Upcoming FLIP: Real-Time Polling Tools

The Faculty Support Group at Academic Technology Services would like to invite you to attend this coming Friday’s Future of Learning in Practice (or FLIP) workshop on real-time polling, hosted by Dan Comins. The event will take place at noon on February 14th in 1310 Surge III (where DOLCE and the Faculty Panels usually meet).

This month FLIP participants will discuss tools and applications used for Real-Time Polling of students in a class. Polling has become a popular way to engage students, particularly when determining how students in large classes are grasping lecture content. Also a common technique in flipped classes, polling helps students discuss and engage with material that they might have watched in video form as homework.

Fernando Socorro, of ATS, will demonstrate and allow you to play with the iClicker system, the supported clicker (or personal response) system here at UC Davis. Dan Comins will demonstrate and encourage you to experiment with Poll Daddy, an online tool that allows students to use their own devices (laptops, mobile phones, tablets) to interact with faculty and with each other. Participants will also discuss strategies for using these tools both pedagogically and technologically, especially given the Internet bandwidth constraints in some classrooms and lecture halls.

As an added bonus, Dan will also show you Videoblocks, a new service that UC Davis has just subscribed to that could help you add polish to videos that you create with Camtasia or other video editing software.

If you can, please bring your laptop, tablet, or phone with you to Friday’s FLIP workshop.

FLIP Workshop on Real-Time Polling
February 14th at 12 noon
1310 Surge III
Hosted by Dan Comins

Post Author: Mary Stewart

1 thought on “Upcoming FLIP: Real-Time Polling Tools

    tom

    (March 4, 2014 - 7:53 am)

    Thanks a lot for the explanations offered in this article.

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