Many presenters fall into the trap of creating screens of bulleted text that essentially copy a lecture onto the screen. Badge earners learn the alternative strategies outlined in Garr Reynolds' Presentation Zen. Badge earners are able to create more effective presentations by keeping things simple and clear, using images and stories, and applying basic visual design principles. To learn more about earning the Presentation badge, visit the Teaching Well Using Technology website.
Students can use clickers or mobile devices to respond to questions posed in class. Badge earners learn how to create effective polling activities using a tool called Poll Everywhere. Badge earners are (better) able to describe best practices for student response systems, write questions that require higher order thinking, and use a software-based student response system. To learn more about earning the Student Response badge, visit the Teaching Well Using Technology website.
An LMS supports classes by providing online tools, including secure assignments, assessments, and grade distribution. Badge earners learn about best practices. Badge earners are (better) able to perform essential instructor tasks in Sakai and plan a course activity that uses an LMS. To learn more about earning the Sakai badge, visit the Teaching Well Using Technology website.
Eligibility: All graduate students, post-doctorate students, and faculty.