Humanizing the Classroom with Technology - Course Technology Computing Conference

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Humanizing the Classroom with Technology - Course Technology Computing Conference

Presenter: Thad Crews, Western Kentucky University

Digital assets are increasing in number and quality. At the same time, the opportunities for faculty to engage students in active, deep learning INCREASES as we properly integrate appropriate digital assets. Numerous practical examples of engaging in-class activities will be demonstrated and actively discussed. Your future students will thank you for having attended this session.

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  • 1. 3/18/2014 1 Humanizing the Classroom with Technology Dr. Thad Crews, Western Kentucky University LOL SMH ROTF JKIMTUFMP
  • 2. 3/18/2014 2 DISCUSS What was your BEST class lesson ever? DISCUSS What is the hardest part of flipping your class?
  • 3. 3/18/2014 3 RESEARCH Question 1: “Think back on the face-to-face classes you’ve taken. What were some of the characteristics of the best ones? What was it that made some stand out in your mind?” RESEARCH Question 2: “Think back on the online classes you’ve taken. What were some of the characteristics of the best ones? What was it that made some stand out in your mind?”
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  • 5. 3/18/2014 5 We have a growing collection of Content (books, SAM, MOOCs, Google, Wikipedia, YouTube, etc.) Chapter 3: Computers and Mobile Devices 3.1 Computers and Mobile Devices 3.2 Desktops and Mobile Computers 3.3 Servers 3.4 Supercomputers 3.5 Terminals 3.6 Cloud Computing 3.7 Mobile Devices 3.8 Game Devices 3.9 Embedded Computers 3.10 Putting It All Together 3.11 Ports and Connections 3.12 Protecting Hardware
  • 6. 3/18/2014 6 QUESTION Have you heard the phrase “Digital Native”? What does it mean?
  • 7. 3/18/2014 7 Information Natives (rather than Digital Natives) Remember… ENIAC was digital Students Have Information (or they know how to get it) Students Need Wisdom Students Have Information (or they know how to get it) Students Need Wisdom
  • 8. 3/18/2014 8 61% of young consumers feel that video ads are too long and occur too often. Forrester, 2007
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  • 10. 3/18/2014 10 “We need to prepare our kids for the 21st century economy.” President Barack Obama The Blueprint for Change: Education http://www.barackobama.com/issues/education/
  • 11. 3/18/2014 11 Source: Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Facebook (November 12, 2009 at 6:28am) a) Very Large things b) Very Small things c) Electromagnetic things d) Genetic marker things
  • 12. 3/18/2014 12 A couple of idea • Distributed Human Monty Hall Experiment: Students perform the Monty Hall problem, record their results, and then aggregate the results to investigate the base problem • Team Review: Students make small groups (2-4) to discuss without NOTES OR BOOK a couple of review questions from last class (2 minutes). Then, staying in the group, they use their notes or book to check their work and fill in the gaps they "forgot" (2 minutes). Then a 2-minute large group review where you call on a group at random to answer each of the review questions, and you add encouraging clarification to their work.
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  • 15. 3/18/2014 15 Comments? Questions? Clarifications? Email me at thad.crewsii@wku.edu