The Human Touch
This is a Google Site that I use in support of a workshop and a presentation I've given several times about the value and importance of social presence in an online class. Included are free and low cost tools that are easy to use and enable instructors (and students) to communicate and interact with each other with video. Online classes should never been completely text-based. There's just no excuse for that any more and research demonstrates that YOUR your presence makes a difference to your students.
How and Why I Flipped My Classroom
This is a Google Site on which I've curated a collection of resources about my community college flipped classroom experiment from 2009. Have questions? I'm happy to answer them! Just click the "Contact" tab and reach out.
Tips for Teaching with Social Media: Student Privacy
Simple, common sense student privacy tips for teaching effectively with social media.
Tips for Teaching with Social Media: Sample Community Groundrules
Teaching with social media is most effective when a class is designed and taught as a learning community. These sample groundrules may be adapted and modified for your own use.
How To Enhance Your Online Social Presence with Video Announcements
Do you have a webcam? And a free YouTube account? That's all you need to transform your regular text announcements into dynamic, personalized video announcements! Dazzle your students and watch their engagement soar. Download this handy guide to learn how to get started.
Is it time for a 21st Century Syllabus?
A professor's syllabus is the most important document provided to students in each class. But is your syllabus leveraging an effective, visual method of communication? Consider this side-by-side make-over comparison and decide for yourself.
Educator's Guide to Making it Visual
What do images have to do with learning? A lot! This guide will help you understand the value that images bring to a learning experience and provide you with free, simple tools for teaching with images.
Sample Online Professor Website: a Google Site Template
If you've taught online, you understand how many students drop class the first week after realizing the class isn't what they had in mind. Well, here's an easy way to introduce yourself to your prospective students and share syllabi, expectations, critical requirements through a simple link. Imagine how much more prepared they'll be! To use this site as your own template, click on "Use this template" at the top.