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My Toolbox is Full!
How, Why, and When to
use Digital Tools in the
Online Classroom
Kelly Warnock
ETUG Conference
May 13, ...
Presentation Outline
1. Foundations of Teaching and Learning
2. Digital Tools Exploration
3. Resource Sharing
4. Benefits ...
Setting the stage…
What knowledge, skills, and
attitudes are required for the
21st century?
What makes an effective
lear...
21st Century Skills
undergrad.wayne.edu
• Critical Thinking
• Inquiry
• Problem Solving
• Application
• Collaboration
• Cr...
Back to the Basics
esthersuantak.wordpress.com
Learning Outcomes
http://www.ecvet-toolkit.eu/site/introduction/howdoesecvetwork/ecvetandlearningoutcomes
Choose Your Verbs Wisely!
tech2040.pbworks.com
Verbs to promote
critical thinking
sites.stanford.edu
www.ljhammond.com
ASSESSMENTS:
Making Connections
LEARNING
OUTCOMES ASSESSMENTS
LEARNING ACTIVITIES
A+
Formative activities and assessments
are important for students to know
what they are aiming for.
Feedback in Formative Assessment
www.stemresources.com
Examples of Formative Assessment
Diagnostic Tests
Observations
Peer/Instructor Review
Practice Questions and Self Test...
Types of Assessment
Tech-based
Essays
Tests/Quizzes
Discussions
Journals
Group Projects
Presentations
Research
 We...
Why Assess Differently?
http://searchingeyes.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/assessment-comic-climb-tree.jpg
Approaches to Learning
From: http://introductiononlinepedagogy.pbworks.com/w/page/20123560/Teaching%20Multiple%20Learning%...
Universal Design for Learning
apasick.wikispaces.com
What makes a good learning activity?
• Activate students’ prior knowledge
• Make clear and engaging
• Involve students in ...
Reflective Questions
 What types of activities and assessments
do you have in your courses?
 Is there a balance of forma...
Now for the Digital Tools!
Digital Toolbox
Please Google:
TRU KUMU digital toolbox
 http://kumu.tru.ca/Documentation:Digital
_Toolbox
Wikia digita...
DIGITAL TOOLS
FOR STUDENTS
 Communication
 Collaboration
Wikis, blogs
 Critical thinking
& problem-
solving
surveys
...
Effective Teaching
allthingslearning.wordpress.com
The 21st century teacher
should be able to:
1. Create and edit digital audio
2. Create screen capture videos and tutorial
...
The 21st century teacher should be able to:
1. Use polling software to create surveys
2. Understand issues related to copy...
Types of Assignments
Blog /
Wiki
Essay /
Report Practicum
Interview Hands-On Test/Quiz
Discussion Presentation Project
Sim...
How Can You Use Digital Tools
to Meet Your Learning
Outcomes?
Websites:
Blogs
USES
 Personal journal
 Reflective reading
 Portfolio
 Class discussions
 Resource sharing
 Learning...
Education Blog
Wikis
USE
 Collaborative workspace
 Resource Sharing
 Knowledge management
Organize data
 Database/Encyclopedia
 Not...
Wikis
E-Portfolios
USES
Collect
Select
Reflect
Connect
EXAMPLES
Mahara
Weebly
WordPress
E-Portfolios
Social Media
USE
 Resource Sharing
 Surveys / Polls
 Collaboration
 Publish
 Discussions
 Network
 Optional
Assessm...
Assignment Examples Using
Social Media
http://kcsdiglibrary.weebly.com/blooms-digital-taxonomy.html
Surveys
Polls
CREATION
1. Slideshows (Prezi, Photopeach)
2. Graphic Organizers (Visio, Cacoo)
3. Photos (Pintrest, Museum Box, Photoscap...
Timelines
http://www.preceden.com/
http://cashstudios.co/Infographic-of-Infographics
Infographics
a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that
allows users to create and manage theme-based
image collections such as events...
Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories
you can make and share on any device.
Media Production Examples
Time to Dig into that Toolbox!
1. Choose a tool
2. Use it
3. Evaluate it
4. Create something
5. Share what you’ve learned
...
Reflection
What are the benefits of using
digital tools?
What are the limitations or
challenges?
How can you overcome t...
Using Digital Tools in Assessments
Challenges /
Limitations
Benefits
Motivating
Student
Choice
21st Century
Skills
Privacy...
