We work with Macaulay faculty and students, while contributing to the larger teaching & learning community.
We work with faculty at Macaulay campuses on designing the Macaulay Seminars they teach (including Arts in New York City, People of New York City, Science Forward, and Shaping the Future of New York City)
We work with students on their research and projects, helping them learn digital tools and scaffold larger projects.
As an interdisciplinary group of scholars, we actively think about and research the intersections between technology and pedagogy, engage with the scholarship of teaching & learning, and bridge our disciplinary expertise with critical pedagogies.
We organize experiential learning events that allow students to practice in the field what they are learning in the classroom. These events include STEAMfest, SPACE, BioBlitz, and the Futures of New York conference.
Teaching, learning & technology at Macaulay and Beyond
Some of our latest work with faculty and students.
Halal Cart Cooks
Contested New York
How to use educational technologies in pedagogically informed ways.
Making PodcastsBring the power of podcasting to your class
Using iMovieWant your students to make a movie? Start here
Scientific PostersAll the info for teaching students about making posters
WordPress ToolkitFrom posting to creating public-facing sites
Using Hypothes.isStudents not reading? Try social reading tools
Some brief resources, reflections, and guidance from TLC Fellows.
What can students and faculty expect in terms of workload during remote teaching? How can faculty plan to manage workload while meeting with students remotely? What assignments best meet the needs of faculty and students in their new remote classroom? After two semesters of working closely with faculty who teach Macaulay Honors seminars across a… Continue Reading Managing Workload: Remote Expectations for Students & Faculty
Did students learn what you think they learned? How do you know? Use these low-stakes comprehension checks at various points throughout your class to check in with your students and to get a picture into what they’ve understood. Continue Reading Engage students through low-stakes comprehension checks
Every semester, do you think, “I can never win the battle with plagiarism?” Well, here is some advice for making your writing assignments strong enough to stand up to even the most insidious of plagiarisms! Continue Reading Creating Plagiarism-Proof Assignments
Are you tired of endless grading? It’s the end of the semester, and you’re dreading the hours and hours of grading. After all of your work, you’re not even sure if students will learn from your pages and pages of ink. But what if you could grade more effectively, in less time AND help your students? Thankfully, there are several strategies you can employ through “Minimal Marking.” Continue Reading The art of grading – minimal marking
Are you frustrated with the quality of your students writing? Do you feel they are just not “getting” the assignment? Ever wonder if there was something you could do to produce better results? Thankfully, there are tools that are guaranteed to work! Continue Reading Getting more out of your students’ writing assignments
Are you leaving class feeling frustrated and demoralized? Maybe you thought that honors students would behave perfectly at all times but now you find them chatting in class, texting, scrolling through social media, or just generally not paying attention? Fear not… Continue Reading “Class management,” or how to build community and engagement
Breaking news: honors students are grade conscious. We often hear professors say that honors students are totally intolerant of ambiguity: they want clear, specific, step-by-step instructions on how to do everything, and they seem anxious — even obsessive — about getting good grades. Continue Reading “Will I get an A in this course?” MHC Students & Grade Anxiety
Have you ever taught a class at 8am or right after lunchtime? Have you ever caught your students falling asleep or obviously zoning out? Do you just want to increase student engagement? Student disengagement happens. Some of our students may be in classes from the early morning… Continue Reading Six ways to wake up sleepy students
Taking your class out on a neighborhood tour is a great idea and a fantastic way to get students to start thinking about what they’re learning in your Seminar 2 course. But how do you get started? And what do you need to plan this out? And what if something goes wrong? Take a deep breath, stay calm, and read on. Continue Reading Neighborhood Walking Tour Tips & Resources
Maps Marker is a WordPress plugin that allows you to create a map with marked points of interest. You’ll see a menu item called Maps Marker on the left-hand side of the Dashboard. If you hover over or click this item, you’ll see the full submenu for Maps Marker. To make a map of the… Continue Reading Maps Marker, Maps Marker, make me a map