Thursday, May 26, 2016

Peer Review and Summer Online Professional Development Courses from UW-Stout

In This Issue

Summer Online Courses with Openings
 
Peer Assessment and Review
Tech Tip: Latest Tricks for Windows 10 and OS X El Capitan

Featured Courses 
     EDUC 646 Using Games for Learning and Assessment
     EDUC 762 Assessment in E-learning
Editor: Shannnon Mersand
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Peer Feedback

Peer assessment and review provide powerful learning experiences and growth opportunities.

Peer Review of Student Assignments 


Peer Assessment
Cornell University provides a detailed guide that explains the why and how of peer assessment for student assignments.

Strategies for Peer and Self-Assessment for Easier Feedback


Adam Schoenbart provides a variety of strategies for getting students more involved in the feedback process.

Peer Assessment and ReviewRos Smith provides a powerful rationale for using peer assessment, as well as links to research involving peer review and evaluation, and helpful tools.

Peer Feedback in the Workplace

How to Get the Feedback You Need
Carolyn O'Hara discusses how to ask the right questions to promote the kinds of feedback needed to learn and grow.

What criteria can be used to judge the performance of people at work? 
Michael Cardus, a team building expert, shares the research of Elliott Jaques and Stephen Clement on what criteria to use when evaluating work.

6 Tips for Giving Feedback in the Workplace
Amanda Augustine provides 6 helpful tips for providing constructive feedback. 

Featured Courses

EDUC 646 Using Games for Learning and Assessment
Dr. Susan Manning
July 5 - July 29, 2016
1 graduate credit
How can games be used to support learning? What is the difference between game-based learning and gamification (for classroom management and motivation)? This course provides the fundamentals in an engaging self-paced environment that features strategies like badges and quests.
Our students say…
“I can see this kind of a course working for all age groups, especially 'baby boomers' like myself who thought online games were a waste of time. Boy, did I get a refreshingly enlightening wake-up call by taking this course! Just Play, you'll enjoy it!"
~ Rick Gauger, Knapp, Wisconsin 
EDUC 762 Assessment in E-learning
Dr. Datta Kaur Khalsa
June 27 - August 19, 2016
3 graduate credits
Improve efficiency and teaching effectiveness with hands-on practice using online assessment tools. Practice strategies to detect, document, and minimize plagiarism in the online classroom. Develop rubrics for evaluating achievement of learning objectives. Apply current research and technology tools such as concept maps, blogs, wikis, online surveys and e-portfolios to create authentic assessments.
Our students say…
"I found this class to be immensely gratifying, and I can honestly say that my mind is full with new ideas, new concepts and new ways to assess students that I either shrugged off as ‘it will never work’ or simply didn't think to consider.”
 ~ Kristina Vines, Technical College Instructor/Program Chairperson Surgical Technology
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Dates to Remember

Summer Tuition Due Date:
July 20 - 100% Tuition Due!

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Degree Overview and Financial Aid Options



Our Master of Science in Education is a 30-credit master’s degree that features all online courses and offers a flexible curriculum to meet your professional development goals.

Select courses (11 credits) within an interest area, earn a certificate, or mix and match courses from several areas.
 


Tech Tip: Latest Tricks for Windows 10 and OS X El Capitan

45 Tips & Tricks You Need to Know to Master Windows 10
Check out this advice to make the most of your Windows 10 experience!

56 OS X El Capitan Tips and Tricks 
These 56 tips and tricks will have you sailing with El Capitan in no time! 

Guess How Many People Follow Us on Facebook


27,394 on 5/18/2016

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Summer Online Courses:

Hurry! Starting Soon In June

EDUC 651 Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/flippedclassroom.cfm
Instructor: Maggie Rouman
06/20/2016 - 07/29/2016

EDUC 656 Bullying in Schools
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/safeschool.cfm
Instructor Shannon Mersand
06/20/2016 - 07/29/2016

EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/elearning.cfm
Instructor: Maggie Rouman
June 27 - August 19, 2016

EDUC 762 Assessment in E-Learning
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/assessonlineclass.cfm
Instructor: Dr. Datta Kaur Khalsa
June 27 - August 19, 2016

EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-Learning  

http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/onlineclass.cfm
Instructor: Dr. Kay Lehmann
June 27 - August 19, 2016

Learn More at Summer Online Courses

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Power of Infographics - UW-Stout Tech Tips

In This Issue

June Online Courses with Openings

The Power of Infographics
Tech Tips:  Creating Appealing Infographics
Featured Course
Integrating Social Media Instructional Strategies
Editor: Shannnon Mersand
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The Power of Infographics

Infographics are a powerful tool for teaching and learning.
13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics
NeoMan Studios’ interactive infographic explains the importance of visualized information.

