I’m guest speaking tonight (via Elluminate) in Scott Schwister‘s graduate course on technology and assessment in education at Hamline University. The title of my presentation is “Agile Teaching with Technology: Clickers, Blogs, and More,” and I’ll be focusing on using a few different technologies for formative assessment.
Update: If you’d like to hear what I had to say last night, you can watch the Elluminate recording of the presentation.
Here are my slides:
Below you’ll find some related resources.
- My book on clickers is titled Teaching with Classroom Response Systems, and I blog regularly about teaching with clickers. Most relevant blog posts would be those on agile teaching, formative assessment, and peer instruction.
- Abilene Christian University’s mobile learning initiative is very impressive. They’ve been doing great things with iPhones in the classroom as response devices.
- For more on the use of clicker questions as background knowledge probes and the factual recall question I shared in my presentation, see this blog post on “technoCATs.”
- For more on the confidence-level question in my presentation and how it played out in class, see my blog post about flexible clicker questions.
- For more on the “plagiarism or not?” application question I shared, see my review of Bombaro (2007) and my recent post about my own use of clickers to teach about plagiarism.
- I also blog fairly regularly on using backchannel tools in the classroom. See in particular my comments on Monica Rankin’s “Twitter Experiment” at UT-Dallas, my thoughts on the use of Twitter by Gardner Campbell and Ellen Filgo at Baylor University, and a post about my first Google Moderator experiment.
- I wrote about my approach to using WordPress blogs to facilitate pre-class reading assignments over on ProfHacker.
- The idea of “first exposure” I described comes from Walvoord and Anderson’s book, Effective Grading, which is full of other great ideas. And you can read more about “just-in-time teaching” in Just-in-Time Teaching: Across the Disciplines and Across the Academy, edited by Simkins and Maier.
- The statistic I shared about students “doing the reading” comes from Eric Hobson’s 2004 IDEA paper, “Getting Students to Read: Fourteen Tips.”
- My two course blogs I showed were these: Linear Algebra Fall 2009 and Cryptography Fall 2010.
Image: “nose slide” by Flickr user B.A.D., Creative Commons licensed.