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Active Learning and Technology
So many students today have some sort of internet device with them in class that it just makes sense for faculty to use that technology to their advantage. How many times have we said “Students are just not engaged in the classroom.” Classroom response systems (clickers) are one piece of technology some have implemented. But such technology limits student responses to A, B, C, or D. What if there was a way to have students respond to and interact with the presentation on the big screen? What if I told you the software was inexpensive ($20) and worked on any system, would you be interested? Try Smoothboard This might be an epiphany!
Is it real or is it Memorex?Remember the old Memorex commercial with Ella Fitzgerald and the wine glass? The reproduction was so realistic the wine glass shattered just the same. Now accelerate forward to today and compare this old commercial with your virtual teaching style. How realistic can your virtual classroom be? Can you set up your office hours in such a way that it feels almost like the student is there with you? Have you tried Adobe Connect? With Adobe Connect you can share a whiteboard, chat with your student(s), or even share your EXCEL spreadsheet. Audio is also available. You can literally lecture from your desk and have students respond at their virtual desks and ask questions in real time. Imagine being gone to a conference while you have students working on projects back at school. With Adobe Connect, you have the ability to chat and discuss important points of their projects with them. Call the Technology Institute to setup an account and get started today.
Apps of the Month
- Do you have access to an iPad cart for class? Put all of the students on the same page with Nearpod, the interactive annotative presentation tool.
- Note Suite is getting rave reviews for its fast action for annotating just about anything from images and documents to web pages. It has a built in search and task manager.
- PDF notes has the finest writing tools of all the PDF annotators that we've seen.