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VoiceThread for Assessments

Wednesday
Jan 22, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online - register for details Workshops
VoiceThread for Assessments
Presenter(s): George Haines

Are you looking for new ways to assess your student work? If you use written exams and quizzes, this workshop can show you alternative ways to evaluate student learning using VoiceThread. We will discuss strategies for improving student presentations, using comment moderation, and designing portfolios that can replace written exams. [Details...]
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Event Capsules | December 6, 2019

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Emotion, affect, and community building in the CUNY classroom

his seminar tried to bridge the gap between pedagogical practices at CUNY and the theory of emotions and affect. Sarah Benesch, Professor Emerita at the College of Staten Island, started off with a brainstorm activity, asking “what words do we associate with emotions?” Various replies gave her the opportunity to introduce the different approaches to emotions that are currently in fashion: universalistic, cognitive, and discursive – the one which she embraces.
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Be Ready for Mother Nature with VoiceThread

Monday
Nov 25, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online - register for details Workshops
Be Ready for Mother Nature with VoiceThread
Presenter(s): George Haines (of VoiceThread)

Is inclement weather on your mind? Don’t let mother nature disrupt the flow of your course when the College announces a snow day. VoiceThread allows you to record mini-lectures and create asynchronous conversations around course content. In this workshop, Hunter faculty will learn how to create materials and activities so students can continue to learn and grow even when your class cannot meet face-to-face. This workshop is online and scheduled in the evening. [Details...]
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Tool Talk | June 12, 2019

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Sharing, collecting, discussing: All possible with Padlet

Do you ever feel that students might benefit from seeing each other’s work? Do you wish to make it easier for students to share their work with their classmates? Where do you ask students to post ideas and collect resources so that everyone in the class can see them? A tool that might solve your pedagogical challenge of collecting student work and sharing it with the class is Padlet.
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DYI Video Captioning for Busy Professors

Wednesday
Apr 24, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online - register for details Workshops
DYI Video Captioning for Busy Professors
Presenter(s): Abigail Torres (ICIT)

Are you creating video lectures or review sessions for your classes? Are they captioned and accessible? At this online workshop, we will show you how to modify the automatically generated captions provided by YouTube so that they are perfectly accurate. [Details...]
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Tool Talk | March 11, 2019

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Voicethread Upgraded: Now with Automatic Captions

If you have been using VoiceThread for mini-lectures or assignments, I bring good news! This presentation and discussion tool has been upgraded. From now on, all new audio and video content created on VoiceThread will have captions automatically generated a few minutes after the recording is uploaded.
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Tool Talk | March 1, 2019

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PlayPosit: A Remedy for the Passive Viewing of Videos

How do you guide students through videos that you assign as part of their coursework? How do you help them focus on areas that an expert eye like yours would notice, but novice viewers might not? Interactive video tools such as PlayPosit and Edpuzzle might help. They can help you turn video-watching into an active learning experience for your students.
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Teaching on the CUNY Academic Commons

Wednesday
Jan 9, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
C105 HN Guided Explorations
Teaching on the CUNY Academic Commons
Presenter(s): Jeff Allred (English), Julie Van Peteghem (Romance Languages)

The CUNY Academic Commons has become a robust and flexible platform: a place for discussion, faculty collaboration, professional networking, private and public writing, communicating with your students, and storing your course materials. In recent semesters, some CUNY instructors have begun using the Commons as the learning management system (LMS) in their courses as an open education alternative to Blackboard. If you’re interested in hosting your course on the Commons next semester or simply want to learn more about the platform, please join us for an initial 2-hour guided exploration on Wednesday, January 9, 12-2pm. [Details...]
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