The Instructional Technology and Training group
invites you to attend the
Spring 2011 Teaching with Technology Showcase.
Join us for engaging presentations and demonstrations.
Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
9:15 am – 3:00 pm
Stokes Auditorium, Stokes 102, & the Multicultural Center (Stokes 106)
9:15 am – 1:20 pm
|9:15 am –
Linda Bell, Provost
A light breakfast will be provided.
|9:40 am –
Innovative Apps for Teaching and Learning – Apps for Education
Presenter: Jon Landis, PhD., Development Executive, Apple
With the iPad, the classroom is always at your fingertips. Right now at the App Store, there are thousands of apps available to download. Students can track their assignments, take notes, and study for finals. Teachers can give lessons, monitor progress, and stay organized. And that’s just the beginning. This session will highlight several apps for teaching and learning to assist educators with selecting effective tools to meet the demands of tomorrow’s learners.
|10:25 am – 10:45 am||
Teaching with 3D Archives: The Theatron3 Virtual Globe
Presenter: Katherine Rowe, Department of English, Bryn Mawr College
The advent of digital technology has brought a new mode of archive into the classroom — the 3D virtual collection, installation, or environment. During the presentation, you will tour one such installation, a sim in Second Life that is part of the King’s College London Visualisation Lab’s gallery of virtual theater reconstructions, from antiquity to the 19th century. Discuss the strengths, limitations, opportunities and challenges of this new mode of archive with Katherine Rowe, a noted scholar working on this new mode. Professor Rowe’s exciting venture into this area was featured as part of the March 22, 2011 New York Times article, Giving Literature Virtual Life.
|10:50 am –
Facilitating Student Use of Scanning Electron and Confocal Microscopy through Development of Training Videos and a Centralized Website
Presenter: Rachel Hoang, Department of Biology, Haverford College
Through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Biology department recently purchased several major pieces of equipment including a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and a confocal microscope. Use of these microscopes offers unique and complementary insights into the workings of cells and tissues, and it provides a fantastic opportunity for students to gain experience in the use of cutting edge technologies. However, the reality of introducing new and highly technical applications in the setting of an undergraduate teaching lab can be both challenging and daunting. Therefore, we developed resources that addressed these challenges and facilitated the incorporation of SEM and confocal microscopy into lab classes.
|11:15 am –
Presenter: Ken Koltun-Fromm, Department of Religion, Haverford College
During this session, Ken Koltun-Fromm will review and demonstrate how he employed Skype to facilitate student engagement with scholars beyond Haverford’s physical borders, and we will explore the ways this technology enables and complicates various modes of student learning.
|11:40 am – 12:00 pm||
How to Use Skype to Improve Students’ Speaking Skills in a Foreign Language
Presenter: Giuliana Perco, Department of Italian, Bryn Mawr College
Web 2.0 tools have changed the way language teachers and their students access authentic linguistic material. This session describes how using Skype to connect with native speakers can improve students’ communication skills in the target language. Discussion of both positive and negative outcomes from this experience as well as tips and suggestions on how to integrate Skype in a foreign language class will close the presentation.
|12:00 pm – 1:00 pm||
|1:00 pm – 1:20 pm||
Presenters: Jennifer Grant, Instructional Technology and Training, Haverford College
Suzanne Amador Kane, Department of Physics, Haveford College
Take a peek into Professor Suzanne Amador’s classroom to see how using clickers to poll her students increases their interest in and understanding of physics. You’ll get to try clickers for yourself and join in a clicker-enhanced discussion around the use of these polling devices in the classroom.
Contact Instructional Technology and Training with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.