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  • 1. Applications of Technology in the Classroom Greg Stiffler Community College of Baltimore County AFACCT 2014 – Prince George’s Community College Session 2.12 (11:40-12:50pm) January 9, 2014 443-840-2643
  • 2. Usefulness of Technology -Motivation -Achievement -Learning Styles -Millennials and newer students
  • 3. How do we Avoid Oversaturation? -Many programs exist that do small to large workloads -Technology for technology’s sake -Some ways to avoid “horse before cart” -Does the technology lead to active learning? -”Effective technology integration is achieved when the use of technology is routine and transparent and … supports goals” – -What do you want it to do? -Does a support system for educators exist?
  • 4. How do we Avoid Oversaturation? (con’t.) -What do you need the technology for? What are you trying to accomplish? -Do you have experience with ‘technology for technology’s sake’? What did you do?
  • 5. Websites - Weebly -Used for making websites -Drag and drop -Free, published as subdomain of Weebly -Upgradable for more personalization/security
  • 6. Screencapture -Records what’s on screen and everything you do, while recording your voice as narration. -Jing: -Free, records up to five minutes, also images -Saves file as .swf to your computer -Camtasia: -Full version of Jing -No time limit, can save to computer or store online -Saves as .mp4, easier to open -Can edit video, add captions/subtitles, etc -Pricey, can get educator’s discount
  • 7. Screencapture (cont.) -Tegrity: -”Free” program to record any length of time -Great with connected classroom -Records to Tegrity’s server -Can download so students can keep -Cannot edit
  • 8. Video Chat/Videos -Google Hangouts -Free video conferencing program, need Google account -Record face-to-face conversations, or can share screen -Up to 100 people for messaging, 10 for video chat -150 minute limit -Need broadband connection, uploads to Youtube
  • 9. Doceri/iPad -Interactive Whiteboard for the iPad -Free app, can purchase desktop -Desktop allows projection of whiteboard from iPad -Can upload to Youtube, save to iPad
  • 10. Other Technology -Bitstrips -App for smartphones -Can create short comics -Great for quick, easy questions with humor -Teacher Kit -Attendance app -Can record behavior, gradebook, can print out records or save -Show Me -Similar to Doceri -Has community where can share privately with students
  • 11. References -Why Integrate Technology into the Classroom?: The Reasons are Many. Edutopia, 16 Mar. 2008, Web. 3 Jan. 2014. (Camtasia)
  • 12. Contact me -Greg Stiffler -Assistant Professor of Mathematics -443-840-2643