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TASTE

12th Annual Technology and Strategies for Teaching Excellence Conference

Tuesday, May 21st, and Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
 

Master Schedule of Events

*Please note this schedule is subject to change*

Tuesday, May 21st

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.                                                                            

Registration Please stop by the registration table to sign-in and receive your informational packet. Lane Center
(Lower Lobby)

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast Provided All TASTE presenters and participants are invited. Lane Center - Second Floor
(South Addition)

TRACKS:

Web 2.0 Teaching Technologies Teaching Strategies Additional Topics

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions:


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Better Online Discussions Using Schoology

Schoology is a free online learning management site.  This presentation will demonstrate why Schoology is suitable for online discussions.  Due to its Facebook-like interface, it allows for superior quality interactions among course participants and can even be linked to Blackboard.

Paul Bernhardt

Pullen Hall
110


How a "Totally Online" Cohort Have Made Personal Connections

Meet the 2011 Cohort of the Recreation & Parks Management Graduate Program and hear what they have to say about their online educational experience!  This program meets through Bb, SKYPE, Collaborate, text, Facebook, and e-mail.  The cohort spans across the country and even in China.

Maureen  Dougherty, Tom Donlin, Robert Kauffman, Pedja Radosevic,
and more


Pullen Hall
108

Tech Tailgating:  Using Technology to Teach in Today's P-22 Classroom

Participants will build their technology toolkits by using:  Screencast-o-Matic, Educreate, Flip Classroom, Clicker Systems for Data Collection, a Weebly webpage, Twitter, Scoop-It, LiveBinder, Symbaloo, and Splashtop with ActivInspire.  Bring laptops and iPads! Jamey Tobery-Nystrom, Kristine McGee, Rose Pellegrino Lane Center 113
Working with Struggling Students:  Exploring Perceptions & Strategies This session guides participants in exploring the struggles that hinder student achievement.  The presenter and participants will discuss and develop strategies to understand students holistically, get to the core of their issues, and help them develop specific plans for academic success.

Rachel Hoover

Lane Center
108

*Other presenters via Blackboard Collaborate:  Eric Legg, Joshua Bennett, Jason Thornton, Kristen Robinson, Ginny Dickerson, and Jessica Green.

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions:


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Online Appointment Scheduling This easy to use, free scheduling service is a great asset for keeping track of your student meetings!  It links to your electronic calendar, but can also be used even if you do not use the electronic calendar option.  In this session, you will set up online calendaring for the advising period of SP2014. Paul Bernhardt Pullen Hall
110
Create Instructional Videos on Your iPad with the iMovie App Videos enhance both face-to-face and online courses.  Although there are many videos out there, sometimes one you create yourself may be the best option for your students.  This session will help you create videos easily on your iPad and publish directly to YouTube. Minerva Ladores Pullen Hall
108
What’s new in Bb Collaborate 12.5 (coming this August) This session will review and demonstrate existing as well as new functionality in Bb Collaborate. Leverage the full power of Blackboard Collaborate in order to increase faculty-to-student engagement and facilitate synchronous & asynchronous classrooms. Come learn how instructors will create their own sessions and online learning for disabled learners has improved.  You will also see how users will have access to live classes from mobile devices and seamless phone integration for users who may not have an active internet connection. Ken Taylor Lane Center
113
Manage Student Internet Access During Class This session explains how to prevent students from surfing the Internet during class.  Classroom Manager software, allows you to remote control your student's computers, permitting only certain websites to be accessed, send a file to all the student's computers, show your students the instructor screen, etc. Travis Glessner Pullen
107
Vocal Health for the Teaching Professional Have you ever felt vocally tired or hoarse at the end of a lecture or day? Have you ever thought about how certain foods and habits affect your performance in the classroom?  Come discover some key rules for vocal health, and also practice techniques that assist with better communication. Nicole Mattis Lane Center
111
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Provided All TASTE 2.0 presenters and participants are invited Lane Center - Second Floor
(Greenhouse)

1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Concurrent Sessions:


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DESCRIPTION


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LOCATION

Getting Started in the Virtual World of Second Life

Attendees will create their own avatar and enter Second Life where they will be guided through the basics of how to navigate and communicate with other avatars.  Options for how Second Life could support learning or social activities will be discussed.  Limit - 5 participants, though others can observe. Rik Bair & Rita Thomas Pullen Hall
110
Mobile Learners as Consumers and Producers of Knowledge Through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC's), learners of all ages, levels, and backgrounds can take courses online for credit and/for personal development. How are educators curating information and what tools are available to ensure students have the optimal learning experience? Come see how iTunes U courses, multi-touch books, and educational apps offer learners new experiences. Megan Raymond Lane Center
113
Rubrics:  An Effective Grading Strategy Rubrics are a teaching and learning strategy used to provide structure and feedback on assignments and learning activities for the student.  Participants will create a rubric using the rubric tool found within Blackboard. Heather Gable & Stefanie Hay Pullen Hall
108
Bloom's Taxonomy Meets Socrates:  Methods to Enhancing Critical Thinking This session explains Bloom's Taxonomy and how using the Socratic method can encourage engagement and critical thinking. Michael Monahan Lane Center
108
The T.E.A.C.H. Act: Copyright, Fair Use & Teaching Online This session offers a better understanding of how the current U.S. Copyright Laws and accepted Fair Use practices are utilized in curriculum, particularly focusing on the T.E.A.C.H. Act and the online environment. Lea Messman-Maddicott Lane Center
110
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Concurrent Sessions:
 


