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Stephanie Cooper

Pagekwik Default Landing Page Template - 1 views

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    We have everything from nerdy comics to "Analyze This!" videos to sample essays, so please check it out and share with those who might also be interested.
Stephanie Cooper

Humor - 0 views

  • classified humor in lectures as jokes, riddles, puns, funny stories, humorous comments and other humorous items. Professors have discovered other creative ways to incorporate humor in classes such as cartoons, top ten lists, comic verse, and phony or bogus experiments (for a complete discussion of sources and forms of humor see Wandersee, 1982).
Stephanie Cooper

32 Habits That Make Thinkers - 2 views

  • So below are 32 habits–or strategies, actions, or behaviors–that can lead to that critical shift that moves students from mere students to learners who are able to think critically for themselves.
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    Very interesting thoughts.  How many of these traits do you have?  This might be an interesting introductory class activity that can help students determine how engaged they are with their studies and the world.  
Stephanie Cooper

The Best New Google Docs Tools for Teachers and Students | Vitae - 2 views

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    These new Google add-ons take Gdocs to a whole new level!
Stephanie Cooper

Learning through Presentations | The Thinking Stick - 2 views

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    Example lesson for presentations using the pecha-kucha format.
Nicolette Elzie

Writing in College - 1. Some crucial differences between high school and college writing - 1 views

  • You get no credit for asserting the existence of something we already know exists.
  • You must shape and focus that discussion or analysis so that it supports a claim that you discovered and formulated and that all of your discussion and explanation develops and supports.
  • In that sense, you might state the point of your paper as "Well, I want to show/prove/claim/argue/demonstrate (any of those words will serve to introduce the point) that

    "Though Falstaff seems to play the role of Hal's father, he is, in fact, acting more like a younger brother who . . . .""

    If you include in your paper what appears after I want to prove that, then that's the point of your paper, its main claim that the rest of your paper supports.

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  • Most of us begin our research with a question, with a puzzle, something that we don't understand but want to, and maybe a vague sense of what an answer might look like. We hope that out of our early research to resolve that puzzle there emerges a solution to the puzzle, an idea that seems promising, but one that only more research can test.
  • A good point or claim typically has several key characteristics: it says something significant about what you have read, something that helps you and your readers understand it better; it says something that is not obvious, something that your reader didn't already know; it is at least mildly contestable, something that no one would agree with just by reading it; it asserts something that you can plausibly support in five pages, not something that would require a book.
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    I thought this was a great article on the differences between collegiate level writing and high school writing. Moreover, it lays a groundwork for writing a paper. If only there was some way to convey these differences to our students in a way that they will understand without feeling discouraged. I think the weakness of the article is that it is very long, if I wanted to pass this on to a student I fear that the sheer length would deter them away from both reading it and/or finishing it. On the other hand, if we could manage to make this simpler or convert it into a series of short workshops for students then I think the content would be extraordinarily beneficial.
Nicolette Elzie

From the Campfire to the Holodeck: Creating Engaging and Powerful 21st Century Learning... - 0 views

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    Author David Thornburg explores the importance of a balanced learning environment. An article by The Atlantic sums up his main ideology. http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/11/lectures-didnt-work-in-1350-and-they-still-dont-work-today/281514/
Nicolette Elzie

Lectures Didn't Work in 1350-and They Still Don't Work Today - Hope Reese - The Atlantic - 1 views

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    To be read with "From the Campfire to the Holodeck: Creating Engaging and Powerful 21st Century Learning Environments"
Nicolette Elzie

Is the Lecture Dead? - Richard Gunderman - The Atlantic - 1 views

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    An article discussing the ways lectures are still beneficial to the classroom and the elements that a good lecture should consist of.
Nicolette Elzie

Is traditional teaching really all that bad? A within-student between-subject approach - 1 views

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    This study explored the relationship between a teacher's teaching style and the students' personal achievement.
Thomas Clancy

Don't Give Up on the Lecture - Abigail Walthausen - The Atlantic - 1 views

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    This is not so much a counter-response to the Flipped Classroom model, but instead a reminder that using what works from both models--Flipped or Traditional-- should be the teacher's goal.
rexanne8

Dissertation editing services - 0 views

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Stephanie Cooper

Google Helpouts: the Answers of the future? | Miscellaneous | Softonic - 2 views

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    Many writing centers are wondering if this would be helpful for synchronous tutorial sessions.
Stephanie Cooper

Writing the Methodology - Quantitative Approach - 0 views

  • Descriptive research seeks to describe the current status of an identified variable or phenomenon.  The researcher does not usually begin with an hypothesis, but is likely to develop one after collecting data.  Analysis and synthesis of the data provide the test of the hypothesis.  Systematic collection of information requires careful selection of the units studied and measurement of each variable in order to demonstrate validity.
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