A Low-Tech Document Camera for Teaching Online

When teaching online, do you ever need to write on the virtual chalkboard? Or show your hands and materials on a table? I do. Since I teach math

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How to Help Students Stay on Top of Things

You ever have students miss an assignment?  Or forget to do something they’re supposed to do? Or just in general get easily confused about class? I do. It

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Teaching College Tip #6

Provide an optional final. This is a collection of questions pulled from the weekly quizzes. It your course is scored out of 1000 points, this final could be

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Teaching College TIP #03: Let Students Choose the Breakout Room

When students are synchronously working on an assignment or task, give them a choice as to how they want to work. One way is to create different breakout

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TEACHING COLLEGE TIP #07: Less Tests, More Interviews

Going forward, I’ll share some of my readers’ best tips for teaching online. They will be short and random (I won’t start at #1) . . . AND I

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“Touching Your Students”: No, It’s Not What You Think

If you’re teaching online, you WILL lose students. Some will engage less. Others will disappear. Why? Many reasons, of course. But today, I’m focused on one: Because online,

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PODCAST: How to Self Publish a Profitable Book

GradBlogger podcast host Dr. Chris Cloney and I talk about my self-publishing experiences and how professors can turn their expertise into a potentially profitable book. This is for

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Getting Students To Show Their Faces On Zoom (Part 2)

The big concern professors have about Zoom (or any web conference platform) is: Should we require students to turn on their webcam? Or Why do so many students

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What Frustrates Students Most About Online Classes

As Spring 2020 comes to a close, I decided to take stock. What worked in my online class during COVID-19 and what didn’t, from a teaching perspective? What

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Should Students Show their Faces on Zoom?

Last week I conducted classes virtually and in real time on Zoom, Google Hangouts, and Collaborate Ultra (Blackboard’s videoconferencing feature). And the whole time all I could focus

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