Karen K. Resendes Westminster College New Wilmington, Pa

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Karen K. Resendes Westminster College New Wilmington, Pa
Karen K. Resendes
Westminster College
New Wilmington, Pa
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Motivation to have students interact with the
content before lecture.
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Reinforcing lecture content and presenting
the information in new ways.
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Introducing new methods for students to
study and review content.
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Why?
◦  Short multiple choice assignments require at least a
precursory reading of the textbook or other assigned
literature
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How?
◦  Textbook software
packages
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How?
◦  Textbook software
packages
◦  School learning
management systems
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Why?
◦  Can help students who learn better from different
styles of instruction
◦  Allows students to test their knowledge of concepts
before taking an exam
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Why?
◦  Can help students who learn better from different
styles of instruction
◦  Allows students to test their knowledge of concepts
before taking an exam
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How?
◦  Students perform one of the following tasks:
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Watch a video
Work through an animation
Participate in an online activity
Play an online game
◦  Follow-up with an LMS quiz the requires knowledge of
both course content and the internet resource
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How to find reliable online content that mirrors
the concepts found in class:
1.  Use tried and true staples in the general biology and
cell biology community
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http://learn.genetics.utah.edu
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http://www.nobelprize.org/education
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http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com
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How to find reliable online content that mirrors
the concepts found in class
1.  Use tried and true staples in the general biology and
cell biology community
2.  Use google searches to find amazing niche
animations and activities you may never new existed
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http://programs.northlandcollege.edu/biol
Biology1111/animations/
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http://www.biotechnologyonline.gov.au/
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http://science.discovery.com/
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Why?
◦  Can introduce students to new study methods
◦  Allows students to use the technology they so enjoy to
put effort into learning content
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How?
◦  Create an assignment that requires students to use an
online study tool for particular content
◦  Students can use later apply the same tool to new
material
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http://quizlet.com
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http://www.mindomo.com
Summary
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Online assignments help
to engage students in
course content outside of
the classroom in a variety
of ways.
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Be creative and use
activities that you think
will best benefit your
students.
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The time investment is
what you make of it, find
creative ways to get
students to help you
design the activities.
Thank you!
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Christy Campbell
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Kevin Mroz
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Westminster Bio 101
and Bio 201 students
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ASCB Education
Committee
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https://crosswordlabs.com

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