Tag Archive: notetaking

Feb 09 2017

SIP #3.19 Guided Notes

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Lecture is one of the most widely used methods of instruction in the higher education setting.  When lecture is the main mode of instruction, we often wonder just how much students are comprehending and retaining.  As mentioned in last week’s SIP #3.18 How to Teach Note-Taking Skills, it can …

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Feb 02 2017

SIP #3.18 How to Teach Note-Taking Skills

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? How often have you been in the middle of a dynamic lecture or lesson and looked out to see that only a fraction of the class is taking notes? We know that students who take good notes score better on exams, have better comprehension of material, and retain information …

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Sep 01 2016

SIP #3.2  Class Notetaker Redux

Female student taking notes

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? A while back, the SIPsquad took a stab at offering some thoughts on strong notetaking practices for your class. You can guzzle up this SIP (and all others) at The Well, and, for your convenience, you can read it below:  This SIP was very well received—but the SIPsquad has …

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Oct 08 2015

SIP 2.8 One-Minute Quick Writes

Thirsty for Strong Instructional Practice? One-minute quick-write activities ask students to stop what they are doing and produce a written response in only one minute. This technique can be used to collect feedback by asking them to identify what they thought the most confusing point of class was or to voice a question that was …

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Oct 01 2015

SIP 2.7 Formative Assessment

Thirsty for Strong Instructional Practice? Formative assessments are formal or informal feedback tools to learn what your students have or have not learned in class. They are quick and detailed feedback to let the students know how they are doing and to let the teacher know when to re-teach or to move on with a …

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Feb 26 2015

SIP 1.6: Closed-Captioned Videos for Everyone

The closed captioned logo

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Instructors often wonder what the rules are around closed-captioning videos for pedagogical use. The truth is that any video you show in class needs to be ADA compliant to meet the letter of the law, but making videos ADA compliant by adding closed-captioning actually helps many more students than …

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Jan 22 2015

SIP 1.1: The Class Notetaker

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? We want students to take notes during class, but they often don’t know how to take effective notes. Take a SIP of this: The Class Notetaker One way to demonstrate the value of taking quality notes and to help students improve their note-taking skills is to build note-taking into …

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