Dr. Tony Bates, a highly regarded authority in this field has released a new book through Creative Commons licensing that you can download for free in your choice of 4 different ebook formats. I downloaded it in EPUB format and uploaded into my Google Books account so I can read it on my mobile devices, actually any device.
This list of 67 Worst Teaching Mistakes was collected in response to the article The Ten Worst Teaching Mistakes originally posted by Richard M. Felder and Rebecca Brent on the Tomorrow’s Professor site.
This is an interesting collection of the many mistakes that we all need to watch out for as we learn and develop our craft of educators.
The Ten Worst Teaching Mistakes by Richard M. Felder and Rebecca Brent in a very interesting list of common mistakes that we all make when teaching. What is even more valuable are the suggestions from the authors about how to avoid these mistakes, which then makes this a very good list of suggestions to follow.
This video on YouTube by Kimberly Warner and Lisa Greathouse is a great overview of many of the free tools teachers could be using to enhance teaching and learning.
It is a bit on the long side, 60 minutes, but it is a recording of a live presentation. You can skip ahead, of course, to the tools, you are interested in.
You can also download their ebook on this at http://tlc.simplek12.com/free
Simplifying a Teacher’s Life: Free Technology Tools for Assessment is a video presentation on YouTube by Erica Speaks. This is a very good demo of 7 free tools that most teachers/instructors could use in their classes to enhance learning and save time doing admin/teacher tasks.
Three of the tools, I have already discovered and use regularly: Kahoot!, Socrative and Flubaroo. These three are free, easy to use and work great.
The three of the other tools: Plickers, ForAllRubrics and ClassCharts look very useful and I am exploring how I would use them in my classes. Although some of these are more for K-12 teachers, but I can see how I could use them with my university classes.
The seven tool: MasteryConnect, looks like it would be very useful for K-12 teachers but I don’t see how I could use it.
Check this out. The tools are great, free and Erica does a great job reviewing them.
Prezi.com has been around for a few years now but if you haven’t tried it for making class presentations or invited your students to make their presentations with it, you may want to view this video. It is almost 24 minutes but it is very comprehensive and does a great job demonstrating the new features that have been added over the year.
I find that Prezi.com has the following advantages for teaching:
- It is not slideshow based but works on a single large canvas that you zoom and pan on. This is great for timelines, complex illustrations, process charts and idea maps.
- It is free for teachers and students. Look for the education licenses
- It is cloud based so your presentations are available from anywhere.
Here is an interesting list of 10 pet peeves that all instructors have by Lisa Wade from . Go to http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2014/08/25/professors-pet-peeves/#ixzz3CMZWgoIe to view it.
You can use this to help new and veteran instructors to consider strategies to deal with these actions from their students.
This is an interesting list of the Ten Worst Teaching Mistakes by Richard M. Felder & Rebecca Brent. Go to http://www.celt.iastate.edu/teaching-resources/effective-practice/teaching-mistakes/ to access the article.
This article can be used for introducing the Don’ts to new teachers/instructors.
Here is a great overview of what Instructional Design is in less than 5 minute by Joel Gardner on YouTube. It explains the principles very well.
Here is an interesting article that describe 10 qualities of exceptional teachers written and posted by Dr. Partha B.