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Agile Teaching with Technology: Clickers, Blogs, and More<br />Derek Bruff<br />Asst. Director, Center for Teaching<br />S...
An Example – Clickers &Agile Teaching<br />
Your sister-in-law calls to say that she's having twins.Which of the following is more likely?(Assume that she’s not havin...
Peer Instruction<br />
Your sister-in-law calls to say that she's having twins.Which of the following is more likely?(Assume that she’s not havin...
Your sister-in-law calls to say that she's having twins.Which of the following is more likely?(Assume that she’s not havin...
Formative Assessment &Agile Teaching<br />
Formative Assessment<br />
Agile Teaching<br />
Which of the following (would) make agile teaching with clickers challenging for you? Mark all that apply.<br />It’s too c...
Teaching with Clickers<br />
A Few Clicker Vendors<br />Turning Technologies<br />i>clicker<br />Qwizdom<br />InterWrite PRS<br />eInstruction<br />
Next Generation Clickers<br />Cell Phones as ClickersExample – Poll Everywhere(www.polleverywhere.com) <br />
Next Generation Clickers<br />Smart Phones as Clickers<br />Example – ACU’s iPhone Initiative (www.acu.edu/connected)<br />
Factual Recall Question<br />Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Romanticism?<br />Attention to “the natural...
Conceptual Questions<br />Imagine holding two identical bricks under water.  Brick A is just beneath the surface of the wa...
Application 	Question<br />Christine Bombaro, Library, Dickinson College<br />
Critical Thinking Questions<br />Hamlet’s lines following the death of Ophelia suggest that:<br />Hamlet really loved Ophe...
Student Perspective Questions<br />Which of the following statements most closely matches what you think?<br />Humans evol...
Confidence Levels<br />Is it possible for the standard matrix of a linear transformation not to have an eigenvalue?<br />Y...
Confidence Levels<br />Is it possible for the standard matrix of a linear transformation not to have an eigenvalue?<br />Y...
Which of these question types would be most useful in your teaching?<br />Factual Recall Questions<br />Conceptual Questio...
Opening Up the Backchannel<br />
Presentation<br />
Presentation with Q&A<br />
Presentation with Backchannel Type 1(Student-Student Conversations)<br />
Presentation with Backchannel Type 2(Feedback from All Students)<br />
Presentation with Backchannel Type 3(Conversations with People Not Physically Present)<br />Classroom Walls<br />
All That Plus Google Jockeys<br />Classroom Walls<br />
Twitter + Small-Group Discussions<br />“The Twitter Experiment”<br />Monica Rankin, History, University of Texas-Dallas<br />
Twitter + A Librarian<br />Gardner Campbell, Literature & New Media, Baylor University<br />Ellen FilgoE-Learning Libraria...
Google Moderator + Q&A<br />
Just-in-Time Teachingwith Blogs<br />
First Exposure<br />Walvoord & Anderson (1998)<br />
30%<br />of students will “do the reading” on their own<br />Hobson (2004)<br />
Just-in-Time Teaching<br />Novak (1999)<br />
Questions?<br />
Derek Bruff<br />derek.bruff@vanderbilt.edu<br />derekbruff.com<br />Flickr Photo Credits<br /><ul><li>“Drew & Katie” by T...
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Agile Teaching with Technology

  1. 1. Agile Teaching with Technology: Clickers, Blogs, and More<br />Derek Bruff<br />Asst. Director, Center for Teaching<br />Sr. Lecturer, Mathematics<br />Vanderbilt University<br />
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  4. 4. An Example – Clickers &Agile Teaching<br />
  5. 5. Your sister-in-law calls to say that she's having twins.Which of the following is more likely?(Assume that she’s not having identical twins.)<br />Twin boys<br />Twin girls<br />One boy and one girl<br />All are equally likely<br />0 of 5<br />
  6. 6. Peer Instruction<br />
  7. 7. Your sister-in-law calls to say that she's having twins.Which of the following is more likely?(Assume that she’s not having identical twins.)<br />
  8. 8. Your sister-in-law calls to say that she's having twins.Which of the following is more likely?(Assume that she’s not having identical twins.)<br />
  9. 9. Formative Assessment &Agile Teaching<br />
  10. 10. Formative Assessment<br />
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  14. 14. Agile Teaching<br />
  15. 15. Which of the following (would) make agile teaching with clickers challenging for you? Mark all that apply.<br />It’s too chaotic. I prefer to have my lessons well planned.<br />I worry I won’t have time to cover what I need to.<br />My students would prefer to take notes and figure things out later.<br />I worry I’ll find out my great explanations aren’t so great.<br />None of the above. I  agile teaching.<br />0 of 5<br />
