Renton Technical College Instructional Improvement

 

Volume 7 No. 9 June 2009

   o   Faces of RTC

   o   The last days of school

   o   Some Thoughts on Finals

   o   Getting in Touch with your Students' Diversity

   o   Ethnicity and Forming Cooperative Work Groups

   o   Diversity Lesson

   o   What would you do

   o   Teachley;s Amazing Talking Brain

   o    Multiple Intelligences

   o    Graphic Organizers

   o    Making lectures more interactive

   o    Breaking up a Lecture

   o    Choosing and Using Text books

   o    Does Customer Service mean your Students are your Customers?

   o    Choose for you RATs

   o    Another Way to Create Online Quizzes

   o    End Your Frustration -- Get a Human

   o    Breaking up a Lecture

 

Volume 7 No. 8 May 2009

   o    End of the year ideas

   o    Applying for a Community College position?

   o    Breaking up a Lecture

   o    More ideas for Student Engagement

   o    Twitter

   o    Virtual Guest Lecturer

   o    Access to PBS Videos

   o    Need some Inspiration?

   o    What Izzit?

   o    Video Sharing

   o    Jeopardy Labs

   o    Retaining Students

   o    Cooperative Learning

   o    Source of Clip Art

   o    Cheating

   o    Need to Update your Syllabus?

 

Volume 7 No. 7 April 2009

   o    Faculty Member in the News

   o    Inspiration and a Database

   o    Microlectures

   o    Pracical Strategies for Teaching

   o    The Dog Ate my Homework

   o    Podcasts help Students Succeed

   o    A Comparison of On-Line Flashcard Makers and Repositories

   o    A Kinesthetic Way to Learn Vocabulary

   o    Resources for Cooperative Work Groups

   o    Seven Principles of "Teacher Greatness"

   o    Just for Fun

Volume 7 No. 6 March 2009

o    Really Hands-on Learning

o    Peer to Peer Teaching

o    Effective PowerPoint Design

o    Grant Finding Information

o    Graphic Organizers

o    Mathwire.com / Template Library

o   Memory tips for students

o    Shiftables

o    Designing Effective Learning Opportunities

o    Teach outside your comfort zone

o    Gymnasium for the Brain

o    Bookmark this UDL Resource

o    Using Media

o    Free online whiteboard

o    Clip Art Sources

o    Teaching "Generation Net"

o    How stressed are you?

 

Volume 7 No. 5 February 2009

o    John Medina is coming to RTC

o    Critical Thinking Website

o    Information Literacy at Seattle Area Colleges

o    Fair Use Guide Offers Copyright Protection to Educators

o    Looking for Grants in all the RIGHT Places

o    Memorization Tools

o    Online Resume Aid

o    Free Keyboarding Games

o    PowerPoint Templates

o    Understanding Rubrics

o    Short Video About Professions

o    Classroom Games

o    Paragraph Shrinking

Volume 7 No. 4 January 2009

o    Thought Provoking Video

o   Community Service Projects

o    Reading Apprenticeship - At RTC Reading has gone to the RATS!

o    Dr. King's Last March

o    Students respong to You-Tube Math Tutorials

o    What makes a Good Teacher?

o    Tired of late papers?

o    Web 2.0

o    Need a free, intersting way for students to practice keyboarding?

o    Pepping up Class Discussion

o    Civility in the Classroom

o    Improving Literacy by Engaging the Senses Using Video Clips

o    Teaching underprepared students

o    Giving Feedback to Students

 

Volume 7 No. 3 December 2008

o    All USA Team Results

o    Scanning Text for Wynn Reader

o    Stop Passing Around Germs

o    Publishing Class Notes

o    Talking about the various December Holidays in the Classroom

o    Stress Relief

o    Is that a Pet or a Service Animal?

o    Plagiarism and Copyright

o    I-Best Programs in Tomorrow's Professor

o    Free Engaging Keyboarding Practice on the Web

o   Incorporating Sustainability into the Curriculum

o   Remodeling your Curriculum

o   Parking Lot

o   Classroom Management

Volume 7 No. 2 - November 2008

o    RTC Instructor Honored

o    Increasing Student Learning in a Diverse Environment

o    Tried a Document Camera Yet?

o    Grade inflation called "a huge problem"

o    Differentiated instruction individualizes student learning

o    Curriculum Compacting

o    Student Engagement

o    Series Games

o    How New Learning Changes the Brain

o    Need New Activities to teach about Electricity

o    Visuwords

o    Are your Colleagues Driving You Crazy?

o    Looking for a Different way to Present Information?

o    Unhappy with using Blogs

o    Teaching that sticks

o    What is your teacher personality?

