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Event Description

On July 4th and 5th this year, ETS will be hosting its fifth TEC Expo event in the Scarfe building foyer at 2125 Main Mall. The Technology Enhanced Classroom (TEC) Expo is an annual event designed to showcase and celebrate creative and innovative uses of technology in face-to-face, blended, and online classrooms within the Faculty of Education.

Event Information


Date: July 4th and 5th, 2018
Location: Scarfe foyer
Time: 12:00 – 1:30pm
Registration: not required. The event is free.

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For more information, please contact the ETS office at ets.educ@ubc.ca or by phone at 604 822 6333.

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Opening Remarks

Ali Abdi Bio Photo

Dr. Ali Abdi

Department Head
Department of Educational Studies (EDST)


Presenter Information July 4

 

Video Conferencing in Canvas Using Collaborate Ultra in PCOH 1306A

Dr. Tom Sork Bio

Dr. Tom Sork

Collaborate Ultra was used in a new fully online course (EDST 525—Program Evaluation in Adult and Community Education) for “live” interactive video sessions to supplement asynchronous Canvas sessions. Each session was recorded—with a link posted to Canvas—for later viewing by those who could not participate in the live sessions.


Online Capstone Projects: A Remote Experience

Dr. Mari Pighini Bio

Dr. Mari Pighini

Between 2017 and 2018 instructors and students were introduced to CANVAS, switching from CONNECT, and some of where introduced to MATTERMOST chat as a pilot project. Some graduate students experienced the transition to both platforms while in the middle of their Capstone, graduating project. These students were also invited to use Mattermost Chat as an alternative or complementary
way to share material and content, and interact with others. In this presentation, I share examples that illustrate the use of combined and integrated platforms + Chat App that represented pedagogical tools of mentoring and support for students. Invited students (live or online) will add their voices with their experiences throughout the process of completing their Capstone graduating project.


Evolving Education: An Exploration of Virtual and Augmented Reality

Sabrina Ge Bio

Sabrina Ge
Co-Presenter: Kevin Yang

The Emerging Media Lab provides a collaborative space for UBC faculty, students and staff to explore emerging technologies. Come experience Geography’s virtual tour of Stanley Park and Medicine’s HoloBrain, and find out how you can use these technologies your teaching and learning.


Introduction to Various Cloud Teaching Apps

Austin Uzama Bio

Dr. Austin Uzama

This is a research booklet written by me that acts like an encyclopedia for any teacher interested introducing technology into his/her class. It contains various cloud teaching apps that can be used by any level of teacher to engage students. I will introduce some of these apps., like ‘flocabulary, iTooch Middle School, Mathalicious, Boogie Bot etc and how it can be introduced into teachers’ lesson plans.


Preview of VR Viewpoints

Kyle Stooshnov

A new stage for teachers has recently emerged: 360º cameras for spherical video and panoramic photos. While not a truly immersive medium compared to VR’s six degrees of freedom (where viewers can look and move around the sphere), the fixed point of view allows a simulation of interaction.


Giving it a Human Touch: Use of Audio and Video Recording in Online Teaching

Hongxia Shan Bio

Dr. Hongxia Shan

The presentation will focus on the trails and errors that I have experienced using audio and video recording in my online courses. I propose that audio and video recording can help lend a human touch to the online environment although there is a learning curve involved.


Search, Cite, Strategize: Education Library Research Tutorials

Nick Ubels Bio

Nick Ubels

Not sure how to find the right resource for your lesson plan? Do you want to develop your research skills to become more efficient and effective? The Education Library’s new video tutorials support independent learning about information literacy and enhance academic research skills.


Using Canvas Analytics to Improve Student Learning

Dr. Leah Macfadyen

Dr. Leah Macfadyen
Co-Presenters: Will Engle, Stoo Sepp

Learning Analytics can be a useful tool for understanding how students are engaging with, and learning from, course materials. This information can be used to improve instructional design and student learning. Come demo available Canvas-based analytics tools that can inform your teaching and learning.


Teach Mental Health: An Online Mental Health Literacy Professional Development Opportunity for Educators

Yifeng Wei Bio

Yifeng Wei

I will introduce an online mental health literacy professional development opportunity for pre-service teachers to prepare future teaching. It features live expert presentations, PowerPoint presentations,animated video clips, and online forums and activities to engage audiences.


First School of Kinesiology Undergraduate Course Taught on Canvas

Janna Taylor Bio

Janna Taylor

In January 2018, KIN 481 was taught on Canvas! Having taught this course face-to-face for the past 12 years, I wanted to teach on line so it would be more accessible to students. The experience was amazing! I have many reflections I would like to share in regards to shifting a course face-to-face to teaching it online.


Scarfe Teaching and Learning Studios

Through the UBC Learning Space Improvement Project the computer labs in Scarfe 1006 and 1007 have been refurbished into flexible teaching and learning spaces effective summer 2018. Come check out a slideshow of these new spaces! More info here.


