Tools and Resources

Top Downloaded Tools and Resources at Penn State

This document was created to provide you with a source of options for gathering data on teamwork assignments and projects. You may choose to adopt one of the examples as is, combine elements from several of the examples, or use the examples to identify characteristics that correspond to particular aspects of your assigned work, course content, or student population.

Lists of examples of verbs that can be used to construct specific, measurable learning objectives at each level of Bloom's taxonomy. Action verbs for writing learning objectives (or learning outcomes) for a course, program, or activity.

This document describes a specific strategy that provides a collaborative learning experience for students.

A handout that provides information and exercises on how to plan an effective class session.

This document, excerpted from the Penn State Teacher II, includes strategies for planning, implementing, and grading collaborative projects (aka team work or group work). It includes a discussion of group conflicts.

Brief explanation of several easy-to-use Classroom Assessment Techniques, with examples.

In-depth discussion of planning and writing a case study. Key steps discussed include identifying the reason for using a case study; drafting the case; and piloting and revising it.

An easy to use graphical representation of updated Bloom's Taxonomy congitive domain, including definitions.

Penn State Teacher II -- compendium of teaching tips and advice from seasoned faculty and graduate students.

This document describes several active learning methods for helping students learn how course concepts are organized.

This essay, written by Penn State's Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, John Lowe, describes several useful strategies for collecting course-level assessment about students' study habits and learning, which can be used to improve student learning.

This file is used by scanning operations to match questions on different test forms.

A problem solving scale with 5 levels of expertise.

Three-page overview of the steps in documenting one's teaching through a portfolio.