We are excited to announce our third, semi-annual, Student Tech Showcase! This event will be held on Tuesday, August 28th, in the Digital Den (Ruffner 148), from 10 – 11 AM.
Three (3) senior members of the Instructional Technology Collaborator team will spend 10-15 minutes each, connecting a DEC-supported technology to the teaching and learning experience. This event is geared toward members of the Longwood University faculty and staff community who teach academic (i.e., credit-bearing) classes. Guests are invited to the Digital Den (if you enter Ruffner through Blackwell, walk down the hallway to the right of the Joan of Arc statue and you’ll see our logo above our suite door) for a light breakfast. Guests are welcome to arrive as early as 9:45 AM; student presentations begin promptly at 10:00 AM and will conclude by 11:00 AM. Reservations are not necessary. Presentation descriptions are below.
|10:00 AM – 10:15 AM||Going Green with Panopto Quizzing||David|
|10:15 AM – 10:30 AM||Shake, Rattle, and Poll||Deja|
|10:30 AM – 10:45 AM||Rolling With the Times: The Interactive Classroom in the Digital Age||Emmy|
Class interactions can change on a daily basis, particularly in today’s digital age. With the ever-increasing popularity and success of virtual classrooms, faculty can benefit from new ways to capture and retain the attention of their students. By incorporating questions within previously recorded course content, Panopto quizzes provide a new way to engage with learners and assess their understanding. Consider the potential for summer and intersession courses! A snow day does not mean falling behind in the syllabus – stay on course with this DEC-supported recording tool available for PC, Mac, and mobile devices.
Polling offers a low-risk yet high-reward way for professors to interact with their students. Newly added to the DEC’s repertoire of supported technologies, Poll Everywhere provides an anonymous path for students to ask the questions that they may otherwise, for countless reasons, keep to themselves. An online polling platform with over 20 unique question types and seamless integration with popular presentation tools (i.e., PowerPoint, Keynote, and Google Slides), Poll Everywhere affords students and professors a different, and fun, format for requesting and receiving information.
In this digital age, using interactive technology in the classroom is vital in order to keep students engaged with content in new and innovative ways. The Sphero offers a great example particularly because it can be introduced to learners of any age and students are able to connect to the material using their own mobile devices. Using the Sphero’s capabilities we can kick start learning for all disciplines and boost lesson interactivity with resources such as the Sphero Edu app. With these resources at our disposal, using the Sphero for more hands-on experiences with students is a ball!