Month: August 2020

Training Opportunities For Pooled Classroom Technology

August 26, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Announcements /

If you will be teaching in a pooled classroom this fall, there will be new A/V technology in your classroom for you to learn about. In addition, there are also optimal ways of running a Zoom class from a pooled classroom that best take advantage of the room technologies, particularly if students are participating online. […]

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How to Build Community in a Zoom Classroom

August 24, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

Building community in a Zoom classroom is a difficult endeavor, but one instructor found a method that worked well for her. Rachel Toor, professor of creative writing at Eastern Washington University’s writing program, asked students to write an ungraded personal essay each week in addition to their academic work. Students would post the essay in a […]

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Innovative Teaching During COVID-19 Series: Mary Ann Dzuback

August 18, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Teaching at WashU

The Center for Teaching and Learning is highlighting innovative work done by faculty at Washington University in St. Louis during the Spring 2020 semester at the height of the coronavirus pandemic as part of a new web series. Our latest Q&A features Mary Ann Dzuback, PhD, Chair, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Associate Professor of Women, […]

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VoiceThread and Extempore Available for Language Faculty at WashU

August 18, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Announcements

VoiceThread and Extempore are both now available as tools for use by language faculty at WashU. VoiceThread is a media player with an interactive discussion space that allows students to create comments, upload files and media, and interact with one another, and Extempore allows instructors to obtain and assess authentic speech without having to schedule face […]

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Preparing for the First Day of Class on Zoom

August 13, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning / Uncategorized

“While there’s no one right way to start the first day of class on Zoom, as this depends on the course level, size, and discipline, I believe the overall purpose of the first day is to establish a positive connection,” writes Crystal O. Wong, EdD, a composition instructor and Faculty Fellow on Reflective Practices in the […]

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Hypothes.is Pilot Comes to WashU

August 6, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Announcements

The Center for Teaching and Learning is excited to announce that this fall we will be hosting a pilot program for Hypothes.is, an EdTech tool that integrates with Canvas and enables users to place a conversational layer over an entire webpage, allowing for unique collaborative, interactive engagement with the text that students have been assigned to […]

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Innovative Teaching During COVID-19 Series: Kate Bloomquist

August 5, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Teaching at WashU

The Center for Teaching and Learning is highlighting innovative work done by faculty at Washington University in St. Louis during the Spring 2020 semester at the height of the coronavirus pandemic as part of a new web series. Our latest Q&A features Kate Bloomquist, PhD, Lecturer in College Writing at Washington University in St. Louis. How […]

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Staying Connected with International Students During COVID-19

August 4, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

Check out this great guide from Cornell University, “Guidance for Faculty: Getting & Staying Connected with Int’l Students.” The guide has information including why Chinese students might not be responding to your emails, considerations for asynchronous and synchronous instruction, and creating inclusive online courses. You can access the guide here.

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