Pump up the Jam(board)

Many Denison faculty members are already using tools like Google Docs or Google Slides as ways to collaborate with students during remote or hybrid classes, and some, like Lew Ludwig, might already be Jammin’ out with Google Jamboards (see Lew’s video here). In this post, we are going to go over some reasons you might want to consider using Jamboards with your classes and also supply some resources to get you started.

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Student Presentations, Pandemic Style

With the semester underway many students have been working on a variety of traditional projects that require several modifications in order to be possible during these strange times. One of those types of traditional projects is the classic student presentation. While it is possible to have students present in a classroom wearing masks, they can also create more visually dynamic presentations using video tools like Meet or Zoom, and students on campus can take advantage of the One Button Studio located in the library.

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Notable Notebowl Feature Updates and New Tutorials

New Notebowl Features

The latest update from Notebowl rolled out for Denison on Friday, January 15, 2021. See the list below for all of the new Notebowl features.

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Avoid loose “springs” in classrooms this semester

Accompanying video: EdTech Tip: Back in the ClassroomsFollow along with Cheryl and Dan as they explore some of the new (and not-so-new) technology in campus classrooms.

Welcome back to all Denison faculty members!

With the spring semester just two weeks away, it is time to get into classrooms and check out the technology, space, and the dreaded COVID changes.

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Tech Recommendations for Remote Exams

Finals week is quickly approaching, and, like everything else in 2020, it looks a little different this year. Since Denison students will be participating in exams after they have left campus, Educational Technology Services has technology-related recommendations for final exams. While we understand that many Denison faculty members already have a tentative plan for how they will approach finals, we urge everyone to read these recommendations below as there are specific reasons included for why we do or do not recommend various options.

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Digital Tools for Civil Discourse in the Classroom

by Kelli Van Wasshenova

Originally posted Oct. 23, 2020

Featured Video: EdTech Tip – Poll Everywhere

Election day is just over a week away. Many Denison faculty members have been having discussions with students about the current social and political climate in this country and many more will be doing so in the coming weeks. Below are some suggestions for how to use available digital tools in class discussions.

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EdTech Tips to Improve the Remote Student Experience

by Kelli Van Wasshenova

Originally posted Oct. 16, 2020

Complete video playlist: EdTech Tips to Improve the Remote Student Experience

Overview: EdTech Tip Series Based on the Remote Student Technology Survey

VIDEO: Overview of the EdTech Tips to Improve the Remote Student Experience

This week we are addressing the results of the Remote Student Technology survey where our remote students gave feedback on their experiences in the virtual classroom.

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