ADP Educational Tech Showcase - Shared screen with speaker view
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Georgia has had a “stormy” couple of weeks
Welcome to all!
Andy Pop recommends PIC-RAT. A 3X3 matrix: passive vs. interactive; replication vs. transformation.
(Auto correct on the name: sorry! Odd!)
Not the worst misspelling I’ve seen ;-)
Is it free?
Almost all of the tools we’re looking at over this series have both free and paid tiers, depending on what features interest you.
There is a FREE version and a paid version. Virbela creates a virtual space for interaction using avatars. It provides a more realistic, classroom-like experience for students and easier assessment for instructors.
Alright for those Boots sis!
Welcome to all! We are talking about Virbela right now, but feel free to ask questions. We’ll also have a Q&A time after Margot shows us the basics of Virbela.
I saw a great presentation on whiteboard.fi today. It seems super-simple for students to use. It might be another option . . .
So cute! Aww . . . Dads@work - love it!
Dancing is a key skill!
VirBELA has been developing a new platform that is browser-based, which is something I would recommend keeping an eye on: https://learn.framevr.io/
Yes! The fact that Chromebooks and iPads cannot run it seems like a deal breaker for us . . . a browser-based option that can run on more computers and tablets would be great!
There are some other potential options for this kind of VR: https://www.meetinvr.com/
We have some resources listed here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1VCh0yUaRhvubYo4MtyWx3IWAiV_a6SZY?usp=sharing
Sounds a bit smoother than dropping into the breakout room
Our teaching and learning center has small tech grants with rolling deadlines now, too! They are TERRIFIC! Super-quick turnaround! I recommend that all teaching centers add this option!
Link for resources if you haven't been able to access it yet: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1VCh0yUaRhvubYo4MtyWx3IWAiV_a6SZY?usp=sharing
I'll also send the link in an email later too.
HOT TAKE on Slack: Create free workplaces. with channels (#eventplanning, #research, #budget, etc.). You can decide who accesses the workspace and the channels. You can add various tools to the channels (e.g. Doodle polls).
I’m on an iPad right now - same functionality as on a desktop or phone. And lots and lots and lots of ways to customize notifications (I don’t get PACE notifications on teaching days, for instance)
If you’re a OneDrive campus, that integrates wonderfully. You can post directly from OneDrive so folks can edit with one click - no download/edit/upload mess.
I use Slack in class & I always mention to students that it is widely used in workplaces so that's something they can put in the technology platforms section of their resumes.
Good point, Jean!
Question for Abbi: Was it a difficult to learn how to use Slack?
FYI: Slack is the augmenting app of choice for Reacting to the Past games run both face-to-face and on Zoom. Jean Abshire and I have both used it in our games and it has been an amazing way for students to plot strategy — thousands of messages per game.
Question: How do notifications work? Does each user decide where and how often those appear?
Does it have video chat options?
Elizabeth: Yes, you get to choose your notification preferences
Our Outlook emails were all recently migrated so that they will be consistent with Microsoft Teams. I am guessing that this type of project management is behind the move . . . (even though we are a Zoom campus for classes and conferencing).
Great point. That is frustrating that you can't bring students into Teams! This is the first I am hearing about this. Can you do it if you authorize them (e.g. interns)?
Or they are on the work-study payroll, for example.
Nice, Cathy! We might need a separate workshop session featuring a classroom use DEMO (including one that combines Zoom and Slack).
I will say, Elizabeth, we figured out how to bring students into Teams for a Dept of Defense class that we were teaching. It's not as easy to understand and flexible as Slack though.
If you want to access the ADP Civic Watch server you can go here: https://discord.gg/TRNrPyb8Sx
If you do not have an account yet, you can quickly create one. It's free!
I have to head out, thank you everyone! Have a good weekend
I had a student in Colombia joining my class as well! It works really well around the world
I'm currently using Slack with students in Kurdistan.
KT954 gets it
The CivicWatch Server is SOOOO cool. Lots of really interesting discussion and resource sharing
We used Discord for both presidential debates, the VP debate, two gubernatorial debates, and a local congressional debate.
Good for any live speech, TV program, movie release online, etc.
My FIRST time was an ADP workshop and I didn't understand it. ONCE students understand it, they love it!
It breaks down the distance between the instructor and students, too.
Each participant can CHOOSE whether to use text only, voice, or video even if they are in a voice channel.
Like in Zoom, they don't HAVE to unmute or turn on the video.
At a national Model UN conference this year, the informal caucuses were done on Discord voice channels — in terms of assessment, it was easy to assess participation thru Discord.
When you are WATCHING a debate, you don't want to be hearing other voices or seeing additional faces.
So many just aren’t marketed to higher ed, or don’t make it to the notice of upper admin to filter to the campus as a whole
Plus, I think campuses were so focused on getting faculty ONLINE for the first time and, for this reason, kept things simple by moving everybody toward the same tech (e.g.Canvas + Zoom). Now there is time for folks to explore . . .
Zoom backgrounds don't work for everyone. Not sure why but even on a laptop, mine doesn't work, so that may not be a good alternative for students who want privacy.
I wish the Zoom chat has a thumbs up option -- or options to respond with another emoji.
I’ve long thought that a lot of note-taking was performative. This year I’ve been wondering how that relates to the camera situation...
Yes Elizabeth 👍🏼
(It’s only available if you have it on your keyboard)
I hate talking to black boxes in Zoom, but having text-only on Discord was great because we were watching a common event and it was easy to see who was active and to @ somebody if they were quiet.
I agree, Elizabeth.
DISCORD: Send link. You can TRY the link that Cathy provided to see how it works.
https://discord.gg/TRNrPyb8Sxis the link to the CivicWatch server.
I need to hop off. Thanks to everyone who made this possible!
My daughter was reminding me I need to get her to skating practice. Thanks everyone!