Human Genetic Introductory Discussion


Tell the class the following

Where you are from

What you hope to learn in this class

What you find most interesting about Genetics.

If you have taken on-line classes (even if it was just in high school or in the second half of Spring Semester 2020  what has specifically helped you learn on line. What type of activities help you most? Reading? Videos? Interactive activities? Others?

If the following 2 people had children, give one trait they might have

Introductory exercise

List something that you think you can learn in this class that you can not learn simply by googling or by a you tube video.

Finally, Say something about yourself (some hobby or interest for example) without  actually naming the hobby or interest. This is like something that has been going around social media in which someone might say “Tell me you are from Michigan without telling me your are from Michigan” and someone else might respond “If someone asks me where I am from, I point at a place on my hand”. Note that there is a scientific reason to do this: You are giving evidence for something, rather than simply making a conclusion.

Put your answer as a reply.

I have to approve all posts, so you will not see your reply immediately.

Writing Checks PD Days Talk

At the end of this video, I asked if there were ways that, in-line classses, The “hares” (The students who are ahead of everybody else could help the tortoises “those who are a bit behind”. Any thoughts would be welcome as a reply.

H5P projects

Many instructors are using OER resources in their classes. While there are many such texts available, many instructors, especially on-line instructors like to have the type of supplementary on-line material that often comes with traditional textbooks.

While there are some resources such as Sapling and Lumen learning which can be used for these purposes, they are not free nor are they open. As an alternative, I have been used the H5P site to make resources.

These resources are versatile and easy to make. In addition, I have had my students create these resources to make up for missed assignments.

Here is a sample assignment that I have used in which questions have been inserted into videos. One can use you tube videos or any video that has a downloadable file (such as Kaltura videos)


Here are some made by students:

Meiosis questions from Cassie Bell

Mitosis Questions from Arthraa Kamil

Below are instructions that were handed out at a CTE workshop

H5P Workshop Handout for CTE

H5P instructions Drag and Drop (From Amy Larson, co-presenter at the H5P workshop)

Here are some tutorials from the H5P site: