Speed Geeking with Tech Tools and Apps - Examples for Engagement, Assessment, and Presence
Concurrent Session 8
Not your average tool session! Join us for a “speed-geeking” tool and app showcase highlighting a variety of ed tech tools through actual course-based examples. When used with intention and purpose, tools and apps can expand and enhance the student learning experience, increase assessment possibilities, and offer new engagement opportunities.
As today’s students increasing expect (even demand) a more technology-infused experience for their learning, faculty are sometimes scrambling to choose tools that meet their needs. Some tools are good fits for student-submitted assignments and assessments, while other tools are used by the instructor to create content, assessments, and engagement opportunities. The key is to choose technology tools with intention and purpose, closely tied to course outcomes, engagement, and plans for active learning, choosing a tool can be much harder.
This session will be presented in a "speed geeking" ("shootout") style presentation. Participants will learn about eight different tools and take away actual examples of these tools “in action”, used within real credit-based courses. The tools presented will address engagement, presence, and assessment possibilities. A sampling of the tools shown will be FlipGrid, NearPod, and Spark. Additionally, attendees will learn more about the 7 easy steps for selecting a tool.
During the session, attendees will…
Learn about eight tools that can be used for engagement, presence, or assessment.
View actual course examples using each of the tools.
Get access to the presentation site, complete with links, samples, examples, how-to videos, and other resources.
Use a collaborative document during the session to add to a growing resource list of tools, use ideas, methods and strategies that can be explored beyond the session.
Participants will be engaged through...
- the use of question and answer
- an invitation to add ideas and strategies to a collaborative document
At the end of this session, attendees will be able to...
1. Choose specific tools that can be used to enhance presence, engagement, or assessment.
2. Identify possibilities for use of these tools in their actual courses.
3. Develop a toolbox of ideas for future exploration and use.