Technology Teaching Tools are short, online, asynchronous modules highlighting a technology teaching tool along with relevant pedagogical implementation strategies. Some of the CIRT Technology Tools discussed below rely on freeware downloads. Prior to utilizing these technologies, you are encouraged to understand the potential risks associated with freeware; see the article "Why Free Software Downloads Aren't Always Safe" for an overview of key considerations.
Snap Survey is a comprehensive survey provider that allows customers to create their survey or chose from a wide variety of existing surveys. Available existing surveys range from topics including healthcare to market research to education. Surveys available to send/complete via desktop and mobile app. Services provided by Snap Survey include feedback management and research services, questionnaire design, analysis and reporting as well as training and consultancy. Snap Survey offers web chat or phone technical support services.
This technology can be used in the classroom to:
Children’s Picture Survey – Students in early childhood education courses can create a quick, visual survey they would use in their own classroom.This would allow students to practice creating a relevant technological tool that can be used in their own classroom. Simple ideas such as selecting the correct color, identifying food objectives, or identifying everyday objects. This survey is full of images rather than text. Helps early childhood education students learn how to incorporate technology in the classroom.
Communication Survey – Allows instructors to determine how students prefer to receive communication about class. This type of survey can be used for instructors to learn what type of communication students prefer including Loud Cloud, text, phone call, and e-mail. Additional tools can be used to implement communication strategies, including Remind for text reminders.
Lifestyle Survey – Allows instructors to learn more about their students for personalized interactions. Create a survey asking students about educational background, current hometown, hobbies, activities, clubs, etc. This can be used to personal interaction as well as dividing students into time zone friendly CLC groups.
Study Guides for exams/quizzes – Incorporate relevant material from the weekly objectives to help students prepare for exams/quizzes. Additionally, this allows instructors to see which objectives students are struggling with to prepare supplemental discussion questions and/or in-class activities so students better understand material.
Weekly Temperature Checks – Allows instructors to create a short survey on the weekly topics in order to check for student understanding. Incorporate commonly missed questions or misunderstood objectives to see if how/what you are teaching students leads to an understanding of the objectives.
How do you utilize this technology in your classroom?
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