NearPod is a great way to take already created PowerPoint slides and add class related interactive pieces. So many different activities that can also have student responses displayed as you go. The instructor can control the pace of the slides and activities or set them to the learner pace. This was a great tool to… Read more »
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Students are afraid of using wikipedia because they don’t think it is a reliable resource. Find a page on wikipedia with misinformation in your subject – correct it!
What is CountIf? How do you even explain this to students??? Lets looks at a drawer of fruit. Within the drawer are oranges, apples and grapes. If you were to make your grocery list you would first need to determine what you have in the drawer. You would go to the drawer and tell yourself… Read more »
Students believe they cannot start a sentence with “because”. Because they have not be taught about participles and proper comma use, they are confused about how to parse a complete sentence starting with “because”.
A blog post on various introductory questions/activities that one might consider. Will be added to as I remember more!
At the start of class students take turns telling me their name and an interesting, little-known fact about themselves. It is short and helps me remember names. It works in classes where people already know each other because I ask them to tell the class something others do not already know. It is a lot… Read more »
Students into groups of three, often with students they do not know. Each group is given a set of the curriculum expectations for the course that have been printed and cut up into small strips. Groups are asked to organize similar expectations into units , then give a name to each of their units and… Read more »