Interactive Classroom Ideas (to save your students from more lectures)

The Lecture Doth Persist Lectures, either in-class or by video, have their place in education but still too lofty a place. If they are too long they can become a waste of time and the format itself kills student interaction. Why do we persist in the lecture as primary means of teaching when research suggests there…

How to Make a Great Presentation – Powerpoint using Assertion Evidence

New video below on how to make a great PowerPoint presentation using the Assertion Evidence model. Also included 2 design tips and some other ways to present other than PowerPoint using Prezi, Haikudeck and the new Microsoft Sway. Using the assertion evidence way of making slides can lead to better comprehension, deeper learning and less sleeping during your presentation.…

Article: Moving from the Transactional LMS to the Transformational LRM (Learning Relationship Management) System

The Article LMS to LRM This article summarizes the current thought and development in the world of e-learning in regards to our standard LMS (Learning Management System) approach to offering classes online. http://www.educationtechnologyinsights.com/cxoinsights/moving-from-the-transactional-lms-to-the-transformational-lrm-nid-260.html The Problem The LMS (Canvas, blackboard, Moodle, etc.) were developed to recreate what we mostly did in the classroom – the basic transaction…

Teaching with Technology in Social Work – March/April 2017 Article

A good article addressing some questions and issues with using technology in social work education. One take away is considering how to connect with technology and multimedia tools that would be helpful in the social work classroom. March/April 2017 Issue Teaching With Technology in Social Work Education By Sue Coyle, MSW Social Work Today Vol.…

4 Popular Learning Myths debunked

What you believe about your students directs your actions towards them. What do you believe? Is it true? As teachers, we need to be careful that we are following best practices in our classes, online and off-line, and this includes these four popular myths about learning: Students will learn more if they are taught in a…