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Peer Review Feedback Guide With Guiding Questions

Peer Review Feedback Guide With Guiding Questions
San Francisco State University
Courtney Donovan an Instructor from San Francisco State provides an annotated bibliography assignment designed to help students gain research skills while working alongside a peer. The peer review guide is organized with guiding questions to assist students in providing feedback to a peer's assignment.

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.

Meet Your Peers: A Shared PowerPoint Activity

Meet Your Peers: A Shared PowerPoint Activity
California State University, Long Beach
Barton Saunders, an Instructor from Long Beach State designed an activity using PowerPoint to provide students the opportunity to self-introduce themselves and begin developing a sense of community while also engaging them with course content.

Collaborative Lab Experiment

Collaborative Lab Experiment
California Maritime Academy
Professor Cynthia Trevisan from the 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.

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 Cal State 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.

Using TedEd for Active Learning

Using TedEd for Active Learning
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Sharonda Bishop, Instructor from Cal Poly Pomona uses TedEd to incorporate video learning of instructional material via Q&A, adding in-depth resources on the topic, and having a discussion board with the learners.

Possible Lives Mapping Activity with Accompanying Jamboard

Possible Lives Mapping Activity with Accompanying Jamboard
California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt
Loren Collins, a Faculty Development Coordinator from Cal Poly Humboldt, supports faculty in the implementation of a range of Career Development activities within courses and majors to help students prepare and translate their time in college to the potential fields and careers of interest. One of these activities leads students through imagining a range of possible lives they could have through different careers and mapping out how to prepare for them. The activity comes from "You Majored in What" by Katharine Brooks and has been adapted for a classroom environment. In an online environment - students can post their Possible Lives Maps onto their own slide in a collection of Jamboards and interact with each other by posting post-its and commenting.

Google Earth Mapping - Map Your Memorials

Google Earth Mapping - Map Your Memorials
San Jose State University
Tabitha Hart, an Instructor at San Jose State University, developed a peer activity using Google Earth. While engaged in peer-to-peer interaction, students use a shared Google Earth map to collaboratively create an interactive tour of memorial sites in Berlin, Germany.

Building Community in a Fully Online Course

Building Community in a Fully Online Course
California State University, Fresno
Adriana Cervantes-Gonzalez, an Instructor from Fresno State 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.