Moving labs, studios, performances, math courses and more online offers unique challenges. We recommend defining the goals for your course and using those to adapt the activities students would normally perform. If you have additional resources for this page, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courses with hands-on practice or performance components may require creative solutions to address your course goals. Resource-sharing conversations are underway within disciplines, and a few specific examples are shared below.
- ATHE, Association for Theatre in Higher Education Resources for Teaching Online page
- Guidance from the Dance Studies Association highlighting performance and dance-specific resources as well as scholarship on online dance/performance pedagogy.
- Description of an online dance residency from University of Minnesota.
- Numerous dance performances are available online for free, either live streaming or recorded, to enhance curricula. Dance Teacher and Dancing Alone Together are good sources.
- Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Theater Teaching Collaborative website
- Thoughtful discussion of teaching performing arts during the pandemic, focusing on theater and dance, from HowlRound Theatre Commons.
- A large list of resources for teaching theater online.
- Teaching ceramics online (GoogleDoc) is crowdsourced recommendations for tools and specific assignments. Assignment ideas are likely useful in a variety of studio courses.
- Teaching media production online (GoogleDoc) is a crowdsourced with numerous recommendations for tools specific to media production.
- Webinar on Pandemic Preparation in the Language Class.
- Teaching Languages Remotely (June 24, 2020) post (Breanna Bayraktar, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, Northern Virginia Community College). Teaching languages remotely, especially introductory world language classes, poses unique challenges in building community, adapting materials, and online assessment of written and oral proficiency.
- Whiteboard Fox web tool site: Which is browser-based, can be easily shared as view-only or editable, and doesn’t require an account. Here’s a good discussion of using WhiteboardFox for online math, and a video about WhiteboardFox.
- Google Jamboard is a virtual whiteboard that works like a Google doc; it’s more effective with tablets and pens than on a laptop, although viewing from a laptop is fine.
- OneNote (part of Office 365): Here’s an article about using OneNote to record lessons – one neat piece is that it links audio to sections of the notes, so students can click on a note to go back to that time in the video – and here’s a video example of a math instructor using OneNote for a live online class.
- Other virtual whiteboard options include Mural, Miro, Padlet
Online calculator, equation, & graphing apps
- Mathpix Snip: Amazingly easy tool to use for grabbing code.
- LaTeX is a typeset system: A useful tool is the ability to write mathematical/scientific formulas and equations. that allows you to create advanced formulas and equations.
Desmos calculator has a large set of common graphs that can be edited either in real-time (for a screen capture video) or saved as images.
CalcPlot3D is a free online 3D graphing calculator (credit for these last two ideas to Monica VanDieran – thank you!)
Lessons & Simulations
- Geogebra is a set of online tools that allow instructors to create classes and enroll students, a bit like Google Classroom. Short of setting up a class, students can take mini-lessons on a variety of topics where they get to manipulate equations, graphs, etc. and then answer a couple questions – and get immediate feedback. Bayraktar (2020) experimented a bit and created this one-question Graphing example.
- There are lots of free interactive math (and science) simulations (examples in image below) from PhET Project (University of Colorado-Boulder).
Remote Math Pedagogy
- Beyond the tools which can make remote math instruction more effective, it might be helpful to hear from other math instructors what they’ve done to successfully translate their classes to remote delivery. Here’s an article with a “talk-though” of the good points in an online math lesson (Teach Like a Champion), supported by video clips from the lesson. It is interesting if you want to see what an online lesson looks like and read some discussion about successful pedagogical choices.
- The Mathematics Assessment Project provides examples of formative and summative assessment tasks for mathematics.
- If you’re in search of OER (Open Educational Resources) materials, My Open Math is free online mathematics instruction in the form of questions and video support as well as open source texts.
Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators has collected resources for teaching math online on their Facebook page
Although focused on math education (teaching future math teachers), this podcast might be of interest: Teaching Math Teaching
Here’s a collection of free apps from the Math Learning Center
The STEM faculty blundering through remote teaching in a pandemic Facebook group has a wealth of resources
- Bayraktar, B. (June 29, 2020). Tip: Teaching math remotely. Tips for Teaching Professors. Retrieved (July 30, 2020) from https://higheredpraxis.substack.com/p/cetl-tip-teaching-math-remotely
- Statement from Association of American Medical Colleges on medical education nonclinical and clinical rotations during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Resources for Case Vignettes, a curated list of free clinical case vignettes put together by Medical School Librarian Dawn Hackman.The cases were collected for Med. School faculty, but there are many cases in these links that apply to multiple clinical areas.
- MITOpenCourseWare may provide helpful tips and examples, across many disciplines, of how others have taught courses or topics online and remotely.
Math (section), by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at Iowa State University is licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. This work, Math (section), is a derivative of Tip: Teaching math remotely by Beth Bayraktar’s Tips for Teaching Professors (retrieved on July 30, 2020) from https://higheredpraxis.substack.com/p/cetl-tip-teaching-math-remotely
Online Resources for Specific Disciplines, by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at Iowa State University is licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. This work, Inclusion in the Online Resources for Specific Disciplines, is a derivative of Keep Teaching-Disciplinary Resources GoogleDoc developed by University of Minnesota Center for Educational Innovation (retrieved on April 20, 2020) from https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZuHfyXL_1mcJ8GAFinn4JvayODc3rpA5qi3zVNry7FU/