Volume 7 No. 1 - October 2008

  • In-Service Follow-Ups

  • The Veterans are Coming!

  • Free Online Computer Tutorials

  • Help Your Students Organize their Notes

  • The Value of Demonstrations

  • Game Shows for Review

  • KU Writing Center

  • The Power of Music

  • The Beloit Mindset List

  • Critical Thinking Skills

  • Another Flashbards Tool

  • UDL Update

Volume 6 No. 12 - August 2008

  • Ending the Class with a "Thank you"

  • Refresh your Teaching Strategies

  • Copyright and Cheating Concerns

  • Avoiding Workplace Violence

  • Do your Students need to Learn about Human Anatomy?

  • Basic Retention Tips

  • Use a Web Quest to get Students Engaged

  • Activating Memory

  • Helping students memorize deginitions

  • Argument for Universal Design

Volume 6 No. 11 - July 2008

  • Rituals for closing the school year

  • Seven Best Research-based Instructional Strategies

  • "Honey, I Shrunk the Lecture

  • Philologus

  • Spelling Games

  • Create a Word Search

  • Improving Typing Skills

  • Anticipating more ESL/ELL Students

  • Advice to new instructors has something for veterans too

  • Classroom Management Strategies

  • Assessment

  • Bloom's Taxonomy online resource

Volume 6 No. 10 - June 2008

  • Teaching Learning, and Assessment Conference

  • Time Management

  • Strategies for dealing with “silent fails"

  • Creating Concept Maps

  • A new “discussion” strategy

  • Diversity Activity

  • Clip Art Sources

  • Working on Pronunciation?

  • Academic Integrity

  • UDL Update

Volume 6 No. 9 - May 2008

  • Multimodal Learning

  • Marzano multimodal teaching strategies

  • Additional sources for Multimodal materials

  • Graphic Organizer Templates

  • Classroom Management'

  • Free Web 2.0 Tutorials

  • Cheating

  • Diversity

  • Nine Powerful Practices to Help Students Living in Poverty

Volume 6 No. 8 - April 2008

  • 3-D Bulletin Boards

  • National Exposure for Ophthalmic Assistant Program

  • RTC at the Tacoma Dome

  • More on the Flat World

  • Choose your font wisely

  • Uncertain links to click?

  • PowerPoint Tutorial

  • Math and Science - it's in every program!

  • Plagiarism

  • Socratic Questions

  • What's up with the Legislature?

  • Differentiating Instruction

  • Maslow's Theory of Hierarchical Needs - Alive and Well in your Classroom

  • Differentiating Instruction

  • Ten Commandments of good teaching

  • What's Twitter

  • Highlight Key Words on Webpage

  • Ten Commandments of good teaching

  • Need an Anatomy or Physiology Illustration?

 

Volume 6 No. 7 - March 2008

  • 1,000 Acts of Kindness

  • Death of the Syllabus?

  • Brain Matters

  • Mind Mapping

  • Technology Tips

  • Moodle

  • Fast-paced review game

  • Math and Science - it's in every program!

  • Plagiarism

  • Socratic Questions

  • What's up with the Legislature?

Volume 6 No. 6 - February 2008

  • Preventing Death by PowerPoint

  • Does your Curriculum have what Employers Want?

  • Do I want to mess with a Wiki?

  • Hints for Teaching a Diverse Population

  • 3-Minute Motivators

  • UDL Update

  • Critical Thinking

  • Inspiration

Volume 6 No. 5 - January 2008

  • Snow Days - Preparation

  • On-Line Help for Student

  • Help for Student Writing

  • Flashcard Source

  • PowerPoint Pointers

  • On-Line Whiteboard

  • Critical Thinking

  • Inspiration

Volume 6 No. 4 - December 2007

  • All USA Team

  • Service Learning

  • New Image Source

  • Guided Tour of the Cell

  • Speaking of PowerPoints

  • 50 Storytelling Tools

  • PBS Resources

  • Breaking Down Stereotypes

  • UDL Update

 

