Presentation for Conference Week 2013 @ Lakeland Community College
This is my Grandma Mayhew. She lived to the ripe old age of 100 years. She passed away only a few years ago. She was probably in here late 90s here. I wanted to share with you about her use of technology. I can remember when she got here first microwave oven.
Some of you gen-x-ers may not remember being without Microwaves, but we baby boomers may be able to share about how new technologies tend to be used for anything and everything when they first come out. Grandma Mayhew learned to cook from her mom on a wood range. It took time and patience and great skill. I can remember her mother, my Great Grandma Doud cooking the entire Thanksgiving dinner for our whole family on that range when I was a young boy. So naturally grandma Mayhew figured you needed an equivalent amount of time to cook everything she cooked….
Technology should make life easier and add value. If it doesn’t add value…
Grading is an example of how technology has improved efficiency. Online asynchronous discussion is an example of a more efficient group discussion Collaborative writing, SMS, and Social Media are new things
Syllabus, class notes / PowerPoint presentations, handouts… Blackboard, Dropbox, Google Drive,… Saves paper and students have no excuse - Some rights reserved by pwill312 Paul Williams
No more lost assignments, papers due on time and time stamped, no confusion about whose paper is who’s – grading done in Blackboard
Grading is an important form of feedback. Increased feedback means increased engagement and retention. Private, timely… License Some rights reserved by davidsilver
Quizzes are great tools for self assessment. Using the feedback feature can help student know where they need to improve. Saves valuable class time.
Collaborative writing using Wikis and Google Docs permits students to work in real-time or asynchronously on a research project and allows the instructor to look at student contributions. References: https://jdorman.wikispaces.com/file/view/Collaborative+Revision+with+Google+Docs.pdf
Screen Captures – video & stills variety of tools are available, some for free including Jing, Google+ Hangouts on Air (demonstrate), Mac – Quicktime Player http://youtu.be/QLwYv6c58bw
You can find most anything on Youtube… YouTube University… Kahn Academy, etc. put your own stuff up there, have your students create videos and post them… http://www.youtube.com/course?list=EC8D7E40D3F40B1FCA&feature=edu&category=University%2FArts http://youtu.be/F0Eq5Lt_fSQ http://www.youtube.com/user/khanacademy
Source: https://sites.google.com/a/gapps.uwc.edu/vtlc/home/resources/showcase/peer-review Peer review helps student to understand the purpose of the assignment and adds perspective on how to evaluate their own effort. Evaluation requires student to use critical thinking skills.
Traditional classroom discussion is different than asynchronous online discussion. Both have strengths and challenges. Asynchronous permits student to engage who might otherwise not get a word in edgewise. Everyone has a chance. Reflection is another positive. Also, the conversation is captured and can be reviewed and added to at a later date and time. Reference: License CC-BY-NC-SA Some rights reserved by ILRI
Skype, Facetime (mac) and Google Hangouts are free. These are vey helpful in providing students real-time access to their instructor via office hours and conferences, presentations, guest speakers, etc. Image: License CC-BY-NC-SA Some rights reserved by davidroethler
Twitter, Facebook, Google+ Communities, LinkedIn allow us to connect with one another outside of the classroom and the campus and to begin networking with others in our own field of study or work. Social Networks permit us to be “connected” and to share within and beyond the campus community.
Subscribing to discussion threads is one of the most powerful ways to engage student in just-in-time feedback. Discussion forums and threads, announcements, grade, etc. Texting the teacher?
Poll Everywhere, Blackboard Surveys
Using Technology to Enhance Teaching effectiveness
BILL KNAPP, DEAN
LAKELAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Using Technology to Enhance