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Syllabus Quiz part of Online Teaching:Activities for Teaching Online
Karin Kirk, Carleton College
This quiz helps students make sure they understand the important policies of the course before they embark into the course. Because students in online courses need to digest all of the course rules by reading ...

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Power Source part of Energy:Energy Activities
Steven Semken, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
In this lesson-opening activity, students or groups are tasked to make concept sketches that track the source of electrical power as far back as they can conceive. The concept sketches reveal students' prior ...

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Using eJournal writing assignments to assess learning and classroom community part of Introductory Courses:Activities
Ed Laine, Bowdoin College
About every two weeks I ask each student in my introductory course to write brief responses to questions I pose to them. They write these in an e-Journal, a part of the blog function of BlackBoard. My laboratory ...

Warm-up part of Introductory Courses:Activities
Paul Price, University of Wisconsin Washington County
These are questions of many types I assign on reading. They are due before class begins.

Carousel part of Introductory Courses:Activities
Ed Laine, Bowdoin College
The "carousel" is a classroom activity I use to assess how well students have absorbed the last week's material and/or how well prepared they are for an upcoming exam.

Intro to Environmental Geology Writing Assignment part of Enhance Your Teaching:Student Learning: Observing and Assessing:Activities with Rubrics
Mary Savina, Carleton College
Students in an introductory environmental geology class research the Dust Bowl, analyze information and data and develop a written argument.

Concept Test: Mid-Ocean Ridges part of Visualization:Examples
Kim Kastens, Education Development Center
Single item multiple choice questions, based on mid-ocean ridge bathymetric data, suitable for using in the middle of a lecture to assess students' learning of basic plate tectonic concepts.

Geological Map Problem part of Student Learning: Observing and Assessing:Activities
Robert Filson, Green River Community College
This is a lab activity that is designed to help introductory, non-science majors integrate their geological knowledge near the end of the course. In this activity, students work in self-selected groups of up to four per group on the history of a sketch geological map.

Lab using Volcano Scenarios: Hazard Maps and Communicating Risk part of Student Learning: Observing and Assessing:Activities
LeeAnn Srogi, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
This is a lab activity in which small groups of students work with maps, rocks, photographs of volcanic deposits, and textual data to construct a hazard map and a risk communication plan for a specific volcano. Each group is assigned a "volcano scenario," which is based on real volcanoes.

Physical Weathering Concept Map Exercise part of Enhance Your Teaching:Student Learning: Observing and Assessing:Activities
David McConnell, North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Students review and score a concept map for physical weathering using a grading rubric. They are then asked to reorganize or redraw the diagram to a form that you believe is appropriate to earn the highest score on the rubric.

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