Mary Anne Poatsy Technology in Action by odq21416

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									Making Concepts
Come Alive

  or…



 Classrooms Don’t Have
      to be Deadly
We Have A Tough Job

  Diverse Students
  Diverse Instructors
  Diverse Delivery Demands

     We need good tools and
    strategies to help us do our
             job right!
Student Diversity
 Vast range of experience
   Traditional vs. Adult
   Hardware vs. Software
 Full Spectrum of Learning Styles
   Auditory, Visual, Kinesthetic, Interactive
 Full Range of Needs
   ESL
   Physical & learning handicaps
Delivery Diversity
 Face to Face
   Large lecture format
   Small lecture format
   14,10 or 8 week semesters
   With or without lab
 Hybrid or Online
   Different forms of Internet access
     Dial up, Broadband
Instructor Diversity
 Full time
   Instructors to full professor
 Adjuncts
   New or “seasoned”
 Different levels of expertise, interests and
  knowledge base.
 Different amounts of start-up and prep time
Dilemma
 How, as instructors, do we:
   Manage the diversity in students?
   Manage the diversity in delivery
    methods?
                     And…
   Keep the students interested?
     Does the “sit down, shut up, listen
      and learn” method really work?
What We Are Doing
 Sequence and select topics with spin
  toward student interest
 Increase classroom interaction
 Inject current events
 Use of ART and images
 Weave in multimedia
 Smarter assessment strategies
Important in any classroom
  environment

Use the same set of teaching
  strategies to any student…
Sequence and Select Topics
 Sequence and Select topics with a
  spin toward student interest:
   Home Networking
   CD Burner Installation
   Mobile Technology
Classroom Interaction
 Increase Classroom Interaction
   Group Projects – Web Quests
    Design Your Own
    Borrow from the Web
    From the text
      Spam spam spam spam
Classroom Interaction
  Team Times
   Gizmo, Inc.   from page 147 of Tech in Action


  Let the students be the teacher
    PPT presentations
    Organizing Key Terms
Current Events
 Current events
   Tech TV
   Newspapers: in print and online
   Web Work
You Gotta Have Art!
 Lots of ART ready to go
   From the book and
   Different from the book
   More Art
3D renderings
Multimedia
 Multimedia
     Tech TV
     Warriors of the . Net
     Our Own Animations
     SoundBytes –
       Virtual PC Tour (Chapter 2)
       Installing a Computer Network (Chapter 7)
       Labs
         hands on learning even at home
Smarter Assessment
Assessment
   Combination of projects –
     multi layered, multi-purpose
     Feather in application skills
       PPT projects
       Word/Excel skills
   Automated training/testing to be more
    efficient in delivery
And all this means….
 We are constantly
   Reinventing
   Repackaging
   Redesigning

            …With little time
Consider This Scenario…
 Assigned a Sound Byte as pre-lecture
  material.
 Want today’s lecture to build on that and to
  provoke discussion.
   Need to reorganize PPT and find coordinating
    animations
 Need homework assignment
 Also want class materials shipped off to
  supporting BBD site
           Ten minutes to lecture!
How to Organize all THAT!?!


           Present IT!
    The “Next Gen” Instructor Resource CD!
Contact Information
Mary Anne Poatsy

  mpoatsy@mc3.edu


  Montgomery County Community College
  340 DeKalb Pike
  Blue Bell, PA 19422

								
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