Opening Remarks

 

Susan Crichton Bio Photo

Dr. Susan Crichton

Associate Dean
Faculty of Education
UBC Okanagan



Presenter Information July 5

Seeing Fast and Slow: Engaging Students in Science Through Slow Motion Videos

Marina Milner-Bolotin Bio

Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin
Co-Presenters: Dr. Valery Milner, Walter Wasserman, Oded Aminov

We will show how we use slow-motion videos to promote science learning and inspire STEM students in inquiry-based learning. Slow motion videos allow students to take full advantage of modern technology to pay attention to details that would be unnoticeable otherwise.


Using Threadz to Visualize and Understand Learner Engagement in Canvas

Dr. Leah Macfadyen

Dr. Leah Macfadyen

I will demo the Threadz tool for Canvas, which extracts hidden information about learning network interactions between students in your course forums, revealing valuable information about the dynamics of your course and its constituents such as learner isolation, non-integrated groups, instructor-centric discussions, and ‘power’ users.


From Lecture to Studio: An Integrated Approach to Teaching First Year Physics

Dr. Kathleen Foote

Dr. Kathleen Foote

This presentation will include design principles and pedagogy behind SCALE-UP, an integrated lab, lecture, tutorial for large enrollment physics courses in a room designed to promote interaction and engagement. I describe implementing this approach at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.


The Use of Padlet as a Forum for Discussing Theoretical Texts in the English Language Classroom

Carla Figuerdo Bio

Carla Figuerdo

Grounded on Padlet’s features, this presentation aims to discuss how feasible this technological tool can be for second language education at the university context, and more specifically, its advantages and disadvantages as a forum for promoting reflections on theoretical readings done by undergraduates majoring in English.


Evolving Education: An Exploration of Virtual and Augmented Reality

Sabrina Ge Bio

Sabrina Ge
Co-Presenter: Kevin Yang

The Emerging Media Lab provides a collaborative space for UBC faculty, students and staff to explore emerging technologies. Come experience Geography’s virtual tour of Stanley Park and Medicine’s HoloBrain, and find out how you can use these technologies your teaching and learning.


Scarfe Sandbox EdTech Library

Mary Kostandy Bio

Mary Kostandy

Scarfe sandbox EdTech library builds on conversations with students and instructors and research into recent trends to gather the most prominent EdTech tools. It maps out different EdTech categories and links to in-depth resources in the Scarfe digital sandbox.


Facilitating Peer Learning Through Comparisons in Your Classroom: A Guide to UBCs ComPAIR Software

James Charbonneau Bio

Dr. James Charbonneau
Co-Presenters: Tiffany Potter, Letitia Englund, Pan Luo, Andrew Gardener

This presentation introduces ComPAIR, an innovative peer feedback and teaching technology developed at UBC that provides students a safe, flexible environment to develop the skill of evaluating another person’s work, and in turn, receive evaluations from their peers.


Building Community Around Online Courses and Programs – A Case Study from the MET Social Lab

Erica Hargreave Bio

Erica Hargreave

Community is essential for student growth, especially in an online study environment, that can otherwise be isolating. Join Erica in exploring how community can be fostered in online programs and courses to promote collaboration and a sense of belonging. She will share examples from both UBC’s MET Community and her own online courses at BCIT.


TGFU – Teaching Games For Understanding

Marcelo Paz Bio

Marcelo Paz

How to use Kahoot! to make learning awesome!
Kahoot is a game-based and trivia platform used in classrooms, offices and social settings. Sign up to create, play and share engaging quizzes on any topic!


Softron Answer Forms – Your Tests, Our Software, Better Assessment!

Ash Misquith Bio

Ash Misquith

Are you a teacher? Do you want to save a substantial amount of time when administering and marking tests & quizzes? Then come take a look at Softron! Sofron allows teachers to take any test (PDF, word) that they already have, administer it to students, and have it auto-marked.


Discover the Features of the micro:bit and How to Use It

Cédric Lejeune Bio

Cédric Lejeune

What is the earth gravitational constant ? What is a closed circuit ? Why do we have seasons on earth ? Those are all questions that can be answered with your students through hands on activity using the micro:bit. This presentation, will go over three lesson plans built to answer those questions and will explore ideas on how to integrate the micro:bit into your classroom.


Exploring Weaving

Zoe Lawler Bio

Zoe Lawler
Co-presenter: Mairi Anderson

In this station, everyone is welcome to try their hand at weaving! You may contribute to a large group project, and/or make your own woven creation. These skills can be easily shared with any age group, as either a team/collective classroom project or an individual creation. The creations rely on fine motor skills and draws from indigenous knowledge.



Scarfe Teaching and Learning Studios

Through the UBC Learning Space Improvement Project the computer labs in Scarfe 1006 and 1007 have been refurbished into flexible teaching and learning spaces effective summer 2018. Come check out a slideshow of these new spaces! More info here.