Event Title

Playroom and Coaching Booths

Presenter Information

Location

Cone Chapel, Burks American Heritage

Start Date

2-22-2023 2:20 PM

End Date

2-22-2023 2:55 PM

Description

Facilitators in the Playroom will share their ideas and demonstrate how to use the following tools:

Augmented Reality Sandbox - Dr. Liann Gallagher

An Augmented Reality (AR) Sandbox creates a unique experience for students to explore topography and the world around them. This tool uses open source technology, a short throw projector, a Kinect, and wet sand to allow students to make different designs in the sand while the software projects contour lines in real time onto the surface. As the student moves the sand, the lines and colored shading change, too. The software also simulates rain and water runoff so students can explore elements of hydrology. The History and Political Science Department intends to use this technology to teach civilization settlement patterns, agricultural techniques, topography, landforms, and strategic studies.

GIS and Drones in the Classroom - Dr. Liann Gallagher

Drones provide a unique visual perspective of the world around us. Through the use of this technology, we can easily see an aerial view of virtually anywhere. These drones are used in the new GEOG 3800 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems class. In this course, students earn their FAA unmanned pilot license so that they are certified for commercial drone flight purposes. We also combine the drones and GIS software to model and understand the land around us.

Echo 360 - Jason Sitek

HardingNetwork - Heather Kemper

ThingLink - Stephanie Ungerank and Jason Morris (ASU-Beebe)

Selecting the appropriate instructional techniques that align with your objectives but is designed to create engagement and interaction, is often times a tedious task. Let us show you different ways to use Thinglink for face-to-face or online classes that makes learning fun, and easy to create and manage.

Peerceptiv - Improve grades by up to 35% with peer review - Dr. Owen Brittan

Adopting one peer review assignment in your course will lead to a dramatic improvement in final grades. When students are given the opportunity to submit first drafts of papers, lab reports, presentations, or any other type of assignments, research has shown that the improved final drafts will be of significantly better quality. This occurs because as students give and receive feedback from their peers, they become more familiar with the expectations of the assignment and work towards those expectations. In fact, research shows that students learn more from explaining misconceptions and clarifying arguments to peers as they consider different perspectives. By the time final drafts are submitted, students can feel confident in turning in high-quality work since they will have received more feedback on their initial draft than an instructor likely has time to give everyone. Instructors feel relieved knowing when they grade papers that have gone through a conscientious peer review process, they are seeing the true capabilities of their students. With modern peer review software like Peerceptiv, instructors can add a peer assessment step to their current assignments in less than 30 minutes, thereby saving hours of time spent providing feedback on early drafts.

Canvas Studio - Dr. Sarah Pierce (Freed-Hardeman)

When considering how to assess student learning in a course, most instructors would agree that the ideal assessment would be one that not only assesses students’ learning; it also teaches students and improves their skills and understanding of course content. One fundamental aspect of such assessments is that they are authentic. As an educator, would you like to require more authentic assessments but wrestle with the time constraint these types of assessments require to administer and assess? Join us as Dr. Pierce shares how she was able to use the Canvas Studio tool to assess her students in real-life situations without having to take class time to administer them.

New Library Integration for Canvas - Amy McGohan and Whitney Hammes

Come learn about Brackett Library’s online tutorial series and how to integrate research instruction into Canvas. These resources are beneficial for students researching and using academic databases for the first time, as well as students needing to review skills before a research-intensive assignment. Also learn the best practices for linking and embedding electronic resources from the library.

HU Direct Access - Tracy Yarbrough and Steve Martin

HUDirectAccess is a digital textbook model in collaboration with top publishers to reduce the cost of required course materials. Access for all students begins on or before the first day of class, with the option to opt-out of purchasing through the drop/add day.

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Feb 22nd, 2:20 PM Feb 22nd, 2:55 PM

Playroom and Coaching Booths

Cone Chapel, Burks American Heritage

Facilitators in the Playroom will share their ideas and demonstrate how to use the following tools:

Augmented Reality Sandbox - Dr. Liann Gallagher

An Augmented Reality (AR) Sandbox creates a unique experience for students to explore topography and the world around them. This tool uses open source technology, a short throw projector, a Kinect, and wet sand to allow students to make different designs in the sand while the software projects contour lines in real time onto the surface. As the student moves the sand, the lines and colored shading change, too. The software also simulates rain and water runoff so students can explore elements of hydrology. The History and Political Science Department intends to use this technology to teach civilization settlement patterns, agricultural techniques, topography, landforms, and strategic studies.

GIS and Drones in the Classroom - Dr. Liann Gallagher

Drones provide a unique visual perspective of the world around us. Through the use of this technology, we can easily see an aerial view of virtually anywhere. These drones are used in the new GEOG 3800 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems class. In this course, students earn their FAA unmanned pilot license so that they are certified for commercial drone flight purposes. We also combine the drones and GIS software to model and understand the land around us.

Echo 360 - Jason Sitek

HardingNetwork - Heather Kemper

ThingLink - Stephanie Ungerank and Jason Morris (ASU-Beebe)

Selecting the appropriate instructional techniques that align with your objectives but is designed to create engagement and interaction, is often times a tedious task. Let us show you different ways to use Thinglink for face-to-face or online classes that makes learning fun, and easy to create and manage.

Peerceptiv - Improve grades by up to 35% with peer review - Dr. Owen Brittan

Adopting one peer review assignment in your course will lead to a dramatic improvement in final grades. When students are given the opportunity to submit first drafts of papers, lab reports, presentations, or any other type of assignments, research has shown that the improved final drafts will be of significantly better quality. This occurs because as students give and receive feedback from their peers, they become more familiar with the expectations of the assignment and work towards those expectations. In fact, research shows that students learn more from explaining misconceptions and clarifying arguments to peers as they consider different perspectives. By the time final drafts are submitted, students can feel confident in turning in high-quality work since they will have received more feedback on their initial draft than an instructor likely has time to give everyone. Instructors feel relieved knowing when they grade papers that have gone through a conscientious peer review process, they are seeing the true capabilities of their students. With modern peer review software like Peerceptiv, instructors can add a peer assessment step to their current assignments in less than 30 minutes, thereby saving hours of time spent providing feedback on early drafts.

Canvas Studio - Dr. Sarah Pierce (Freed-Hardeman)

When considering how to assess student learning in a course, most instructors would agree that the ideal assessment would be one that not only assesses students’ learning; it also teaches students and improves their skills and understanding of course content. One fundamental aspect of such assessments is that they are authentic. As an educator, would you like to require more authentic assessments but wrestle with the time constraint these types of assessments require to administer and assess? Join us as Dr. Pierce shares how she was able to use the Canvas Studio tool to assess her students in real-life situations without having to take class time to administer them.

New Library Integration for Canvas - Amy McGohan and Whitney Hammes

Come learn about Brackett Library’s online tutorial series and how to integrate research instruction into Canvas. These resources are beneficial for students researching and using academic databases for the first time, as well as students needing to review skills before a research-intensive assignment. Also learn the best practices for linking and embedding electronic resources from the library.

HU Direct Access - Tracy Yarbrough and Steve Martin

HUDirectAccess is a digital textbook model in collaboration with top publishers to reduce the cost of required course materials. Access for all students begins on or before the first day of class, with the option to opt-out of purchasing through the drop/add day.