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  • 1.  IMPACT in Action - Engagement #4

    Posted 01-25-2021 14:56:00
    Edited by Karen Gaines 01-25-2021 17:36:27

    What activities/technologies have you been using to facilitate engagement (either student to student, student to content, and student to instructor)? Feel free to share it by posting it in the All Access Public Library and then providing the link to your entry in this discussion thread.


    Kathryn Kozak
    Coconino CC
    Flagstaff AZ

  • 2.  RE: IMPACT in Action - Engagement #4

    Posted 01-29-2021 10:15:00

    Classroom Stats ( is a free, fast, fun way to engage students in the classroom with live data collection and analysis. Classroom Stats has a free mobile data collection application for students (in the iOS and Android stores) and a web-based portal for setup and analysis (descriptive and inferential statistics) for instructors. In a virtual teaching environment, Classroom Stats is an easy way to get students involved. In less than 5 minutes, you can conduct a randomized comparative experiment, and analyze the results live using traditional inferential methods or simulation-based methods. You can also collect survey data and data perfect for linear regression. We made Classroom Stats ( out of a desire to make class more fun and interactive, with the added bonus of making statistics concepts stick by integrating real data with a context and purpose, fostering active learning, and using technology to explore concepts and analyze data (these are recommendations from the ASA's GAISE report).

    Here is a quick YouTube video showing how easy it is to conduct a randomized comparative experiment.
    Demonstration (4 min):

    We hope that you try the new features in the spring semester and would love any feedback, comments, or suggestions you have.

    Adam Childers

    Adam Childers
    Roanoke College
    Roanoke VA

  • 3.  RE: IMPACT in Action - Engagement #4

    Posted 01-29-2021 10:49:00
    Wow! This is very cool! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Leah Beck
    Professor of Developmental Mathematics
    Collin College - McKinney Campus
    McKinney TX

  • 4.  RE: IMPACT in Action - Engagement #4

    Posted 01-30-2021 12:01:00
    Edited by Carrie Muir 01-30-2021 12:01:54
    Can students without smartphones still participate?  I didn't see anything about a web interface for the data collection part.  I still have students without smartphones just often enough that anything that requires one is a no-go for me.

    It does look like a cool idea!

    Carrie Muir
    Whatcom CC
    Bellingham WA

  • 5.  RE: IMPACT in Action - Engagement #4

    Posted 01-30-2021 12:23:00
    Currently the data entry can only be done on a smart phone, though we have considered allowing for web-based entry.  Something to put on our to do list for the future.

    One thing you can do to work around this in the classroom is to let a student enter data on a friends phone.  You can set up collection to allow for only one entry per device or multiple entries per device.  The entry process is fast enough that it does not slow the class down.  

    Take care,


    Adam Childers
    Roanoke College
    Roanoke VA

  • 6.  RE: IMPACT in Action - Engagement #4

    Posted 01-30-2021 13:40:00
    Thanks for the response.  Sadly, sharing phones is not an option at the moment.  I have no idea when I'll next have a face-to-face class, let alone with students less than 6 feet apart.  Still love the idea, and the data displays look great from the demo video.

    Carrie Muir, Ph.D. (she/her)
    Chair, Mathematics Department
    Whatcom Community College

  • 7.  RE: IMPACT in Action - Engagement #4

    Posted 01-31-2021 14:49:00
    Might it be possible to use Google Voice (or a similar web app) to emulate a smart phone?

    Debbie Hill
    Sierra College
    Rocklin CA

  • 8.  RE: IMPACT in Action - Engagement #4

    Posted 02-08-2021 11:38:00

    Hi Kathryn,

    Since you asked about technologies that may facilitate student to content engagement, I thought you may be interested to know about Möbius. 

    Möbius is a math platform that allows for open-ended, algorithmic questions. It can be used to provide Lessons with practice questions that allow students to try questions over and over again and receive feedback.

    They can also get interactive activities, for instance, the Taylor Series Approximation will be interactive. Students can move the cursors to see what changes occur.

    Assignments, homework and quizzes can also be done on Möbius with many, robust question types.

    For more information you can contact me or check out the website here:

    Mehmet Akcagliyan