devices

SpeedGrader App (Canvas)

SpeedGrader is designed for instructors to help minimize their workload when grading student assignments away from a computer. All SpeedGrader data syncs with SpeedGrader in Canvas. Download the SpeedGrader app for iPad and Android devices.

Polls (Canvas)

The Polls for Canvas app is the easy way for instructors to request student opinion in the classroom. All students need is a smartphone. Download the Polls for Canvas app on Android and iOS devices.

MagicMarker iOS Tablet Guide (Canvas)

The MagicMarker app for Canvas is designed for instructors and is the efficient and effective way of recording mastery of learning outcomes in the classroom.

Mobile (Canvas)

The Canvas by Instructure app is the mobile version of Canvas that helps you stay current with your courses anywhere you go. Download the Canvas by Instructure app on Android and iOS devices.

Research: The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard

Researchers found that students who took notes on laptops performed worse on conceptual questions than students who took notes longhand, likely because computers encourage verbatim transcription rather than synthesis.

Devices in the classroom? Things to consider

Alison Simmons

Alison Simmons, Samuel H. Wolcott Professor of Philosophy, made a decision in 2012 to include a policy in all her syllabi stating that electronic devices be put away during class time.

The benefits: Without distractions, her students are more actively engaged. “Philosophical discussion is a team sport that requires refraining from conversation and activities that do not contribute to the discussion, actively listening to each other, and working with each other." Read more about Devices in the classroom? Things to consider

Professor Simmons's device policy

The below is excerpted from the Hum 10a. A Humanities Colloquium: From Homer to Descartes Fall 2015 syllabus: 

Course Policies

Electronics

Laptops and other portable electronic devices are not permitted in lecture. The reasons for this policy are: (a) their use may be distracting to others around you; (b) their use may be distracting to you (who can resist the temptation to check FB or email or texts?); and (c) note-taking on a laptop often amounts to passively taking dictation,

Read more about Professor Simmons's device policy