Adventures in Online Teaching Part 3: Slack

Adventures in Online Teaching Part 3: Slack

For this run of the Analyzing Data with Python course at Global Online Academy, I decided to move all course communication out of email and into Slack. There were a number of reasons for this, first and foremost being the domain was already set up by Instructional Designers at GOA; all I really needed to do was invite my students to the Python channel. The […]

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Building an Augmented Reality Sandbox

Building an Augmented Reality Sandbox

  I was excited when our very own Dr. Jenny Arbuszewski was interested in building an Augmented Reality Sandbox. If you’re not familiar with one of these gems, take a look at the project home page, making sure to watch one of the embedded YouTube videos – because telling someone that you’re building a sandbox with a 3D camera that senses sand depth while a […]

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Adventures in Online Teaching Part 2: Creating Instructional Content

Adventures in Online Teaching Part 2: Creating Instructional Content

  I was a later than usual addition to the Global Online Academy faculty this past Spring, so thankfully, I had full access to the Python course that ran this past school year. For simplicity sake, and because we had a baby this Summer, I decided not to reinvent the wheel, keeping the same basic unit and topic structure while tweaking assignments and producing new […]

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OneNote Class Notebook: That friend who always promises sweet concert tickets but never comes through

OneNote Class Notebook: That friend who always promises sweet concert tickets but never comes through

We’ve embraced OneNote Class Notebook this year in several of our departments. Before talking about some of our challenges, let’s first break down how delicious Class Notebook really is when all systems are a go. Described by Microsoft as a way to Save time, organize, and collaborate: OneNote Class Notebooks have a personal workspace for every student, a content library for handouts, and a collaboration […]

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