Models and Best Practices for Using Clickers

i>clicker inventor, Tim Stelzer, presents “Models and Best Practices for Using Clickers” at the University of Michigan on September 1, 2010.

i>clicker!

ISS is pleased to announce the adoption of a new student response system, i>clicker, which will replace the Qwizdom system as of Fall 2010. i>clicker is a flexible, user-friendly and reliable system that works on both Macs and PCs and will allow instructors to incorporate websites, media and virtually any other type of application. Check out the story in the University Record.

ISS will be conducting workshops on how to use this new system throughout the summer. Faculty can sign up for one of these workshops at http://www.umich.edu/~teachtec.

To register as an i>clicker user for Fall, please sign up on the Instructional Consulting page.

Writing workshops FOR ADULTS from 826 Michigan

826michigan proudly presents our fall series of How to Write Like I Do workshops for adults:

Saturday, October 31, 1-4pm—Stephen Elliott, (!!!!), author of seven books including the just released true-crime memoir The Adderall Diaries, presents: Writing from Experience. Attendees will discuss how to use their own lives as jumping points and framing devices for their stories, both fiction and non-fiction.

* Stephen Elliott will also be at 826michigan on Thursday, October 29 at 7pm. He’ll read from his new novel and answer questions. This event is free to the public, so please come!

Thursday, November 5, 6-9pm—Jim Ottaviani, Eisner-nominated author of eight graphic novels about scientists, most recently T-Minus, presents: How to Write with Pictures: Scripting Graphic Novels. Attendees will discuss how the graphic medium has progressed, how to tap into its particular strengths, and how to get from idea to script to an effective collaboration with artists and editors.

Thursday, November 12, 6-9pm—Jeff Meyers, lead film critic for Detroit’s Metro Times, and editor of the online publications Metromode and Concentrate presents: A Crash Course in Screenplay Structure. Attendees will discuss the basics of screenplay structure and constructing an effective logline.

Thursday, December 10, 6-9pm—Mark Maynard, local blogger and Marketing Manager of the University of Michigan’s Office of Tech Transfer, discusses making a name for yourself in the blogosphere.

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Teaching Through the Flu Prep Workshops!

These workshops will introduce faculty and support staff to the various technological solutions recommended in the LSA Teaching Through the Flu web guide (http://bit.ly/LSAFlu). Participants will learn about various ways to handle posting lectures or media, communicating and collaborating online, collecting and distributing files, delivering live lectures over the internet and conducting tests and quizzes online. Check the workshop sessions below, or follow this link for workshop registration!

Funding Workshops for Faculty

Wednesday, June 24, 10:30 – 12
And Monday, June 29, 1 – 2:30

This hands-on workshop will present an overview of online and human resources at UM that can assist you in getting research grants. Online sources list and describe thousands of current funding opportunities. We will discuss and demonstrate the various web-based funding databases currently available, search strategies, establish email alerts, and create and use individual expertise profiles. Additionally, there will be a discussion about matching sponsor and faculty priorities.

You can sign up here: UM Teaching and Technology Collaborative