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Innovative technologies

  1. 1. Innovative Technologies for the Classroom
  2. 2. How can we embrace technology in the classroom in a way that facilitates student engagement?
  3. 3. 1. Encourage participation in new and different ways  Learn how to use Socrative and Poll Everywhere
  4. 4. Socrative Pretend you’re a student:  Go to on your smartphone or your computer  Or download the socrative app from the App Store onto your smartphone
  5. 5. Socrative Pretend you’re a student:  When prompted, enter room number 108348
  6. 6. Socrative Now you’re the instructor:  Go to  Click “Get Started Now”  Register with your UTA email address and create a password
  7. 7. Socrative  You can create quizzes with multiple choice or short answer questions  You can even insert images into your questions  Try it!
  8. 8. Poll Everywhere  Create your own poll now at  It’s so easy!
  9. 9. Encourage participation in new and different ways  Interactive whiteboard   Backchannel or Twitter
  10. 10. How can we make the impersonal environment of an online class more personal?
  11. 11. 1. Allow students to see and hear you (and each other)!  Change your Blackboard Profile Picture to a real picture of you, and encourage your students to do the same!
  12. 12. 1. Allow students to see and hear you!  Make videos of yourself introducing topics and clarifying concepts  Kaltura Media in Blackboard  YouTube (create your own channel)
  13. 13. 2. Use Screencasting to explain technology and provide feedback  Some useful tools for screencasting:  Jing   My explanation is accessible here:  xGRg  And here’s how I’ve used screencasting in my class:  7Ks
  14. 14. 3. Let students hear your voice (and each other)  Consider using VoiceThread or Evernote to supplement or replace the traditional Discussion Board  Great tutorial from Dr. Jill Scheifelbein at ASU here: here-area/
  15. 15. 4. Communicate frequently  Consider adding a wiki to your class in Blackboard  In addition to your weekly announcements, email/post an announcement that is relevant and timely on a regular basis  Encourage students to contribute regularly, either through a wiki, email, or discussion board
  16. 16. Other fun ideas  Animate yourself!   Example: source=emailshare&refuser=05zPscnYExxo  Draw something!  Pw  Play Jeopardy  (I can send you the files)
  17. 17. Other fun ideas  Have students try a free buzzer app  Use social media:
  18. 18. Previous Technology Brownbags Making the Impersonal Personal: aking-the-impersonal-personal Flipping the Classroom: pping-the-classroom-31581112