Motivation
http://joshbersin.com/2010/07/12/how-people-learn-it-really-hasnt-changed/
Enhances Learning
Digital Tools that Facilitate
Critical Thinking
digitallearningworld.com
CHALLENGE:
How do I mark that?
SOLUTION: Rubrics
Definition:
A standard of performance
Benefits:
Clarity for instructor and students
Directions
Exp...
Essay Rubric Score
Content: Summary
 Includes all important ideas (use quote/paraphrase/summary).
 Demonstrates a clear ...
Discussion Rubric
Criterion-referenced assessment
• Evaluating performance based on clear and
measureable objectives
Blog Rubric
Twitter Rubric
CHALLENGE:
Privacy
www.someecards.com
Blogs
(Private or Public?)
CHALLENGE:
Intellectual Property
definingnewmedia.com
SOLUTION:
Follow the Policies &
Give Students Choices
CHALLENGE:
Bridging the Digital Gap
thesocialmediatrainee.wordpress.com
SOLUTIONS:
Tech support
Tutorials & training
Peer Support
Student Choice
Other…
CHALLENGE:
Faculty Buy-in
aalhe.org
• Impacts heavily on student satisfaction.
• Communicates on a more personal level
• Presents tone
• Motivates students
• ...
Twitter in Higher Ed
Uses
Benefits
 Tweet during learning activities
 Tweet summaries of class discussions
 Tweet comme...
SOLUTION: Show Them How
Sample Digital Portfolio Screencast
TRU Tutorial - Acrobat Comments.pdf
Using Audio Feedback in
Blackboard Learn
CHALLENGE:
Technology / IT Support
actionbash.com
SOLUTION: Tutorials / IT Support
http://www.tru.ca/distance/services/student-orientation/blackboard-tutorials.html
CHALLENGE: What else?
mlabs.boston-technology.com
Final Reflections
1. Foundations of Teaching and Learning
2. Digital Tools Exploration
3. Resource Sharing
4. Benefits and...
Contact Information
For references, questions, ideas, please contact me at:
Kelly Warnock:
kwarnock@tru.ca
kellywarnock@...
ETUG Spring 2014 - My Toolbox is Full - How Why and When to use Digital Tools in the Online Classroom
ETUG Spring 2014 - My Toolbox is Full - How Why and When to use Digital Tools in the Online Classroom
ETUG Spring 2014 - My Toolbox is Full - How Why and When to use Digital Tools in the Online Classroom
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The purpose of this workshop is to explore digital tools that can be used to facilitate communication, collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity for online students. We will look at a variety of tools and examine how they can be used for formative learning activities as well as assessments. Participants will be given the opportunity to explore specific websites and applications, reflect on current practices, and consider the benefits and limitations of use. We will also address concerns for implementation, such as evaluating non-traditional assignments, guiding both tech-savvy and tech-wary students, and other issues, such as copyright and privacy concerns

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  1. 1. My Toolbox is Full! How, Why, and When to use Digital Tools in the Online Classroom Kelly Warnock ETUG Conference May 13, 2014
  2. 2. Presentation Outline 1. Foundations of Teaching and Learning 2. Digital Tools Exploration 3. Resource Sharing 4. Benefits and Limitations
  3. 3. Setting the stage… What knowledge, skills, and attitudes are required for the 21st century? What makes an effective learning activity? How do we measure learning? How can digital tools facilitate effective learning?
  4. 4. 21st Century Skills undergrad.wayne.edu • Critical Thinking • Inquiry • Problem Solving • Application • Collaboration • Creativity • Digital Literacies • Decision Making • Communication • Global Awareness BLOOM’S TAXONOMY
  5. 5. Back to the Basics esthersuantak.wordpress.com
  6. 6. Learning Outcomes http://www.ecvet-toolkit.eu/site/introduction/howdoesecvetwork/ecvetandlearningoutcomes
  7. 7. Choose Your Verbs Wisely! tech2040.pbworks.com
  8. 8. Verbs to promote critical thinking sites.stanford.edu
  9. 9. www.ljhammond.com ASSESSMENTS: Making Connections LEARNING OUTCOMES ASSESSMENTS LEARNING ACTIVITIES
  10. 10. A+ Formative activities and assessments are important for students to know what they are aiming for.
