Wikipedia has a deserved bad reputation for good reason. Here’s one way to make it better and give your students an opportunity to create new knowledge using a cooperative digital tool.
The latest production from our own Cyrus Helf, Multimedia Specialist at West LA College and a veteran member of the Digital Design Studio team. Written and voiced by Nicholas Guy Smith – http://thatvoice.net/
Feel free to use this video for any non-commercial use.
Bringing experts from your field into your classroom is a tried and true method for giving students exposure to real-world scenarios. You’d be surprised how many people are willing to come and share their knowledge. Here is an example from the Business department at West LA College who brought in Dr. Sarita Jackson to talk about her recent visit to Cuba. Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Here’s a great example of making history come to life in your classroom. There are clubs and organizations out there that reenact everything from the Renaissance to the U.S. Civil War. Here is one such group, Legion VI Historical Foundation doing a presentation for Humaities 60, People and their World: Technology and the Humanities taught by Anne Winter, adjunct Humanities professor at West LA College.
A great video for any world history teachers out there. I always thought Pompeii was an instantaneous disaster. Watch the video to find out more.
Great find on the Internets, a treasure trove of hand drawn videos on all types of biology and medicine topics. Check out the subjects page http://armandoh.org/subjects/
A sample of what to expect:
In my previous post I raved about how great Lynda.com is and how wonderful that all CA Community College workers now have free access to this fabulous learning resource. Well, the Lynda.com hippie love fest continues as I see that they’ve recently added an amazing course on using Canvas.
Learn Canvas 2016 is a 2 hour course taught by Oliver Schinkten that covers all of the basics. About Oliver… “He is an expert in learning and teaching, specializing in supporting educators as they work to empower their students.” – Lynda.com bio
Even if you are familiar with Canvas there’s a lot you can learn in this course including creating rubrics, adjusting grading schemes and the ins and outs of group discussions. I highly recommend it.
As with all Lynda.com courses, you can skip around to the parts you need if you do not wish to view the entire course sequentially.
If you don’t have your free Lynda.com account yet, you can read my previous blog post or watch this video that shows the short registration process.