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.
Classroom Stats (www.classroomstats.com) 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 (www.classroomstats.com) 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):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4EHDQSApVM&feature=emb_logoWe hope that you try the new features in the spring semester and would love any feedback, comments, or suggestions you have.Adam Childerschilders@roanoke.edu
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.
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