Week of January 20: Clickers, Prezi, and ‘Learn From My Mistakes’

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It may be a shorter work week because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observance, but at the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, it will also be a busy one. From our popular introduction to Microsoft Excel, to using Clickers in the classroom, to a highly requested workshop on Prezi, there really is something for everyone this week. Plus, seats are still available—though filling fast—for these workshops!

Educators can find tips, resources on CTLT’s new Pinterest page

CTLT's Pinterest Page

Ever find yourself wondering, what exactly it is students are doing on Pinterest? It’s just a Web page filled with pictures of things they like, right? Well, to some extent yes, we do appreciate adorable pictures of puppies or a great recipe for goat cheese empanadas. But did you know that Pinterest is not just for fluffy animals and incredible eats? Believe it or not, Pinterest can help educators, like you, connect to students, think up new and creative lesson plans, provide educational literature, and so much more.

Helping students to become Self-Directed Learners

Faculty often assume that students have acquired the skills or abilities to reflect on and direct their thinking (metacognition) toward intellectual challenges. For instance, student should be able to successfully complete individual course projects as expected, be able to state an argument and support with evidence from other sources besides the course reading etc. Research