• The OLE asked us to create a new assignment and assessment for our online course.
    The following assignment would be categorized under participation. (Let’s say the students need to earn 12 points per week to get […]

  • The OLE asked us to create a new assignment and assessment for our online course.
    The following assignment would be categorized under participation. (Let’s say the students need to earn 12 points per week to get […]

  • Much of the assessment comes by way of work in class, up on our feet.
    There are some prep work assignments. Some are as simple as worksheet pages. We usually discuss the work pages. I arrange the classroom in a […]

  • Much of the assessment comes by way of work in class, up on our feet.
    There are some prep work assignments. Some are as simple as worksheet pages. We usually discuss the work pages. I arrange the classroom in a […]

  • marisaguida posted a new activity comment 6 years, 9 months ago

    Excellent question Enoch! I don’t suppose I’ve engaged in that way…exactly. I’ve been conscious to “lecture” less and ask questions more. Instead of telling them why we played zip, zap, zop – I ask them why and allow them to build the bridge as a group.

  • marisaguida posted a new activity comment 6 years, 9 months ago

    Thank you Yin! Agreed & appreciated. That question gets to the heart of the matter, considering themselves personally & outside stimuli.

    The structure & simplicity are great benefits of the 4C’s. Scaffolding is a great way to put it!

  • (Guida = to guide)
    I teach Winning Presentations, a public speaking class for business students. This is a required class that is to be taken before declaring a major within the school. Many students are freshman, […]

  • (Guida = to guide)

    I teach Winning Presentations, a public speaking class for business students. This is a required class that is to be taken before declaring a major within the school. Many students are […]

    • Hiya Marisa! I see you are using the 4Cs thinking routine (Ritchart et al 2011) to prompt student thinking. Might I share some thoughts here for discussion?

      For the 1st C, I might ask instead “What connections do you draw between this video and your own life or other learning experiences?”

      It’s terrific that you are using thinking routines! I’m an advocate of these types of scaffolding.

      P.S. Love your post title!

      • Thank you Yin! Agreed & appreciated. That question gets to the heart of the matter, considering themselves personally & outside stimuli.

        The structure & simplicity are great benefits of the 4C’s. Scaffolding is a great way to put it!

    • Hello.

      Wonderful activity. Like Yin, I appreciate the use of the 4 C’s routine. It is simple, yet powerful.

      I have one question: What do you do to get students to ask the types of questions that you pose?

      • Excellent question Enoch! I don’t suppose I’ve engaged in that way…exactly. I’ve been conscious to “lecture” less and ask questions more. Instead of telling them why we played zip, zap, zop – I ask them why and allow them to build the bridge as a group.

  • marisaguida posted a new activity comment 6 years, 10 months ago

    Nice post!
    “There are so many different tools, and so many accounts and userids and passwords that I have to keep written lists because I cannot remember them all. I know. . .there’s an app for that too, isn’t there!”
    I think there is an app for that, and one that generates and remembers passwords for you.

    I’m interested to hear more abo…[Read more]

  • marisaguida posted a new activity comment 6 years, 10 months ago

    Thank you Enoch! I enjoyed the wine after the posting, and the day before 🙂
    One of the greatest lessons my mom’s life & death taught me is perspective. I live for happiness. And I am blessed with a great many opportunities to achieve it. Color me lucky to sacrifice a few moments on the lake for the opportunity to work, have work, make work. If…[Read more]

  • marisaguida commented on the post, Curvy Learning, on the site Marisa Guida 6 years, 10 months ago

    I don’t think that trying new things is a waste of time. That goes against my core. I meant that I am not managing my time well. Not to be negative or self-depricating – it is purely an observation so I can make […]

  • Once again my ignorance fails to delight me as I sit in a sea of confusion and frustration, time sucked out into the universe, gone, gone…just like the google drive. An updated email address from VCU = a level of […]

  • Once again my ignorance fails to delight me as I sit in a sea of confusion and frustration, time sucked out into the universe, gone, gone…just like the google drive. An updated email address from VCU = a level […]

    • Give yourself a bit of a break. It’s lots of stuff in a fairly short period of time and it’s a holiday. Work on training the snapping turtles to attack the swans.

      If trying things you don’t use immediately is a waste of time then I am in big trouble. Just know that stuff comes back around. Even if you don’t use it this time, it’ll come in handy down the road.

      I do think Diigo can help you and it’s one of the few things I am confident in for virtually anyone. Just save anything you might even possibly want later and tag it like crazy. You can’t have too many tags. That’s what I do and even then I end up forgetting or not tagging well enough on occasion. It happens.

