Category Archives: Technology

View From the Back: Rhonda Clark

– Jeanne M. Slattery In the interest of full disclosure, I have never taken a class online (except for our teaching online course). I recently taught online for the first time. With that in mind, I have been thinking about … Continue reading

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Our Students, Their Phones

– Melissa K. Downes and Jeanne M. Slattery We’re at that point of the term where we’re just trying to get successfully to the finish line: happy to see some of our students finishing strong, worried about others who have … Continue reading

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Using Technology to Develop Mathematical Thinkers

— Marcella McConnell Below I outline ways that teachers of mathematics (and those who teach the teachers, like me) should approach the uses of technology in the mathematics classroom, with a special emphasis on how technology can enhance mathematical thinking and … Continue reading

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Dear Teaching Totally Techless

Dear Ms. Scholar, I’m teaching a student who is totally techless. He’s opened D2L only a few times, doesn’t use email, and doesn’t know how to perform what I see as pretty basic computer functions. He attends class regularly and seems … Continue reading

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Dear Not Tech-savvy

Dear Ms. Scholar, I’m not tech-savvy. My students and department, however, expect me to use all sorts of technologies all the time. Some of my colleagues go so far as to say that we must adapt to these new Millennials … Continue reading

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Why I like clickers

— Mark Mitchell You’re practicing bad teaching if you’re not doing this. That’s what the data says. It’s high time everybody changed. – Carl Wieman, Nobel Prize winner, science adviser to President Obama I’ll never teach a course again without … Continue reading

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Why I Create Pretty Course Sites (It’s Not What You Think)

— Jeanne M. Slattery I spend a fair amount of time and thought on my course sites. My course sites are, as a result, “purty,” but I don’t create attractive course sites just to create attractive course sites. There’s method … Continue reading

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