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"Class Community" Syllabus Information and Padlet Activity

"Class Community" Syllabus Information and Padlet Activity
California State University, San Bernardino
Jasmine Lee, an Assistant Professor from CSU San Bernardino, uses a Padlet board to prompt a class discussion about building a class community.

"It's Just a Movie" Jamboard

"It's Just a Movie" Jamboard
California State University, Fresno
Aaron Schuelke, an Instructor at Fresno State, developed a discussion activity where students read the article "It's Just a Movie" by Greg M. Smith. They then create slides on a Google Jamboard analyzing two films of their choosing, using very brief reflections (post-its) and images from the film. They then respond to at least two classmates' work in a small group discussion on Canvas.

Active Learning Through a Team Project

Active Learning Through a Team Project
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Dr. Wu Lin, an Instructor at Cal Poly Pomona, designed a team project in an asynchronous online class to improve active learning. The project is chunked into weekly tasks and due at the end of the semester to facilitate and support active learning with frequent peer to peer engagement. in addition to helping students reinforce what they learned in class, the project also helps students develop various skills, including collaboration skills which will help them be successful beyond the class.

Active Learning Using PlayPosit

Active Learning Using PlayPosit
California State University, Fresno
Instructor Negin Tahvildary from Fresno State, uses PlayPosit to turn a class lecture into active learning with embedded question prompts. In the clip, student find their default communication style and compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of each style.

Active Learning with TEDEd

Active Learning with TEDEd
San Jose State University
Patricia Backer, an Instructor at San Jose State University, uses TEDEd to increase active learning and peer-to-peer engagement, students answer questions and participate in a discussion in a video lesson. The TEDEd lesson replaces what was previously a passive learning experience where students answered standard questions for a weekly written assignment without actively engaging with the content or with their peers.

Active Learning with Video using TEDEd

Active Learning with Video using TEDEd
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Kelly Huh, an instructor at Cal Poly Pomona, uses an OER from TEDEd in a lower-division general education course. Following the video, students click the Think button and are asked to answer five questions as a self-check.

Active Learning with Videos

Active Learning with Videos
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Prakash Dheeriya, an Instructor from CSU Dominguez Hills, uses Camtasia to create a video with imbedded questions. Embedding questions within the video gives students an opportunity to check for understanding and transforms a traditional lecture into an active learning experience.

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.

Assignment using Perusall

Assignment using Perusall
California State University, Fresno
Donald Henriques, an Instructor at Fresno State, uses the social annotation tool Perusall to encourage interactive reading.

Building Community in a Fully Online Course

Building Community in a Fully Online Course
California State University, Bakersfield
Adriana Cervantes-Gonzalez, an Instructor from CSU Bakersfield, uses Google Slides to create community and interaction between instructor and students in this online graduate course. Community Building activities are assigned intermittently throughout the course to give students an opportunity to engage and interact in a non-high stakes forum while getting to know more about each other along the way.

Collaborative Communication Guide using Google Slides and EdPuzzle

Collaborative Communication Guide using Google Slides and EdPuzzle
California State University, Fullerton
April Franklin, an Instructor at CSU Fullerton, developed a group activity where students create a course content resource guide to reinforce expected course mastery and the learning of new technical skills. Students first develop the Guide in their groups, create a Google Slide presentation, and finally create an active learning video of the Guide using EdPuzzle.

Collaborative Jamboard Activity

Collaborative Jamboard Activity
California State University, San Marcos
Kim McCarthy, an Instructor from CSU San Marcos, uses Google Jamboard for class collaboration. Students respond to the question prompt posted on the Jamboard. They then interact with each other by posting a picture, drawing, text, or a "stickie note" in response to the prompt.

Collaborative Lab Activity Using Google Draw

Collaborative Lab Activity Using Google Draw
San Francisco State University
Instructor Susan Cholette from San Francisco State University, developed a group activity for synchronous online learning to replace the original quiz where students submitted an individual assessment. In this activity, students work in breakout rooms and collaborate on solving a problem using Google Draw.

Collaborative Lab Experiment

Collaborative Lab Experiment
California Maritime Academy
Professor Cynthia Trevisan, from California Maritime Academy, designed this activity for online lab students to team up with two peers to collaborate in the performance of an experiment and a lab report write up. It requires the use of simple equipment from a student lab kit, a worksheet created by the instructor, and instructor-created templates in Google Docs, Jamboard and Google Sheets.

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.