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Teaching Tools

by Jennifer Lerner
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Reference material and tools for improving teaching and creating instructional materials.

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WebQuest Page

Added 10/07/2006
Site describing how webquests work and providing tips and instruction, as well as templates and other resources, for writing your own webquest.

Active Learning with PowerPoint

Added 10/07/2006
Online tutorial on strategies for creating active learning while using Powerpoint, from University of Minnesota Center for Teaching and Learning. Well-organized site with good suggestions.

FAST (Free Assessment Summary Tool)

Added 10/07/2006
Tool to create anonymous online surveys to get feedback from students.

Social Psychology Network

Added 10/08/2006
Click "Teaching Resources" in menu on the left for extensive list of resources for teaching psychology (including social psychology). Includes powerpoint presentations, class activities on various topics (e.g. prisoner's dilemma activity), articles on teaching strategies, etc.

Understanding Prejudice

Added 10/09/2006
This site includes sample syllabi and activities for college classrooms for teaching prejudice.

Authentic Assessment Toolbox

Added 10/07/2006
Information about authentic assessment as an idea as well as an assessment glossary and lots of information on creating and using rubrics, learning through authentic tasks, and portfolios to evaluate student learning. Includes examples, although all are from K-12, not college.

Concept Map Software (CMAP) Version 3

Added 10/07/2006
Software that might be useful in helping visual learners plan their writing or organize class material into summary form.

Student Learning Outcomes: Recommended Reading

Added 10/08/2006
Western Washington University site with lots of links and articles on assessing student learning in traditional and distance courses.

The Jigsaw Classroom: A co-operative learning technique

Added 10/08/2006
Site includes basic overview of how to use the jigsaw classroom and implementation tips (including how to deal with common problems). Also a bibliography for further reading on the technique.

Critical Thinking

Added 10/07/2006
Georgia State Master Teaching Program site on critical thinking (its characteristics, how to teach it to students using interactive lectures and group work, etc.). Also includes a bibliography for additional reading on the subject.

Techniques for Skillful Reading

Added 10/13/2006
Site with guidelines about how to read effectively (SQ3R, marking up text, etc.). Can direct students having reading problems to this site, or use as study skills assignment option.
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