Zoom Classroom Legal Implications & Discussion

A colleague sent me an interesting article he wrote called "Is Zoom a Classroom?' that  explores the legal ramifications of defaulting to Zoom classrooms in #TheseUncertainTimes. For example: A student cleaned their gun on Zoom during class. If that happened to me, could I discipline the student? Even though they are in their own apartment? …

Social Work Educator Tips: Guidelines for Online Discussion Forums | Teaching & Learning in Social Work

Karen Zgoda is a social work educator, a Doctoral Student in Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, MA,  and a founding member of #MacroSW, an online community for macro social workers. In this blog post, she shares her tips for helping social work students learn how to be professional in online learning …

Digital Literacy in Social Work Education: A Case Study Incorporating Technology and Social Media Within the Social Work Curriculum

Now published - Digital Literacy in Social Work Education: A Case Study Incorporating Technology and Social Media Within the Social Work Curriculum in the Special Section on Multimedia in Nonprofit Education of the Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership. I discussed this work at CSWE APM back in October. Here is the abstract: To remain …

Teaching Resources for Snowy Days

In Boston, it's currently snowing sideways so hard I can barely see across the street. It's reasonable to expect at least one or two snow days during the school year in these parts and, having grown up in Buffalo, NY, I enjoy them greatly. A Twitter conversation with a colleague prompted me to compile resources …

Most Common Student Writing Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Written communication skills are so important for students to learn. As a social work instructor for nearly 10 years, I often gave students feedback and guidance to improve their writing. The following list contains the most common writing mistakes I encountered and suggestions for how to fix them. This list is geared toward social science …

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