The title should be evocative of the content and focus of your activity. It needs to communicate the full context of the activity on its own as it will show up in places like search returns (e.g. Google) where people won't have any contextual clues. For example: Using Data from Mammals to Explore Quaternary Paleoenvironments
Please provide a short description of your activity or assignment. You will be asked for a longer description as well; this summary should be concise and compelling, typically no more than 2-3 sentences.
What concepts and content should students learn from this activity? Are there higher-order thinking skills (e.g. critical thinking, data analysis, synthesis of ideas, model development) that are developed by this activity? Are there other skills (writing, oral presentation, field techniques, equipment operation, etc.) that are developed by the activity? To help your colleagues understand the role of this activity or assignment in your course, please provide a statement of the learning goals that you have for your students, specific to this activity.
To help your colleagues understand when or how they might successfully use your activity with their own students, please provide the following information on context.
For what type & level of course is it designed (e.g. undergraduate non-science majors)? For what class size? Is it a lab, lecture, or field exercise, or a longer project? Are there skills or concepts that students should have already mastered before encountering this activity? How is this activity situated in your course? (i.e. Is it a stand-along exercise or part of a sequence of exercises?)
This section should include a narrative describing the mechanics of the activity
and all the materials needed to implement the activity (or links and references to those materials).
For all materials include, in the box below, a brief description of each item covering what it is and what its role is in the activity.
If you upload files as part of your activity remember to consider their final use in deciding on appropriate formats.
Materials that other faculty are likely to modify should be provided in easily editable formats (plain text, Word files),
whereas materials that will be likely only used verbatim are most convenient in formats that are universally
readable (PDF format is often a good choice).
Once this form has been submitted we can work with you to integrate the downloadable files into the text of this section.
Please be sure all materials you upload can be freely redistributed. For more information about copyright as it applies to materials you are sharing through this site, please read our copyright pointers for contributors (opens in a new window).
You may upload up to five additional files to accompany your submission. If you have more than five additional files, we recommend that you upload the first 5 using this form and then attaching the rest by editing your activity page after you hit the submit button.
e.g. 'Student Handout for Sauerkraut Assignment'
UnspecifiedJPEGGIFPNGSVGMicrosoft WordMicrosoft Word 2007 (.docx)PowerPointPowerPoint 2007 (.pptx)ExcelExcel 2007 (.xlsx)Excel 2007 macro-enabled (.xlsm)Acrobat (PDF)Rich Text FileText FileComma Separated ValuesFlash VideoQuicktime VideoFlash MP4 VideoMP4 VideoFlash AnimationMP3 AudioM4A AudioPhotoshopIllustratorKMLFileKMZ FileZip Archivegzip ArchiveStuffit ArchiveDisk Image FileHTML FileEncapsulated PostscriptPostscriptTIFFJar ArchiveJava Web StartWebM VideoOgg VideoStella RuntimeStella Model (v9 .stm)Stella Model (v10 .stmx)XML fileShockWave Component (SWC)Matlab .MAT FileMatlab FileMATLAB Live ScriptMathematica NotebookMathematica CDF fileCogsketch WorksheetUnknown BinaryThe system will attempt to determine the correct file type based on the name of the file you've selected. Choosing the correct file type here will override that.
e.g. 'student_handout'This will be the name of the downloaded file. By default
the system will generate this based on the title you specified and the type of file. If you
specify a name here it will over-ride the automatically generated name. This is generally only
useful when uploading file of a type not recognized by the system (not in the list of
file types above). In that situation choose File Type: Unknown Binary and include the appropriate
suffix in the file name here. e.g. myfile.m3z
Avoid spaces or special characters in the file names.
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Without permission you should not upload the file. There are several options in this case:
The Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center has more good information about copyright as it applies to academic settings.
Please add any notes and tips you have for instructors who might use the activity. Information such as common areas of confusion, things that need reinforcement, and other pointers for making the best use of the activity are appropriate.
Please describe how you determine whether students (either individually or collectively) are achieving the learning goals outlined for the activity.
Are there any references or online resources that you think faculty and/or students using the activity would find of interest? If so, please list them, with a brief (1-2 sentence) description of each resource.
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