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...]
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.
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...]
Project REACH is pleased to introduce the CUNY Autism Network created to provide information and support across the university on issues relating to autism. We will be presenting different topics on campuses throughout the year. Our first presentation will be Understanding Autism: A Participatory Training .
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.
Gradescope excels as an on-line platform for automating the grading of programs. It allows immediate feedback on student work, and helps manage and organize paper and pdf’s. In this post, Katherine St. John discusses how she uses Gradescope in her classroom to streamline the grading process.
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...]
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.
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.
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...]