Events

This Week at ATLE

------------------------THIS WEEK'S TEACHING TIP------------------------

Six Degrees:  Like the parlor game "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" (in which actors are linked by joint projects), you provide groups with a conceptual start point and challenge them to leap to a given concept in six moves or fewer. One student judge in each group determines if each leap is fair and records the nature of the leaps for reporting back to the class.

See the larger collection of tips here: http://www.usf.edu/atle/teaching/interactive-techniques.aspx. 

If you'd like to share tips with the listserv, let us know (kyee@usf.edu)!

------------------------NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS------------------------


------------------------THIS WEEK----------------------- 

Workshop:  Merging PowerPoint with Camtasia: Creating Engaging and Interactive Video Based Lectures
Sometimes we wish our students had a second and third opportunity to review our key lectures. Join us in this conversation as we take a look at using PowerPoint and Camtasia to create video based lectures that will intrigue and challenge our students with built in practice questions.
Mon., October 27, 11:00-12:00

Workshop:  Learning Strategies and Processes
In this workshop, we will talk about evidence-based effective learning strategies, how the brain processes learning, and dangers of multitasking. Facilitated by Autar Kaw.
Tues., October 28, 12:00-1:00

Workshop:  Un-Lectures: Using PowerPoint Completely Differently
Rather than use PowerPoint to relay information (i.e., the answers), we'll talk about strategies for using it as a platform for questions, and also explore the myriad ways we can turn traditional lectures upside down.
Tues., October 28, 2:00-3:00

Workshop: Technology Tools for Enhancing Student Success in both the Traditional and Online Classroom
This workshop will familiarize you with the different tools that can be utilized to enhance student success both for live and online classes. Discussion will include how to use Livescribe, Blackboard Collaborate, and Camtasia.
Thurs., October 30, 12:30-1:30

 Unless otherwise noted, all workshops take place in SOC-025. Register online for all workshops: http://workshops.etg.usf.edu/.

 

                                                   ------------------------OLDER ANNOUNCEMENTS------------------------

 Reminder! Midterm grades are due October 21!
Enter your midterm grades using E-Grades in Canvas for select courses (including all 1000-3000 level courses).

Announcement: Lecture Hall WiFi Upgrades
Recently most of the large lecture halls on campus have had their WiFi capabilities expanded, if needed, so that more simultaneous connections are possible. It should now be possible in most large lecture halls to implement "Bring Your Own Device" response systems, such as the free Polls For Canvas for smartphones (more info here: http://www.usf.edu/atle/technology/clickers.aspx), as well as the full-service clicker companies and their "use your own device" wireless products.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  Workshop room has changed!
ATLE has been fortunate to use the workspace space owned by Innovative Education in the SVC building, but this space has unexpectedly needed to undergo sudden renovation, and we have to move all workshops effective immediately.  For the summer 2014 (and the remainder of this semester), we will be in SOC-025 (basement level of Social Science).

Download Your eXplorance PDFs from Fall before they disappear!
http://Blueprod.forest.usf.edu/Blue – Click on Dashboard (left side) then View Report (right side) for the PDFs.
These include helpful comparisons to department and college averages.

New Section of ATLE Web Site on Policies

ATLE's Web site has added a new section on "policies and procedures" to provide links to faculty all in one place.
Have a look: http://www.usf.edu/atle/teaching/policies-and-procedures.aspx.

New ATLE page for ePortfolios
Learn how to use Google Sites to house your own teaching portfolio, or to ask students to create electronic portfolios for your class: http://www.usf.edu/atle/technology/eportfolios.aspx

New ATLE page for Higher Education Glossary
Joining our recent glossary of USF-specific terms (http://www.usf.edu/atle/services/faculty-glossary.aspx) we now have a glossary of terms for Higher Education in general. This is sure to be of use to instructors from outside the United States!
See http://www.usf.edu/atle/documents/handout-higher-education-glossary.pdf

Canvas Help Files

There are several help files to get you going with Canvas:

Canvas Listserv
We've created a faculty-to-faculty listserv so that you can email each other with ideas, news, announcements, tricks, tips and workarounds about using Canvas (or ask questions of other subscribers). Several support staff will also be part of the list. To subscribe, visit http://listserv.admin.usf.edu/listserv/wa.exe?INDEX and locate "Canvas" in the alphabetical list, then click it to find the link to JOIN CANVAS.

"Teaching Essentials" Online Guide to Teaching
This free online "course" on how to teach was developed by national leaders in the field of education, and includes many videos and interactive features. There is no sign-up date, as enrollment is ongoing. Open to faculty member, adjuncts, and teaching assistants. Visit http://www.usf.edu/atle/events/teaching-essentials.aspx to learn more and self-enroll.

Instructional Resource Guide
A fully-online guide to the policies, procedures, resources, and services available to instructional staff at USF.
Open to faculty member, adjuncts, and teaching assistants.
No registration needed: http://wiki.etg.usf.edu/groups/irg/wiki/51185/Table_of_Contents.html

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