Jacob Nichols



Recent Posts by Jacob

Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:05 PM in 3-dimensional assessment
Hi Carl,  Great question! As educators, we need to focus on having clear expectations as well as maintaining the attention of our students so that we are not accidentally the reason they struggle with completing assignments. Let me ask you this: when you write questions or create assessments, what is the purpose of what you are writing? Are you trying to teach  while assessing or are you t...

Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:53 PM in Parts of a Cell
Hello Gabriela, I know that this response may be late but I would like to be able to help anyone in the future that may be running into a similar issue! Because of the specific nature of each part of a cell, memorization is really the easiest way of doing it without overcomplicating things. One of the best ways to teach parts of cells to students is to do one of two things depending on how ...

Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:31 AM in Scientific and Engineering Practices in a Digital Classroom
In recent times how have you been able to emphasize student engagement with the material via a digital mediascape? I have always been of the opinion that hands-on experience is the best method of engagement in life sciences. How have you been able to substitute these "wet lab" types of experiences for your students despite the need to do it in the form of distance learning?