The blessed occasion is almost upon us here at Centralia College. Start of the term - Yay! There are some important things you can do as an educator or student services member to help students start the term off well. Having a friendly face, giving clear directions or expectations are a couple of ideas, but … Continue reading Want to Help Students Start the Term Off Well? Tell Them About Week Zero
Please enjoy this interview with Jessica Ramirez about Late Nite at the Library that just happened in Kirk Library to help students prepare for finals. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzQOVz_NHAc
Do You Use the "Announcement" Feature in Canvas? Beware: Your Students May Not Be Getting the Messages You Think They Are Using announcements are easy. You just click on that easy little navigation button on the left side of your class, click +Announcement and boom, you could use pictures, videos, attachments, text, etc. Then, click … Continue reading Using Announcements in Canvas – Do Students Get These?
Are you surviving winter quarter? Here are a few tips and reminders that should make things easier. Advising - You can set up a Canvas course for your advisees. Then, you can message all your advisees at the same time in the Canvas messenger or put all the information on the classes or deadlines they … Continue reading Winter Quarter Survival Tips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U You may have already seen the above video (if you haven't, click now). Have you thought about how teaching or learning has changed since you were in school or your parents or grandparents were in school. I think we frequently take education for granted - what it looks like, how we teach, how we … Continue reading What Does It Look Like to Teach and Learn Now?
The midterm elections have just finished and it's got me thinking about how I engage with the news and keeping up with (or not) current events. As an impestuous young adult from 10 to 15 years ago, I decided that I didn't want to watch the news or read the newspaper and that it was … Continue reading Facebook Has Changed My Life and It’s Not What You Might Think
Phew! We have made it past midterms (hopefully, relatively unscathed), and we are into a serious countdown to Christmas (or winter break). Fall quarter is always a blur. There's a HUGE build up to prep, the most new students at once all year and the largest break between quarters happens right before fall. Talk about stressful. Students … Continue reading Are You Surviving Fall Quarter?
If you haven't met GoogleDocs yet and the amazing things it can do for you, allow me to introduce you. This is Google: The company was founded by Ph.D. students at Stanford University in 1998. It became a public offering in 2004 with a mission statement ""to organize the world's information and make it universally … Continue reading GoogleDocs…in Canvas!
Have you heard of Screencast-o-matic yet? It is a free screen recorder for instant screen capture and sharing. You can use it right in your browser without installing anything. Or you could download the program and run anytime you want to on your mac or pc. Watch this video created by YouTube user MsMagic Submitter … Continue reading Have You Heard of Screencast-o-matic Yet?
It's the age-old problem. You need to tell a story line or create a time line and you're limited to the old standard of drawing a line on a piece of paper as neatly as possible, only to go back and redo it several times because you kept having to make more room for another … Continue reading Tiki-Toki – What Could You Do With an Awesome Timeline Tool?