Tools and Resources

The art of teaching can be advanced by listening to podcasts, reading, and watching social media creators as it provides educators with access to diverse perspectives, innovative techniques, and emerging trends in the field of education. By regularly engaging with these resources, teachers can broaden their understanding of effective teaching methods and continually refine their skills to better support their students’ learning.

Book Recommendations

  • Inclusive Teaching
  • Small Teaching and Small Teaching Online

Podcast Recommendations

  • Teaching in Higher Ed: Explore the art and science of facilitating learning with Bonni Stachowiak. Each week a different author, technologist or other higher ed celebrity is interviewed and gives their best recommendations to help you be more effective at facilitating learning.
  • Tea for Teaching: This podcast is a series of informal discussions of innovative and effective practices in teaching and learning. This podcast series is hosted by John Kane (an economist) and Rebecca Mushtare (a graphic designer). John and Rebecca run the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the State University of New York at Oswego.
  • Cult of Pedagogy: Although host Jennifer Gonzalez has a website, blog and store, the podcast is full of helpful information on a variety of teaching practices.  From lecturing to group work to educational theory, there is sure to be an episode that will help take your teaching to the next level.
  • The EdTech Podcast: Sophie Bailey is the founder of The Edtech Podcast. The mission of the podcast is to improve the dialogue between ‘ed’ and ‘tech’ through storytelling, for better innovation and impact.

Video Recommendations

  • Future Trends Forum: This is a live video conversation space organized by Bryan Alexander. It is not your typical webinar. Every week they host one or several awesome guests, each one with a leading and distinct perspective on what’s next for academia. There are no presentations; instead, the Forum is all about interactive discussion. Recordings of previous sessions are available via the Future Trends Playlist.
  • How To Canvas: On his various social media platforms, Sean Nufer will help you use Canvas to its fullest extent. He is a whiz at taking canvas courses and making them beautiful and functional.  With tutorials on tool basics as well as more advanced features, this is definitely a channel you should reserve some time for.
  • LTDC Virtual Showcase Archives: The Learning Technology Development Council (LTDC) is a UW System-sponsored organization that works to provide and promote pedagogically-sound practices and incorporate technology into teaching. Every year they host a multi-day event that features instructors, technologists and instructional designers highlighting some of the most effective strategies to promote learning.

Other Tools

  • Titan Tools: This is a Canvas course created by John Bellotti, the instructional designer in the College of Business.  The course is full of information and tutorials that will help instructors build visually appealing and interactive Canvas courses.
  • WebAIM: This is a website that has a plethora of information about creating accessible materials for your students.  From current information on closed captioning to color contrast checkers, this website is a great guide on ensuring accessibility with digital materials.
  • Course Workload Estimator: Its always a challenge knowing how much content is too much.  There are so many great resources out there that it can be easy to assign too much to your students.  This website can provide you with estimates given parameters you enter.