Discussions, with NKC Instructional Technology, April 2020
I use Discussion to help students synthesize their learning, and to engage them in student-to-student and student-to-instructor interactions.
- Create Discussion Boards for student-to-student, instructor-to-student, or instructor-to-group interaction
- Discussion for whole class or small group – Best Practices
- Case study based, or problem based discussion
- Discussion Board Ideas (Editable)
- Discussion Board Examples – From Brittany Johnson, PLNU Faculty
- Example of Grading Rubric
Grading and Assessment
Grading for my course includes using rubrics, Credit/No Credit assignments, or Quizzes and Tests.
- Speed Grader
- Use audio function in Canvas – (from iPad)
- Specifications Grading with Linda Nilson
- Creating a rubric
Other Apps for:
- Making Crossword Puzzles with Puzzlemaker for Key Term Assessment
Science Labs are a key component of my face-to-face courses. What online supports do I have for conducting these labs in an online format?
Remote Lab Activities and Experiences (Dartmouth)