Third Annual Teaching with Technology Fair 2012 Events, Presenters and Videos

From the Distance Learning Program Manager, Dr. Marianne Castano Bishop

The presentations of our guest speakers at the April 2012 Third Annual Teaching with Technology Fair are now available for viewing. Thanks to our Instructional Media Services (IMS) staff – Jim Yocom, Joel Langston and Joe Haase – and our Distance Learning Program staff - Amy Pawlosky - for coordinating the video stream project. Thank you, once again, to our guest presenters for doing the presentations and for agreeing to have their videos posted on our website.

The Teaching with Technology Fair is a collaboration of the Distance Learning Program, IMS and the University Center for Excellence in Teaching (UCET). The Tech Fair showcases how our faculty integrated instructional technology tools with course development and teaching, and also launches the Call for Proposals for the Teaching with Technology SEED Grant. The SEED (Software and Equipment for Engagement and Discovery) Grant provides faculty with instructional technology tools and is funded by the Distance Learning Program.

Schedule of Events:  

1. Breakfast and Welcome (Marianne Castano Bishop) : 9:00 – 9:30, Fireside A

2.Faculty Showcase : 9:30 – 12:30, Fireside A

Time Presenter Tech Tool & Topic
9:30-10 Jane Cera (Video)* iPad2, tripod and accessories used in Fine Arts class
10-10:30 Jorge Muniz (Video)* iPad2 and Music class
10:30-11 Susan Moore Video camera and Photography class
11-11:30 Raman Adaikkalavan (Video)* tabletPC, wireless headset and Computer Science class
11:30-12 Jim Hasse (Video)* iPad2 and students with disabilities
12-12:30 Tracey Trottier (Video)* Camtasia software to convert speech to text to make video lecture presentations compliant with disability standards; flip camera and oral presentation skills with Political Science class

To access the video stream for each of the individuals above, please click on link next to their names. For questions or comments, please email Dr. Marianne Castano Bishop (

3. Time to Play : 9:00 – 12:30, Fireside B

Time to Play includes iPad2, iPod, tablet PC, microphones (e.g., wireless headset, Snowball, Snowflake), portable mini-scanner, video cameras, PowerPoint remote presenter, SoftChalk web-based program for developing learning objects, and streaming video service (as an alternative to VHS players which will be removed from our classrooms in the near future). Time to Play provides an opportunity for faculty to consult with either an IMS or UCET staff about a particular hardware and/or software and have a chance to explore its use individually and more closely.  For instance, a faculty member could play with an iPad or create modules in SoftChalk.

4. Tech Tool Pods : 12:30 – 3:30, Fireside A and B
Tech Tool Pod is an informal gathering of individuals interested in a particular hardware or software.  It highlights group discussions and demonstrations of the tech tool applications.

Hardware to be featured includes iPad2, iPod, tablet PC, microphones, SoftChalk program, streaming video service, video cameras, and portable scanner.  For example, two faculty members could be part of an iPad pod where they take turns demonstrating to interested parties how they have used IPad2 in their course development and teaching.   

Experts behind the tech tool pods include:

Faculty Experts UCET, IMS & DE Experts
Glenda Davidson Marianne Castano Bishop
Diane Economakis Tammy Fong-Morgan
Jane Eggleston Joel Langston
John Mayrose Amy Pawlosky
Bruce McDonald Jim Yocom
Joshua Wells Jeffrey Wright

* Video plays with Apple QuickTime or a Web Browser with Apple QuickTime Plugin