English Instructor Resources

Looking for a sample syllabus to learn how another instructor has incorporated Hawkes in class? On the hunt for tips to share with students, including note-taking skills and sample papers showing how to properly cite research? We have you covered with the resources below.

Instructors using Hawkes can also access these materials (and PowerPoint presentations!) by logging into the Grade Book, navigating to the Help tab, and selecting the Instructor Resources link.

Foundations of English Resources

English Composition Resources

Sample Course Documents

  1. COMP 1 Sample SyllabusEnglish Composition textbook cover. Student online dashboard within a laptop.

Resources

  1. MLA Sample Word Doc | PDF
  2. APA Sample Word Doc | PDF
  3. CMS AD Sample Word Doc | PDF
  4. CMS NB Sample Word Doc | PDF
  5. CSE Citation-Name Sample Word Doc | PDF
  6. CSE Citation-Sequence Sample Word Doc | PDF
  7. CSE Name-Year Sample Word Doc | PDF

YouTube Resources to Help You Learn More about Accessibility

Thankfully, web accessibility is getting more attention than ever before. Incorporating strong accessible standards helps every online user, whether or not someone has a disability.

There are multiple YouTube channels dedicated to helping you learn more about accessibility standards and practices, as well as challenging the stigmas surrounding individuals with disabilities. Below are three you may consider checking out!

1. Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Hadley, the largest distance education provider for those who are blind or visually impaired by serving more than 10,000 students each year, gives students a personalized learning experience to help them in their academic, professional, and everyday lives. Courses are free to blind and visually impaired individuals and their families, and the nonprofit offers low tuition rates to blindness professionals.

Hadley’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/HadleySchool/featured) offers a plethora of information that focuses on specific tasks like “how to make a playlist” using only the screen reader system and not having to look at the phone as you do it. It includes instructional videos on Apple products and tools, like accessing the Zoom Controller and downloading BARD books and magazines.

2. Deafinitely Dope

This channel provides videos of rapping popular songs with American Sign Language (ASL) and was created by a deaf man and hearing woman. According to their page, their goal is “to provide a platform where deaf people of all ages as well as hearing people willing to take the plunge into the world of ASL can unite under a brand that shows YOU’RE NOT ALONE.”

Those who are deaf or hard of hearing who communicate through ASL can enjoy these popular songs, and those willing to learn or brush up on ASL will enjoy these fun videos.

Check out their YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/mattmaxey770/featured

 

3. Google Chrome Developers

Want to stay updated on Google’s web accessibility initiatives? Google Chrome Developers have built playlists discussing the latest and greatest Chrome tools, including tutorials on tasks ranging from using Chrome UX Report to optimize your web app’s performance to learning how to build e-commerce websites with AMP and PWA.

They’re currently creating a new series called The State of the Web, which analyzes big data to learn more about how the web is moving forward in performance, security, and more. You’ll definitely want to keep an eye on this YouTube channel to stay in the loop with all the cool things Google is up to!

View videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/ChromeDevelopers/featured.

 

2 Resources to Help You Check on Your Website’s Accessibility

Our Accessibility Team at Hawkes always gets excited when they found out about tools that help you check on the level of web accessibility in order to improve a website for all users. Here are two great tips if you want to ensure your site is up to WCAG 2.0 standards:

1. Google’s Tools for Web Developers

Google has a great community and curated list of resources dedicated to web accessibility. Check out what they offer at https://developers.google.com/web/tools/.

One of our Accessibility Team leaders loves to use the Google developer tool that checks the contrast between text and background. Below, you can see that the header on the Hawkes Learning sign-in page contrasts with the background well enough to comply with Level AAA standards.

The words "Hawkes Learning" on a webpage are highlighted and labeled with "the text we are looking at."

The underlying code behind the sign-in page for Hawkes Learning is displayed. A color swatch is open for the text that was highlighted in the first image. Its contrast ratio is 9.08, and check marks are next to AA: 4.5 and AAA: 7.0 to denote that this level of contrast between text and background is WCAG Level 2.0 AAA compliant.

 

2. HTML_CodeSniffer

Want to make sure a website’s code is up to snuff? HTML_CodeSniffer has you covered! This script finds violations of coding standards in your HTML source code, and you can check your code against custom coding standards. It covers Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 Levels A, AA, and AAA.

You can paste your code here to test it before installing the bookmarklet.

Discover relationships with this data visualization teaching tool.

Statistics instructors, have you explored Gapminder yet? It’s one of our favorite data visualization resources! It’s a free site offering many videos and tools, including a graphical simulator depicting 5 dimensions of real-world data in 2D.

Check out how you can use this tool in your classroom to show students the changing relationships between demographic, economic, and societal variables animated over time.

Change the variables to include life expectancy, average income, population, unemployment rate, CO2 emissions, amount of cell phone users, and more. Pinpoint specific historical events to discover their impact through data visualization.

