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Managing teacher workload with Scrum and sticky notes

Faculty life

Managing Teacher Workload: How Agile and Scrum Can Help

Scrum, a lightweight project management framework that helps you figure out what to do when, can be devastatingly effective for managing teacher workload

Technology in the classroom

Education technology

A Guide to Embracing Technology in the Classroom

Don't fight against the distractions of technology in the classroom—use it to reach your students. Here are five ways to keep tech-savvy students focused

Finding good OER

Teaching trends

Tips for Finding Good OER Content for Your Course

While there are countless examples of OER, many are poor quality. These four tips will help you filter through the material and find good OER for your class

Writing Multiple Choice Questions: Some different techniques

How-to guides

Writing Multiple Choice Questions: There’s More You Can Do

Writing multiple choice questions for class? Here are three ways to use Top Hat to add greater depth—segmenting, comparing sessions and anonymous polling

High cost of textbooks

Student life

Cost of Textbooks No Longer Rational For Modern Students

The high cost of textbooks hails from a time when professors passed out physical handouts and wrote on a chalkboard. This is no longer feasible

Fair assessment of Women in STEM classes

Teaching trends

Strategies for Fair Assessment of Women in STEM Classes

A Minnesota study into one particular introductory biology course asks questions over fair assessment of men and women in high stakes testing and lab work

Gamification examples

Innovative educators

Gamification Examples That Foster Competition in Students

Here are a couple of great gamification examples that can get college students enthusiastically preparing for your class and wanting to win

How to organize a lecture

How-to guides

How to Organize a Lecture: Use This Free Planning Tool

Want to know how to organize a lecture that makes the most of in-class time, yet still focuses on your learning outcomes? Our lecture planning tool may help