  11. 11. Feedback in Formative Assessment www.stemresources.com
  12. 12. Examples of Formative Assessment Diagnostic Tests Observations Peer/Instructor Review Practice Questions and Self Tests Self Reflection, Discussions Practice Exams and Presentations Research Proposals Draft Essays
  13. 13. Types of Assessment Tech-based Essays Tests/Quizzes Discussions Journals Group Projects Presentations Research  Websites  Blogs /E-Portfolio / Wikis  Social Media  Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn  Multimedia Production  Videos, PowerPoint, audio  Engaging Activities  Simulations  Webquests Familiar
  14. 14. Why Assess Differently? http://searchingeyes.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/assessment-comic-climb-tree.jpg
  15. 15. Approaches to Learning From: http://introductiononlinepedagogy.pbworks.com/w/page/20123560/Teaching%20Multiple%20Learning%20Styles
  16. 16. Universal Design for Learning apasick.wikispaces.com
  17. 17. What makes a good learning activity? • Activate students’ prior knowledge • Make clear and engaging • Involve students in the topic • Make personally relevant • Apply to a real life situation • Facilitate higher level thinking • Students construct and evaluate new ideas • Opportunities for feedback and improvement
  18. 18. Reflective Questions  What types of activities and assessments do you have in your courses?  Is there a balance of formative and summative activities/assessments?  Do your activities/assessments promote 21st century skills?  How can you use digital tools to engage students and enhance their learning?
  19. 19. Now for the Digital Tools!
  20. 20. Digital Toolbox Please Google: TRU KUMU digital toolbox  http://kumu.tru.ca/Documentation:Digital _Toolbox Wikia digital toolbox  http://digital-toolbox.wikia.com/ wiki/Digital_Toolbox_Wiki Weebly digital-toolbox  http://digital-toolbox.weebly.com/  Or kellywarnocksteachingportfolio
  21. 21. DIGITAL TOOLS FOR STUDENTS  Communication  Collaboration Wikis, blogs  Critical thinking & problem- solving surveys  Creativity FOR INSTRUCTORS  Course development Content, assessment  Media Resources Images, Videos  OERs  Teaching Feedback, tutorials
  22. 22. Effective Teaching allthingslearning.wordpress.com
  23. 23. The 21st century teacher should be able to: 1. Create and edit digital audio 2. Create screen capture videos and tutorial 3. Use videos, images, and infographics to visually stimulate students 4. Use social bookmarking to share resources 5. Use blogs and wikis to create online platforms for students 6. Detect plagiarized assignment http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/33-digital-skills-every-21st-century.htmlcreateyournextcustomer.techweb.com
  24. 24. The 21st century teacher should be able to: 1. Use polling software to create surveys 2. Understand issues related to copyright and fair use of online materials 3. Use computer games for pedagogical purposes 4. Use digital assessment tools to create quizzes 5. Use note taking tools to share content 6. Use online graphic organizers http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/33-digital-skills-every-21st-century.html
  25. 25. Types of Assignments Blog / Wiki Essay / Report Practicum Interview Hands-On Test/Quiz Discussion Presentation Project Simulation Journal Multimedia Production
  26. 26. How Can You Use Digital Tools to Meet Your Learning Outcomes?
  27. 27. Websites: Blogs USES  Personal journal  Reflective reading  Portfolio  Class discussions  Resource sharing  Learning Management System EXAMPLES  Blogger  WordPress  Tumblr  Blogsome  Blogetery  Blogster Blog: a website with frequent, periodic posts creating an ongoing narrative.
  28. 28. Education Blog
  29. 29. Wikis USE  Collaborative workspace  Resource Sharing  Knowledge management Organize data  Database/Encyclopedia  Note taking EXAMPLES  Wikia  WikiSpaces  MediaWiki  Blackboard Wiki  WikiEducator Wiki: a website which allows its users to add, modify, or delete its content
  30. 30. Wikis
  31. 31. E-Portfolios USES Collect Select Reflect Connect EXAMPLES Mahara Weebly WordPress
  32. 32. E-Portfolios
  33. 33. Social Media USE  Resource Sharing  Surveys / Polls  Collaboration  Publish  Discussions  Network  Optional Assessments EXAMPLES  Twitter  Facebook  LinkedIn  Delicious  Flickr  Pintrest  Tumblr interactions among people in which they create, share, and exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks
  34. 34. Assignment Examples Using Social Media http://kcsdiglibrary.weebly.com/blooms-digital-taxonomy.html
  35. 35. Surveys
  36. 36. Polls
  37. 37. CREATION 1. Slideshows (Prezi, Photopeach) 2. Graphic Organizers (Visio, Cacoo) 3. Photos (Pintrest, Museum Box, Photoscape) 4. Audio (Audacity, Soungle, Freesound) 5. Video / Digital Storytelling (Go Animate, StoryBird, Camtasia, Animoto)
  38. 38. Timelines http://www.preceden.com/
  39. 39. http://cashstudios.co/Infographic-of-Infographics Infographics
  40. 40. a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies.
