The #iteachmsu Commons is an ever-growing collection of people, ideas, and resources. One way this space was built to support educators in their ongoing growth and development. MSU is a learning institution, and while we aim to prepare learners to “contribute fully to society as globally engaged citizen leaders” through their ongoing postsecondary experience, we also aim to support you - MSU’s educators - in your life long learning journey.
Throughout iteach.msu.edu, there are a wide variety of resources shared primarily as posts and articles. You can read individual articles to gain insights into any topic related to pedagogy, integrating technologies, assessing learning, disciplinary content, and navigating MSU’s context.
If you find an article or post you think is really helpful or you see a title you want to revisit later, you can save it by clicking the star icon in the upper right hand corner of each item’s card. To see all the items you’ve saved, you can click “saved” in the left menu (indicated with a star icon). In addition to saving articles, you can curate your own playlist.
The name playlist was inspired by compilations of music. Imagine you’re about to head outside for a run. You have all your gear ready and have put in one of your earbuds to listen to some tunes. You’ve built a list of songs (or saved a list built by someone else) that helps keep you motivated to keep moving. The idea is similar on this site. From your saved items, you can build a collection of posts and articles around topics or themes that are relevant to you.
- Do you have data that has sparked some additional questions for you?
- Are there some areas you have flagged as wanting to know more but not sure where to start?
- Have you set some goals for improving your practice for the rest of the semester?
Start by exploring more iteach.msu.edu and build yourself a playlist(s)! For step-by-step instructions on building a playlist, check out this Creating a Playlist article in our Getting Started resources.