Where It’s A.T. – Academic Technology Showcase

On September 21, 2022, the CLT and the Director of Academic Technology jointly sponsored a special event where fourteen faculty members showed off their innovations in teaching with technology. Here’s what they presented. You can view the full slides below!

Notion – a tool for project management, planning, taking notes, and sharing online. Notion has some of the same capabilities as Canvas, and also much more. (Presented by Ali Hadi)

Maps.me and Google MyMaps – students can mark and annotate locations using a simple mapping app, and then combine individual or group data sets into a shared map, allowing them to collaboratively cover a significant area. (Presented by Caroline Toy)

Cards that start conversations – card collections like We Connect, Values Explorer, and OuiSi can help start conversations, break the ice, encourage problem solving, and foster complex thinking. (Presented by Rebecca Mills)

Canvas Comment Box – using the assignment commenting functions in Canvas helps keep communication about student work handy when reviewing work, easy to find, and centralized. (Presented by Murat Gungor)

Repl.it – fosters collaboration, review, and in-class group work for programmers, similar to how some faculty have used Google Docs for other types of classes during the pandemic. (Presented by Josh Blumberg)

Beecrowd – supports introductory programming by organizing work, auto-grading tasks, and facilitating competition for accuracy among students and across institutions. (Presented by Alexandre Tolstenko)

Note-taking with Microsoft Surface (or other tablets) – faculty can take notes during class alongside students, modeling good practices and providing an additional resource for students on Canvas. (Presented by Melanie Brown)

Silent discussion – using easel paper, sticky notes, and other displays, you can facilitate effective discussion, particularly on difficult topics, as students move around a space or exhibit. (Presented by Erica Donnis)

Sidecar tutorials – these asynchronous tutorials, custom-created by the Library team, appear side-by-side with a resource or task and can include embedded quizzes. (Presented by Susan Adkins)

QR codes – there are many ways you can use QR codes in class, including sharing files and resources and providing shortcuts to Canvas or other activities. (Presented by Beth Dietrich)

LibApps – Library tutorials and research guides, custom-created by the Library team and embedded in Canvas. (Presented by Nick Faulk)

Executive function “brain tech” – low-tech (but technology nevertheless!) strategies for understanding individuals’ executive function skills and how we can help manage our needs and those of our students. (Presented by Megan Sheldon)

Perusall – facilitate collaborative social annotation of class readings through this Canvas integration to increase students’ engagement with and understanding of the material. (Presented by Kerry Noonan)

Sculpture in Logic Pro – this synthesizer allows students to experiment with creating sound that mimics analog sound in real space. (Presented by Eric Sample)

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