Technology in the Classroom Workshop Schedule

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Technology in the Classroom Workshop Schedule - Spring 2015

This series of one-hour hands-on workshops on the use and pedagogy of new technologies and software in the classroom offers a variety of topics each semester. This fall, we are offering the following workshops:

 

Register for any of these workshops

Note: You will need an AU username to log into the registration page. If you have any problems registering, please contact Anna Olsson at extension x6077, or the Teaching and Learning Resources office at extension x3926.

Instructions on and links to joining any of these workshops remotely


Workshop Descriptions and Schedule


Organize Your Class with Tools from Google

Learn how to use Google Drive for student collaboration, assignment submission, and grading–even quizzes and polls! Use tools like Google Hangouts for course management and to host office hours. 

Scheduled Workshops:
Wednesday, January 21 | 2:45pm –3:45pm | Hurst 202
Thursday, February 12 | 1:15pm –2:15pm | Hurst 202


Increase Attendance and Participation with Top Hat

Do your students pay more attention to their phones and laptops than your lecture? Learn how to make the technology students bring to class work for you rather than against you!

Scheduled Workshops:
Thursday, January 29 | 1:15pm –2:15pm| Hurst 202
Wednesday, February 25 | 2:45pm –3:45pm | Hurst 202


Serious Games: Incorporating Online Simulations into Your Classes

Seriously, get your class to play some games! Learn about free online simulations that can get your students playing with concepts learned from your class in and out of the classroom.

Scheduled Workshops:
Thursday, February 19 | 1:15pm –2:15pm | Hurst 202


Curate Your Own Supplemental Texts with RSS

Learn how to use Real Simple Syndication (RSS) and other online content aggregators to create and curate a supplemental textbook for your students that updates in real-time.

Scheduled Workshops:
Tuesday, January 27| 2:45pm –3:45pm | Hurst 202


Introduction to WordPress

WordPress is a free blogging platform that can be used for publishing and updating online content. Learn how to connect with your students and the greater community through your very own public website.

Scheduled Workshops:
Monday, February 2 | 2:45 – 3:45pm | Hurst 202
Tuesday, March 3 | 2:45pm –3:45pm | Hurst 202


Digital Storytelling through Audio Podcasts

Deliver powerful messages and elaborate on course themes with your mobile device! Learn how digital storytelling and podcasts can help your students bridge theory with the real world in this workshop.

Scheduled Workshops:
Tuesday, February 10| 2:45pm –3:45pm | Hurst 202


Prezi: Lose the PowerPoint and Separate Yourself from the Crowd

Learn how to set up a Prezi account and turn your linear PowerPoint presentation into an interactive, collaborative, and multi-linear narrative that provides a more engaging way of presenting content.

Scheduled Workshops:
Thursday, January 22 | 1:15pm –2:15pm | Hurst 202
Monday, February 16| 10:30am –11:30am | Hurst 202


Video Tools for Flipping Your Classroom

Come learn about useful video tools for developing a flipped classroom! This session will provide a framework for flipping your classroom by creating videos of your lectures and course concepts.

Scheduled Workshops:
Thursday, February 5| 1:15pm –2:15pm | Hurst 202



Register for any of these workshops

Note: You will need an AU username to log into the registration page. If you have any problems registering, please contact Anna Olsson at extension x6077, or the Teaching and Learning Resources office at extension x3926.