• What do students think are the 10 most important things they learned in Intro Psych?

    At the end of each term, I ask my students to reflect on what they’ve learned in the course. Officially, this is in the form of a top 10 list. Each student is asked to generate a rank-ordered list of the 10 most...
    Sue Frantz
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  • Create Short Videos with Edify Animaker

    In my last post, I shared Lumen5, a site that allows you to make short videos by pairing free-to-use images with the text from a webpage or handout. Today, I’m sharing another simple, free tool that you can use ...
    Traci Gardner
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  • Helping students understand and avoid procrastination

    For the second Intro Psych class session of the term, I wear this shirt to class: “Procrastinate today! Future you won’t mind the extra work.” I use that as a launch point for a discussion on why stu...
    Sue Frantz
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  • Schooling Grammar Checkers

    Let's start with this. Machine response to writing is here to stay. It will not be undone. And because we cannot wish it away, it is important, as Carl Whithaus argues in "Always Already: Automated Essay Scoring and G...
    Nick Carbone
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  • Reading with writing is better than reading with just a highlighter

    Highlighting alone = ineffective learning It's no longer a secret that highlighting alone (as opposed to highlighting as part of a note-taking strategy) is one of the least effective ways for students to learn. John...
    Nick Carbone
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  • Faculty Don't Bite!

    I have dedicated a significant portion of my career in higher education so far to working with working with students who have struggled academically. For me, it is one of the most gratifying experiences that I have ha...
    Michelle Gayne
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  • Directory of Professional Resources

    Documenting Sources in Chicago Style: 2017 Update Bedford/St. Martin's Teaching with Hacker Handbooks: Topics, Strategies, and Lesson Plans, 3e Marcy Carbajal Van Horn Jonathan S. Cullick Sara McCurry The Bedfor...
    Sonya Tiratsuyan
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  • The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Writing, Seventh Edition

        Since the first edition of The Bedford Bibliography published in 1984, the field of composition has grown and changed in ways no one could have imagined.  The seventh edition of this essential, hig...
    Karita dos Santos
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  • Summertime: Filling the Well

    Today’s guest blogger is Kim Haimes-Korn, a Professor of English and Digital Writing at Kennesaw State University. Kim’s teaching philosophy encourages dynamic learning and critical digital literacies...
    Andrea A. Lunsford
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  • The Gift of the Gab: Communicating Abroad

    Students make the most of their college experiences when they step out of their comfort zones -- which can sometimes mean physically stepping out of the classroom, or even the country. During this past fall semester, ...
    Meaghan Roche
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  • Lessons from RSA 2018

      Last week I wrote a bit about the plenary talk I had the honor of delivering at this year’s RSA meeting, brilliantly arranged by incoming President Kirt Wilson with assistance from Christa Olson, Roxanne...
    Andrea A. Lunsford
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  • What are your summer plans?

    Summer's almost here! What are your plans?
    Melanie McFadyen
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  • Lexical Frames: Reading for Grammar Awareness (part 3)

    I have been writing about ways to build grammar awareness through reading activities.  I began with an exploratory look at threshold concepts for grammar in the composition classroom. I also addressed activities ...
    Miriam Moore
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  • The Need for Narrative Justice

      In 1994, Anne Haas Dyson and Celia Genishi published a collection that made a big impression on me. The Need for Story: Cultural Diversity in Classroom and Community demonstrated how important stories are in h...
    Andrea A. Lunsford
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  • LaunchPad > Change assignment settings for an individual

    Note: Some of these features may not be available if your version of LaunchPad arranges your icons horizontally across the top of the screen (as opposed to vertically down the left side of your screen). For an ex...
    Digital Support
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  • LaunchPad, Writer's Help 2.0 > Deploying Macmillan Content to Blackboard Content Areas and the Blackboard Gradebook

    << Linking a Macmillan Course to Blackboard Please note: Due dates and points must be set in the Macmillan course. If these are changed in Blackboard, automatic grade sync might not occur. Importan...
    Digital Support
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  • LaunchPad > Batch update due dates in a copied course

    After you copy a course from a previous term to use in a new term, you will want to update the due dates on your assignments. To update all the dates at once, you can use a feature called the Batch Due Date Updat...
    Digital Support
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  • LaunchPad > Find the test bank

    The Test Bank allows instructors to easily view, select, modify, and assign questions for student practice or higher stakes assessment. To see more information on creating new quizzes and selecting questions from...
    Digital Support
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  • Sapling Learning > Edit your student profile

    From time to time, you may have to update information in your user profile. The most common reasons to do this are to update your e-mail address, to update your timezone, or to add your student ID number. To learn ...
    Digital Support
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  • Using Writing Communities to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum

    Recently, I gave a webinar on community partnership pedagogies and writing across the curriculum (mentioned in my previous post, leading up to this event). Some of you may have attended - if so, I hope the discussion ...
    Stephen Parks
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