Monthly Archives: March 2014

For Faculty: A New Way of Thinking About Learning Objectives

This Chronicle blog post describes a rationale for creating learning objectives that frame the course content more explicitly for you and your students.  Not only does this approach help faculty to plan a structured lesson, but also scaffolds the learning

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Getty Images – Access for Non-Commercial Purposes

Did you know that there are thousands of stock photos available to embed on blogs, websites and via social media from Getty Images?  As long as you are using them for non-commercial or educational purposes, it is completely legal.  Check

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ITS Workshops – March 24 through April 4

ITS has scheduled several workshops for the Spring semester.  The workshops scheduled for the next two weeks are noted below.   If you would like to see all of the details for a session and also preview the classes that

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For Faculty: Useful Strategies for Flipped Classrooms

This Chronicle blog post, one in a series on the flipped classroom model, contains useful tips and teaching strategies to help make this model of teaching and learning more effective.  Check it out here!

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Social Media Spring Cleaning

If you use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or other popular social media sites, chances are that you have granted access to your information to other third party apps.  On this first day of spring, take a moment to do some “spring

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14 Great Google Tricks

Love Google, but wish you were more efficient when using it for learning purposes? Originally posted on the Edudemic Blog, this link contains a useful infographic detailing 14 awesome tricks to make searching with Google more productive for academic purposes.

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ITS Workshops March 10-22

ITS Workshops Events for March 9 – 22 ITS has scheduled several workshops for the Spring semester.  The workshops scheduled for the next two weeks are noted below.   If you would like to see all of the details for

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For Faculty: Teaching Ideas to Avoid the After Spring Break Slump

The ideas in this blog post, originally posted to the GradHacker blog from Inside Higher Ed, detail 5 ways to keep students engaged in course content (and with each other) in the second half of the semester. http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/reinventing-your-teaching-mid-semester

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Word Keyboard Shortcuts

Perhaps you know about using a keyboard shortcut to copy (CONTROL + C) and then paste (CONTROL + V). But there are lots more keyboard shortcuts that will increase your efficiency. Here are some of my favorites: Shortcut What it

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