Below are some resources and tools that can assist instructors to apply the seven principles for smart teaching described in How Learning Works.
1. Assessing students’ prior knowledge and it’s impact on learning.
2. Helping students to organize content to promote learning
- www.haikudeck.com – heavy focus on using pictures in presentations
- www.pixxa.com – ipad app for presenting based on data
- www.tableausoftware.com – not only is this a great data visualization app, but it also has a new “story” mode that allows you to design around your data for presentation
- www.mindmeister.com – this is a mind mapping tool, but can be great for highlighting relationships
- creativecommons.org – an aggregator of creative commons licensed images
- commkit.gsu.edu/tools/dal – stock photography that’s specific to the GSU community – created by GSU’s PR team
- www.thenounproject.com – a site where you can download creative commons icons for use in your materials (don’t worry about the paid account, get the free one and give credit to the creators)
3. Tools for promoting motivation:
4. Tools to promote Mastery:
5. Tools for practice and feedback to enhance learning:
6. Tools to promote a class climate that is conducive to learning:
7 Tools to promote Self-directed learning: