A tool for interactive learning: Articulate Rise

Rise is an online authoring tool that supports an up/down navigation approach between screens, with scrolling of individual screen content where required. It includes pre-built lesson templates optimized for different devices types and orientations, and also allows you to use learning blocks to create custom lessons.   Rise is most suitable for short, text-based courses.[…]

Canvas New GradeBook

A New GradeBook Experience The New Gradebook is a beta feature that allows instructors to view an improved version of the Gradebook. This feature makes grading more flexible and intuitive and elevates the Gradebook user experience. At the course level, instructors can use the New Gradebook by enabling in Course Settings. The New Gradebook replaces[…]

Timing – Tools for Formative Assessment

Tools for Formative Assessment When can you use it? Concept Mapping Concept maps require a lot of cognitive work on the part of the student, and a lot of preparation and analysis on the part of the instructor. Be sure you have tested the concept map activity yourself and given the class the appropriate amount[…]

Technology Based Options – Tools for Formative Assessment

Tools for Formative Assessment Technology Based Options Concept Mapping There are numerous software tools where students can create concept maps digitally. A few favorites are: Canva   https://www.canva.com/graphs/mind-maps/ Free Mind    http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/ Mindomo    https://www.mindomo.com/ Student-Generated Test Question PeerWise is an excellent, free tool to use for student generated multiple choice questions. Follow the instructions[…]

Student Generated Questions

Tools for Formative Assessment Student Generated Test Questions Basic Strategy Students generate test questions and model answers for critical areas of learning. Why would you use it? Helps instructors see what their students consider important or memorable, what they consider to be fair and useful test questions, and how well they can answer the questions[…]

Differentiation Grid

Tools for Formative Assessment Differentiation Grid Basic Strategy The differentiation grid is a simple, two-dimensional table divided into rows and columns that helps the student think through the differences in 2-3 disease presentations. The grid is used to organize information and identify relationships. Some cells in the grid are intentionally left blank where students are[…]

Classroom Assessment Techniques – Formative Assessment

Tools for Formative Assessment Formative Assessment enhances learning Why should you include formative assessment in every course? Periodic exams are important, but how do you know that your students are really “getting it” along the way? Formative assessment techniques enable you to take the temperature of your class, so that you can intervene and adjust[…]