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Tuesday, August 5 • 9:30am - 12:30pm
S44: Interactive Technology in the Classroom: Innovation, Challenges, and Best Practices for Student Engagement and Learning

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With the growing number of available interactive educational technology resources, chemistry educators are confronted with both new challenges and innovative opportunities when integrating these technologies into classroom practice. This symposium invites presentations on innovative in-class uses of interactive technologies by students, as well as implementation challenges and best practices for effective use. Interactive technologies on mobile devices and computers can include: student open-response tools; animations, simulations, and other interactive visualization tools; virtual open inquiry spaces; multi-touch interactive books; and others.   Presentations can focus on the use of interactive technologies to foster a more student centered classroom, enhance student engagement and learning, or provide formative assessment to students and instructors.  Research on technology use, discussion of implementation challenges in high school and university settings, and best practices for technology-specific facilitation are welcomed.  This symposium is sponsored by the ACS CHED Committee on Computers in Chemical Education, http://www.ccce.divched.org/.

Presider: Brett McCollum, Mount Royal University

Related Papers

Introduction (9:30 am to 9:35 am)
P492: Teaching with touch-screen textbooks (9:35 am to 9:55 am)
P493: Do no harm: Evaluating the impact of the integration of iPads into chemistry classrooms (9:55 am to 10:15 am)
P494: Active learning in organic chemistry: Cell phones as classroom response systems (10:15 am to 10:35 am)
P495: Impact of technology infused classrooms on teacher behaviors and practices (10:35 am to 10:55 am)
Break (10:55 am to 11:10 am)
P496: Towards reforming the organic chemistry course using evidence-based interactive learning methods (11:10 am to 11:30 am)
P497: Comparison of general chemistry students' use of open-source texts versus traditional paper texts (11:30 am to 11:50 am)
P498: Evolution of the Chemistry Collaborative Learning Center (CCLC) at Arizona State University: Lessons learned after 6 years and 35,000 students (11:50 am to 12:10 pm)
P1042: Smart classroom on a budget…in your pocket  (12:10 pm to 12:30 pm)


Julia Chamberlain

University of Colorado Boulder
Finishing my third year at the University of Colorado with the PhET project, I am passionate about interactive engagement and using simulations to help students learn chemistry. This fall, I will begin teaching at a 2-year community college in the Los Angeles area. Come by booth #10... Read More →


Ingrid Laughman

General Chemistry Coordinator, Colorado State University
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Brett McCollum

Associate Professor, Mount Royal University
Brett McCollum is a Professor of Chemistry and the Acting Academic Director of the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Mount Royal University. He is also a Nexen Scholar and an Apple Distinguished Educator. His research focuses on effective uses of technology for... Read More →

Tuesday August 5, 2014 9:30am - 12:30pm EDT
MAK B1100