Category Archives: Lesson Plan

Part I: Presentations

One area I have focused on for the faculty is presentation development. PowerPoints are a viable tool, especially for our online courses. All textbook publishers now supply supplemental material like instructional videos, PowerPoints, and printable material. As an institution, and … Continue reading

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A Blank Piece of Paper

For writers a blank piece of paper can be overwhelming. But for an educator, a blank piece of paper can be the spark for learning. I will share a number of ideas that you can use in the classroom that … Continue reading

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SnapGuide Overview

Overview: Snapguide is designed for users to create visual based how-to guides.  That’s it.  Sounds simple. It is and that is what makes it great.  The guides are built around teaching how to do something through pictures and videos.  Adding … Continue reading

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New Symbaloo Lesson Plan Site

I am excited about the new Lesson Plan site from Symbaloo. The site is in beta, and there are a number of glitches Symbaloo is working on, but the tool is classroom ready. I have not tested every aspect of … Continue reading

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Blended Learning Design: Part 4

Navigating your LMS A question for you.  If a new student logged on to your LMS in your class, would they know what to do? The first standard for Quality Matters states, “The overall design of the course is made … Continue reading

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Blended Learning Design: Part 3

Organizing content on a Learning Management System (LMS) is tricky. The design of the LMS is the first factor you have to contend with. Moodle uses topics, with six different format options.  Schoology uses folders. Edmodo uses a feed design. … Continue reading

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Blended Learning Design: Part 1

For the next series of posts I will discuss designing your digital curriculum.  I will be addressing ideas, pedagogy, and providing examples when I can.  Since there are a number of different Learning Management Systems (LMS) and different levels of … Continue reading

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Create a Lesson with Symbaloo

Symbaloo is a great way to share bookmarks, but with a little creativity a webmix can become an online lesson or workshop.  I created a vocabulary workshop that educators could participate in without my instruction.  I use the webmix in … Continue reading

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Old School Tool: Speaking

There is a cultural debate centered on students’ ability to communicate face-to-face.  With the influence of technology in our everyday life, it does seem to affect our communication skills. This post will share ideas that foster oral communication skills.  From … Continue reading

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Old School Tool: Notes

In high school I had two classes that asked me to use notes that influenced the way I use note taking in my own classroom. My psychology instructor expected us to have two notebooks for notes. The first notebook was … Continue reading

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