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Assignment using Communication and Interaction Resources

Assignment using Communication and Interaction Resources
California State University, Fresno
Radiolab has an excellent episode documenting how you would assign a price tag to nature used as a foundation for discussion. This is the 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.

Interactive Video

Interactive Video
California State University, Fresno
Videos can be excellent teaching tools. The key to success is to keep them short and require engagement so that students are not passively watching. In this activity, short videos (≈ 7 minutes) were recorded and existing media was embedded (Smart History. Art, History, Conversation.) Quizzes and notes were then added using Panopto and Edpuzzle to make them interactive.

Interactive Video Introduction to the Water Crisis

Interactive Video Introduction to the Water Crisis
California State University, Fresno
To reduce the amount of text, other media is used in this course to supplement or introduce some of the content. Using a video found on You Tube along with Edpuzzle students are actively engaged throughout the video as they answer questions about the water crisis.