Category Archives: Teaching

Extension Life Hacks

If you’re new to the Extension system or even if you have been around for a while….Extension Life Hacks is just for you.  Join Next Generation Extension on Tuesday December 12th for a webinar consisting of a series of quick … Continue reading

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Thankful for Moments of Pause

I realize that title may be somewhat misleading…but in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’m extremely thankful for those moments that you have an opportunity to pause and really enjoy life.  And more specifically those times when you have a chance … Continue reading

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PBL vs. Projects to Enhance Learning

Great article today in Creative Educator.  This article, although somewhat lacking in grammar, punctuation & spelling, was excellent at explaining the differences between assigning projects and coaching learners through project based learning (PBL) experiences. I’m a big believer in project … Continue reading

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Are MOOC’s Forever?

Intriguing article yesterday in the Chronicle of Higher Education. In a nutshell…..Daphne Koller (co-founder of Coursera) in an interview told that Coursera had pulled down some of it’s initial courses, because they had found out that the new learner didn’t … Continue reading

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Completion Paradox

I’m still pondering an article I read in yesterday morning’s Chronicle of Higher Education….”For Students Taking Online Courses, a Completion Paradox“.  The article explains that research conducted on online post-secondary courses suggests that while students may receive a lower grade in an … Continue reading

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Verbs for Bloom’s Taxonomy

Here in April we are going to have a chance to do some rewrites on our Activity Insights….so now is a great time to think through your personal teaching objectives….or rather the student/clientele learning objectives you will be targeting with your … Continue reading

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Girls in STEM!

Many of you who know me well know that I’m on a viaje personal (personal journey) of getting more girls, particularly Latina girls, interested in STEM Careers.  And, since at Kimmel Education & Research Center we have a large agritourism … Continue reading

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NGE Online Course Development Boot Camp

February 2nd, 9 AM to 4 PM CT Kimmel Education & Research Center Cost is $20 per person (lunch provided) Space is limited! Participants will develop their own course while also learning research based techniques for increasing engagement, reducing the … Continue reading

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Missing Microsoft Office Picture Manager in Office 2013?

I was!!!  Microsoft chose to replace the Picture Manager with Windows Live Photo Gallery.  But I liked the ease of use of the previous picture manager, so decided to find a way to get it back. After reading several sites, it … Continue reading

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iMoot 2015

Earlier today I received an email from Larry Lippke, eXtension Campus Site Administrator.  For those of you who are interested in offering Extension educational opportunities online through eXtension on their Moodle (eXtension’s alternative to Blackboard, Canvas or Coursera), I think … Continue reading

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