I’m in ‘Kahoots’ with Technology in the Classroom
By: Cassandra OSullivan Sachar, EdD July 31st, 2017
Teaching tool or distraction? The key to any engaging lesson in the classroom, of course, is to connect it to the learning objectives, and Kahoot! makes it easy to do so.
https://www.sli.do/. A basic account is free. this package does not allow question moderation and restricts the number of polls you can ask per class
The Distracted Classroom: Transparency, Autonomy, and Pedagogy
July 30, 2017
in my role as director of my college’s teaching center, I hosted a faculty discussion of Jay R. Howard’s excellent book Discussion in the College Classroom, which recommends that we build structural methods of participation into our courses, rather than just relying on the vocal students to carry the conversation.
The first three columns in “The Distracted Classroom” series have explored the fundamental problem of digital distraction in our lives today, the way recent technologies have exacerbated that problem, and the possible solutions. All of those columns drew on the research presented by Adam Gazzaley and Larry D. Rosen in their excellent book, The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World.
Autonomy. The literature on helping students take a deep approach toward their learning — as opposed to a more surface or strategic orientation — suggests they learn best when they feel a sense of autonomy in class. Another approach to the problem of digital distraction, then, would be to invite students into the process of setting the policies that will operate in the classroom.
Cathy Davidson has argued very effectively for what she calls a “class constitution” — an agreement that the class has reached together about certain aspects of how the course will operate.
More on Classroom Respire Systems in this IMS blog
Using a Mobile Solution to Empower Students in and out of the Classroom
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Time: 11:00 AM Pacific Standard Time. Sponsored by: i>clicker
archived webcast here:
(you need to register. That means, sharing personal data, so fill out cautiously).
REEF polling is a proprietary for i>Clickers.
All other contenstors, TopHat, Turning Technologies etc. have the same scheme
methodology of the chemistry teacher:
flipped classroom active learning
quizzes: may not use external resources, graded on accuracy
questions: may use external sources, graded on participation (chemistry teacher wants students to be active and not penalized for wrong answer).
think: students consider the question. submit an answer individually
pair: instructors shows the results (no answer is given); students form groups to discuss their answers; students must agree on the answer
share: students submit an answer individually; the instructor shows the result (an answer is given)
follow up q/s, also standard:
1. what to do, if students don’t have smart phones, 2. CRS integration with CMS 3. data export
More on polling and CRS in the classroom in this blog:
More on flipped classroom and active learning in this blog:
Classroom Response Systems, AKA clickers
Report to SCSU TPR
Plamen Miltenoff, email@example.com
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
- The work, findings and recommendations of the faculty task force of April 2013:
further documents from the interviewing process:
other related information on the interviewing and selection process of CRS vendors:
- Other [including pedagogical] conversations about CRS in the IMS blog:
- Additional information on polling tools:
Please have the following instructions regarding the CRS (aka clickers) from Turning Technologies.
- Getting Started Instructor Resources
- PowerPoint presentation with information about Turning Technologies
- 1ST DAY OF CLASS E-MAIL TEMPLATE
- Student Quick Start Guide. ResponseCard® NXT. Responding in Class
- RESPONSEWARE SETUP AND USAGE
- Student Web Registration Instructions
- SYLLABUS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STUDENT RESPONSE
For more information, pls consider:
Stephanie Naoum, firstname.lastname@example.org