But, sometimes, the screens get in the way.
What if you turn off the projector, close the laptop, and silence the phone? What if you unplug the devices and get "back to the basics" of interacting with students in the classroom without the technology?
In this 45-minute mini-course, you will explore how to reconnect with your students by unplugging the devices for part of a lesson or for a few lessons throughout the semester.
I encourage you to be creative and take another look at how you can use low tech and no tech tools in new ways to engage students and improve learning!
Let’s FLIP it!
What "unplugged" tools do you want to try?
You will explore ways to use sticky notes, index cards, flip charts, whiteboards, playing cards, and dice to increase student engagement, encourage collaboration, and improve learning.
All of the strategies be adapted to take less than 5 minutes or expanded to a whole class session. You can integrate any of these ideas into one of your existing lectures, seminars, or discussions or use these ideas to create new lesson plans.
In a 2013 study, students used a digital device an average of 11.6 times each day for non-class related activities
What’s included in the course?
This is a 45-minute self-paced course featuring 2 video modules. When you enroll, you will receive:
Taking notes by hand (vs. laptop) increases conceptual thinking (Mueller & Oppenheimer, 2014)
This online course is for you if...
It’s challenging to come up with new, creative ways to engage your students. Every day, when you arrive (or log in) to your classroom, you are responsible for creating a space for students to learn from you and from each other.
It’s not an easy task! But, you can do it! I can help.
Hi, I’m Barbi, and I create professional development resources you can use to engage students and improve learning. The resources I provide are grounded in theory, informed by research, and designed for practical application.
Throughout the past 17 years, I have facilitated thousands of professional development events (workshops, webinars, podcasts, seminars, and online courses) for educators throughout the world. My areas of expertise are in faculty development, teaching and learning in higher education, and professional development for graduate students and postdocs.
My goal is to support you in your pursuit of teaching excellence. When you are successful, your students will be successful. And that’s why I dedicate my energy to supporting you!