Day: March 11, 2017

“Improving Student Engagement in Large Survey Courses” By Perry Samson, University of Michigan

x Survey courses tend to be relatively large and impersonalized learning environments. This talk describes lessons learned from trying to employ students’ mobile technologies to increase opportunities for student participation in large classes. While students have more opportunities to go off task with mobile technologies, our research finds that students feel more, not less, attentive and engaged if the technology is deliberately employed as part of class. These results encourage us to explore more ways for student-instructor and student-student interactions to improve the learning environments of large classrooms. Perry Samson is Professor of Atmospheric Sciences in the Department of...

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Rinat Aruh: Design Thinking in Early Education

x Hear how a group of eighth graders rethought the role of lockers, desks and chairs to design the classroom of the future — and why Rinat Aruh, co-founder of design and strategy firm aruliden believes we need to inject design into early education. About Chicago Ideas Week Chicago Ideas Week is an annual seven-day celebration of ideas, innovation and community, aiming to become the platform for ideas, created for innovators, thinkers, doers. CIW’s goal is to stimulate new initiatives and ventures, create new connections and collaborations, and establish a community of people who have the desire to achieve...

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Nashwaaksis Memorial School’s Journey With Assistive Technology

x Whether you’re an educator, a parent or a student, we are all continually learning. Microsoft in Education is helping to create an open-concept classroom of inclusive education where students become the teachers, and the teachers become students, all at the same time. Video Rating: / 5 x Assistive Technology implementation in a special education classroom for students with profound disability. Video Rating: /...

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