Posts tagged with 'Teach Smart'

Teach Smart with Technology: Blogging as Write-to-Learn Exercise

What are Blogs? Why use them as Assignments?

A blog (the shortened version of the original term, “weblog”), is an online, chronological collection of first-person reflective essays that are often linked to supportive writings and media on the internet. Many instructors assign blogging as short writing exercises to help students achieve pedagogical objectives such as:

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Teach Smart with Technology: Use Rubrics Tool to Make Grading More Efficient

What are rubrics? Why use them?

Rubrics specify the qualities or processes that must be exhibited in order for a given piece of work to be assigned a particular evaluative rating (Peter McDaniel, Understanding Educational Measurement). They provide a guide for both instructors and learners as to how “what learners do” in course will be assessed and/or graded. Rubrics can be used to assess almost any type of assignments, including essays, final projects, oral presentations, in-class and online discussion, artwork and performances.

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Teach Smart with Technology: Track Changes in Google Docs

By Cecilia Lo

Google Docs TipsEver had a problem tracking your edits in students’ assignments submitted via Google Docs? Or shared a Google Doc with a group of collaborators for comments and wanted to track more closely what changes were made? Or wished you couldan track changes as in Microsoft Word?

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