Instructional Technology and Media Design
Technology and media are useful tools to increase student participation while also documenting their work overtime. Below I highlight three examples of technologies and media platforms I use most frequently for classroom instruction.
I use collaborative notes for classroom instruction as a way to keep students engaged using technology. I can keep track of students' participation during class and also track student participation outside of class time using the history function in Google Docs. Collaborative notes is a great way to document student work, and gestures to them that I trust they will use laptops productively in class.
Polls and Chats
Poll Everywhere and Backchannel Chat are useful tools to use when presenting content to my students. I have used both platforms while giving lectures and leading classroom discussions. Students can log on or use their cell phones to answer polls, ask questions, and/or post content online.
I design supplementary guidebooks for courses to enhance student learning. The guidebooks I create serve two primary purposes: 1) model design work for student assignments, and 2) to provide additional context and historical perspectives for course content. Click here to see the full version of a design guide for Race, Ethnicity, and Media.
In addition to the technologies mentioned above, I incorporate low and non-tech tools for teaching that emphasizes collaboration and movement and utilizes classroom space.