Instructional Technology Services in IITS invites you to attend the
Spring 2014 Teaching with Technology Forum
Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
|11:00~ 11:30 am||
Paul Farber, Writing Fellow Hiroyo Saito, Director of the Instructional Technology Services, IITS
Paul will discuss his experiences using an iPad to manage classroom interactions, including the associated possibilities and travails.
Hiroyo will discuss how she worked with Kimko Suzuki, a Japanese professor 1) to use iPads inside the classroom to change the dynamic of the Japanese classes. 2) to use iPads outside the classroom so that Kimko can spend her class time for discussion, rather than for presentation. She will discuss the use of AirServer, which allows you to project your iPad, iPhone, and Macbook wirelessly in any classroom on campus. She will also discuss an interactive whiteboard app “Explain Everything” and show a student project using that app.
|11:30 ~ 12:00pm||
Google Glass Upma Singh, Instructional Technology Specialist, IITS Charles Woodard, Digital Media Specialist, IITS Sorelle Friedler, Assistant Professor of Computer Science We’ll demonstrate the explorer edition of Google Glass and talk about future implications of the device. We will project what you see through Google Glass to a TV! Leap Motion Charles Woodard, Digital Media Specialist, IITS We’ll demonstrate the Leap Motion controller. We want to hear from you how you might be able to use this tool for your teaching.
|12:00~ 1:00 pm||
Lunch & Demonstrations of Tools to Create Micro-Lectures
Instructional Technology Services, IITS Watch demonstrations of various instructional technology tools and programs that you can use to deliver your micro-lectures outside the classroom so that you can spend your precious class time on discussion, problem solving, etc. and focus on higher order thinking skills in Bloom’s Taxonomy. If you are interested in learning how you can use technology outside your classroom, you might want to read this book “Teaching Naked: How moving technology out of your classroom will improve student learning” by José Antonio Bowen. Tools and programs that we are going to demonstrate during the lunch time. Explain Everything -Interactive whiteboard iPad app. You can type, hand-write, insert picture, video, sound, and files such as PDFs. You can use a laser pointer while you are recording a video. You can export the project as a mp4 movie, or you can save the project and share the project via a shared Google drive with your collaborator, who can then add to the project! Livescribe Pen You write on the Livescribe special notebook with the pen, and your handwritten notes instantly appear on your iPad, iPhone or iPod. The pen has a microphone, so you can record audio and the recorded audio is synchronized with your written notes. With the Livescribe pen and its mobile app, you can convert the written notes to typed texts! This is a good tool not only for note taking but also for making micro-lectures. New Swivl You can attach an iPad to the New Swivl and record your lecture. Then you can upload the video via the free Panopto iPad app to your Moodle course. If you want, you can place the Swivl + iPad in front of the blackboard, and you can use your familiar chalk! The iPad on the Swivl will follow you as you move in front of the blackboard. Panopto (+ SMART Podium, iPad, Wacom table) You can use our lecture capture system, Panopto, to record a micro-lecture and share it with your students. You can capture your screen and add audio and video. If you use Powerpoint or Keynote, Panopto creates a table of contents for your students, and also create a searchable index of your presentation. This allows your students to search your video presentation for any word mentioned on your slides. You can use Panopto with tablets such as SMART podium, iPad, and Wacom tablet. Camtasia (+tablet) If you want to have more editing capabilities than Panopto, Camtasia is a great choice. You can capture your screen and add various annotations. It even allows you to add your face! In this recent article by Educause “What makes an online instructional video compelling?, “students cited faculty presence as a key factor related to their engagement and perceived learning from videos.” If you use a tablet like Wacom tablet, you can create a video like the ones in Khan Academy. Camtasia is not free, but you can try it for free for 30 days to decide if you like it or not.
|1:00~ 1:30 pm||
Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, Assistant Professor of Linguistics (Tri-Co), Alex Mannix (BMC ‘15) Rachel Elizabeth Weissler (BMC ‘16) We’ll demonstrate the Zapotec Talking Dictionary and talk about the process of involving students, linguists, and Zapotec community members in collaborative work building the database for the dictionary, using a spreadsheet in Google Drive. We’ll discuss the role of the dictionary in a Haverford classroom, its use as a hands-on learning experience for students outside the classroom, and its place in a larger movement to engage technology in language preservation and revitalization projects worldwide.
Nick Jones, Laboratory Instructor & Research Coordinator, Psychology Nick will discuss the variety of applications for which Qualtrics, a feature-rich and user-friend survey system, has been used in the Psychology department over the past year, from senior theses to longitudinal data collection. Qualtrics is available to all the Haverford students, faculty, and staff.
Contact Instructional Technology Services with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.