Monthly Archives: November 2016

YouTube playlist of psychology videos

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Submitted by Brad Pierce

A playlist of psychology videos to use in a variety of classes. Students in a Methods class could watch the videos and pick on to describe the methods, variables, confounds, ethics, and so on. Students in an Intro or History class could write about significance the study or implications of the results.

Online Attendance Survey Tool

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Submitted by Jaclyn Sadicario

For my technology tool, I made a form that helps me take attendance for each class, but also allows me to understand the common questions students might be having after a lab session. Because time is limited in the classroom, it can be difficult to find the time to ask each student what they may be struggling with. Additionally, it is seldom teachers get feedback on what students feel they are doing well. Time is also a factor in taking attendance when there is so much material to cover. Because of this, I created the <a href="https://goo.gl/forms/Slrg5DN4GQKZFEPA2">PSYC 214 Attendance Survey</a>. With this survey, I am able to take attendance and understand how my students are feeling after a lab. Knowing this information as the semester goes on will allow me to update my methods to best deliver the information they need. I can adjust my teaching to reflect what they best respond to as well as review concepts intermittently with which they are struggling.

Making a YouTube playlist to create a collection of videos for class

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Submitted by Liza Bourchtein

I used YouTube to create a collection of videos for a class I am designing (Child Psychopathology). I found this process to be extremely easy — YouTube gives you the option to create and name a playlist, and then add to it by pasting in a URL, uploading your own video, or searching for relevant videos. You are also able to order the videos as you like and to create small (~200 character) descriptions of the videos. This was a great way to have an organized place for videos for all my lectures — this way, when I create new slides or reorganize them, I can go to one centralized place to see what videos I have for which topics. I can also add more videos to this playlist as I come across them. Another neat feature (that I have yet to use) is that one of the setting options is to allow others with a special link to add videos. This way, a possible assignment (maybe for extra credit) may be to ask students to find a relevant video and add it to the class group. I also really like being able to make small notes about the video — for many of the videos I added, I wrote 1-2 questions that I wanted the students to think about. This can thus turn into another assignment: watch a video that was not covered in class, and write a reaction paper about it. Overall, I greatly enjoyed making a playlist for my future course, and am excited to be able to use it in my teaching!

Here's my YouTube playlist!

 

GoogleForm

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Submitted by Zoe Smith

I used a GoogleForm to create an evaluation form for my future class. I found Googleforms to be fairly easy, though it took me awhile to figure out how to choose the format I wanted for feedback. I chose to have a Likert scale like we often do in psychology (strongly disagree-strongly agree) and then left an open-ended question at the end in case the questions did not encompass everything students wanted to say. I would highly recommend using this in classes. There are many different choices of how to make the form, seemingly unlimited amounts of questions you could ask (though you probably don't want too many or no one will complete it). I do wonder if students would actually fill it out or not. It would be great to get feedback fairly regularly and theoretically it would be a good idea to do it electronically so people could do it whenever they wanted, but I wonder whether in class ratings would be useful. In a class recently a professor asked for mid semester feedback and used end of class time for us to fill it out, and then had us put it in an envelope. This made it anonymous and made sure everyone who was at class did a rating. Therefore, it's important to take this into consideration if technology is the best way to go. If you decide to use technology, I think googleforms and google drive generally is very useful for teaching and easy to use.

<a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1G-MmdW4oI2jTkHoLE0drl5KVKntkPmvn6SEIgCxQl3w/edit">Link</a>

Screencast-O-Matic for making screencasts

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Submitted by Alejandra Morlett Paredes

I am currently a Teaching Assistant for Psychology 1o1, and due to the number of emails I get everyday on regards to where things are located on Black Board, I decided to record a screencast for the PSYC 101 Black Board site.

I decided to use Screencast-O-Matic because it is very easy to use and has a number of FREE features we could use if creating short videos and visual presentations for our students. First of all, it is free. It allows you to record up to 15 minutes, it has the option to record using both screen and webcam, in addition to directly upload your videos to the YouTube platform or simply save the video on your computer. For simple videos I believe this option is very useful, now if you want to record longer videos and be able to use other features like draw ir zoom for example, you would need to upgrade your packet to only 15 dollars a year (which I still feel is very cheap if you do take advantage of technology like this).

In the future, if I end up teaching or assist a professor in their class I would probably take advantage of this and record a couple screencasts for the students. For example, I would probably recreate the one I did for this project but with the current Black Board site of the class, I would specifically do another screencast probably on APA format, how to navigate whatever outside source we use for the class (e.g. LaunchPad/online quizzes), or even one explaining the syllabus. Even though they already have this information and the majority of our students are tech savy, sometimes they need to see the information presented in different ways for them to get it or make things more clear.

<a href=”http://screencast-o-matic.com/home”>http://screencast-o-matic.com/home</a>

My screencast:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEsFOTBw6OU