Tools and Technology
VALUE Rubrics: Assessing Student Learning and Graduation Preparedness
The VALUE rubrics were developed by teams of faculty experts representing colleges and universities across the United States through a process that examined many existing campus rubrics. The rubrics articulate fundamental criteria for each learning outcome, with performance descriptors demonstrating progressively more sophisticated levels of attainment. The core expectations articulated in all 15 of the VALUE rubrics should be translated into the language of individual campuses and disciplines. keywords: grading, assessment
Understanding Your IDEA Student Evaluations and Helpful Tips For Improving Your Teaching
IDEA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving student learning in higher education through analytics, resources, and advice. The resources provided here will help you to understand the student evaluations you receive from IDEA as well as provide some useful tips for improving your teaching and your student evaluations.
Flipgrid - Video for student engagement and formative assesment
Flipgrid is the leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families in 180+ countries. Create a Grid community for your classroom, school, PLC, #GridPals, families, and more! Use technology to have engaging and formative discussions. Keywords: Tech, Technology, Communication
16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know
Campus Technology provides 16 sites for educators to find quality open educational resource (OER) textbooks and other class materials including practice questions and textbooks adapted for students with disabilities.
Power to Business Professors: Automatic grading of problem-solving tasks in a spreadsheet
Professors that are experts in Excel can create tasks such as problem solving and tests. Students are able to receive feedback while working on the assignment that is already built in the system. VBA is used. This tool is to help with learning for students rather than simply memorization.
Poll Everywhere transforms one-sided presentations into two-way conversations with the audience. This web-based audience response system lets you embed interactive activities directly into your presentation. The audience responds on the web or via SMS texting on their phones.
Kahoot! - Learning Games
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform, free for teachers. Kahoots are best played in a group setting, for example, a classroom. Players answer the questions on their own devices, while games are displayed on a shared screen to unite the lesson. It creates a ‘campfire moment’ encouraging players to look up and celebrate together. Besides creating your own kahoots, you can search among millions of existing games.
Let's use video to reinvent education
In his TED Talk "Let's use video to reinvent education" Sal Khan, the founder of The Khan Academy, highlights some of the benefits of using video instruction in the classroom, which include allowing students to learn at their own pace, "flipping" the classroom, and allowing for mastery of skills.