6 Tips for Creating Top-Notch Infographics for Teaching and Learning
Mike Wallagher specifically addresses how to create infographics for teaching and learning.

Infographics as a Creative Assessment


Kathy Schrock provides examples showcasing the value of formative or summative assessments that have students creating infographics to showcase their mastery of knowledge.

Infographics Rubric
Kathy Schrock’s rubric helps learners assess their own and peers’ infographics.

The 90 Best Infographics
The Creative Bloq staff provides an excellent variety of the best infographics.

19 Warning Signs Your Infographic Stinks
Kissmetrics provides great advice about creating an irresistible infographic design.

7 Tips for Creating Successful Infographics
Monique Craig provides advice on how to make the most engaging and useful infographics.

Online Tools for Creating Infographics:

Featured Courses

EDUC 650 Integrating Social Media Instructional Strategies 
Instructor: Dr. Kay Lehmann
Use social media to connect with learners, communicate with parents, or for professional development. Learn how to use Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social networks in and out of the classroom. 
Our students say…
“I can honestly say that I learned a lot more than I expected for a 1 credit course. I had a baseline understanding of social media before, but I feel more equipped now to incorporate new ways of doing things into my courses.
I am so happy this course introduced me to www.tackk.com. My alternative education students will absolutely love the concept of making online posters and using their creativity and energy for productive endeavors. This class has been a challenge and a blessing; it’s my favorite class so far at UW-Stout.”
~Jonathan Krahn, Hudson, Wisconsin
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Dates to Remember

Summer Tuition Due Date:
July 20 - 100% Tuition Due!

Begin your Masters

Apply Today!

Degree Overview and Financial Aid Options



Our Master of Science in Education is a 30-credit master’s degree that features all online courses and offers a flexible curriculum to meet your professional development goals.

Select courses (11 credits) within an interest area, earn a certificate, or mix and match courses from several areas.
 


Tech Tip: Creating Infographics

Murphy Research provides 5 tips on making meaningful and impactful infographics.

Guess How Many People Follow Us on Facebook


26,367 on 4/26/2016

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Summer Online Courses

Learn More at Summer Online Courses
Check out the June online classes that still have a few openings.


EDUC 640 Poverty in Schools: Working with At-Risk Students
EDUC 641 Mobile Learning Instructional Design (for Chromebooks, cell phones, tablets, and iPads)
EDUC 642 Teaching Digital Media Literacy in Content Areas Using Primary Sources
EDUC 645 School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
EDUC 646 Using Games for Learning and Assessment
EDUC 647 Strategies for Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom
EDUC 648 Math Assessment for Response to Intervention (RtI)
EDUC 650 Integrating Social Media Instructional Strategies
EDUC 651 Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom
EDUC 652 Universal Design for Learning (for online classes and face-to-face)
EDUC 653 Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6-Traits Middle School-Adults
EDUC 654 Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6-Traits Elementary (PK-5)
EDUC 655 Strategies for Dealing with Disruptive Behavior
EDUC 656 Bullying in Schools
EDUC 658 Issues in STEM Education
EDUC 659 Methods of Teaching Middle School Math (Grades 4-8)
EDUC 660 Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture
EDUC 661 Advanced Trends and Issues in Pk-5 Math Teaching
EDUC 662 Leadership for Math Specialists
EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators
EDUC 762 Assessment in E-learning
EDUC 761 Collaborative Communities in E-learning – Online Facilitation Skills
RDGED 701 Developmental Reading K-12
RDGED 702 Reading in the Content Areas
RDGED 703 Children’s Literature in the Reading Program
RDGED 704 Young Adult Literature in the Reading Program (grades 6-12)
RDGED 705 Instructional Techniques for Assisting Students with Reading Difficulties
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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Where and How to Find Online Teaching Jobs (Part 1)

Teaching is the best job in the world. You help people. You spend your work life energy participating in an endlessly fascinating process. You also get paid to learn.

Online teaching adds geographical independence and a big dose of entrepreneurship to the life of a teacher.  I've found that to be a very good thing.

As an instructor and program advisor for the University of Wisconsin-Stout's Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program I teach online classes every semester.  Another very important part of my job is helping people find work.

I try to keep our students informed of new jobs as I find them. However,  every time I search I find thousands of online teaching jobs.  I can't republish them all but I do have an archive of online teaching  e-Jobs on my Scoop.it E-Learning page.

The best thing you can do is learn to search for the e-Job you want.  Let me show you where you can find those job leads for yourself.  (Don't miss the RSS feeds highlighting e-jobs found in the right hand column of this blog.)

I'm convinced, that at this very moment, the perfect online teaching job is waiting for any talented teacher with the right combination of subject matter skills, e-learning training and professional networking.

