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This Spring at FCLD: iPads for Teaching and Learning
iPads are proving to be an effective learning and scholarship resource with exciting possibilities for collaboration, flipping, and highly effective visual simulations, images and modeling. This spring, the Faculty Center for Learning Development (FCLD) will again be offering two seminar series for instructors using iPads: the iPad Essentials Series for new iPad users, and an informal iPad Circle for experienced users looking to get more out of the iPad in the classroom.
iCame, iSaw, iConquered: the iPad Essentials Series
If you’re just getting started with your iPad, please join us to learn the essentials for getting the most out of your iPad. Prerequisites: If you have an iPad, please make sure prior to this session that your iPad is configured with a working Apple ID activated with a credit card, working email and University wifi, and is fully charged. For help with these and any other general settings for your iPad, please see ITS. FCLD does have a few loaners for the sessions.
• Teaching and Presenting with Your iPad
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 12 to 1 p.m.
• Using Your iPad for Scholarship and Collaboration
Tuesday, March 5, 12 to 1 p.m.
To register for the seminars, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860.768.4661.
FCLD, in collaboration with John Williams, Department of Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences, is continuing a faculty development program on the effective use of iPads in teaching and learning. The program is designed to provide a forum for sharing ideas and effective techniques for using iPads in the classroom.
These informal Friday afternoon gatherings, called iPad Circles, typically will include a brief (15-20 minute) presentation by a faculty member on his or her use of iPads in the classroom, followed by an informal—and lively—conversation.
On Friday, March 15, hear Mako Haruta, associate professor; Fei Xue, associate professor; and Larissa Schroeder, assistant professor, from the Department of Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences, discuss how they use iPads for presenting and teaching in the classroom.
On Friday, April 12, hear from guest lecturer Ally Hunter, instructor, biology and biotechnology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, talk about using iPads to foster active learning strategies, thus enhancing better classroom management and engagement.
These presentations will be held in Dana 236 from 3 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.