 

  • Correlating development data
    Select Chart and compare different indicators, such as Life Expectancy and Income. What correlations can be found?
  • Analyzing trends
    Try choosing Life Expectancy and analyzing changes over time (select Time for the x axis.) Track selected countries by selecting them, clicking the Trails box, and playing the animation.
  • Mapping development indicators
    Select Map and look for patterns by selecting different development indicators for the countries.

Discovering Statistics and Data cover

 

Along with many downloadable data sets and computational technology instructions, this data visualization tool is available on our free web resource, stat.hawkeslearning.com.

This tool is also integrated within our new text, Discovering Statistics and Data, to bring students toward a deeper understanding of statistics and how we can tell stories through data analysis.

Let us know if you want an exam copy at 1-800-426-9538 or sales@hawkeslearning.com!

 

 


FREE TO USE! CC-BY GAPMINDER.ORG.

SHOWING A FREE VISUALIZATION FROM GAPMINDER.ORG, CC-BY LICENSE.

 

Integrate Developmental Math with Statistics in Corequisite Course

Cover of Discovering Statistics and Data Plus Integrated ReviewDiscovering Statistics and Data Plus Integrated Review leads students through the study of statistics with an introduction to data.

It pays homage to the technology-driven data explosion by helping students understand the context behind future statistical concepts to be learned. Students are introduced to what data is, how we measure it, where it comes from, how to visualize it, and what kinds of career opportunities involve its analysis and processing.

 

This integrated course enhances curriculum-level statistics with applicable review skills to shorten the prerequisite sequence without compromising competency. Target specific remediation needs for just-in-time supplementation of foundational concepts.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Statistics and Problem Solving

1.1-1.8: Introduction to Statistical Thinking

Chapter 2: Data, Reality, and Problem Solving

2.R.1: Problem Solving with Whole Numbers
2.R.2: Introduction to Decimal Numbers
2.1: The Lords of Data
2.2: Data Classification
2.3: Time Series Data vs. Cross-Sectional Data
Chapter 2 Review

Chapter 3: Visualizing Data

3.R.1: Introduction to Fractions and Mixed Numbers
3.R.2: Decimals and Fractions
3.R.3: Decimals and Percents
3.R.4: Reading Graphs
3.R.5: Constructing Graphs from a Database
3.R.6: The Real Number Line and Inequalities
3.1: Frequency Distributions
3.2: Displaying Qualitative Data Graphically
3.3: Constructing Frequency Distributions for Quantitative Data
3.4: Histograms and Other Graphical Displays of Quantitative Data
3.5: Analyzing Graphs
Chapter 3 Review

Chapter 4: Describing and Summarizing Data From One Variable

4.R.1: Addition with Real Numbers
4.R.2: Subtraction with Real Numbers
4.R.3: Multiplication and Division with Real Numbers
4.R.4: Exponents and Order of Operations
4.R.5: Evaluating Algebraic Expressions
4.R.6: Evaluating Radicals
4.1: Measures of Location
4.2: Measures of Dispersion
4.3: Measures of Relative Position, Box Plots, and Outliers
4.4: Data Subsetting
4.5: Analyzing Grouped Data
4.6: Proportions and Percentages
Chapter 4 Review

Chapter 5: Discovering Relationships

5.R.1: The Cartesian Coordinate System
5.R.2: Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables: Ax + By = C
5.R.3: The Slope-Intercept Form: y = mx + b
5.1: Scatterplots and Correlation
5.2: Fitting a Linear Model
5.3: Evaluating the Fit of a Linear Model
5.4: Fitting a Linear Time Trend
5.5: Scatterplots for More Than Two Variables
Chapter 5 Review

Chapter 6: Probability, Randomness, and Uncertainty

6.R.1: Multiplication and Division with Fractions and Mixed Numbers
6.R.2: Least Common Multiple (LCM)
6.R.3: Addition and Subtraction with Fractions
6.R.4: Fractions and Percents
6.1: Introduction to Probability
6.2: Addition Rules for Probability
6.3: Multiplication Rules for Probability
6.4: Combinations and Permutations
6.5: Bayes’ Theorem
Chapter 6 Review

Chapter 7: Discrete Probability Distributions

7.R.1: Order of Operations with Real Numbers
7.R.2: Solving Linear Inequalities
7.1: Types of Random Variables
7.2: Discrete Random Variables
7.3: The Discrete Uniform Distribution
7.4: The Binomial Distribution
7.5: The Poisson Distribution
7.6: The Hypergeometric Distribution
Chapter 7 Review

Chapter 8: Continuous Probability Distributions

8.R.1: Area
8.R.2: Solving Linear Equations: ax + b = c
8.R.3: Working with Formulas
8.1: The Uniform Distribution
8.2: The Normal Distribution
8.3: The Standard Normal Distribution
8.4: Applications of the Normal Distribution
8.5: Assessing Normality
8.6: Approximation to the Binomial Distribution
Chapter 8 Review

