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    Sandria S Stephenson
    Mini-“Responsibility Centers”:A Strategy for Learning by Lea...
    ELS session posted August 3, 2010 by Sandria S Stephenson, last edited February 10, 2012 
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    title:
    Mini-“Responsibility Centers”:A Strategy for Learning by Leading
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    Sandria S. Stephenson, Texas State University
    date:
    August 3, 2010 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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    This is a ppt that represents an overview of the poster presentation, the second file reveals details of the data

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    • Robert E Jensen

      "Using Google Docs to Check In On Students’ Reading," by Brian Croxall, Chronicle of Higher Education, February 8 ,2012 ---
      http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/using-google-docs-to-check-in-on-students-reading/38405?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

      Last semester I taught my favorite book, Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves. With nightly reading assignments that take three to four hours, I expect students to fall behind. So I wasn’t surprised when, a few days in, I asked if everyone had done all the reading and the majority of the class avoided looking at me. Such are the occupational hazards of teaching.

      We’re only a few weeks into the semester, but experience shows that it’s never too early for students to get behind in their reading—even if you’re not teaching amazing post-print fiction. While students clearly have the right to choose what they will and will not read, when a significant portion of the class falls behind it can make it very difficult to lead a class discussion.

      Last semester, I heard a strategy from my friend and colleague Alyssa Stalsberg-Canelli for dealing with exactly this problem: have the students write down the page number they’ve reached in their reading on a scrap of paper and pass it up to the front. Students can then tell you, more or less anonymously, how far they’ve come in their reading. Taking the class’s temperature in this manner allows you to adjust your strategy for leading the class and saves you from asking questions that no one will be able to answer, resulting in the not-so-golden silence.

      For just one more turn of the screw, I decided to forego the pieces of paper and instead used Google Docs. (You want posts about Google Docs? We got ‘em!) First, I created a spreadsheet. As I’ve said before, I use spreadsheets for everything! Then I clicked the “Share” button in the upper right corner.

      Continued in article

      "Google Docs Can Now Be Exported Through Takeout," by Jon Mitchell, ReadWriteWeb, January 24, 2012 ---
      http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/google_docs_data_can_now_be_exported_through_takeo.php

      Bob Jensen's threads on Google Docs are at
      http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/thetools.htm#GoogleApps