See a recording of the workshop here. It will be a while before captions are made fully accurate.
Participants logged into MindMeister to map class activites onto the cognitive dimension of Bloom's Taxonomy. See what they came up with here. Anything with a colorful background was deemed to be an activity that could translate to an asychronous online course. Half the original map was accidentally deleted during the activity, but participants rebuilt the missing material. We all learned something about the potential dangers of live, online collaboration.
We were able to talk for a bit about activites at each level of the taxonomy, and Lucas reminded everyone of the importance of matching class activities to class assessments. We flirted briefly with an additional activity (quotes) at the end of the session before running out of time. Here are the slides associated with the presentation.
Lucas suggested two books to check out if you want to expand your menu of possible class activities:
- Angelo, T. A., & Cross, K. P. (2012). Classroom assessment techniques. Jossey Bass Wiley.
- Barkley, E. F., & Major, C. H. (2020). Student engagement techniques: A handbook for college faculty. John Wiley & Sons.
This list of 50 CATs with short descriptions is also helpful.
Pre-work for Session 5
Do some reading! Read this short piece about active learning and evaluate the techniques described there for how well they might fit into your course. You will also choose an active learning technique and describe in more detail how you would use it in your course. Use this Word document to guide your work, and submit the modified document to What_Yo.firstname.lastname@example.org
Name your file according to this convention: Lastname_Firstname_Session5
Check the archive for updated posts from previous workshops, which include links to workshop recordings.