Category: Tech for Teaching

Doceri in the Lecture Hall

As an instructor, there are clear benefits to engaging students while they are working on difficult problems in the classroom. Dr. Nancy Aguilar-Roca teaches ecology and physiology, and regularly asks students to predict whether an experimental change will cause the line on a graph to go up or down. Dr. David Kirkby teaches quantum physics in[…]

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Introduction to Google Apps at UCI

If you are like most academics, you are familiar with Google’s Gmail. You may also have a Google calendar you share with family members, perhaps used a shared Google Doc with a colleague, or even set up Google Drive as a backup tool on your computer. Here, we’re going to talk about how Google Apps at UCI[…]

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Using Google Slides for group presentations

Many instructors want students in their discipline to be able to gather and organize material, perhaps for an oral presentation or for a poster. Instructors may also want to encourage group work as a preparation for future careers (and to reduce the amount of grading). You may find Google Slides to be a useful tool[…]

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Examples of Effective Screencasts

Are you intrigued by the idea of moving some of your lecture content out of class? Is there a common confusion your students have – and you have often wished you could point them to a simple explanation? Consider making your own class video. Some faculty have moved ALL of their lectures out of class[…]

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