Summer Workshop Series Announced

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We are pleased to announce our summer series of workshops. This summer we will cover topics ranging from polling software to popular mobile apps and presentation techniques. As always, at the end of the summer we will hold multiple "Emerging Technology Now" workshops where faculty can take a look at the latest DCS technology and receive training on classroom equipment before the new semester begins.

This summer's offerings are listed below. For more information and to register, please visit our Workshops page.

Upcoming Workshops

All About Apps:  Our Top Picks - 6/14 HLL 009 @ 1pm 

This workshop will showcase some of the most exciting mobile apps available today. Our staff has waded through the multitude of available apps and hand-picked the very best that are geared towards teaching. We will highlight presentation apps that help turn your mobile device into a whiteboard, video apps that help you edit and incorporate video into presentations, and slide show apps that help you create and run lectures from your hand held. We will also introduce you to apps designed to make your life easier, including apps for taking notes, scanning documents, and organizing classroom materials. While this workshop will discuss apps available on a variety of phones and tablets, we will especially focus on the best free apps for iPads. You do not need to bring a mobile device to attend.

 

For more information on how to project from laptops, tablets, and phones - visit our How Do I...? page.

Giving Engaging Digital Presentations -  6/28 HCK 213 @ 1pm
 

Do you feel that your slide presentation is going over the head of your students? Does your class spend more time copying down your slides than paying attention to you? In Giving Engaging Digital Presentations, we will discuss techniques for creating and giving engrossing digital presentations. We will spend time highlighting some simple tips that can make your presentation more clear and attention grabbing. We will also delve into graphic considerations for making stylish and clean-looking slides. The topics we cover will apply to all slide-based presentations, regardless of which application you prefer.

For an overview of some of the most popular alternatives to PowerPoint, check out our article, Beyond PowerPoint.

What are they Thinking? Taking the Pulse of Your Class-7/26 SC 206 @ 1pm
 

In this showcase workshop, we will demonstrate ways that you can poll your students and receive instant feedback during class, including Poll Anywhere and Socrative. The applications we will discuss are web-based solutions for posing discussion topics, giving quizzes, and receiving questions in real time from your students through their phones, laptops, or tablets. We will focus on polling solutions that are quick, free, easy to use, and require no additional hardware aside from the mobile devices many faculty and students may already be using. Bring along your phone, laptop, or tablet and you can test out the polling applications during the workshop.

For more information on how to project from laptops, tablets, and phones - visit our How Do I...? page.

Emerging Technology Now - Monday, 8/26 HCK 115 @1pm 



As you get your syllabus and materials together for your fall classes, don’t forget to familiarize yourself with the technology you will be using during the semester. To best afford faculty the opportunity to learn about and test their classroom’s technology, DCS is holding four workshops during the week before fall classes begin. These workshops will be held in buildings that have rooms with each of the four main types of DCS technology you may find in your classroom: the Digital Classroom PodiumCrestron Touchscreen SystemSP Push Button System, and Pixie Push Button System. If you are teaching in one of these rooms, you can attend any of the four workshops and have a chance to learn how to use our equipment. Simply come to the room listed above and DCS staff will bring you to a nearby room where we will familiarize you with the equipment you will be using during the semester. We also encourage faculty to bring any media – laptop, DVDs, documents – that you would like to test with the equipment.

 

For a sneak peak of your room, visit our Find a Classroom page.

Emerging Technology Now - Tuesday, 8/27 HLL 009 @ 1pm 



As you get your syllabus and materials together for your fall classes, don’t forget to familiarize yourself with the technology you will be using during the semester. To best afford faculty the opportunity to learn about and test their classroom’s technology, DCS is holding four workshops during the week before fall classes begin. These workshops will be held in buildings that have rooms with each of the four main types of DCS technology you may find in your classroom: the Digital Classroom PodiumCrestron Touchscreen SystemSP Push Button System, and Pixie Push Button System. If you are teaching in one of these rooms, you can attend any of the four workshops and have a chance to learn how to use our equipment. Simply come to the room listed above and DCS staff will bring you to a nearby room where we will familiarize you with the equipment you will be using during the semester. We also encourage faculty to bring any media – laptop, DVDs, documents – that you would like to test with the equipment.

 

For a sneak peak of your room, visit our Find a Classroom page.

Emerging Technology Now - 8/28 TIL 125 @ 10am 



As you get your syllabus and materials together for your fall classes, don’t forget to familiarize yourself with the technology you will be using during the semester. To best afford faculty the opportunity to learn about and test their classroom’s technology, DCS is holding four workshops during the week before fall classes begin. These workshops will be held in buildings that have rooms with each of the four main types of DCS technology you may find in your classroom: the Digital Classroom PodiumCrestron Touchscreen SystemSP Push Button System, and Pixie Push Button System. If you are teaching in one of these rooms, you can attend any of the four workshops and have a chance to learn how to use our equipment. Simply come to the room listed above and DCS staff will bring you to a nearby room where we will familiarize you with the equipment you will be using during the semester. We also encourage faculty to bring any media – laptop, DVDs, documents – that you would like to test with the equipment.

 

For a sneak peak of your room, visit our Find a Classroom page.

Emerging Technology Now - 8/28 SC 207 @ 1pm 



As you get your syllabus and materials together for your fall classes, don’t forget to familiarize yourself with the technology you will be using during the semester. To best afford faculty the opportunity to learn about and test their classroom’s technology, DCS is holding four workshops during the week before fall classes begin. These workshops will be held in buildings that have rooms with each of the four main types of DCS technology you may find in your classroom: the Digital Classroom PodiumCrestron Touchscreen SystemSP Push Button System, and Pixie Push Button System. If you are teaching in one of these rooms, you can attend any of the four workshops and have a chance to learn how to use our equipment. Simply come to the room listed above and DCS staff will bring you to a nearby room where we will familiarize you with the equipment you will be using during the semester. We also encourage faculty to bring any media – laptop, DVDs, documents – that you would like to test with the equipment.

 

For a sneak peak of your room, visit our Find a Classroom page.