Motivating and Assessing Learning through Games

Game-based learning is the use of instructional games to give students low-stakes opportunities to practice knowledge or skill and receive feedback in an engaging format. A well-designed game can be an effective alternative to using tests or quizzes to check for understanding. Games that situate learning within a realistic context through simulation and storytelling can help make concepts relevant […]

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Technologies for English Language Arts Curriculum

Finding technology to support teaching and learning within a specific content area can be challenging. This article highlights several resources appropriate for English Language Arts classroom curriculum. Ginger Proofreading Tools Ginger Proofreader is said to be the most thorough proofreading tool, being able to detect errors in spelling, grammar, and contextual word use in 60 […]

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Blackboard and NBC Learn – Training Webinar October 19th

NBC Learn is a collection of more than 21,000 videos that can be integrated with classroom lectures and online teaching materials. These closed-captioned video resources enable faculty to add real-world case studies and current events to instruction to keep students up-to-date on the latest developments in their fields. Attend a training webinar on Friday, October […]

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Collaborate Ultra

An Introduction to Collaborate Ultra

Similar to Skype or Google Hangouts, but designed specifically for education, Collaborate Ultra is a communication tool integrated within courses in Blackboard that faculty can use to conduct online office hours and synchronous web-based meetings with students.This mobile-friendly tool supports up to 250 participants in a session with live webcam streaming and call-in options in […]

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Training Opportunity – NBC Learn Training Webinar

Available within Blackboard, NBC Learn is a collection of more than 21,000 videos, documents, and images that can be integrated with classroom lectures and online teaching materials. These closed-captioned video resources enable faculty to add real-world case studies and current events to instruction to keep students up-to-date on the latest developments in their fields. Attend […]

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