"Try Something New!" Fridays

Instructional Design Office, Burroughs 119, 1:00 p.m.

Flip your class!

We are educating students during a time that is both very daunting and very exciting. The advent of blended learning and the emergence of educational technology will create a shift in the paradigm of education and an environment where we are limited only by our imaginations.


Blended learning truly offers the best of both worlds: face-to-face time with your students and the critical thinking and experiential learning that technology encourages. Throughout this series of workshops, we will explore a myriad of tools that will help you to take advantage of this new format.


Come to learn from your colleagues, and inspire one another to approach your content areas with a fresh perspective and a newfound enthusiasm for what is possible.



Presentation Tools!

Learn how to move beyond traditional Powerpoints by adding audio and video to your slides. In this workshop, we will explore Voicethread, MoveNote, and Present.me and discuuss how you can use them to enhance your content and offer multimodal instruction.

Friday, September 27th, 1:00 p.m.



Present.me Sample: Combining Slides & Video Lecture

Using Social Media in the Classroom!

Social media tools like Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter can be extremely useful in creating a community of learners within your class. And the best part? Your students are already using them! In this workshop, we will discuss how to set up these tools and explore the ways in which each can be used to enhance content, increase efficiency and productivity, and spark dialogue.


Friday, October 11th, 1:00 p.m.



Gaming Your Class!

This workshop is still in the development stage, but it's going to be a lot of fun! Stay tuned for details!


In the meantime, check out these videos featuring Arizona State professor, James Paul Gee, and be inspired!


Friday, October 25th, 1:00 p.m.


James Paul Gee on Grading with Games
James Paul Gee on Learning with Video Games

Did you miss these presentations about flipping your class? Get the resources online!

Screencasting with Jing & Snagit!

Jing and Snagit are screencasting tools that allow you to instantly share images and videos of your computer screen with your students. Find out how to use them for tutorials, demonstrations, and feedback.

Friday, September 13th, 1:00 p.m.


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Questions or Workshop Suggestions?