Flipping the Classroom with Digital Tools
Jaime Jordan,Robert Jordan
General Technology Issues
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
This session will introduce the basic features of Rap Genius, Thinglink,Tiki-Toki, and Story Maps -- free, web-based digital tools. Rap Genius and ThingLink enable students to make public or semi-private multimedia annotations to texts (Genius.com) and images (thinglink.com), and Tiki-Toki and Story Maps enable students to produce and share powerful, visual narratives pulled from content across a number of scholarly disciplines. These tools allow students to embed videos, images, and links to articles using an intuitive interface, transforming them from passive consumers of knowledge into active producers and publishers of information.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal is to give faculty and grad students in the Humanities ideas for flipping the classroom in order to make students knowledge producers rather than passive recipients of knowledge. These tools are useful in classes of 20 or 120, and they allow students to be creative and collaborate on a variety of projects. In addition, these digital tools engage different types of learners.