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A Most Important Checkmark to Uncheck When Embedding YouTube Videos

A student asked if he could talk to me after class. I said absolutely, wondering about the serious tone of his request. His tendency toward humor was nowhere in his...

The Spark of Learning

I recently have had the opportunity to revisit my reading of Sarah Rose Cavanagh’s The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion. The book is...

2018 Summer Reading

Photo by Susan Yin on Unsplash Sara asked on the Teaching in Higher Ed Facebook group: “What’s on your summer reading list?” At first, it felt...

2018 Podcast Greats

When people hear that I have a podcast, they often ask me what podcasts I like to listen to… It is a harder question to answer, since it is like...

Communicating Across the Curriculum Reflections

I have spent most of my week in Louisiana. My primary objective was to facilitate two workshops for Louisiana State University’s Communication Across the Curriculum Summer Institute (#CxCsi). However, I...

What's New?

Three things changed recently that seemed worth telling you about. In this post, I share about Todays Meet closing down, my hesitation to recommend Airmail anymore, and a bit about...

When Open-Ended Live Polling Gets Rocky

One of my colleagues tried out open-ended polls for the first time the other day. I asked him to let me know how it went, if he had time afterward....

Getting the Most From Screencasting

The last time I wrote about screencasting, I focused on what I look for in a good screencasting tool. This post focuses more on how to get the most out...

On the Horizon for Teaching in Higher Ed

There’s a lot on the horizon for Teaching in Higher Ed. Episode 200 Episode #200 airs on 04/12/18 with Maha Bali, Robin DeRosa, and Mike Truong sharing what they have...

Active Learning Resources

Photo by Rick Mason on Unsplash Each time I have been able to talk with an expert about how they are making learning active in their...

Ways to Use Screencasting in Your Teaching

I have been screencasting for many decades now. A screencast is a video you take of your screen. Often screencasts include audio, at the bare minimum, but they have become...

Surprises in the Classroom

Both of our kids are really into surprises these days. They enjoy hiding (but don't do it very quietly, so you know exactly where they are). Then, they like to...