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Making Knowledge Stick: Virtual Badges and Real Life Stickers

“Better than Digital Chocolate”—that’s what drew me in. It was the title of a post that found its way somehow across one of my social media feeds and I was intrigued. I like chocolate! What I had stumbled across was the website for LearnBrite, a company that specializes in e-learning tools. They had already created 100 free virtual badges that were geared towards enterprise and were in the process of creating 100 more for use in a university context. They were looking for suggestions and of course, I leapt in with some ideas for anthropological badges. read more…

  • dateMarch 1, 2016
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  • posted byErin McGuire
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“Creative Connections” with J.R.R. Tolkien: Teaching Anthropology with Imaginative Literature

How do J.R.R. Tolkien, his legendary stories, and other examples of imaginative literature relate to anthropology? The possibilities are endless. You can make “creative connections” in your classroom and engage students in a dialogue about the resonance of anthropology and its themes to many of their favorite imaginative universes. read more…

  • dateFebruary 11, 2016
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  • posted byLeah McCurdy
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My name is Erin, and I’m an archaeologist…

Over the next few months, I hope to share with you some of my experiences and experiments with motivating students in first-year anthropology. Some days, it feels like I’ve tried everything, from Twitter to stickers, and bacon-flavoured crickets to i>Clicker quizzes. I’m always keen to try out options that might generate some interest from students. In next month’s post, I’ll tell you a bit about my latest combination of virtual badges and real life stickers and share a bit about how I’m using these to get people moving in ANTH 100. read more…

  • dateJanuary 27, 2016
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  • posted byErin McGuire
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