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Teaching with Technology series presents, 'The (Recording) Pen is Mightier than....'

October 19, 2009

Alexander Hulpke from the Department of Mathematics presents the third Teaching with Technology Workshop of the fall series.

Thursday, Oct. 22
4 p.m.
Weber Building, Room 202

The Teaching with Technology workshop series explores the uses of technology to support the achievement of learning and teaching goals.

Each presentation begins with an overview of a key goal - such as increasing student participation during class, helping students understand complex processes, or engaging and assessing students - and continues with a discussion of technological tools that might be used to achieve that goal.

The focus of the workshops, as a result, is not on the technology, but on the use of technology in the service of learning and teaching. Registration is not required.

Tips from mathematics faculty

Alexander Hulpke (pictured), from the Department of Mathematics, presents the third Teaching with Technology Workshop of the fall series.

Calculus has a strong procedural component which requires that students know how to work out problems using algebraic equations. Students with the weakest basic algebra skills are the ones who struggle the most.

They would benefit from being able to see and study more examples of problems that have been fully worked out - including all of their basic algebraic components and details - at their own pace.

Recording pen as a tool

Doing so in class isn't feasible and is also a poor use of valuable class time. One solution that will help protect your in-class teaching time is to provide an online video collection of "solved" calculus problems.

After some attempts with a smartboard and a pen tablet, hear how one department is now using a recording pen as a tool. This presentation will cover how they create, edit, and distribute their videos.

Contact: Sally Hibbitt
Phone: (970) 491-2726