Sparking Conversation with Padlet in Brown's Political Science Class

Jan. 12, 2016

David Brown, PhD, is the Department Chair in the Department for Political Science and a research associate at the Institute for Behavioral Science at CU Boulder. Gale completed the Fall 2015 ASSETT Teaching with Technology Seminar. He implemented the use of Padlet in his Political Science class in order to... Read more »

Tweeting in Tyler's Crime and Society Courses

Aug. 28, 2014

Tweet for homework? This spring, CU Boulder students nominated Sociology graduate student Amanda Tyler for an ASSETT Outstanding Teaching with Technology Award for her teaching of Sociology 2044, Crime and Society. One student wrote, "We used both Clickers and Twitter to enhance learning and incorporate current events into the curriculum."... Read more »

Nordic Studies Professor Ben Teitelbaum Nominated for ASSETT Teaching with Tech Award

July 31, 2014

In preparing for a lecture about dueling Nordic poets, CU Boulder Professor Benjamin Teitelbaum was reminded of a modern rap battle. Not one to miss an opportunity to reach his students, Teitelbaum searched for and found a (French) rap battle to play for his Scandinavian Studies class. Such an entertaining... Read more »

Survey Students with Google Drive Forms

July 25, 2014

Wondering how your students are really receiving your new teaching strategy? Why wait until after the semester is over to read students' feedback on FCQs? Create your own student survey right now with Google Drive Forms, and check in with your students mid-semester. CU Boulder students and faculty are already... Read more »

Rockin' Out in Science Class: Students Nominate Astrophysics Professor David Brain for ASSETT Teaching with Technology Award

July 22, 2014

Imagine that as you walk into your freshman year introductory science lecture hall, you hear your professor playing music. Dr. David Brain of the Astrophysics Department at CU Boulder says that before each Astronomy 1000 The Solar System class session, he plays, "Snippets of three songs." Brain says that the... Read more »

Padlet Preview

July 15, 2014

Do most of your students bring their computers to class already? Perfect; keep your students engaged in class by creating discussion boards! Create a virtual sticky note / cork board brainstorm, and hear more students' voices in larger classes! First, sign up for a free account on Then,... Read more »

Nils Halverson Finds Teaching's Rewards in Astrophysics

April 21, 2014

Courtesy of the College of Arts and Sciences Magazine Nils Halverson, PhD, takes teaching seriously. He has been teaching astrophysics at the University of Colorado since 2005. Using Clickers to Spark Discussion Graduate students may be surprised at first when Halverson asks them to use iclickers in their small, focused... Read more »

Holly Gayley: Teaching Religion through Digital Storytelling

July 29, 2013

When we introduce a new pedagogy into the college classroom, how do we know if it's working? In the field of Religious Studies, certain pedagogical approaches are considered tried and true. For example, a mainstay in teaching religion is to engage students in a close reading of a religious text,... Read more »

The Language of Physics

May 13, 2013

Photo by Micah Sittig “The central finding of physics education research over the past twenty years is something that kindergarten teachers have known forever,” says Dr. Mike Dubson as rain taps against the windows of his office on the tenth floor of the Gamow Physics Tower. “It’s that students don’t... Read more »

Helping Students Connect Academia to the Real World

April 29, 2013

Dr. E. Scott Adler of the Political Science Department does not consider his use of technology to be particularly innovative. He says it’s not much different than how other professors use technology in their classrooms. What is different about it, though, is how Adler thinks about technology’s interaction with learning... Read more »