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2 ExCEEd Teaching Workshop Seminars on Communication Skills Al Estes Steve Ressler Ron Welch Joe Hanus

3 ExCEEd Teaching Workshop The Chalkboard Ron Welch Seminar VI Communication Skills #1 Seminar VI Communication Skills #1

4 ExCEEd Teaching Workshop The Chalkboard “The inventor or introducer of the blackboard deserves to be ranked among the best contributors to learning and science, if not among the best benefactors of mankind.” Josiah Bumstead, 1841

5 ExCEEd Teaching Workshop Why is the chalkboard uniquely effective as a medium for classroom instruction? (List the top three reasons) Group Activity

6 ExCEEd Teaching Workshop Why is the Chalkboard Effective? u Self-pacing u Information remains visible and can be used later in the class u Allows flexibility, spontaneity, and non-linearity u Can be used to develop students’ drawing skills u No broken parts, burned out bulbs, power loss… lights on u Can be used with lights on

7 ExCEEd Teaching Workshop But it’s only effective… “The most important props in most classrooms are the blackboard and overhead projector. Though commonplace and easily taken for granted, both need to be used effectively.” Wankat & Oreovicz, Ch. 6 …if you know how to use it.

8 ExCEEd Teaching Workshop 2009 Ron, why are you using PowerPoint to teach people how to write with chalk? Ron, why are you using PowerPoint to teach people how to write with chalk?

9 ExCEEd Teaching Workshop How to Write u Write BIG. u Write legibly. á Use consistent format and case. á Put space between words. u Write boldly. á Press hard on chalk. á Press the edge of chalk (should form a point). á ATTACK the blackboard (should hear chalk).

10 ExCEEd Teaching Workshop Posture Is Important! u Shoulders facing blackboard u Hand directly in front of shoulder u Move your body as you write u Bend at knees when writing low

11 ExCEEd Teaching Workshop Organization & Emphasis u Indentation u Grouping u Underlining u Clouds u Color

12 ExCEEd Teaching Workshop Why Five Colors? u Show the hierarchy of ideas. u Add visual life to material. u Enhance clarity of drawings. u A trademark! Use a consistent color scheme.

13 ExCEEd Teaching Workshop 2009 Clean Boards Make a Difference

14 ExCEEd Teaching Workshop 2009 Are you ready to jam?!? Let’s do some chalkboard aerobics

15 ExCEEd Teaching Workshop

16 ExCEEd Teaching Workshop Do not write... u Lengthy definitions/descriptions. u Anything unimportant. u Large amounts of prepositioned information (unless review material or handout material). Writing takes time. Time is a priceless asset.

17 ExCEEd Teaching Workshop 2009 What if You Don’t Have Chalkboards? u Get chalkboards, or… u Apply these same techniques with other media. What about PowerPoint?

18 ExCEEd Teaching Workshop 2009 ZxZx Check material to make sure you have 50 ksi

19 ExCEEd Teaching Workshop 2009  M nx Segment A  M nxC b = 1 = 274 ft -kips  M nxC b = 1 = 217 ft -kips Segment B and C Note the table’s assumptions

20 ExCEEd Teaching Workshop 2009 Segment D  M nxC b = 1 = 168 ft -kips

21 ExCEEd Teaching Workshop 2009 ZxZx

22 21 Chalkboard & PowerPoint Seminar VI Instructional Technology: Seminar VI Instructional Technology: Questions?

23 ExCEEd Teaching Workshop Seminar VII Room 223 Mahan (Seminar Room) After Lunch! Room 223 Mahan (Seminar Room) After Lunch!


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