Orientation Ideas For Teachers


Access your work email and engage students, staff, and faculty by collaboration and sharing your documents and projects. Sign in using Webster email address and password.

As a Google Chrome browser user, you may add extension to your browser for Office 365 and have a quick access to Webster email, Office Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote, Calendar, etc. Watch Video below for more info.

Use your Webster Username and Password to access. Username is the first part of Webster email (exclude @webster.edu)

Check out the link below for Short videos on how to use and teach with Canvas. You can find resources for instructors and students.



You may start building/editing your syllabus before the course starts. Visit link below. Sign to http://connections.webster.edu with your Webster Username (first part of your email; exclude @webster.edu) and password. Click on Access Concourse Syllabus Manager. Select your Course. From the Syllabus Menu (on the screen) select edit. Select a pencil for each section that you want to edit.

"The Active Learning Handbook (ALH) consists of ideas, techniques, and examples that faculty can use when creating significant teaching and learning experiences ... version of this handbook is available for download below (PDF)."

This is a great read for Transformational Teaching. Enjoy


50 Languages has free books, audio, vocabulary, and exercises. You can download a mobile app and keep practicing your conversation. You may also switch the language page to the source language if you pay attention to the URL address. (ask me how to do that

Foreign Language Teaching Methods focuses on 12 different aspects of language teaching, each taught by a different expert instructor. The site contains video footage from an actual methods course held at the University of Texas at Austin. This flexible resource is designed to be used by foreign language teachers as a component of a classroom methods course or as a stand-alone course for independent learners.

TPRS - The teacher starts with the outline of a story and asks the class large numbers of questions that a) ensure that the class understands the language and b) add personalized, interesting, and comprehensible details to the story.

Classes read stories created in class, stories created by other classes, summaries and stories written by the teacher, stories written by individual students, ads and articles from magazines/newspapers, children’s books and short novels written for TPRS® classrooms.

We live in the mobile world. We tell stories and love stories that go to our heart. Let's use digital storytelling for our students and meet classroom outcomes with fun projects.

Record audio and share your recordings with others.

Engage your students with Quizlet on their mobile devices. Make it a fun game for all. So you like mobile technology like many. Great. Quizlet allows you to build mini quizzes for mobile devices and great games in your classroom with instant feedback to your students.

Use SPARK in your classroom as a tool for you and your students to deliver content. You can use it as an interactive instructor notes page with videos and text on any topic. Students can use it a a reflection journal, final paper or presentation tool. It is simple to use. You can build images, posters, cards, infographics, videos, or webpages in matter of minutes. Simple to use. Focus on content, formatting leave to the program. It saves automatically. You name it, add images, text, links, gallery, and more. Publish and share it via online social media.

Nearpod is a great interactive tool for your lesson plans. You engage learners with the content, provide assessment, and more.


The MERLOT system provides access to curated online learning and support materials and content creation tools, led by an international community of educators, learners and researchers.

Free resources on how to learn 28 Adobe products such as (Photoshop, Indesign, Adobe Premiere, and more) Free courses. Engage with the creative global community.

Microsoft for Educators is a great global community of learners that offers you opportunity to build new ideas into your teaching.

Many use Google to Google information, check email, build blog, website. All this for free and much more. You can link Google docs for Canvas and have students work collaboratively on their group projects while you monitor their progress.

ADP is your payroll system where you find all administrative information pertaining to your paychecks, tax info, and more.

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