      You’re probably looking for the Ed X stuff on video length.

      We tended to “norm” scorers when doing similar peer evaluation work in English. Might work for you. We’d read a number of papers, identify the key elements of a good paper, develop the rubric together, and then evaluate some papers that fell in different levels. Then move on to our own work.

      Remember the Google Drive folder is on the OLE site in the sidebar under Google Docs at the very bottom. You should also see it under “Shared with me” in your Google Drive.

    • Hello Marisa.

      My first thought reading your post was: “If it doesn’t make you happy, then why do it?” Of course, life is more complicated and we do many things that we don’t want to: negotiating the mundane so to speak. Nonetheless, there is something about making happiness the core of teaching and learning that really resonates with me. Tom wrote about it: http://rampages.us/questions/what-if-education-was-focused-on-happiness/ I admit that if I was sitting outside while my friends were drinking wine by the lake, I’d join them. 🙂

      My second thought was: “Is there a risk of doing many things poorly, rather than a few things well?” This class is all about exposure to options, but I wouldn’t try to embed all of them in your class. I’m not saying that you are planning to do this, but your post gave me the impression that you’re going to try a lot of different things. That’s great if you think students will interface with all of them really well.

      • Thank you Enoch! I enjoyed the wine after the posting, and the day before 🙂
        One of the greatest lessons my mom’s life & death taught me is perspective. I live for happiness. And I am blessed with a great many opportunities to achieve it. Color me lucky to sacrifice a few moments on the lake for the opportunity to work, have work, make work. If ever I project negativity, let it be known, I’d rather be doing nothing else. I’m just vocalizing through my growing pains. 😉

        In regards to the 2nd thought, yes. I get very excited to discover new tools and I want to play with everything. (I’m that kid.) I’m going to keep it simple for my class. But it’s fun to explore the options and think of how’s, if’s, and why’s.

  • marisaguida posted a new activity comment 6 years, 11 months ago

    Awesome! I’m glad to hear how well diigo has worked for you. I just took a pause from writing a blog post about how my diigo searching isn’t going that well. I don’t think I know quite what I’m searching for. But I’ll keep exploring.
    Canva is pretty neat! And Popular.me. That is going to be a huge resource for my online and non-online classes.…[Read more]

    • Yeah, you’re the one that connected me to Canva and Popular.me, but now I’m seeing them mentioned in the ‘makes’ section of the AltLab blog. I’ll email you the doc so you don’t have to search for it. It is short (you likely know all the contents) but I know colleagues have found things on their own that are likely worth sharing. I’ve been on…[Read more]

  • marisaguida posted a new activity comment 6 years, 11 months ago

    Thanks Jody!

  • marisaguida posted a new activity comment 6 years, 11 months ago

    Yes, I am having the same concerns. It’s on my list-o-things to research.

  • OLE Week 3, The Missing Link
    What I’ve found…so far;
    The content currently used in WP includes TedTalks, improvisational games, physical and vocal exercises, a course packet with work pages, and the occasional […]

  • OLE Week 3, The Missing Link

    What I’ve found…so far;
    The content currently used in WP includes TedTalks, improvisational games, physical and vocal exercises, a course packet with work pages, and the […]

    • Wow! Very dynamic. Awesome.

      I have a couple thoughts.
      1. you may consider that sometimes doing a few things well is better than many poorly. It depends, however, on your students and the context. Just a thought.
      2. I really like YouTube, and lately I’ve been thinking about how much I take from it without giving back to it. So, what might your students “give back”?

  • This lesson in the OLE focuses on the resources we use and the way in which we utilize them …or not.
    But before I go into detail about searching, curating, & creating I want to jump back to the syllabi search.
    I […]

  • This lesson in the OLE focuses on the resources we use and the way in which we utilize them …or not.

    But before I go into detail about searching, curating, & creating I want to jump back to the syllabi […]

    • “…observing, doing, coaching, and doing again, are the sure bets…”
      The master/apprentice model has been the ideal for learning skills for centuries. We have also mediated our learning through lots of different devices – books, letters, theatre, movies, … each requiring specific communication skills of both the creator and the receiver. Online learning is not the same as in-person learning. That doesn’t mean it can’t be as effective. The part you will miss is the immediate feedback of one facial expression to another…but facetime et al is quite close.

    • Marisa, I’m really inspired by your thoughts on how interactive a syllabi can be. Thank you for being so thoughtful and articulate, you’ve posed some great ideas that I can see adapting myself! Really nice.

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