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Improve Homework Completion by Tweeting Your Course Calendar Twitter allows users to send and receive brief messages.  Free applications such as Hootsuite and Tweetdeck allow users to preload and schedule tweets.  By adding hashtags to tweets, or creating class Facebook pages, faculty can preload and schedule reminders for class before the start of the semester. David Stern Lane Center
113
Effectively Using Blackboard Collaborate Blackboard Collaborate is a technology tool used to provide students with a classroom experience in an online learning environment.  It is an effective method for providing a more "connected" experience for students.  For example, it could be used simply as a lecture forum or for more interactive group activities. Heather Gable Pullen Hall
108
Blackboard Learn 2013 Roadmap Come see new developments released in 2013, which focuses on social learning, Web 2.0 innovations, the inclusion of analytics into core instructional products, and expected releases targeting enhancements in faculty-student engagement, learning outcome measurement, and synchronous learning technology. Greg Ritter Lane Center
111
Promoting Student Learning Through Study Guides & Dual Tests Because students feel the tests/quizzes are based on course notes, they memorize instead of learn.  Learn how the presenter challenges students by posting an early study guide on Blackboard.  Hand written material from the study guide is permitted for tests/quizzes. Robert Doyle Pullen Hall
108
Using Beacon to Enhance Student Success This workshop gives faculty an opportunity to learn how the web-based Beacon program can help them communicate with other faculty and staff associated with their students, identify students who are academically at-risk, and alert faculty advisors and other personnel who can assist these students. Harriet Douglas Pullen Hall
108

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Reception


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3:00 - 3:30 Welcome & socialize   Lane Center
ARMAH
3:30 Introduction of Keynote Speaker Beth Kenney, Director ACIT - FSU
3:30 - 4:15 The Top Five Skills for 21st-Century Learners Allissa Richardson - Apple Distinguished Educator
4:15 - 5:00 Time for socializing Beth Kenney, Director ACIT - FSU

Wednesday, May 22nd

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.                                                                            

Registration
(New Registrants)
Please stop by the registration table to sign-in and receive your informational packet. Lane Center
(Lower Lobby)

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast Provided All TASTE presenters and participants are invited. Lane Center - Second Floor
(South Addition)
TRACKS:

Web 2.0 Teaching Technologies Teaching Strategies Additional Topics
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions:
 


TOPIC


DESCRIPTION


PRESENTER


LOCATION

Teaching Online?  Blast Off with these Bb Collaborate Acquaintance Games! Synchronous sessions help tremendously in creating a sense of community in online courses.  Get off to a great start with acquaintance games that help students get to know each other while learning to use Blackboard Collaborate during class orientation. Minerva Ladores Pullen Hall
109
Moodle - Free Course Management Moodle is a learning platform compatible with a wide range of assignments and activities, which includes:  writing assignments, peer reviews, collaborative wikis, etc.  It also supports a wide range of adaptive release controls and collects a variety of learning goal and time-on-task statistics. Ben Norris,  Peggy Biser, & Fred Senese Pullen Hall
108
Windows in the Classroom This session explores the diverse tools and technologies of Microsoft software (and devices), along with Windows 8 and applies them to learning concepts in order to improve educational outcomes. Hugh Osborn Lane Center
111
OneSearch:  Come Along on a New Journey of Library Research Discovery! Embark on a journey of library research discovery with OneSearch, a new tool that allows you to search everything the FSU Ort Library owns or accesses.  Expert search strategies and productivity tips will also be shared in order to better streamline your research and teaching workflow. Sean Henry Lane Center
110
Strengths Based Advising Strengths Quest (a Gallup organization product) is the result of twenty years of research surrounding the characteristics of successful people.  We will be exploring strategies for using a strengths-based approach to more easily understand and motivate students. Mary Mumper Lane Center
113
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall

Various vendors will be available to talk about products.  Light refreshments will be available, coffee, water, etc.

