UH Manoa is offering its first "innovative spaces" for professors and students! Drop into the Concept Zone to see what's behind teaching classrooms new tricks!
In the Resource Zone, you will find engaging articles and videos on innovative classroom spaces. For D-101, the Resource Zone features videos, links and tutorials for SMART Board use.
Sakamaki D-101, D-102 and D-103 are classrooms unlike any others at Manoa. The committee will be assigning rooms in the Sakamaki Innovation Zone according to a configuration of factors. Two kinds of examples would be the number of students registered, and specific innovative practices.
To learn more about teaching in these exciting new classroom spaces, click HERE.
Please note: These spaces are designed for classroom use and are not available for other academic events such as conferences, meetings or workshops.
The class fully used the space...different furniture, different configurations of the class (small groups, 1:1, etc). The class particularly liked "their own" panel to write class contributions.Instructor, 2014
In our previous class, it was a traditional setup and the students did not engage in discussion as much as they do now with the room. They definitely talk more and the group discussions are very lively.Instructor, 2014
The best exercises were ones where I asked the students to write/draw on the Board their analysis of the text we read. They were surprisingly creative--the space freed them up to do mind maps, stick drawings, diagrams (and we had one artist who really got into illustrations!). We could then move around the room focusing on one student's thoughts and letting them explain what they had put on the Board.Instructor, 2014
The Smart Board allows for us to connect our own computers and share our movies and editing works in progress easily through Airplay.Student, 2014
The most influential aspect of the classroom, I thought, was the positioning of seats in a U shape facing the teacher, but also allowing the students to see each other. The room was visually interesting and pleasant to be in, a much better feeling than a cold, stark, dead classroom.Student, 2014
This room was a game changer for this class. Energy went from stale and restricted (and crowded) cause of our old room, to collaborative, lively and energetic in this new room.Student, 2014
It honestly helped me to be more innovative, creative, and I actually engaged more in the class. I, as a student, don't care for the old type of classroom with desks and I love the room with its furniture and use of special features.Student, 2014