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Educator. Campuswire. The rise and fall of Slack in my teaching: A cautionary tale — Robert Talbert, Ph.D. Over the last few years, I think I've finally learned the obvious fact that communication with students is the most important ingredient for a successful course.

The rise and fall of Slack in my teaching: A cautionary tale — Robert Talbert, Ph.D.

Most of my failures in teaching can be traced back to failures in communication. Conversely most of the time when something goes right in my teaching, it's because I gave students the opportunity to speak their minds, and I listened. For me, then, one of the most important aspects of designing a course is deciding on the tools students and I will communicate with each other. For a long time, this was just email. 15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC] “Netiquette” refers to rules of etiquette that apply to online communication.

15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC]

Follow these 15 rules of netiquette to make sure you sound respectful, polite, and knowledgeable when you post to your class’s online discussion boards. Before posting your question to a discussion board, check if anyone has asked it already and received a reply. Just as you wouldn’t repeat a topic of discussion right after it happened in real life, don’t do that in discussion boards either.Stay on topic – Don’t post irrelevant links, comments, thoughts, or pictures.Don’t type in ALL CAPS!

If you do, it will look like you’re screaming.Don’t write anything that sounds angry or sarcastic, even as a joke, because without hearing your tone of voice, your peers might not realize you’re joking.Always remember to say “Please” and “Thank you” when soliciting help from your classmates.Respect the opinions of your classmates. RULE OF THUMB: If you wouldn’t do or say something in real life, don’t do it online either.

Higher Education Opportunities Act (HEOA) Textbook Information Provision In August 2008, the Higher Education Opportunities Act (HEOA) was signed into federal law.

Higher Education Opportunities Act (HEOA)

There are a number of HEOA provisions that impact the CSU. Complying with the HEOA requirements is a condition for the CSU receiving student financial aid from the Federal government. The Textbook Information section in the HEOA defines requirements for campuses to implement new practices that provide students access to information about textbook and course materials associated with the individual CSU classes scheduled for each semester/quarter. CSU Update on Existing and New State and Federal Regulations Regarding Textbook Affordability, Including the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), Was Sent to Campus Presidents, September 7, 2018. This memo highlights three state and federal regulations that campuses will need to respond to on a regular schedule, as well as recommended campus actions. - Buy, Sell and Rent textbooks online. National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries. : Sell your textbooks. Text - H.R.3512 - 110th Congress (2007-2008): College Textbook Affordability and Transparency Act of 2007. Library Privacy Guidelines for Students in K-12 Schools. Introduction.

Library Privacy Guidelines for Students in K-12 Schools

National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries. 20 U.S. Code § 1015b - Textbook information. The purpose of this section is to ensure that students have access to affordable course materials by decreasing costs to students and enhancing transparency and disclosure with respect to the selection, purchase, sale, and use of course materials.

20 U.S. Code § 1015b - Textbook information

Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) The HEOA is a federal mandate that, inter alia, requires institutions of higher education to display textbook information at the time enrollment opens.

Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)

The Act specifies that the University display the textbook title, price, and ISBN identifier. This means that in the new academic year, textbook information must be available to students no later than these dates in 2019-20: August 1 for Autumn Quarter October 27 for Winter Quarter February 9 for Spring Quarter The Stanford Bookstore accepts textbook information from faculty or administrative staff via the web (see below), fax, email, campus mail, or walk-in. The Bookstore guarantees that any textbook submissions made by 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to the opening of enrollment will be available to students via Axess on the day of enrollment. Higher Education Opportunities Act (HEOA) VIP Resource Library - Staying Cool in the Library.

Teachers don't want to collaborate. 12 Ways a School Librarian Can Help Teachers - 2 Peas and a Dog. School librarians are a very important part of a thriving school community. In my first few years of teaching I was lucky enough to be the school librarian for three years. During that time I enjoyed working with my colleagues and the students to enrich and support classroom learning. I am so happy that Barbara Paciotti, retired School Librarian and Science teacher, has written this excellent guest blog post about how school librarians can be an asset to classroom teachers.

The April 2018 Phi Delta Kappan article “Why School Librarians Matter” summarize yet more evidence from state and national impact studies that school libraries with certified School Librarians significantly contribute to student academic achievement. Having a school library is #2 as a predictor of student achievement—higher than per-pupil spending or teacher/pupil ratio! Here are 12 ways a School Librarian can help teachers with their lessons and instructional practices.

As an Experienced Teacher.