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Introsocsite Slides060909


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Describes how to use the website, introsocsite, a collection of resources for teaching and learning Introduction to Sociology..

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Introsocsite Slides060909

  1. 1. Using introsocsite, a collection of Teaching and Learning Resources for Introduction to Sociology Supported by the National Science Foundation   developed by  Caroline Hodges Persell Department of Sociology New York University
  2. 2. What’s in introsocsite to address Qs & needs when teaching Intro? <ul><li>Deciding what to include </li></ul><ul><li>Previewing various content areas </li></ul><ul><li>An instructor’s manual for each unit </li></ul><ul><li>Getting students actively engaged </li></ul><ul><li>Involving students with data </li></ul><ul><li>A glossary, lists of textbooks, research on teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas about films </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson plans </li></ul><ul><li>Access to fun stuff in sociology </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Deciding what to include in the course </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the home page: </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Resources for Teachers button: </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Learning Goals button: </li></ul>
  4. 4. 2) Previewing content areas in introductory sociology <ul><li>Click on Resources for Teachers button: </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Unit Pages: </li></ul><ul><li>Click on individual pages for each of the nine units identified by ASA Task Force </li></ul><ul><li>Each describes the unit, and links to an ASA curriculum, learning goals, and an instructor’s manual. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 3) Instructor’s Manuals for Units <ul><li>One way in is through the unit pages, just seen. </li></ul><ul><li>Another pathway is through the Resources for Teachers button: </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the Instructor’s Manual for each unit: </li></ul>
  6. 6. 4) Getting students actively engaged in learning <ul><li>Click on Resources for Teachers button: </li></ul><ul><li>Then click on Exercises and Resources by Unit: </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll down to Exercises </li></ul>
  7. 7. 5) Involving students with data <ul><li>Resources for Teachers button: </li></ul><ul><li>Then Exercises and Resources by Unit: </li></ul><ul><li>Look at Exploring Data. Examples: Using Census Data to Analyze Your Neighborhood: </li></ul><ul><li>Religious Archives link and exercise: http:// / </li></ul>
  8. 8. 6) Glossary, bibliographies, books, teaching research <ul><li>Resources for Teachers button: </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Additional Materials link: </li></ul><ul><li>Explore links to the glossary, lists of texts, bibliography of research on teaching and learning, and more. </li></ul><ul><li>Blog on teaching tips with videos: </li></ul>
  9. 9. 7) Ideas about films <ul><li>Resources for Teachers button: </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Additional Materials link: </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Films Pertinent to Sociology: </li></ul>
  10. 10. 8) Lesson plans <ul><li>Click Resources for Teachers button: </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Lesson Plans: </li></ul><ul><li>Explore an example: </li></ul>
  11. 11. 9) Fun Stuff in Sociology <ul><li>Click on Resources for Students Button: </li></ul><ul><li>Then click on the right icon with the hands </li></ul><ul><li>3) For ASA press releases on new research: click Resources for Teachers button, then click Additional Materials, then current examples of sociology in the media at the ASA website </li></ul>
  12. 12. What do people think? Please Give Us Feedback <ul><li>Every substantive page that we made has a feedback tab on the right side, although the outside links do not. </li></ul><ul><li>You click on it to make it pop up, click on it again to shrink it back to tab form. </li></ul><ul><li>We hope you will use these buttons. </li></ul>
  13. 13. With thanks to the many who have helped <ul><li>The members of the ASA Task Force: </li></ul><ul><li>Jonathan Kelly, web designer </li></ul><ul><li>Dominick Bagnato, web consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Kathryn Pfeiffer, graduate assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Ali Syed, undergraduate assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Antonio Mateiro, undergraduate assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Jennifer Gerdes, undergraduate assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Maude Shepard, undergraduate assistant </li></ul><ul><li>The National Science Foundation </li></ul>
  14. 14. Take away this web address: persell/aIntroNSF/home.php