Prof. Sue Frantz, Highline College
Title: Technology for Academics: Essential Tools for Teaching
Abstract: Step up to the technology buffet. This spread of easy-to-use and (mostly) free tools has something for everybody. Looking to spice up your classroom? Want to make the hard-to-swallow tasks of an academic go down more smoothly? There are tools in here that you didn’t even know you needed. The handout offers over 40 different tools; this session will demonstrate about a quarter of them. For example, Plickers is a different kind of audience response system, Trello will track your projects, Nudgemail will empty your email inbox, Fences will corral all of those icons on your Windows desktop, and LastPass will keep track of all of your (encrypted!) passwords. Bring your phone, tablet, or laptop and try them out for yourself.
Prof. Sue Frantz‘s passions lie in learning enhancement – particularly the role that educational technologies play in the classroom. Asides from developing her own class websites and department website, Frantz also runs a blog for educators on technologies that “either make my job easier or make it easier for my students to learn.”
Annually the Department of Psychology hosts a Colloquia Series throughout the academic year.