  41. 41. Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you can make and share on any device.
  42. 42. Media Production Examples
  43. 43. Time to Dig into that Toolbox! 1. Choose a tool 2. Use it 3. Evaluate it 4. Create something 5. Share what you’ve learned nolimitstolearning.blogspot.com
  44. 44. Reflection What are the benefits of using digital tools? What are the limitations or challenges? How can you overcome these challenges?
  45. 45. Using Digital Tools in Assessments Challenges / Limitations Benefits Motivating Student Choice 21st Century Skills Privacy Technology Marking
  46. 46. Motivation
  47. 47. http://joshbersin.com/2010/07/12/how-people-learn-it-really-hasnt-changed/ Enhances Learning
  48. 48. Digital Tools that Facilitate Critical Thinking digitallearningworld.com
  49. 49. CHALLENGE: How do I mark that?
  50. 50. SOLUTION: Rubrics Definition: A standard of performance Benefits: Clarity for instructor and students Directions Expectations Objective marking Easier to mark and record
  51. 51. Essay Rubric Score Content: Summary  Includes all important ideas (use quote/paraphrase/summary).  Demonstrates a clear understanding of the ideas in the readings. /10 Content: Analysis  Shows critical thinking.  Has specific supporting material: facts, examples, quotations, paraphrased or summarized information, etc. /10 Organization  The essay follows an outline (introduction, body, & conclusion). Introduction:  Begins with general sentences & ends with a thesis statement. Body:  Each paragraph has unity & begins with a clear topic sentence.  Each paragraph has coherence & uses transitions. Conclusion:  Summarizes the main points or paraphrases the thesis statement.  Begins with a conclusion signal and leaves the reader with the writer’s final /5 /5 /5 /5
  52. 52. Discussion Rubric Criterion-referenced assessment • Evaluating performance based on clear and measureable objectives
  53. 53. Blog Rubric
  54. 54. Twitter Rubric
  55. 55. CHALLENGE: Privacy www.someecards.com
  56. 56. Blogs (Private or Public?)
  57. 57. CHALLENGE: Intellectual Property definingnewmedia.com
  58. 58. SOLUTION: Follow the Policies & Give Students Choices
  59. 59. CHALLENGE: Bridging the Digital Gap thesocialmediatrainee.wordpress.com
  60. 60. SOLUTIONS: Tech support Tutorials & training Peer Support Student Choice Other…
  61. 61. CHALLENGE: Faculty Buy-in aalhe.org
  62. 62. • Impacts heavily on student satisfaction. • Communicates on a more personal level • Presents tone • Motivates students • Informs students how to improve • Forces students to listen to all of the feedback, not selecting only the sections they desire • Provides an alternative to often ineligible handwriting (National Student Survey, HEFCE, 2007) http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/guide/audio-feedback SOLUTION: Tell Them Why Why Use Audio Feedback?
  63. 63. Twitter in Higher Ed Uses Benefits  Tweet during learning activities  Tweet summaries of class discussions  Tweet comments and reactions to class presentations.  Improves peer dynamics  Facilitates debates & discussions  Allows people outside of class to join discussions  Encourages instructor/ student interactions Limitations • Distracting • Tech for tech’s sake ▫ Connect to learning outcomes • Learning curve ▫ Difficult for digital immigrants Source: http://www.adelinekoh.org/blog/2012/09/18/twitter-in-a-higher-education-classroom-an-assessment/
  64. 64. SOLUTION: Show Them How Sample Digital Portfolio Screencast
  65. 65. TRU Tutorial - Acrobat Comments.pdf Using Audio Feedback in Blackboard Learn
  66. 66. CHALLENGE: Technology / IT Support actionbash.com
  67. 67. SOLUTION: Tutorials / IT Support http://www.tru.ca/distance/services/student-orientation/blackboard-tutorials.html
  68. 68. CHALLENGE: What else? mlabs.boston-technology.com
  69. 69. Final Reflections 1. Foundations of Teaching and Learning 2. Digital Tools Exploration 3. Resource Sharing 4. Benefits and Limitations
  70. 70. Contact Information For references, questions, ideas, please contact me at: Kelly Warnock: kwarnock@tru.ca kellywarnock@hotmail.com 250-852-6336
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