We are our best selves when challenged. Students gain far more from correcting their own answers than from being corrected by the instructor. Learning to learn will help all students pass all their class, and develop their critical thinking skills. All students should pass this class, and the next, and the next. He is notContinue reading “Bruce Elgort believes…”
This conversation took place late last night on Slack: Student: Bruce I see you the Sublime Text editor. Bruce: I have tried many of them out and prefer Sublime. Student: I want to be a professional web developer one day. I also have some questions about the assignment that’s due tomorrow. Bruce: A professional webContinue reading “Yeah, this…”
When an assignment has been available for 2 weeks and you ask for an extension on the day it is due isn’t cool.
Read through the assignment in its entirety. Read through it again and maybe a third time. If you only use the grading rubric to go by, you will possibly miss key elements of the assignment.
Continuing on from my list of “College Student Worst Practices” post: Worst Practice No. 4: Waiting until the day an assignment is due to ask the instructor for assistance. As soon as an assignment is announced or made available, read through it in its entirety at least once and maybe twice. Don’t simply do theContinue reading “More College Student Worst Practices”
Worst Practice No. 1: From an email sent to students: “If you have read this far and want 3 extra credit points, send a message to me by Tuesday at noon.” 5 days later and only 2 people replied. If your teacher/instructor ever offers you extra credit points for reading a weekly announcement email, respondContinue reading “College Student Worst Practices – The First Three”
Registration for Clark College summer and fall quarters is now open! I’m teaching HTML Fundamentals (CTEC 122) this summer, and in the fall, Intro to Programming and Problem Solving (CTEC 121), PHP/MySQL (CTEC 127) and Business Web Practices (CTEC 165). If you are interested in taking any of these classes, please let me know. PleaseContinue reading “What I’m Teaching this Summer and Fall at Clark College”
I’m not sure if this feature is new or not, but it certainly makes validating all of the links in a Canvas course easy to check. Start by logging into Canvas and going into the course you want to validate. In the left navigator, click on the “Settings” link: On the Settings page, look inContinue reading “Canvas LMS: How to Validate Links in a Course”