2013 Showcase Sessions

Sociology, Technology and Pedagogy: Collaboration & discovery learning using Google Apps

Elin Waring, Professor, Sociology, Lehman
Google Applications such as spreadsheets and presenta­tions provide powerful tools for real time student collabora­tion and discovery. This can range from collecting data to sharing results of experiments to creating a presentation to share immediately. By making this collaboration easy and immediately available to both students and the instructor collaborative work becomes even more powerful and easier to manage. Examples of activities and collaborative student work using Google Apps will be shared.


iPad Pilot Initiative: a faculty approach

Wilfredo Rodriguez, Coordinator, Educational Technology, Jac­queline DiSanto, Assistant Professor and Coordinator Teacher Education Unit, Sherese Mitchell, Assistant Professor,Teacher Education, Hostos CC

EdTech launched its iPad Pilot Initiative during the fall 2012 semester. The presenters will share initial findings and the potential use of iPads in the classroom, as well as some of the discoveries around technology adoption found along the way.

iLearn Psychology best through technology: iPad and Hybrid case studies

Kate Wolfe, Azizi Seixas, Assistant Professors, Behavioral & Social Sciences, Hostos CC

The presenters will discuss the use of technology in two psy­chology courses at Hostos Community College. Dr. Seixas will focus on his effort using apps on iPads to enhance the experi­ence and learning of our general psychology students. Dr. Wolfe will focus on her experiences developing and teaching a hybrid social psychology course.

MATHUP: Early Childhood Education graduates “in synch” with virtual teaching

Harriet ‘Niki’ Fayne, Dean, Arlene Weinstein, Director,TQP MATH UP Teacher Residency, Naliza Sadik, Educational
Technologist, Lehman School of Education

EDE 758 (Intensive Internship Seminar) was offered to 17 MATH UP Childhood Education graduate candidates as a hybrid, co-taught class during Spring Semester, 2013. Dur­ing some weeks the class met face-to- face for one hour; other weeks, the class held two-hour sessions. For four ses­sions, the class was entirely online.
The focus of this presentation will be the four online ses­sions. During these sessions, the presenters experimented with synchronous virtual teaching. They expanded their co-teaching team to three and included Educational Technol­ogy Assistant Naliza Sadek in the planning and implementa­tion of the Blackboard Collaborate classes. The presenters will talk about how they designed each synchronous ses­sion, include some of the challenges experienced, and offer recommendations for other instructors who want to add synchronous online teaching to their repertoires.

Designing ‘high-impact’ hybrid professional development

Leslie Lieman, Educational Technology Coordinator, Lehman School of Education

Designing an Interactive SmartBoard Lesson” is a hybrid professional development workshop series for public school teachers. The presenter will discuss how her hybrid lessons encourage participants to develop the technological and pedagogical skills necessary to create an interactive white­board lesson that they can use immediately in a classroom and for future curriculum development. The tools used in her hybrid workshops include Haiku LMS, polls, surveys, videos, Camtasia, Vocaroo.

Creating an E-Learning Culture

Tonina Aragona, Instructor Education Department, Hostos CC

Every school and individual classroom has a culture. The presenter will engage participants in discovering the e-learning culture they would like to create for their classes. Activities will include creating e-learner surveys and check­lists on the components necessary for creating and main­taining a healthy and progressive e-learning culture.

Curiouser and Curiouser: Pushing faculty to be students to encourage ePortfolio pedagogical breakthrough

Jordi Getman Eraso, Kate Culkin, Assistant Professor, Associate Professors, History, Julia Miele Rodas, Associate
Professor, English, WAC Coordinator, Bronx CC

Integrating ePortfolios into coursework is a challenging task often leading to perceptions of an “add on” instead of “value added.” Through the introduction of pedagogical best practices that encourage faculty to rethink the structure and aims of their courses, the presenters have stimulated innovative conceptual breakthroughs in the integration of ePortfolios in academic courses.

Planning for Revision: Using journals, mashups, discussion boards, and student reflections to support formal papers

Chuck Wooldridge, Assistant Professor, History, Lehman

This presentation will discuss ways that low-stakes assign­ments in an online environment can promote meaningful revision of student writing. Online courses can be particu­larly effective in encouraging students to see revision as a process of rethinking a topic, rather than one of mere correction. In particular, online classes make it easier (albeit with careful planning) to use low-stakes assignments to promote revision in high-stakes assignments.

Art 2.0: Stop designing curriculum and start designing experience

Nozomi Kato, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anna Young, Adjunct Faculty, Art & Music, Bronx CC

In “Introduction to Art” (ART 11 D10), students were suc­cessfully converted into art bloggers. Then, they invited another ART 11 class to interact with them to form a learning community. The presenters are in the process of connecting the two courses. Please support them now by talking to their students on Blogger!

BYOD: An Approach to Mobile Technology as a Learning Tool in the Classroom

Amy Handfield, Adjunct Lecturer, Art & Music, Bronx CC

This presentation discusses students’ use of personal mobile devices within the classroom environment. In Art History, promoting student use of personal mobile devices permits viewing of works of art in greater detail. Students can interact with course content in addition to classroom resources, developing a more detailed relationship to the works of art..