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Stout University of Wisconsin

Tech Tips Newsletter
November 8, 2012
Editor: Karen Franker
This e-newsletter is brought to you by University of Wisconsin-Stout School of Education. If you do not wish to receive future issues, please see instructions to manage preferences at the bottom of this message. 
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In this issue...
  1. Register Today for January Online Courses
  2. Assessing and Facilitating Collaborative and Team-based Learning
  3. Tech Tip: Fix the Top 7 Accidental Keyboard Shortcuts
  4. Apply soon for the next cohort of the MSE online program - Due Dec 15! 
Reserve a Spot in a January Online Course No tuition payment is due now; 10% is due in early February. 
View new courses and dates.
Assessing and Facilitating Collaborative and Team-Based Learning
This newsletter focuses on strategies for assessing, developing and managing successful team-based learning experiences. 
Working With GroupsThe Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence at Penn State resource page provides excellent examples for Team Peer Evaluation forms.
Collaboration Rubric
Karen Franker’s teamwork rubric is an effective tool for self-assessment and peer feedback for group activities. Elementary Teamwork Rubric and Primary Grade Teamwork Rubric (PDF)
Collaboration in the Classroom: What Does Research and Experience Say? (PDF)
The University of Maryland University College staff describes advantages of small group work and specific strategies for managing groups.
The Carleton College staff identifies five key elements that differentiate cooperative learning from simply dividing students into groups.
Groups and Team-Based Learning
Duke University’s Center for Instructional Technology provides seven recommended group roles: recorder, timekeeper, reality checker, devil’s advocate, and spy. 
How to Build Happy Brains
Judy Willis explains how supportive, low-stress, cooperative activities markedly increase adolescent students’ learning.
The Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) presents tips on tracking progress and developing process-oriented measurements.
Tech Tip: Fix the Top 7 Accidental Keyboard Shortcuts
Yaara Lancet describes how to quickly recover from common MS Windows keyboard errors that can result in flipped screen displays, malfunctioning number pads, and randomly-closing windows.
Apply for the Masters Degree Program - Deadline December 15!
Apply by December 15 for the UW-Stout Online Master of Science in Education Program.
UW-Stout offers a Master of Science in Education degree, entirely online, which allows you to earn a graduate degree from home on your schedule. UW-Stout’s online degree is convenient, flexible, and from a highly regarded, NCATE accredited university.  
Apply and send your transcripts by December 15! If you complete two courses each term, you will earn your degree in two years! Visit:

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