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Dy know webinar nov 18, 2010

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A webinar presented for the DyKnow User Webinar Series Nov 18, 2010

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Dy know webinar nov 18, 2010

  1. 1. DyKnow User Webinar Series 2010 An interactive college mathematics classroom using tablet PC’s and DyKnow carol.carruthers@senecac.on.ca Nov 18, 2010
  2. 2. Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology http://senecac.on.ca/about/index.html • largest community college in Ontario • eight campuses in Greater Toronto Area • programs offered >260 fields of study • approx 100,000 full and part time students • international students from 90 countries
  3. 3. Webinar overview • who we are and how we got here • a typical mathematics classroom • methodologies used to engage students • examples of student work • discussion and questions
  4. 4. • a $84 000 grant including 21 HP Compaq Notebook/Tablet PC’s with Microsoft® Vista operating system, accessories • grant received by 44 high-ed institutions (370 applicants world wide) Seneca HP site: http://open.senecac.on.ca/HPtabletproject/ 2008 Higher Education HP Technology for Teaching Grant http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/grants/us/programs/tech_teaching/hied_global.html#top
  5. 5. Pen options • familiar use of pen function for formulation • digital inking in multiple colours enhance student interest
  6. 6. • “DyKnow Vision software is an interactive teaching tool used to maximize class time, foster collaborative learning and promote effective studying” Funding provided by FASET and Academic Computing Services (ACS) A 2010 Post Secondary DyKnow Collaborative Software Grant recipient DyKnow Software http://www.dyknow.com
  7. 7. A typical mathematics classroom • word document ‘framework’ • change page layout to landscape view, narrow margins, font size approx 18-20 • approximate space for student solution • print using the DyKnow writer • students collaborative notes saved to the server
  8. 8. Methodology • interactive focus activity • concept development • collaborative practice • application • reflection of learning • topic choice: division of fractions
  9. 9. Interactive focus activity • ask students to open and review the link http://www.mathsisfun.com/fractions_division.html • go online with them and review the interactive object • provide discussion on key terms
  10. 10. Open ended questioning
  11. 11. Concept Development • students develop ‘rules’ as a group • summary text box
  12. 12. Collaborative Practice • share control • send panels • students placed into groups • chat features • private notes
  13. 13. Panel control can be shared • class moves at a self-directed pace • students can be a temporary teacher • increased in-class discussion • collaborative notes • modeling methodology • anonymous responses • students are actively engaged and participating in class
  14. 14. Send Panels • students submit panels during a session • panels can be teacher annotated • return - immediately or at convenient time • accessed with class notes • interaction continues beyond class time • anonymous
  15. 15. Application
  16. 16. Reflection of Learning • request status, polling, class observation • journal or portfolio responses
  17. 17. Instant feedback from students • individual student results are privately sent to the teacher • the teacher adds another question or continues on depending on student response
  18. 18. A panel to gauge understanding • Add a polling panel to immediately determine comprehension
  19. 19. Students can write private notes and chat online
  20. 20. Journal or Portfolio
  21. 21. Workshop on the Impact of Pen Based Technology (WIPTE) Contest http://www.wipte.org • The students of the Applied Science and Technology (AST) Certificate Program won first prize ($3000) for their video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il-k65CFqpE Special Thanks to Ewan Gibson Audio Visual Services – Seneca Libraries
  22. 22. Dyknow® Contest 2010 http://www.dyknow.com/videocontest/ • The students of the AST Program won second prize (50 DyKnow licenses) for their video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd7BsEF1x6g Special Thanks to Ewan Gibson (AVS)
  23. 23. Special thanks to: The Applied Science and Technology Fundamentals (AST) Certificate students Laurel Schollen – Dean FASET James Humphreys– Chair SBSAC Dawn Mercer – ORI Hassan Assiri – Manager ACS Gino Franceschetti – ACS Ewan Gibson - AVS SBSAC & FASET Faculty Supported by a 2008 Higher Education HP Technology for Teaching Grant, a 2010 Post Secondary DyKnow® Collaborative Software Grant, and by Seneca FASET and ACS

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