Lane Center
Atkinson
10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Concurrent Sessions: 
 


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Anonymous Peer Review & Grading in Large Classes Using SWoRD A step in the scientific writing/publication process is to be peer-evaluated, which can be difficult in a classroom setting.  This session navigates the SWoRD website.  SWoRD offers a methodology of peer review, while contributing to the grading of assignments in a structured and unbiased way. David Puthoff Pullen Hall
110
Using Twitter for Academic Purposes Students do not maximize Twitter (and other social media).  This session will explore how Twitter can assist with weekly class assignments.  The focus is on the students’ content while addressing departmental development and university learning goals. Beth Scarloss Pullen Hall
108
Improving Student Writing Cycle by Preventing Plagiarism and Providing Rich Feedback to Students Deliver more personalized feedback to improve student learning.  Learn how over a million instructors are using Turnitin to provide more targeted feedback on student writing.   Services such as Turnitin can help students by delivering richer feedback while also saving instructors time in marking papers. Jorge Quintanilla Lane Center
111
Helping Our Students on the Autism Spectrum to be Successful Students who fall within the Autism Spectrum are attending college.  This population may require special accommodations and a better understanding of its disabilities.  This is a practical informational session that could greatly benefit faculty and staff to help this population become more successful. Rhiannon Morgret Lane Center
108
College Ready?:  The Common Core & Higher Ed The Common Core State Standards have been adopted by 45 states, including Maryland.  These standards are designed to ensure graduating high school seniors are college or career ready.  This session will discuss how these new standards will affect learning and teaching in higher education. Jodi Welsch Lane Center
113

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch Provided All TASTE presenters and participants are invited Lane Center - Second Floor
(Greenhouse)

10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall

Various vendors will be available to talk about products.  Light refreshments will be available, coffee, water, etc.

Lane Center
Atkinson

12:45 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. Concurrent Sessions:


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Unchain Your Teaching with Splashtop Splashtop is an app that allows you to control the instructor's classroom computer wirelessly through other digital devices (e.g., iPad, smartphone, etc.).  Now you can move around freely, interact with students, and keep an eye on what they are doing!  Beth Scarloss Pullen Hall
108
Intro to iPad This will be a hands-on session that reviews the basics of using an iPad. Brian Lang & Tricia Shultz Pullen Hall
107
Game-Inspired Techniques for Actively Engaged Learning I will share several activities inspired by the Reacting to the Past game-based pedagogy that I have used in my traditional classes in order to increase dialogue and critical engagement.   These include special objectives, group quizzes and assignments, and mini mock trials. Shoshana Brassfield Lane Center
113
Peer Review of Teaching & the Future of Faculty Evaluations at FSU Peer review of colleagues' teaching, facilitated by classroom visits, would add new dimensions to the conversation in regards to teaching, as well as, enhance annual faculty evaluations as a more constructive exercise.  Come and share your thoughts. Greg Wood Lane Center
108

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall

Various vendors will be available to talk about products.  Light refreshments will be available, coffee, water, etc.

Lane Center
Atkinson

1:45 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. Concurrent Sessions:


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DESCRIPTION


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Make a Class into a Community? Learn how to extend class discussion beyond the classroom.  This presentation will demonstrate how to create a group Facebook page and will provide some guidelines for productive online conversations. Terri Engnoth Lane Center
111
Learn the Basics of Using a SMARTboard Learn the basics of using a SMARTboard, specifically how it interacts with SMART Notebook 11. Brian Lang Pullen Hall
110
Bb Quick Tips This workshop offers hands-on opportunity to learn some features of Blackboard 9.1 SP 9.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask about any Blackboard tools, features, or any other questions they may have pertaining to Blackboard. Rita Thomas  Pullen Hall
108
How to Improve Teaching Quality There are many ways to improve teaching quality.  This session will introduce several teaching strategies focused on methods of improvement.  For example, one strategy that will be discussed will include the enhancement of student concentration. Xiaobo Yang Lane Center
113
Frequently Asked IT Questions This session will provide information on some of today’s most relevant technology questions.  We will discuss the available technologies and ways they enhance teaching and learning experiences. Karen Kerns Lane Center
108

2:45 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.


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Getting Started in the Virtual World of Second Life Attendees will create their own avatar and enter Second Life where they will be guided through the basics of how to navigate and communicate with other avatars. Options for how Second Life could support learning or social activities will be discussed.   Limit - 5 participants, though others can observe. Rik Bair & Rita Thomas Pullen Hall
108
What the App? In these fast paced times, it is often difficult to stay up-to-date with the latest in technology.  This session will provide a fun approach to some of the latest apps and websites that faculty and staff can use to increase student engagement and classroom participation. Victoria Snyder Pullen Hall
107
How to Stop Students from Using the Internet on Your Tests

If you think because you are in the classroom and give a Blackboard test that students are not using the Internet, e-mail, etc. to get answers for your tests, then think again. Lockdown Browser can guarantee that no other program can be opened while students are taking tests. 

Travis Glessner Pullen Hall
110
Remix Writing Assignments Across the University Curriculum Remix is the art of using new digital technologies to take apart, re-combine, and transform multiple texts into "new" or different texts.  In online, blended, and face-to-face courses, this session will discuss one student's writing process as she remixes a traditional ink-and-paper essay into a multimodal digital collage. John Raucci Lane Center
113

Open Until 4:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall

Various vendors will be available to talk about products.  Light refreshments will be available, coffee, water, etc.

Lane Center
Atkinson