Teaching with Technology Portfolio:
Class Presentations with Technology
In Math 034 (Mathematics of Money), many of the examples are long word problems. Instead of taking valuable class time to write out the full examples on the board, I provided the students with PowerPoint slides (posted to the class ANGEL page) that they could print out or edit on their computers. During class, I projected the PowerPoint slides so that everyone could see the full problem. Then, as we discussed the problem, I would click through the presentation showing the solutions a line at a time so that the students could copy the work down in their notes.
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Online Handouts and Lecture Notes
ANGEL is an excellent repository for information that you want to make available to your students. In Math 017 (Finite Mathematics), many of the probability examples are long word problems. Instead of wasting time writing the examples out on the board, I made handout sheets available on our ANGEL page so that students could print them out before class (or edit them on their laptops). Similarly, for Math 251 (Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations) I uploaded lecture notes to our ANGEL page. The lecture notes contained all of the basic information that we were covering that day (such as terminology, background information, etc.) as well as the framework for the examples. I left space on all of the example pages for the students to write down the solution as we worked through the examples in class.
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I use Mathematica notebooks so that students can more easily visualize what the data we are studying means. In Math 251 (Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations) I provided my students with Mathematica notebooks so that they could plot vector fields and the solutions given by different initial conditions.
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Blackboard Collaborate Virtual Classroom
In teaching Math 036WEB (Insights into Mathematics Online), I use the Blackboard Collaborate virtual classroom in order to "meet" with my students. During the live lectures, we go over problems and I am able to answer their questions in a synchronous environment (which is different than most of our interactions, due to the 100% online learning environment). I hold an introductory lecture at the start of each semester, as well as reviews before exams and other "office hours" throughout the course. Because the students for this online course can be spread all over the globe, finding a common time for the live lectures is difficult (if not impossible). In order to make them available to all of my students, I record the live lectures and post the recording on our ANGEL page for everyone to view at their convenience.
Note: The recording of the live lecture is not included here in order to maintain students' privacy.