Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A New Academic Year Begins With "Teaching With Technology" Faculty Workshop

I absolutely love this time of year! After a summer of catch-up, investigating new technologies for teaching, and attending professional development conferences, I am anxious to connect with new and returning faculty!

One way that I have been able to set things off for the new academic year at UMM, is to hold a faculty Teaching With Technology workshop the very first week that faculty report to work for Fall Semester.

Here is the flyer for the August 18th Teaching With Technology Workshop:

Topics covered include:

  • Using Moodle Forums for Announcements and "Ask Me" resource
  • Using a Google Doc as a "Living" Syllabus
  • Using Google Calendar for Student Sign-up of Appointment Slots
  • Using Flipgrid for student introductions and interaction
  • Using a Google Doc as a Classroom Backchannel
  • Making Google Docs Accessible
  • Using Google Keep for Group Research Projects
  • Using Student Response Systems: from low tech to Moodle-integrated
  • Tracking Student Attendance and Participation in Moodle
  • Creating easy & quick videos within Moodle (create student video assignments as well)
  • Holding virtual office hours with Web/Video conferencing (WebEx Personal Meeting Room)
  • Recording lecture videos in WebEx and linking them to your Moodle course
  • Sharing and collaboration - students sharing their device screens in class using WebEx
  • Implementing effective Moodle course site design via the Morris Moodle Course Template