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Topic: A handy website Educators don't always have time to help their students learn some of the tools needed to learn online. Here's a website that an educator friend recommends as his go-to resource for students needing to learn the basics around things like Microsoft Office, Zoom, and even image editing, resume writing etc. (2:27)

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Quick-tips: You the educator

As educators, what affects our practice? (12:20) (18 Mar 21)

As online educators, our teaching practice is not always aligned with our ideal of a 'good' educator. This video presents the results of recently published research that identified what factors affect our practice and cause this misalignment from our ideal. Use this model to reflect on your own ideals and practice, and address tensions that may be affecting you and your students. 

 

Quick-tips: Your practice

A spectrum of online education (6:41) (28 July 21)

I'm often asked what is the 'best practice' mode of online education. My answer is always 'it depends'. See this short video to understand the spectrum of online education modes, and to see why the 'right' mode is very contextual.

How and why are you measuring student engagement? (11:33) (1 Jun 21

In this video about student engagement tasks and measurements, Dr Cathy Stone draws on research when challenging us to think more deeply about what we're measuring and why we're measuring it. She reminds us that students get frustrated when we assign 'busy work', and that engagement isn't always visible or measurable.

Achieving exemplary student-led, inquiry-based learning (18:16) (14 Apr 21

We know that student-led, inquiry-based education represents an exemplary approach to teaching ... but what strategies can you enact to foster that questioning mindset among your students? Find out in this video featuring first-hand tips from one of the greats, Mr John Cowan.

 
 
 

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