Classroom Setup

Classroom Setup:
 
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Preparation and Instruction

Practice - Single Display: Any device that allows access and projection of the site can be used to practice, research, and to print materials. A single display on the instructors desk with a projection unit to the screen, is also a good practice environment.

Instruction or Practice - Multiple Displays: The best option for practice is to use multiple displays. This option allows leaving the dashboard on the instructor's display, while projecting a different page view to the screen with a projector. 

Optimum Practice - or Student Learning Method: Practicing or monitoring students preparing for presentations is best accomplished using multiple displays, and multiple white boards, with a single projector.

With this method, white boards are place 90 degrees to each other. The projector displays the material on one white board, while the instructor or students practice writing the material on the other white board.

This works great for practicing, drawing and explaining complex diagrams and math formulas.

Another great advantage to this method is proportioning material written on the board. When the practice material being projected to the white board is properly proportioned, practice enhances outcomes in the classroom or seminar.

Open Education Resources

Universities, colleges and organizations linked-to on the DASHBOARD, offer free resources (textbooks, course syllabus, presentations, videos) for teachers and students, worldwide in multiple languages.

The following video provided by Open Educational Resources is one in a series that explain what is available and where to get it. Shortly after viewing the first video, a new window will appear with a continuing series.

The following are mentioned in this first video presentation:

OER COMMONS is a dynamic digital library and network. Explore open education resources and join our network of educators dedicated to curriculum improvement.

MERLOT II is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.

Open Stax - Textbooks is a nonprofit based at Rice University, and it’s our mission to improve student access to education. Our first open source college textbook was published in 2012, and our open source texts are used by hundreds of thousands of students across the globe.

Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world. We unlock the full potential of the internet to drive a new era of development, growth and productivity.

GOOGLE IT! provides a GOOGLE response to a search in a Twitter format.