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Assignment using a Podcast followed by an Interactive Activity using Jamboard & Discussion

Assignment using a Podcast followed by an Interactive Activity using Jamboard & Discussion
California State University, Fresno
Aric Mine, an Instructor at Fresno State, uses an episode from Radiolab as a foundation for discussion in an introductory assignment in a climate change and environmental science class. It was formerly just a short answer response submission by individual students (file uploaded; screenshot of discussion prompt) which has now been expanded to include a discussion on Canvas that helps segway to the following week where water usage is introduced with a Jamboard (linked). This exercise engages students via three different means of communication and interaction. They listen to a podcast, reflect on their understanding and communicate that understanding in written form to the instructor and to their peers in an active discussion. They're also then subsequently engaged with a Jamboard that builds off this introductory activity, expanding the engagement tools used in this course.

Communication Styles Nearpod Activity

Communication Styles Nearpod Activity
California State University, Stanislaus
Stacey Aprile, an Instructor at CSU Stanislaus, developed an activity where students read about learning styles, take a self-assessment, and apply their learning to their future classroom. This activity provides students with the opportunity to connect with like-communication style peers for possible extension activities in the course.

Wellness Check Discussion

Wellness Check Discussion
California State University, Fresno
Kathaleen Valdez, an Instructor from Fresno State, uses a brief weekly discussion to help facilitate a line of communication between the student and the instructor by providing a way for students to check-in. The discussion encourages them to let the instructor know how they are doing in regards to the class or just life. It helps them know that there is someone else out there that has their back and is concerned about how they are doing and lets the instructor know if there is a need to contact the student for additional assistance. In addition, the discussion can be used as a way to monitor student participation.

Using Hypothesis for Low-Stakes Assessment with Timely Feedback

Using Hypothesis for Low-Stakes Assessment with Timely Feedback
San Jose State University
Instructor Jill Citron from San Jose State University, uses Hypothesis to ensure student preparation for class which is a digital annotation tool that allows for peer-to-peer discussion. In the example provided she uses the tool for student discussion about complex scientific journal articles.

Course Home Page

Course Home Page
California State University, Fresno
Melanie Wenrick, an Instructor from Fresno State, provides a clean easy to follow home page that provides for accessible image buttons used for the syllabus, weekly, and discussion board. Graphic buttons were created in PowerPoint and imported as images. A welcoming introduction about the purpose of the course and distance learning model used.

Essay Rubric

Essay Rubric
California State University, Stanislaus
Erin Hughes, an Instructor from CSU Stanislaus, provides a rubric to grade written essays and set clear grading standards/expectations for students. The point values can easily be added based on each writing assignment. The use of this rubric streamlines the grading process and allows for more comprehensive feedback on specific points addressed in the rubric.

Lab Assignment Connecting Students to Their Community

Lab Assignment Connecting Students to Their Community
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Weimin Li, an Instructor from Cal Poly Pomona, developed a module lab assignment. This lab assignment includes includes an activity with students exploring the hardware and software that they will use in a GIS lab. The activity has students using a database from LA county to apply mapping skills.

PLSI 2: American Government and Institutions - Rubric for Writing Assignment

PLSI 2: American Government and Institutions - Rubric for Writing Assignment
California State University, Fresno
Everett Vieira, an Instructor at Fresno State, developed a six-part rubric for scoring the writing assignment for the PLSI 2: American Government and Institutions introductory GE course. The rubric was created to improve on providing feedback in a timely fashion so that students will have a better idea of exactly how their written assignment will be scored before submitting their essay.

Course Video Tour

Course Video Tour
California State University, Fresno
Meta Schettler, an Instructor from Fresno State, provides a video tour with consistent navigation and clear instructions for students to begin accessing all course components, such as syllabus, course calendar, assignments, campus support resources, campus policies and support files.

Active Learning Video using EdPuzzle

Active Learning Video using EdPuzzle
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
So Ra Baek, an Instructor from Cal Poly Pomona, shares a video which in which a lesson was created using using EdPuzzle. The instructor embeds 3 questions at different intervals in the video for students to self-check their learning.

How You'll Use It - Pauling's Rules

How You'll Use It - Pauling's Rules
California State University, Fresno
Keith Putrika, an Instructor at Fresno State, developed a summative assessment where students apply Pauling's Rules and related concepts in mineralogy, to assess an environmental issue that might mimic the ways in which the concepts could be used in practice. The accompanying grading rubric includes percentages for the characteristics as well as a letter grade for the corresponding criteria.

Journalism Ethics Scenarios

Journalism Ethics Scenarios
California State University, Fresno
Instructor Timothy Drachlis from Fresno State, created an exercise and discussion whereby students learn more about journalism ethics. Working in groups, students select from 5 scenarios where they collaboratively develop a presentation using lectures, readings, and research as they apply the code of ethics to their respective scenario.

Student reading presentation rubric

Student reading presentation rubric
California State University, Fresno
Jidong Chen, an Instructor at Fresno State, developed this detailed Reading Presentation rubric for use with the rubric tool in Canvas. The rubric describes in detail how students' presentations on the assigned research articles are graded in terms of their 'content', 'organization', 'mechanics', and 'elocution and eye contact'.

Full Citations Provided for Videos Used in PPT

Full Citations Provided for Videos Used in PPT
San Jose State University
Rachel Lazzeri-Aerts, an Instructor from San Jose State University, provides an example of a content page on the Canvas App which shows full citations for the YouTube video sources.

Matrix of Alignment of Module Objectives & Assignments

Matrix of Alignment of Module Objectives & Assignments
California State University, San Marcos
Sarah Jayyousi, an Instructor at CSU San Marcos, shares a matrix of student learning outcomes and assignments that are within the syllabus.