Volume 6 No. 3 - November 2007

  • Going Beyond Guest Speakers

  • Cornell Notes

  • Staying Safe in the Classroom

  • Graphic Organizer

  • Critical Thinking Guides

  • Motivation

  • Web 2.0 In Plain English

  • Your Guide to Podcasts

  • To Blog or Not to Blog

 

Volume 6 No. 2 - October 2007

  • Teaching Tips

  • Hispanic American Month

  • How to smile before Christmas

  • Rubrics to the Rescue

  • Helping E-Learners Succeed

  • More Learning Strategies

  • Teaching is Accessing

  • Emotional Intelligence

 

Volume 6 No. 1 - September 2007

  • Sharing the Knowledge

  • Tomorrow’s Professor

  • Constitution Day - September 17

  • The Beloit Mindset List

  • Fingertip knowledge

  • Word Walls

  • Insight into the Struggling Student

  • Do your students come to class prepared

Volume 5 No.  12 - August 2007

  • Pageflakes

  • Summer Reading On-Line

  • Apply for a Grant

  • Web 2.0 Tools

Volume 5 No.  11 - July 2007

  • Cool Class Projects

  • Interpersonal Relations

  • Text Box: Asking Good Questions

  • Your Biggest Nightmare

Volume 5 No.  10 - June 2007

  • Igniting Student Potential

  • Web 2.0

  • Text Box: New PBS Access

  • Social Bookmarking

Volume 5 No.  9 - May 2007

  • Seen around Campus

  • Inside the Profile of a Workplace Shooter

  • Text Box: Teaching Generations

  • Clips to Enhance Presentations

Volume 5 No.  8 - April 2007

  • How to interpret Student Evaluations

  • QUIA

  • Discounts for Teachers

  • Text Box: Hippocratic Oath for Teachers

  • Classroom Capture and Broadcast

  • UDL Project Update

Volume 5 No. 7  - March 2007

  • Great Ideas from all Over the Campus

  • Web Enhanced Instruction

  • Useful Portals

  • Math Anxiety

Volume 5 No. 6 - February 2007

  • Big Ideas in Action

  • Set the Mood

  • Student Engagement

  • Computer Lab Tips

Volume 5 No. 5 - January 2007

  • Millions of Books in Digital Form

  • Avoiding Death by PowerPoint

  • Morning Message

  • Keeping Lectures Interactive

Volume 5 No. 4 - December 2006

  • Best Practices in Recruiting

  • Retention Ideas

  • Emergency Dispatch Collaborations

  • Student Blogs

Volume 5 No. 3 - November 2006

  • UDL Project Update

  • Child Care Center Collaborations

  • Blogs and Wikis

  • Use of e-Portfolios on the rise

Volume 5 No. 2 - October 2006

  • Disability Month

  • Plagiarism

  • Wikis

  • Blue Dotting

Volume 5 No. 1 - September 2006

  • QUIA

  • Podcasting

  • UDL

  • Assessment

Volume 4 No. 11 - August 2006

  • Copyright

  • On-Line Learning Activities

  • Student Motivation

  • Webquests

Volume 4 No. 10 - JULY 2006

  • Summer Reading

  • Renewal and Reflection

  • Teaching Philosophy

  • Polyvision Board

Volume 4 No. 9 - JUNE 2006

  • Classroom Management

  • Keeping Students Attention

  • Free Materials

  • Cool Web Tools

Volume 4 No. 8 -MAY 2006

  • Classroom Management

  • Simulations and Instructional Gaming

  • ESL Strategies

  • Instant Feedback

Volume 4 No. 7 - April 2006 UDL ISSUE

  • UDL Grant Success at RTC

  • New UDL Grant

Volume 4 No. 6 -MARCH 2006

  • Course Content

  • Improving Student Writing

  • Pronunciation Practice

  • Grade Spreadsheet

Volume 4 No. 5 - FEBRUARY 2006

  • Black History Month

  • Plagiarism

  • Blogs, Wikis and Simulations

  • Assessment

Volume 4 No. 4 - JANUARY 2006

    • Science and Math Resources

    • Assessment tools and strategies

    • Technology’s the Thing

    • Learning Disabilities-Recognizing Undiagnosed Students

      Volume 4 No. 3 - DECEMBER 2005

                   Understanding Generation
                   What’s next in Educational Technology
                   Web-based Assignment Calendar
                   Seven Practices for Effective Learning
                  Alert: Teenagers brains “not wired like adults”

