Web Tools Place in a Flipped Classroom

Concurrent Session 4
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Brief Abstract

BYOD (we will test eight free apps)! Web 2.0 tools are a great way to create higher order thinking. They engage today’s technology savvy student by creating active/flipped learning environments. Come learn how to use Web 2.0 tools to update all aspects of courses including syllabi, rubrics, and pitfalls of using web tools. Leave with a boss list of free Web 2.0 tools!

Presenters

Dr. Kozlowski earned her undergraduate BS degree from Montana State University. She earned her MS in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University and her PhD from Texas A&M University, Commerce. Dr. Kozlowski began her career as a counselor educator as an adjunct instructor for one year at both Texas A&M University- Commerce, and Tarleton University. In addition she was a tenured faculty member for four years at BGSU prior to joining the core faculty at Walden. While at BGSU she served as a course designer, program director and recruitment and retention coordinator. She has taught courses online, face to face, and hybrid courses in play therapy, group counseling, internship, practicum, statistics, research methods, school counseling, theories, implementing school counseling programs, crisis, leadership, and diversity. Dr. Kozlowski has been designing flipped classrooms for the past six years. She specializes in using web tools to create active learning environments both online and face to face. Her research agenda focuses on using technology in teaching practices. She has published numerous articles on the topics of technology in education, training faculty to use technology, and technology based counseling. In addition she has presented trainings and workshops at the local, state, national and international level on these same topics. Licensed as a school counselor and professional counselor in both Ohio and Texas, Dr. Kozlowski is fully committed to leadership in the counseling profession. She has served as the Treasurer for North Central Association for Counselor Education & Supervision; the President of Northwest Ohio Counseling Association; President of the Ohio Association of Group Workers; Co-Chair of the Ohio Counseling Association’s Professional Identity and Ethics Committee; and on the editorial board for the Journal of Counseling Practice. Further, Dr. Kozlowski has received a number of awards, including the following: both a Presidential Fellow and Emerging Leader Fellow for the Association of Counselor Education & Supervision; Counselor Educator of the Year from the Ohio School Counselor Association; Counselor Educator Fellow for the American School Counselor Association; and Emerging Scholar from the Association of Specialists in Group Work, Texas School Counselor of the Year, ACA’s Ross Trust recipient, CSI fellow; North West Ohio Supervisor of the Year; Bayard Friedman Community Hero Award in recognition of her research in online group counseling and others. Currently she is organizing the RMACES conference.

Extended Abstract

Today’s students are not only comfortable using technology; they are considered “digital natives.” From tablets and smart phones to social media sites and YouTube channels, the millennial generation is no stranger to the developing trends in technology.

In response to changes in student culture, current educational practices now include the integration of technology in the academic classroom. Web 2.0 tools, can be utilized to create active learning environments wherein students are held more responsible for engaging and participating in their own learning process, thus creating higher level learning. The question becomes how to integrate technology into cf2f, rigorous assessable learning. This workshop teaches participants how to manage these tasks.

Goals include introducing eight, free, Web 2.0 tools that can be utilized in F2F, online, or hybrid courses. Examples of how to use these tools to create active learning environments, flipped classrooms, enriching discussions, and modernizing traditional assignments will be shared. In addition, presenters will explain some pitfalls of using technology in the classroom including managing crashed sites, confronting student resistance, maintaining quality of work, creating appropriate rubrics, facilitating group work, and overall course policies. Finally, presenters will share sample syllabi and assignments.

BYOD! Participants will learn by doing! Interactive links to Web 2.0 applications will be integrated into the presentation. Presenters will share samples of student work created utilizing the various web tools.