Questions tagged [lecture-tools]

Questions related to software tools and materials used by teachers in lectures and to manage classes. Use this tag to ask about advantages or disadvantages of some tools.

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Alternative to Piazza for online Q&A

Piazza recently started serving ads. Are there any reasonable alternatives to Piazza that are effective for CS courses, for handling questions from students online? I would find it useful to be able ...
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Teaching in class and online cohorts CS

I am looking for advice for September with a new format for our daily schedules for high school CS. As part of my board's grade 9-12 return to school plan, students will be in one of 3 cohorts of a ...
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Creating a pre-recorded lecture

I have created a PowerPoint presentation and I want to create a video of me presenting it. I'm looking for a software to make my life easier. The features I'm looking for are: Can record a 25-minute ...
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Tools for running classes remotely

Today, university after university in the US announced moving to online classes. This is perhaps easier in CS than in, say, ceramics or dance, but it still presents unique challenges. Can anyone ...
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How can I design online tests and prevent cheating?

As you may know, schools in many parts of the world will remain closed for a long time due to the coronavirus outbreak. In Italy, the government has invited schools to provide remote teaching, and ...
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Software tool as in Bret Victor's demo

Already last year I encountered the great http://worrydream.com/LearnableProgramming/ and it was much needed fresh air (while I was suffocating in my provided "textbooks": cobbled collections of ...
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How to create webpage slides for teaching?

I have PDF slides prepared in Latex. I would like to have all of my slides in a website where students can find all learning materials, animations, examples, etc. Do you have any experience with ...
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Quizzes after lectures

I put together elaborate, very carefully planned out lectures, complete with highly distilled exemplars, student teach-backs, and mid-lecture activities to check for understanding. I've had feedback ...
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Code highlight for classroom use

I am thinking about "dissecting" my code with students, going line by line and commenting (why is this the condition of the while? What does this piece of code do?) A simple example can be found here:...
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Software to produce an interactive presentation?

I'm tasked with leading a couple information sessions (totaling 4 hours) to teach non-programmers how to get started in Python. The audience is software testers employed in a technology department. I ...
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What screencasting tools can be used for online teaching

I wish to make a video like this one from codeschool.com. In this video, the creator looks like he is using some screencasting software where he can write on his screen and talk over what he is doing ...
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Do you use any teaching assistant tool in your CS1 lab classes?

In the scope of my PhD work, I am developing a teaching assistant tool. These tools are used in the context of lab classes to gather "snapshots" from the student's code using one plug-in in the IDE of ...