Presentation on theme: "Hands On, Minds On: Increasing Student Engagement"— Presentation transcript:
1 Hands On, Minds On: Increasing Student Engagement If you have an electronic device, please complete the following SHORT, five question survey (via Google Forms) before the presentation starts. Thanks!
2 Hands On, Minds On: Using Technology to Increase Student Engagement Erica R. HamiltonMichigan State University
3 “Magic” Squares & Rectangles There is no magic fairy dust in a computer, tablet, projector, clicker, Smartphone, or Smart board that “magically” helps a teacher teach or a student learn in face to face, blended, or online classes.
4 Educators’ Responsibilities Educators are responsible to design (i.e. give purpose), plan, and implement lessons using technology. However, if teachers do not know or understand ways of thoughtfully purposing technology, then technology remains under or unused.
5 SCOT Theory (social construction of technology) Technology’s purpose comes from people and the way they use technology, rather than the technology itselfIt is people who give meanings and purposes to tools and technology
6 TPACK (Koehler and Mishra, 2008) A theory that provides a framework for re-purposing technologyIdentifies particular funds of knowledge teachers use to design and integrate lessons with technologyTechnological KnowledgePedagogical KnowledgeContent Knowledge
7 UDL: Universal Design for Learning Set of principles for curriculum development that gives all individuals equal opportunities to learnProvides a blueprint for creating flexible goals, methods, materials, and assessments that accommodate learner differences
8 Bloom’s Taxonomy(of the Cognitive Domain) AECT 2009Bloom’s Taxonomy(of the Cognitive Domain)Evaluation (evaluating) make judgments based on criteriaSynthesis (creating) compile information in a new wayAnalysis (analyzing) break down information into partsApplication (applying) use information in a new situationComprehension (understanding) interpret informationKnowledge (remembering) recall informationHigher Order Thinking SkillsLower Order Thinking Skills*Special thanks to Hixon, Buckenmeyer, & Freitas - AECT 2009 for content related to Bloom’s Taxonomy
16 Google Sites & Forms Google Sites Free, easy to useWeb-based course management systemCan be used to create course websites, electronic portfolios, etc.Google Forms – you used one at the beginning of this session Can be used for formative assessmentsAnonymous or identifiableInstant feedback, including visual graphs/chartsSurvey Monkey is another free online survey tool
20 Vodcasts continuedAccording to Shawn Banks (2010), vodcasting or video podcasting arevideo files that are “episodes” generally focused on a particular subject matter/themeProductions that include audio commentary or narration AND visual images/video Files that can be downloaded and reviewed at a later time on the user's computer or portable video deviceProjects created by faculty to communicate course content/ideasVideos created by students to demonstrate knowledge, skills, application of course content/ideas
21 Screen Capturing/Shots Screen Capturing Video(s):Using free screen capturing tools, you canProvide orientations to online course materialsRecord and share evaluations of students’ workIntroduce new topics and ideasScreen Shots – Image(s):Using free screen shot tools, you canShare images of webpages and anything on your desktopShow students specific images without having them have to navigate to multiple sitesSave images and share them as digital photographs
22 Padlet: Online “board” Free, online “bulletin board”Collaborative, collective commentaryIndividual, personal posts and sharing
23 Glogs: Interactive “posters” Glogster EDUFree, online “poster”IntroductionShare IdeasShare LearningIndividual or collectiveAuthentic audiencePublic OR privateMay include audio, video, text, and still images
28 Online Videos – FREE Resources Khan Academy (math/science focus)TED Talks “Ideas Worth Spreading” (in 18 minutes or less)Various topics, some presented by kidsTED Ed Talks – videos “intended for learners; they teach a lesson” (geared for HS and college audiences)Teaching ChannelLike YouTube, you can watch streaming videos (includes teaching ideas/methods that can be implemented in a classroom)
29 More Tools – FREE Resources Mind/concept mapping toolsWordleText2MindmapBubblShowing KnowingPrezi (“zooming” online presentations)Xtranormal (online animated movies about almost anything)Go!Animate (online animated videos)
30 In 21st Century learning environments, educators must thoughtfully and purposefully integrate technology so that technological integration promotes Hands On, Minds On teaching and learning.Thank You!