Chapter 9: Samples and Sampling Distributions

9.R.1: Ratios and Proportions
9.1: Random Samples
9.2: Introduction to Sampling Distributions
9.3: The Distribution of the Sample Mean and the Central Limit Theorem
9.4: The Distribution of the Sample Proportion
9.5: Other Forms of Sampling
Chapter 9 Review

Chapter 10: Estimation: Single Samples

10.1: Point Estimation of the Population Mean
10.2: Interval Estimation of the Population Mean
10.3: Estimating the Population Proportion
10.4: Estimating the Population Standard Deviation or Variance
Chapter 10 Review

Chapter 11: Hypothesis Testing: Single Samples

11.R.1: Translating English Phrases and Algebraic Expressions
11.R.2: Order of Operations with Fractions and Mixed Numbers
11.1: Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
11.2a: Testing a Hypothesis about a Population Mean with Sigma Known
11.2b: Testing a Hypothesis about a Population Mean with Sigma Unknown
11.2c: Testing a Hypothesis about a Population Mean using P-values
11.3: The Relationship between Confidence Interval Estimation and Hypothesis Testing
11.4a: Testing a Hypothesis about a Population Proportion
11.4b: Testing a Hypothesis about a Population Proportion using P-values
11.5: Testing a Hypothesis about a Population Standard Deviation or Variance
11.6: Practical Significance vs. Statistical Significance
Chapter 11 Review

Chapter 12: Inferences about Two Samples

12.1a: Inference about Two Means: Independent Samples with Sigma Known
12.1b: Inference about Two Means: Independent Samples with Sigma Unknown
12.2: Inference about Two Means: Dependent Samples (Paired Difference)
12.3: Inference about Two Population Proportions
Chapter 12 Review

Chapter 13: Regression, Inference, and Model Building

13.1: Assumptions of the Simple Linear Model
13.2: Inference Concerning β1
13.3: Inference Concerning the Model’s Prediction
Chapter 13 Review

Chapter 14: Multiple Regression

14.1: The Multiple Regression Model
14.2: The Coefficient of Determination and Adjusted R2
14.3: Interpreting the Coefficients of the Multiple Regression Model
14.4: Inference Concerning the Multiple Regression Model and its Coefficients
14.5: Inference Concerning the Model’s Prediction
14.6: Multiple Regression Models with Qualitative Independent Variables
Chapter 14 Review

Chapter 15: Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

15.1: One-Way ANOVA
15.2: Two-Way ANOVA: The Randomized Block Design
15.3: Two-Way ANOVA: The Factorial Design
Chapter 15 Review

Chapter 16: Looking for Relationships in Qualitative Data

16.1: The Chi-Square Distribution
16.2: The Chi-Square Test for Goodness of Fit
16.2: The Chi-Square Test for Association
Chapter 16 Review

Chapter 17: Nonparametric Tests

17.1: The Sign Test
17.2: The Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test
17.3: The Wilcoxon Rank-Sum Test
17.4: The Rank Correlation Test
17.5: The Runs Test for Randomness
17.6: The Kruskal-Wallis Test
Chapter 17 Review


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Step-by-Step Tutor Helps Students Break Down Calculus Problems into Manageable Pieces

Calculus is a beautifully intricate subject. Sometimes, though, when it gets a little too intricate, students struggle with how to begin solving a complicated problem. That’s where the student-favorite tool, Step-by-Step, helps out.

Step-by-Step breaks down each question into manageable steps for students to solve. The system shows students how to get started and guides them in the right direction as they actively work toward the solution. The courseware lets students know if they’ve gotten the step correctly or need to try again.

At any point, students can choose to review a Learn screen that provides more background information on the concept they’re practicing, to display the current step’s answer in order to move on to the next, or to show the solution to the problem with the chance to try a similar question.

This extra practice comes in handy before students enter the Certify portion of the learning module, which asks students to demonstrate their mastery of concepts learned without access to tutoring aids.

Step-by-Step provides students with the type of lesson breakdown you’d give during class. After all, students don’t want to feel like they can’t even begin a question if it’s too complicated to solve, especially if they are practicing on their own. This tool allows them to get more familiar with the material and engage with each multi-step question on an in-depth level, helping them become more comfortable in their knowledge and skill.

View examples of questions that might give students pause:

Example 1:

Instead of giving up and immediately moving on to the next question, students can choose to receive the following help through Step-by-Step:

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Example 2:

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Students can receive help through Step-by-Step:

 

 

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Example 3:

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After successfully solving the problem, students can work through others based on similar concepts and move on to the rest of their practice set.


Interested in seeing more Step-by-Step help? Contact us at 1-800-426-9538 or sales@hawkeslearning.com for a quick demonstration!