  • UDL Grant Renewed - UDL Conference

  • Classroom Management Strategies

  • Grading Classroom Participation

  •  Establishing Effective Rules

  • Getting Ready for Fall quarter

  • Experts at using UDL on the West Coast   

    Volume 4 No. 1 - AUGUST 2005

    • Constitution Day Special Issue

    Volume 3 No. 12 - JULY 2005

    • Innovative Assessment
    • Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace
    • Web Searching
    • UDL Resources
    • Should Grades Reflect Effort?
    • Classroom Management
    • Reducing Test Anxiety
    • Too Many Choices
    • MERLOT Online Learning Materials
     

    Volume 3 No. 11 - JUNE 2005

     

    Volume 3 No. 10 - MAY 2005

     

    Volume 3 No. 9 - APRIL 2005

     

    Volume 3 No. 8 - MARCH 2005

     

    Volume 3 No. 7 - FEBRUARY 2005

    • Concept mastery
    • Assessment site
    • Treasury of Computer applications tips
    • Diversity Education Right at Your Fingertips
    • Jazzing up PowerPoint’s with video clips?


    Volume 3 No. 6 - JANUARY 2005
    • Do you want learning groups or cooperative teams?
    • 10 Steps to Developing a Quality Lesson Plan
    • Avoiding “PowerPoint Paralysis”
    • Bloom’s Taxonomy
    • Awesome Clipart for Educators
    • Improving Retention


    Volume 3 No. 5 - DECEMBER 2004
    • What’s your Stress Style?
    • Flash cards Taken to a Whole New Dimension
    • Choosing Colors for PowerPoint Slide Shows
    • Does the Classroom Environment Really Affect Learning and Retention?
    • While We’re on the Subject of Color


    Volume 3 No. 4 - NOVEMBER 2004
    • Get feedback through a Class Communicator
    • On-Line Visual Thesaurus
    • MAP your presentation
    • Individual Whiteboards
    • Resource on the Human Body


    Volume 3 No. 3 - OCTOBER 2004
    • Teaching Terminology
    • Now that is the Question
    • Is this the year to revise your curriculum?
    • Promote Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic Learning
    • Online Help with Lesson Plans
    • Taking Screen Shots on Your Computer
    • Another Free Clipart Source


    Volume 3 No. 2 - SEPTEMBER 2004
    • Multiple Intelligence
    • Differentiated Classroom Techniques
    • rubrics to measure performance
    • Tiering, or leveling
    • How the Brain works in Learning


    Volume 3 No. 1 - AUGUST 2004
    • Use Fonts Effectively in Your Multimedia Presentation
    • The Five Key Facets of High Performance Leadership by Brian Ward
    • Web Resources for Assessment
    • Self -Defeating Behaviors of Students
    • 101 (+) Teaching Tips
    • Voice Narration in PowerPoint Presentations


    Volume 2 No. 12 - JULY 2004
    • On beyond Google
    • Career Clusters
    • Including Digital Images in Teaching Materials
    • Learning Objects
    • Lots of Learning Strategies
    • Web-site translator


    Volume 2 No. 11 - JUNE 2004
    • Infectious Diseases site
    • Class participation High Tech and Low Tech versions
    • E-mail overload
    • Create Your Own Computer Tutorials
    • The presentation is as important as the slide show
    • Play Jeopardy in Class


    Volume 2 No. 10 - MAY 2004
    • Low cost and practical methods for Internet Classroom Presentations
    • Create tests forms with Microsoft Word
    • Clip Art Gallery
    • Classroom Management
    • Microsoft Accessibility Features
    • Memorization vs. Understanding


    Volume 2 No. 9 - APRIL 2004
    • Save a tree
    • Four Deadly Sins of PowerPoint
    • Addicted to Text in your Presentations
    • TEOMA Search Engine
    • Students' New Cell Phones Make High-Tech Cheat Sheets
    • Creating Crosswords


    Volume 2 No. 8 - MARCH 2004
    • Google for a Grade
    • Interested in writing a grant to supplement your program?
    • Good site for Math Help
    • More Strategies You Can Use


    Volume 2 No. 7 - FEBRUARY 2004
    • Active Learning
    • Ten stages of Enlightenment in Web use
    • Culturally Responsive Teaching
    • Math Sites
    • Librarian-recommended website for grant information


    Volume 2 No. 6 - JANUARY 2004
    • Mnemonics Webpage
    • Differentiating Instruction for Student Success
    • Do Your Students Understand?
    • Earn your Masters Degree in the Comfort of your own Home
    • Why Can't They Spell?