  16. 16. Teaching with Clickers<br />
  17. 17. A Few Clicker Vendors<br />Turning Technologies<br />i>clicker<br />Qwizdom<br />InterWrite PRS<br />eInstruction<br />
  18. 18. Next Generation Clickers<br />Cell Phones as ClickersExample – Poll Everywhere(www.polleverywhere.com) <br />
  19. 19. Next Generation Clickers<br />Smart Phones as Clickers<br />Example – ACU’s iPhone Initiative (www.acu.edu/connected)<br />
  20. 20. Factual Recall Question<br />Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Romanticism?<br />Attention to “the natural”<br />Valued “folk” literature, such as fairy tales<br />Had a strong geographical center in Düsseldorf<br />Referred to “the blue flower” as a central symbol for longing<br />Valued medieval literature and art<br />„Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer“<br />Caspar David Friedrich<br />Source: Briggs & Keyek-Franssen (2010)<br />
  21. 21. Conceptual Questions<br />Imagine holding two identical bricks under water. Brick A is just beneath the surface of the water, while Brick B is at a greater depth. The force needed to hold Brick B in place is…<br />Larger than<br />The same as <br />Smaller than<br />the force required to hold Brick A in place.<br />Eric Mazur, Physics, Harvard University<br />
  22. 22. Application Question<br />Christine Bombaro, Library, Dickinson College<br />
  23. 23. Critical Thinking Questions<br />Hamlet’s lines following the death of Ophelia suggest that:<br />Hamlet really loved Ophelia, and is so distraught to learn of her death that he proposes to eat a crocodile.<br />Hamlet thinks that Laertes’s grief is mere posturing, and mocks it by exaggeration.<br />Hamlet cares little for Ophelia, but is eager to enter into a rhetorical chest-thumping competition with her brother.<br />Elizabeth Cullingford, English, University of Texas-Austin<br />
  24. 24. Student Perspective Questions<br />Which of the following statements most closely matches what you think?<br />Humans evolved from other life forms with divine assistance.<br />Humans evolved from other life forms without divine assistance.<br />Humans were created directly by a divine being within the past 10,000 years.<br />Philippa Levine, History, University of Southern California<br />
  25. 25. Confidence Levels<br />Is it possible for the standard matrix of a linear transformation not to have an eigenvalue?<br />Yes – High Confidence<br />Yes – Low Confidence<br />No – Low Confidence<br />No – High Confidence<br />
  26. 26. Confidence Levels<br />Is it possible for the standard matrix of a linear transformation not to have an eigenvalue?<br />Yes – High Confidence<br />Yes – Low Confidence<br />No – Low Confidence<br />No – High Confidence<br />
  27. 27. Which of these question types would be most useful in your teaching?<br />Factual Recall Questions<br />Conceptual Questions<br />Application Questions<br />Critical Thinking Questions<br />Student Perspective Questions<br />Confidence-Level Questions<br />
  28. 28. Opening Up the Backchannel<br />
  29. 29. Presentation<br />
  30. 30. Presentation with Q&A<br />
  31. 31. Presentation with Backchannel Type 1(Student-Student Conversations)<br />
  32. 32. Presentation with Backchannel Type 2(Feedback from All Students)<br />
  33. 33. Presentation with Backchannel Type 3(Conversations with People Not Physically Present)<br />Classroom Walls<br />
  34. 34. All That Plus Google Jockeys<br />Classroom Walls<br />
  35. 35. Twitter + Small-Group Discussions<br />“The Twitter Experiment”<br />Monica Rankin, History, University of Texas-Dallas<br />
  36. 36. Twitter + A Librarian<br />Gardner Campbell, Literature & New Media, Baylor University<br />Ellen FilgoE-Learning Librarian<br />
  37. 37. Google Moderator + Q&A<br />
  38. 38. Just-in-Time Teachingwith Blogs<br />
  39. 39. First Exposure<br />Walvoord & Anderson (1998)<br />
  40. 40. 30%<br />of students will “do the reading” on their own<br />Hobson (2004)<br />
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  44. 44. Just-in-Time Teaching<br />Novak (1999)<br />
  45. 45. Questions?<br />
  46. 46. Derek Bruff<br />derek.bruff@vanderbilt.edu<br />derekbruff.com<br />Flickr Photo Credits<br /><ul><li>“Drew & Katie” by TheNickster
  47. 47. “Macbook X-Ray” by Pipeapple
  48. 48. “nose slide” by B.A.D.
  49. 49. “Super 8” by eqqman
  50. 50. “Stop Watch 6031” by Yukon White Light
  51. 51. “Questions” by Oberazzi</li>

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