The E-Learning Employment Triangle

e-learning employment triangle e-learning opportunities come from your subject matter expertise, 21st century networking skills and e-learning and teaching experience
The E-Learning Employment Triangle

With the proper qualifications most work will come through your professional network. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't search directly for work and put together the necessary paperwork to land the online teaching jobs you seek.

Here are some of the search engines that produce results.  

  • Take the time to set up accounts and upload fresh resumes or CVs.  
  • Be sure your online e-portfolios are polished and ready for a critical eye.  
  • Then start searching!
HigherEd Jobs



Indeed.com



SimplyHired.com








One More Hint:  Jump in the Pool!

These snapshots represent searches for  recent jobs.  You can also search for all job listings because even if the institution doesn't have a job available right now, you might land one in the future.   Don't underestimate the power of getting your application into the Adjunct hiring pool.

Read More About Finding E-Learning Jobs! 
Here are more articles about strategies for finding online work, and the kinds of preparation and paperwork you should be working on: 
  1. Where and How to Find E-Learning Jobs
  2. Finding E-Learning Jobs* This will help you see the big picture! 
  3. Finding Online Teaching Jobs: Are you a Online Teaching, Adjunct Instructor, K-12 Virtual Teacher? 
  4. E-Portfolios for Career Development: It's not just resumes anymore! This is why we require a portfolio based on your course work in the E-Learning Certificate Program.
  5. Make Money Teaching Online Dr. Dani Baab helps you build great marketing plan for anyone looking for an academic online career.
  6. Successful Techniques and Proven Strategies for Finding Online Teaching Work

Thursday, March 17, 2016

March 28th Online Courses - Final Call






In This Issue

Final Call for March 28th Courses
Plan Ahead - Summer Online Courses
Tools to Evaluate Educational Apps

Best Educational Apps
Tech Tip: Manage Your Mobile Files
Guess How Many People Follow Us on Facebook

Featured Courses 


Editor: Shannnon Mersand
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Final Call for Online Courses Beginning on March 28th





Tools to Evaluate Educational Apps

There are over 80,000 educational apps and it is difficult to determine which ones to purchase and which ones to ignore.

Kathy Schrock’s Critical Evaluation of a Content-based iPad/iPod App
Tony Vincent’s Educational App Evaluation Rubric
Tony Vincent’s App Evaluation Checklist


Explore the Best Educational Apps

Explore reviews of apps for Android, iOS, Chrome and other devices.

How to Find Educational Apps
Kyle Snow shares the 4 pillars of learning, as described by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and her colleagues, to help parents and educators choose apps that inspire learning in children.

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning
Each year the American Association of School Librarian team compiles a list of apps that encourage inquiry-based learning and describes the intended audience, key features, and a tip for classroom use.

The 32 Most Innovative Online Educational Tools
Noodle provides a list of 32 recommended apps with a detailed explanation of why each app was chosen.

Best Apps for Kids
Best Apps for Kids provides a feature to search by grade level, content area, category, and to identify free apps.

22 Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know About
The Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Website lists apps for classrooms using Chromebooks or the Chrome browser.

Educational Apps and Games
Common Sense Media rates apps for games and websites by age and skill.

Kathy Schrock's iPads4Teaching
Kathy Schrock provides an all-inclusive review about iPads for teaching and learning.



Featured Courses

EDUC 641 Mobile Learning Instructional Design (for Chromebooks, cell phones, tablets, and iPads)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Our students say…
"The collaboration that took place during this class was amazing. It was like a professional development opportunity hopped up on steroids. I not only met professionals from all over the country who use mobile devices to maximize their instruction and overall learning in the classrooms, but I learned specific strategies to use apps effectively."
~ Don Smore, Coleman, Wisconsin
EDUC 652 Universal Design for Learning (for online and face-to-face classes and training)
Instructor: Dr. Susan Manning
Our students say…
“The best things about this course are Dr. Manning's feedback, class discussion and interaction, high quality resources, and the ability to make the projects personalized and relevant for educators, instructional designers or trainers.”

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Summer Online Courses



Plan ahead! Register soon. No registration fee and no tuition due until July.

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Dates to Remember

July 20 - Summer Tuition Due!




Begin your Masters

Apply Today!

Degree Overview and Financial Aid Options


Our Master of Science in Education is a 30-credit master’s degree that features all online courses and offers a flexible curriculum to meet your professional development goals.

Select courses (11 credits) within an interest area, earn a certificate, or mix and match courses from several areas.




Tech Tip: Manage Your Mobile Files


6 File Manager Apps for iOS and Android
Brett Nuckles offers apps to help manage file storage on your mobile device


Manage Apps on your iPhone and iPad (Video: 2 minutes)
Sarah Whittaker offers a few tricks to manage apps and available memory on your iOS device.




Guess How Many People Follow Us on Facebook


24,180 on 3/13/2016
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