Barbi Honeycutt: Resources for Flipping Your Classroom

Barbi Honeycutt, frequent Magna Publications contributor and owner of FLIP It Consulting out of Raleigh, is one of my favorite Flipped Classroom advocates. Her articles and presentations share effective strategies and activity ideas for both in and out of the classroom (many of which are low-technology solutions). If you have…

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Blog, Wiki, or Discussion?

Most faculty have a fairly good idea of the differences between a Blog, Wiki and Discussion Forum, but which one will help you and your students collaborate and communicate effectively? The chart below can be used as a guide to point you towards one tool over the others. I have…

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Hosting Live Online Classes for Synchronous Class Lecture or Study Sessions

So you’ve decided to take the plunge into the world of online conferencing software! Congratulations! Whether you’ve invited a guest lecturer to present remotely in your classroom, decided to hold your office hours online, or found yourself needing to buy time on a Snow Day before a major exam, take…

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Blogger – A part of the Google campus

Did you know Blogger.com is a Google tool which you and your students can access with your Wake Forest username and password? Blogger is a robust blogging platform that is incredibly easy to set up and has plenty of flexibility to provide private or public-facing content created and curated by…

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A Maker’s Approach to Lab Experiments

Arduino setup for studying the Seebeck Effect

Purpose of Lab Change The purpose of making this change to the Thermoelectric lab was to add a little bit of programming, electronics design, and micorcomupting experience to a traditionally manual lab.  In adding this change, student engagement also improved. The Old Approach The traditional approach to this lab involved…

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Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a teacher-centered interface to Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, and Slides) and allows you to easily manage student work in the cloud. Google Classroom is not a learning management system. However, Google Classroom is a nice alternative to Sakai’s Assignments tool when you need a collaborative, cloud-based file…

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