First of all, I would like to thank all the presenters for taking the time to share with us their experiences using technology in their classes.
I would also to thank the audience! There were quite a few people in attendance–I bet there were 40+ faculty, staff, and administration present. I was pleasantly surprised to see the curiosity and enthusiasm of so many of my colleagues. Maybe we should think about having a regular educational technology forum in the future. We could have a general, 10-minute introduction by numerous presenters in the fall, and in the spring, longer, more focused presentations could be made about specific uses. Food for thought.
Again, I would like to thank everyone who was able to be a part of the forum! I’ve also attached links of the various presentations that were made at the forum. If you have any questions about any of them, contact those presenters!
Amy Potter, History – Using online resources in interactive and meaningful ways through her “Geography Matters” units
Lauren Mason, English,LLP – Innovative student assignments using technology–blogs, mindmaps, istory, etc.
Michael Tiemeyer, Mathematics – Wacom tablets, screencast videos, and the ETC blog
Sungkon Chang – Wacom tablets, LiveScribe pens
Cliff Padgett, Chemistry – Flipped classrooms and iPads>
Ipad Apps for the classroom
Geneva DeMars, Biology – Clickers in the classroom
Best Practices Using a Classroom Response System