Upcoming Events

Speed Dating with Instructional Technologies and UDL

Instructional Technology Services in IITS is sponsoring a ‘speed dating’ technology event for faculty to learn about new technologies and help spark new ideas next week. There will be twelve ‘matchmakers’ who will introduce faculty members to new tools, services, practices, and products that work in the UDL (Universal Design for Learning) framework. Each participant will spend five minutes with each matchmaker and then rotate. Hopefully, you will find a good match! If you are planning to join us, please register online!

Event: Speed Dating with Instructional Technologies and UDL
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Location: KINSC Hilles108
Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m. including a wine & cheese reception
Master of Ceremonies: Fran Blase, Provost and Associate Professor of Chemistry
Event Registration: Please Register Online 

In this event, you will meet these twelve matchmakers!

  1. Matchmaker: Casey Londergan, Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry
    • “Flipped classroom” via Youtube videos, and just-in-time pre-class questionnaires
  2. Matchmaker: Lou Charkoudian, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
    • Moodlegroup prep & Review site, PanoptoiPad/Airplay, Open Resource Textbook
  3.   Matchmaker:  Karen Masters, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
    • Jamboard app
  4. Matchmaker: Jake Culbertson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
    • VoiceThread
  5. Matchmaker: Bret Mulligan, Associate Professor and Chair of Classics
    • Explain Everything or Pear Deck
  6. Matchmaker: Liz Evans, Director of LACOL
    • Teach with Wikipedia
  7. Matchmaker: Kent Watson, Maker Space Coordinator and Technician
    • 3D design/3D Printing
  8. Matchmaker: Mike Zarafonetis, Coordinator for Digital Scholarship and Research Services, Libraries
    • Data Visualization
  9.  Matchmaker: Andrew Janco, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Libraries
    •  Google AppMaker
  10. Matchmaker: Charles Woodard, Digital Media Specialist, IITS
    • Oculus VR Technology
  11. Matchmaker: Hiroyo Saito, Director of the Instructional Technology Services, IITS
    • Pressbooks on Haverford Sites
  12. Matchmaker: Sharon Strauss, Instructional Technology Services Specialist, IITS

  • Matchmaker:Casey Londergan
  • “Flipped classroom” via Youtube videos, and just-in-time pre-class questionnaires
    • Ample evidence by now indicates that student learning is greater in an active classroom (vs didactic lecture), and video tools provide an excellent place to position students for in-classroom learning. Construction, placement, use, and incentivizing/requiring out of class materials will be generally discussed.
  • Matchmaker: Lou Charkoudian
  • Moodlegroup prep & Review site, PanoptoiPad/Airplay, Open Resource Textbook
    • By creating a Moodlegroup site for students to review pre-requisite material, students can learn or refresh their knowledge of the bonding and structure of organic molecules (presented in first year chemistry at Haverford). By using an open resource textbook (available in electronic or print form), students are not required to spend money on a textbook. Recording lectures from my iPad (projected via airplay), enables me to engage on-the-ground with students during lecture and offers students the opportunity to return to challenging material outside the classroom. Together, I hope these resources make organic chemistry more accessible and inclusive.
  • Matchmaker:  Karen Masters
  • Jamboard app
    • Jamboard app is a collaborative whiteboard app that you can install on your mobile device for free and also use via a web interface. In addition to the app there are Jamboard devices in some library spaces (including the Observatory Library), which function as interactive whiteboards. Students can join the whiteboard via a code, and add to a presentation based on micro-research in class. Any worked examples done on the Whiteboard can be saved as a pdf to share later with students.
  • Matchmaker: Jake Culbertson
  • VoiceThread
    • VoiceThread allows you to record an audio track over a series of images. It encourages students to be concise in their presentations and to think about the relationship between images and narratives. I use it to compliment a PechaKucha presentation format.
  • Matchmaker: Bret Mulligan
  • ExplainEverything or Pear Deck
    • Explain Everything offers an infinite-touch canvas that you can zoom; add images; videos, formulae, dynamic websites, PDFs, etc.; and make and mix recordings. Available for iPad and GooglePlay. Multiple users can collaborate on a single canvas (or work on separate pages within the same active document).
    • Pear Deck allows you to embed an array of interactive and formative assessment questions (text-based, Number Response, Multiple Choice, and Web Slide, Drawing and Draggable) into a deck of slides with which students interact on their own screens. The Pear Deck dashboard allows you to watch all student activity simultaneously, focus on a single student, or overlay all responses to quickly assess answers.

  • Matchmaker: Liz Evans
  • Teach with Wikipedia
    • Through Wiki Edu’s Student Program, faculty assign students to write Wikipedia articles, empowering them to share knowledge with the world. Students research course-related topics that are missing or underrepresented, synthesize the available literature, and use a suite of free tools to add and track the information live on Wikipedia.
  • Matchmaker: Kent Watson
  • 3D design/3D Printing
    • The world of 3D printing can be very simple or very complex. Learning CAD and 3D design can be incorporated into classroom assignments or we can utilize free models and free 3d scans to 3d print objects which can aid in teaching.

  • Matchmaker:Mike Zarafonetis
  • Data Visualization
    • Many free tools can help students create data visualizations or infographics to share new ideas. The acts of collecting data and constructing visualizations also help students think critically about meaningful applications of this increasingly popular mode of communication. This introduction to basic data management and visualization tools can yield exciting opportunities for students to build their own visualizations.
  • Matchmaker: Andrew Janco
  • Google AppMaker
    • Google AppMaker is a simple graphic interface for building interactive applications.
  • Matchmaker: Charles Woodard
  • Oculus VR Technology
    • Virtual Reality can present landscapes, buildings, panoramas, and scientific concepts right in front of your eyes. If you want to immerse your audience in a whole new environment, Virtual and Augmented Reality technology is exactly what you are looking for.
  • Matchmaker: Hiroyo Saito
  • Pressbooks on Haverford Sites (
    • You can create websites on Haverford Sites. We recently added an easy-to-use book writing program,Pressbooks, to Haverford Sites. Pressbooks allows you to write your own books, individually or in teams, in many formats. With this, you can create open educational resources or publish textbooks for your class.
  • Matchmaker: Sharon Strauss
    • has an incredible library of lessons on all kinds of subjects. Topics include animation, data analysis, illustration, photography, presentations, programming, spreadsheets, writing, and more. Take a look at their library.Try out a few lessons. You’ll likely find some videos that will be useful to your students–giving you more time to focus other aspects of teaching.