Tips & Tricks for Integrating Online Tools with BioInteractive
To accommodate educators' schedules, this workshop will be offered twice. Workshop content will be the same at both sessions.
- Session 1: Saturday, September 18, 12:00–1:30 PM EASTERN
- Session 2: Wednesday, September 22, 4:00–5:30 PM EASTERN
Note that the workshop time is in US Eastern time zone. Please verify the corresponding time in your local area.
In this workshop, we will explore ten ideas for using virtual, cloud-based tools such as Google apps to seamlessly integrate BioInteractive resources into your online or blended course. Some of the ideas we will explore include:
- Using Google Forms to capture the responses to a BioInteractive video case study — this means having only one document to open to see all learners’ responses and gives you the flexibility to provide instant feedback to learners;
- Providing bulk feedback on assignments that includes general and personal comments for each learner;
- Assigning virtual multiple choice “scratchable lotto ticket-like” quizzes;
- Creating sign-up sheets where choices disappear as learners select them;
- And more!
These tools will make your management of the virtual classroom more effective, efficient, and fun.
This workshop is for high school and undergraduate educators who teach life science and environmental science.
For the best workshop experience, participants should be teaching in a context where learners have access to a computer, the internet, and the Google Suite (whether that is in a distance or blended context). The workshop assumes some familiarity with the Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, Jamboard, Drawings). The workshop will demonstrate in a step-by-step fashion how to implement each idea.
- The workshop will be hosted via Zoom meeting.
- There will be 30 minutes of asynchronous work before the session. Participants are encouraged to sign-up for a free Google account ahead of the workshop if they do not already have one.
- Our workshops actively engage participants and often feature small group work in breakout rooms to build community, foster discussion, and model classroom practice.
- Workshop attendees will receive a certificate of participation and access to the free BioInteractive resources modeled in the workshop.
Live transcript will be available in the main Zoom meeting room. If you require live transcription in the breakout rooms, or any other accommodations in order to fully participate in the workshop, please indicate this on the registration form.
Please email [email protected] with any questions.
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