    Volume 2 No. 5 - DECEMBER 2003
    • Ready To Publish?
    • AskERIC
    • Teaching and Working with Multiple Generations
    • Graphic Organizers
    • Website Design or Interactive CD-Rom presentations
    • Procrastination


    Volume 2 No. 4 - NOVEMBER 2003
    • Places to put your lesson plans online
    • Blogging
    • Learning Activities
    • Learn How to Incorporate Computer modeling into the Classroom
    • PowerPoint-ers
    • Developing Lesson Plans


    Volume 2 No. 3 - OCTOBER 2003
    • Multiple Intelligences
    • Discovery Channel School’s Puzzle Maker
    • High School Graduate’s Mindset
    • ERIC Database
    • Classroom Management Online
    • Time Management


    Volume 2 No. 2 - SEPTEMBER 2003
    • Plagiarism and Cheating
    • Information Literacy
    • Thinking to set up a WebQuest?
    • Checklist for Evaluation WebQuests
    • Identifying Learning Disabilities


    Volume 2 No. 1 - AUGUST 2003
    • Cooperative Education at Work
    • Courage to Teach
    • Lessons from Harry Potter
    • Webquests
    • Copyright 101


    Volume 1 No. 12 - JULY 2003
    • Fall In-service
    • Universal Design for Learning Pilot
    • PBS, Race, and Power of Illusion
    • Assessment & Curriculum Resource
    • Guided Lectures
    • Flexible Computer Screens


    Volume 1 No. 11 - JUNE 2003
    • 7 Practices of Good Teaching
    • Combating Burnout
    • Plagiarism
    • Crossword Puzzles
    • Problem Students
    • Hybrid Classes: Traditional & Online Meet


    Volume 1 No. 10 - MAY 2003
    • Learnertainment
    • Pronouncing Student Names
    • Goggling
    • Workplace Harassment Issues
    • Web Materials vs. Textbooks


    Volume 1 No. 9 - APRIL 2003
    • Universal Design for Learning
    • Test Anxiety
    • Job Search Skills
    • Negative People
    • Broken Links
    • Workplace Compliance


    Volume 1 No. 8 - MARCH 2003
    • SCANS Skills
    • Online Writing Center
    • The Teacher as a Person
    • Frequency of Assessment
    • Interactive Handouts
    • Accent Reduction for ESL students
    • Job Search Skills


    Volume 1 No. 7 - FEBRUARY 2003
    • Memorization Skills
    • Self-Assessment
    • What Makes a Good Teacher?
    • Teacher-Friendly Websites
    • Authentic Assessment
    • Game-O-Matic


    Volume 1 No. 6 - JANUARY 2003
    • A New Way to See Maps
    • Curriculum for Cross-Cultural Understanding
    • Success in Post-Secondary Education
    • Virtual Career Center


    Volume 1No. 5 - DECEMBER 2002
    • 2003 All USA Team
    • Gameshow Pro In Use
    • Peer Tutor Program
    • Writing Self-Assessment
    • Reading Textbooks
    • Resource for Math Exercises
    • Skills Standards Website
    • MIT Open Courseware Initiative
    • Career Pathways System
    • Break Up the Lecture


    Volume 1 No. 4- NOVEMBER 2002
    • Tenure Committee
    • Teaching Tolerance
    • Stress Management & Conflict Resolution
    • Community College Enrollments
    • Educators Roadmap to Success
    • PDAs
    • Simulated Workplace Builds Skills
    • The Lexicon of Learning


    Volume 1 No. 3 - OCTOBER 2002
    • Accreditation Write Day
    • Learning with Gameshow Pro
    • Linking Jobs to the Classroom
    • The Do-It Project
    • Service Learning
    • Cheating
    • Program Level Outcomes
    • Math Literacy Week
    • Peer Tutor Program


    Volume 1 No. 2 - SEPTEMBER 2002
    • Learning Styles
    • 911 as History
    • Helping Students Succeed at RTC
    • A Paperless Library
    • Using Humor in the Classroom
    • Lawsuits and Higher Education


    Preview Issue - SUMMER 2002
    • Graphic Organizers
    • Active Communication
    • Outcomes-Based Learning
    • Peer Tutoring