Using eJournal writing assignments to assess learning and classroom community part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
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 instructor and I use their responses to learn about the background and interests of students in the class, to assess how well they are learning, to determine if group work is going well, and to gives us ideas for improving the course.
Carousel part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
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.
Service-Learning part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Service Learning
Created by Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center, and enhanced first by Ed Laine (Bowdoin College) and then by Andrea Ziegert (Denison University), Nancy Brooks (Cornell University), Emily Janke (UNC ...