Tutorials

A selection of videos and texts to help you do the things you're being asked to do.

Sample DPU

UPDATE I am about to watch JFK's Rise To Power in week 1 of my Coursera course. On my last DPU I planed to complete week 1 and 2 by now, but I haven't done so yet. S/T GOALS This week I will finish Week 1 and 2 with full understanding of all resources. L/T GOALS Next...

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How to complete your ‘Our Mandala’ Outcome Tracker

Once you've published your post, the last order of business is to complete the Outcome Tracker. This document is in the folder I shared with you a couple weeks back. That folder is in your Google Drive and will look something like this...(last names are greyed out)...

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Adding a Bio and Profile Picture

Available: An extra .25 added to your average Effort Score (E-Score) in the current unit (that's almost half a letter grade). Restrictions Apply: Restriction 1: Image and bio must be appropriate (the video discusses what is/is not appropriate. Restriction 1: All...

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What is Historical Periodization?

My hope is that the below video thoroughly explains what periodization is, as well as what is expected of you today. That is, what you need to turn in. One thing to note, I actually went a few seconds over the 10 minute limit on this video (I know, SHOCKING!), so the...

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Written Abstract – Student Example

Hello everyone, just a quick note to show you an example of a Written Abstract that received a 4.00 on both the Standard Score (S SCORE) and the Effort Score (E SCORE). This example shows two key things: A very thorough summary of key findings, along with a clear...

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Close Read Tutorial – Front side (reading 1 & 2)

As promised, here is the tutorial for completing the front side of a close reading using the 3CR format. The front side is specifically readings 1 and 2. If you have questions, please come see me. Here is the link to the example 3CR that I used as an example in the...

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Assessing Credibility of a Source

As you've learned many times throughout your years of schooling, citing evidence in your writing is critical. And that's absolutely true. However, before you do that, you've got a critical task to accomplish, and I'm finding that many students struggle to do so. How...

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Creating your Threshold Cards

If you haven't watched the Preparing for the threshold card video, you may want to do that before you watch the below. So, you're ready to make your TC, that's great. I've tried to be clear and specific in the below videos, but if any of it confuses you, please just...

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10/12/16 – Preparing for the Threshold Card

I know that some of you are getting to the point where you're thinking it's time to move on to the ACT phase and start working on the Threshold Card. My first response to that is, I'm not so sure. Here's the thing, just because you've checked the boxes next to each...

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10/7/16 – Close Read Tutorial – Back side (reading 3)

Greetings friends. I'm getting a bunch of work from you, which is fantastic, and I'm finding some patterns of misunderstanding, so I want to address one of them here. Specifically, how to complete the 3rd reading in a 3 Close Read worksheet. I've put together a quick...

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How to score well on your Tech Proficiency grade

In case you hadn't noticed, whenever you do work that involves you publishing information on the website, I give you a technology proficiency grade. Like all other grades in this glass, it's based on a 4 point rubric, which can be found in the right column under...

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How to properly cite online sources

I know you've been taught this dozens of times, but it's helpful to revisit the issue of citing online sources because I've already come across students who are not doing so. So, please watch this tutorial and ensure you follow these expectations. Otherwise, your work...

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Blogging Best Practices

When it comes to publishing blog posts, there are some things you should always try do. I've tried to incorporate 'these things' in this post, and then explain them in this video, so that you, too, can do them. So let's get started. Blogging Best Practices (in no...

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How to set a featured image

Whenever you are publishing a post on the class blog, it's critical that you set a featured image every time. This video explains exactly how to do...

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How to publish a Daily Questions Post

If you have been assigned the role of the Questioner, the below video will explain exactly what to do. Naturally, you'll need to be logged into the website to complete your responsibilities, so if you're unsure how to do that, there's a different tutorial that...

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