Sample Teaching Materials

The learning activities presented below were completed in Education Psychology 8960: Innovation, Technology, and Teaching in Higher Education, taught by Laura Zaylea in Summer 2021. This course empowered students to use technology-based solutions to improve student learning.

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Mini Video Lecture

This mini video lecture introduces the concept of searching library databases using keywords. I might distribute this video to students prior to their attendance at a library workshop, so we could use our time together to search for sources on their topics.

Web 2.0 Assignment

This assignment prompt and accompanying rubric addresses an (as-of-yet!) imaginary course on digital literacy. Students are challenged to use a Web 2.0 tool to achieve course learning goals, while also demonstrating an understanding of the Web 2.0 platform.


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Interactive Slide Presentation

These slides incorporate polling technology to add an interactive component to the class, which could be presenting in-person or online. I used slido to create the polling slides, which unfortunately does not allow me to share them publicly. I have shared the slides without interaction here, but you can view additional details about the polling questions in the presenter notes on the original Google Slides.