Using technology in your teaching as a GA or TA

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Using technology in your teaching as a GA or TA

  1. 2. Using Technology in your Teaching as a GA/TA UWindsor GATAcademy 2011   Candace Nast [email_address]
  2. 3. Technology: <ul><ul><li>the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, esp. in industry : advances in computer technology | recycling technologies. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>machinery and equipment developed from such scientific knowledge. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Oxford American Dictionary </li></ul>
  3. 4. Outcomes <ul><ul><li>How might I use technology in my teaching? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can I do so effectively? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are some tools I can use to get started? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where can I find additional resources? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Caveats: <ul><li>Beware the shiny! </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogy before technology. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><ul><li>engage students via different learning strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>do things you could not do otherwise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>prepare students before class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reinforce classroom learning </li></ul></ul>Some benefits:
  6. 7. Keep in mind: <ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Privacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a back up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice! </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. The process: <ul><ul><li>Define the learning goal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify an appropriate technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design the lesson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflect </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Some tools: <ul><li>C4LPT: Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies:  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011 http://c4lpt.co.uk/top-tools/top-100-tools-for-learning-2011/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter - microsharing tool  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube - video-sharing tool  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs – collaboration suite  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype - instant messaging/VoIP tool  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia - collaborative encyclopaedia  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook - social network  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prezi - presentation software  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WordPress - blogging tool  </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. http://bit.ly/GATAcademy  
  10. 11. <ul><li>http://digitalresearchtools.pbworks.com </li></ul><ul><li>Wordle.net </li></ul>Digital Research Tools (DiRT) Wiki Timemap.net
  11. 12.   <ul><li>Timeline  </li></ul><ul><li>simile-widgets.org </li></ul>Google Docs docs.google.com
  12. 13. Class time! <ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Technology: </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  13. 14. Reflect <ul><li>After class, take a few moments to jot down: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>what you did </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Think about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>what worked </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>what didn't work so well </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>And clearly note: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>what you would reuse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>what you would change </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Image credits <ul><li>http://uncageddesign.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://intergalacticrobot.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://orangoodling.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/cibomahto/2291127824/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/rmgimages/4881844153 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/mfinleydesigns/3652807080/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/ikkoskinen/309087092/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://frank.itlab.us/photo_essays/wrapper.php?mar_25_2004_madras.html </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>cnast@uwindsor.ca </li></ul><ul><li>http://uwindsor.ca/betterteaching </li></ul>

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