TeachTech Blog ([email protected])

Our TeachTech blog is used for faculty development for the Arizona State University School of Life Sciences. We focus topics on practical tools and techniques for our courses, emphasizing active learning and online activities. We often include guest bloggers that bring in topics on Evidence Based Teaching for STEM related courses.

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Getting Ready to Move to Canvas, Part One: Plan

Let’s pack up our stuff, and prepare to make the move to our new online home, Canvas! What do you do when you prepare to […]

Webinar: Thoughtful Conversations in Discussion Boards

Our October webinar was hosted by Jen Mansfield and Andrew Salcido, who joined us from the Fulton School of Engineering at ASU. Both shared that […]

Building STEM Bridges: Reflecting on five years of ASU’s BioBridge Program

Today's blog is written by Logan Gin, PhD Student in Biology and Society, and member of Sara Brownell's Biology Education Research Lab What are bridge […]

Interactive Images in Online Courses

Why do we use images in online courses? To make the course "pop"? To support the topic we’re trying to convey, or perhaps to engage […]

Webinar: Engaging with Canvas!

This week's webinar focused on some great new features in Canvas! Jason Neenos from UTO, shared a number of features that make life easier for […]

Considering Clickers & Anxiety: Implementing Clicker Technology So that it Decreases Student Anxiety in the Classroom

Today's blog is written by Virginia Downing, Academic Success Manager and member of Sara Brownell's Biology Education Research Lab, Arizona State University When it comes to […]

Should science instructors try to be funny? Yes, depending on what they joke about!

Today's blog is written by Sara Brownell, PhD, Associate ProfessorSchool of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. We all know the reputation of science instructors […]

Webinar: Streamline Your Course for Canvas

This week's [email protected] Webinar focused on a challenge that many of our faculty are focused on this summer. Change! As ASU begins to convert BlackBoard […]

Webinar: Converting Classroom Active Learning Activities to Online

image link Traditionally, active learning has been associated with the face-to-face classroom, and many online courses focus on more traditional activities like watching videos and […]

Webinar Summary: Grading Large Enrollment Classes

This week's [email protected] webinar focused on a common issue at ASU, our large classes. Often faculty have 100+ students, and are overwhelmed at the end […]

Webinar: Digital Portfolios as Authentic Assessments of Student Learning

Chris Sheehan from the University Technology Office hosted our [email protected] Webinar this week with information for faculty on the benefits of using digital portfolios with […]

Webinar Summary: Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusion in the Classroom

This week's webinar was a brief overview of some common issues faculty are facing in classrooms regarding diversity, accessibility and inclusion, and resources to support […]

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