The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has researched and assembled the following resources, tools, and best practices on several of the most common topics and pedagogies in teaching and learning. Resources and useful practices will be continuously added to our toolbox, so check back often for new and additional information. If there are topics about which you would like to see more resources, please email us at email@example.com.
Tech Resources for Instructors:
|Official Apple iPad User Guide— a very helpful resource.||Apple’s iPad user guide|
|Master your Major: An extensive list of apps related to specific disciplines. Link opens in iTunes.||Master your Major|
|Video tutorials on Using Google Suite Applications including: using Drive for course management, using Google Classroom, using Google Forms for surveys and quizzes, and more. You’ll need to be logged into your Merrimack account to view. Provided by Dr. Michael Stroud.||Stroud’s Video Tutorials|
|iPad usage basics including projection with your iPad, easy navigation tips, and an explanation of what those icons in your control center do.||iPad Basics|
|Using Response Ware in the Classroom by Anthony Fernandez||Response Systems|
|Flipping the Classroom by Raymond Shaw||Flipping the Classroom|
|Google Hangout for Office Hours by Christopher Stuetzle||Hangout|
|Google+ for Online Communities by Michael Stroud||Communities|
|Student Curated iBooks by Birgid Hopkins||iBooks|
|Using Electronic Lecture Notes with the Notability App by Brandy Benedict||Notability|
|Using iMovie for Student Projects by Anne Gatling||iMovie|
Teaching Technique of the Week:
ConverStations: A Discussion Strategy:
This strategy provides an alternative to whole group discussion in which a few tend to dominate while others stay silent. Students are placed into groups of 4-6 students and are given a discussion question to talk about. After a few minutes, two students from each group rotate to a different group, while the other group members stay in the same group. The instructor poses a new question on a similar theme. They may share some of the key points from their last group’s conversation. The next time around, students who have not rotated before may be chosen to move, so there is not the typical group stagnation that occurs.