TPSE MAG Teaching Strategies mtg #6 - Shared screen with gallery view
Glad Nan mentioned recording -- which prompted me to start recording. I thought I'd had it set to record automatically but I must have changed it. Sorry this recording missed the recap of efforts to date.
Are you talking about "super-MOOCs"?
Ohio Math Initiative Chairs and Leads will be discussing joining efforts to discuss assessing work and developing common materials for a variety of math courses - precalc included
For collaborative instructional efforts, we need to be mindful of notation. It sounds trivial, but if faculty share by writing different lectures or assignments or whatever, if they mix notation it's really hard for students.
Haynes R Miller
What time on Monday is this assessment panel?
Maybe someone from a 2-yr college for the final panelist?
I think Chelle would be a great addition!
Thanks, Nan. I would be happy to help
Chelle - that would be great!
I would be happy to work with the group on assessment from a year two year
An anecdote about online exams: many students now have their textbooks online or in pdf. So if they're taking a proctored online exam that is open-book but won't let them go outside the test window, there are technological challenges. Just a random piece
that was a two year college perspective
Nan - thanks.
Everyone - thanks for the ideas.
Can we aim at a "top ten assessment practices" tool?
Great idea Abbe!
Haynes R Miller
zoom and goodnotes
Anyone using Microsoft Teams?
Blackboard collaborate - I took over a class from an instructor who just couldn’t handle this virtual environment - which has really been difficult with classroom culture
Oof. Paula, sounds like a double whammy - taking over from someone else and taking things remote.
I’m using Blackboard Collaborate and Google Sheets - the Active Calculus activities are up as shared spreadsheets.
Nan - Owens just made Teams available to all faculty. We are not teaching with Teams now but will most likely for Summer 2020
Terra has made Teams available for all faculty. I prefer ZOOM because Teams only allows everyone to see the last four speakers
Is anyone using social media?
Apps for scanning written work for upload and email: GeniusScan (iPhone) and CamScanner (Android and iPhone)
Great book for general ideas: https://www.amazon.com/Small-Teaching-Online-Applying-Learning/dp/1119619092/ref=dp_rm_img_0
For asynchronous Q&A: https://piazza.com/
Zoom - Synchronous Meetings /Group Meetings, Gradescope - HW/Exams, Overleaf - Papers/Reports
"Any instructor who can be replaced by a videotaped record probably should be"
Here’s the crowdsourced Active Calculus activities:
I just started reading this book which is great to help us think about access in a virtual environment. https://www.amazon.com/Reach-Everyone-Teach-Universal-Education/dp/1946684600
Something like this might be nice: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7148145/
I love Nan's question of thinking about "what opportunities (due to the current situation) do we have now that we didn't have before"
Many students set up groups to discuss the course
Some of our QR students are doing group projects with Google Hangouts
Bree raises a great idea with that reference link: online "visitors" gives us a great opportunity to show the diversity of the mathematical community
Not sure if anyone’s mentioned Slack. I’ve heard that mentioned elsewhere.
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Haynes R Miller
Here’s a list of online math seminars —https://mathseminars.org/
Has anyone else had the experience of being somewhat surprised when you see the transcription of your class on Zoom or WebEx? I thought I was a lot more articulate than I am! Also raises a lot of FERPA questions if the recordings become public?
It makes sense to me to continue through the summer
Haynes R Miller
I think the fall will present a whole new range of challenges
I agree, Haynes
I'm not on an academic calendar so summer works for me
If I remember correctly, I think MAA has this on the google doc
Create a virtual workshop for chairs?
“Studying innovative teaching practices, including the use of technologies, and advocating for adoption of those that show promise of improving learning outcomes (in collaboration with Ithaka S+R)."