Teaching with Technology

Interactive Classroom Technologies

 

Depending on your course goals, we have several technologies that faculty are using within the teaching environment. Listed below are a few programs, if used correctly, can make your class environment more interactive and engaging.

 

 

Clickers

 

Clickers (audience response systems) allow students to participate in presentations or lectures by submitting real-time responses to interactive questions. The CTL department can assist faculty with incorporating clickers into your class. We can provide guidance on how to use clickers effectively to engage students and/or provide instruction on how to use the software. We will help you create a participant list, show you how to format your presentation, collect student responses, and analyze the results.

 

The CTL manages twenty-one sets of 30-40 TurningPoint response clickers and organizes a schedule of their use each semester. If you would like to use clickers in your course, please complete the clicker request form.

 

Helpful documentation

 

- Using Clickers in the Technology Classrooms - Here at Centre

- Real-time Registration

- TurningPoint for Mac Users


 

Be sure to check out our clicker video tutorials on YouTube.

 

 

 

In addition to clickers, there are other technology classroom assessment tools that might work for your needs. To assist you with this, we have provided an easy to read document that summarizes the four most popular technology classroom assessment tools.

 

 

Doceri

 

Doceri is a software application that allows you to create, share, present and control your documents through an iPad.

 

The iPad app is an interactive whiteboard that allows you to view your presentation, annotate over it and even record a video of it. The desktop application allows you to control applications on the classroom computer all through your iPad.

 

Doceri is installed on the instructor's computer in the following classrooms:

 

  • Crounse 313
  • Sutcliffe 330
  • Young 101
  • Young 102
  • Young 110
  • Young 112
  • Young 113
  • Young 201

 

To find out more about Doceri, check out their website: https://doceri.com/

 

If you are interested in using Doceri and would like it installed on your classroom computer, please contact Kristi Burch or Candace Wentz in the CTL to help you get started.

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View a comparison of Doceri with other mobile apps

 

 

 

Nearpod

 

Nearpod is a free web-based and app program that allows you to add interactive elements and assessment questions within your presentation.

 

 

View the classroom assessment tools handout to compare the differences between Nearpod and other programs.

 

View the Teaching with the iPad using Nearpod handout

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mobile Devices and Apps

 

 

If you are interested in using mobile devices in the classroom, be sure to checkout our Mobile Devices and Apps page.

 

 

 

 

Not sure what will work best for your goals?  Please contact Candace Wentz (candace.wentz@centre.edu) or Kristi Burch  (kristi.burch@centre.edu) in the CTL and we can discuss our resources and how we can best help you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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