Many of us are wondering how we are going to build a sense of community in our classrooms, labs, student organizations, residence halls, etc., given the constraints of the remote and physically distant environment. Use the resources in this guide to learn how to encourage community in your online course and minimize students’ feelings of isolation.
The brief video covers how to get Microsoft Office applications (like Powerpoint or Excel) installed on an iPad using your Macalester credentials. These Office apps are especially useful if you’re using your tech kit to annotate slideshows or other documents, either for making recordings, or during synchronous class meetings.
Marjorie Trueblood and Sedric McClure led a workshop on systemic racism, opening the workshop with the question, “Are we ready?” for the start of an academic year following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the global uprising against anti-Blackness, in the midst of a pandemic that has engendered high levels of stress and anxiety. Access the presentation sections of the workshop as well as additional resources for anti-racism and equity here.
There are many ways to share your short lectures, and the process may vary depending on a number of factors, including what kind of content you’ve made, the device you’ve made it on, and even where your remote students are based. This how-to offers a basic walkthrough of the process for our recommended option, as well as a few notes on alternatives.
Knox College colleague Eric Dickens, in collaboration with his colleague Cate Denial, also from Knox, facilitated a session focused on student collaboration and group work. Watch the ACM workshop and use the additional resources to learn how to encourage remote student engagement and collaboration.
Tactile learning incorporates a number of the senses when teaching with objects, and therefore poses a unique challenge to remote teaching and learning. Use this guide and the resources available within to learn how to encourage object-based and tactile learning while remote.
In many of our courses, interacting with physical materials is an integral part of the learning experience. How can we create suitable alternatives when our students can’t physically engage with the literal materials? Watch this workshop to learn more about the tools and options available to create a remote learning experience that is meaningful and engaging for students.