Category Archives: In-class activities

50 Communications Activities, Icebreakers, and Exercises

Check out this PDF outlining 50 communications activities for the classroom: 50 Communications Activities, Icebreakers, & Exercises. By Peter R. Garber.

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No, Banning Laptops Is Not the Answer – The Chronicle of Higher Education

And it’s just as pointless to condemn any ban on electronic devices in the classroom. Source: No, Banning Laptops Is Not the Answer – The Chronicle of Higher Education

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22 Powerful Closure Activities | Edutopia

Closure ends a lesson and creates a lasting impression, so make it fun. Students will better retain information reinforced with music, movement, art, or play. Source: 22 Powerful Closure Activities | Edutopia

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3 Easy Ways to Embrace High-Impact Learning – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Practices from the software-development world can be adapted to disrupt undergraduate education’s “seat time equals learning” model. Source: 3 Easy Ways to Embrace High-Impact Learning – The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Project-Based Learning Explained

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Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves | Edutopia

From Edutopia, Larry Ferlazzo discusses practical strategies to reinforce student motivation in the classroom: Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves | Edutopia.

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6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students | Edutopia

Scaffolding means breaking up or down the learning process into chunks.  For example, when scaffolding a reading assignment, you might open the text to discuss key vocabulary and then apply it to an example. Check out this article for 6 strategies you might … Continue reading

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding | Edutopia

Here are 53 ways to engage students in the learning. Use these in-class to help you and your students to see their progress: Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding | Edutopia.

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Handouts & Resources-Global Communication Center – Carnegie Mellon University

Check out these handouts and resources to improve students’ academic writing and communication from the Global Communication Center at Carnegie Mellon University. via Handouts & Resources-Global Communication Center – Carnegie Mellon University.

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6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students | Edutopia

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students | Edutopia.

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