Suzanne Rhodes is a graduate student in the Educational Psychology department, Learning Sciences specialization at the University of Madison – Wisconsin. She studies how a haptic technology for mobile devices supports socially shared regulated learning in the classroom. She has also studied how data collection and information visualization mobile tools support and influence teachers’ decision making and local school data systems to improve teaching and learning in the classroom. Prior to attending UW-Madison she managed two IT development and awards programs for faculty at the University of Texas at Austin’s Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment (now Center for Teaching and Learning). Prior to UT Austin, she worked as a Sr. Instructional Designer, Content Strategist, Project Manager for Human Code, an Austin game development company, and Sapient, Inc. She holds a BS in English with a teaching certification, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction Instructional Technology, and an MS in Educational Psychology specializing in Learning Sciences.
BA, English, University of Texas at Austin
MA, Instructional Technology, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas at Austin
MS, Learning Sciences, Dept. of Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Rhodes, S., Halverson, R. (2012). KidGrid: A mobile data tool for teachers. Paper presented at the WARF Discovery Challenge, Madison, WI.
Rhodes, S., Halverson, R. (2012). Engines of representation: Processing raw student data into useable information.Paper presented at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences Annual Meeting, Sydney, AU.
Rhodes, S., Halverson, R. (2012). Teachers’ representations of student knowledge to inform mobile data tool designs. Poster presented at the Doctoral Research Program Educational Research Conference 2012, Madison, WI.
Kraemer, S., Steele, C., Rhodes, S., & Meyer, R. H. (2012). A team-based model of classroom assignment. Paper presented at the American Education Finance and Policy Annual Conference, Boston, MA.
Rhodes, S., Halverson, R. (2011). Handheld formative feedback tools for teachers: A standardized and customizable design. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association 2011 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
Rhodes, S., Halverson, R. (2011). Mapping structural and functional technology features onto real-world classroom assessment systems: The design of KidGrid 1.0. Poster presented at the Games, Learning, and Society (GLS) 2011 conference, Madison, WI.
Rhodes, S. (2010). A hand-held data tool design for teachers. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting: Macroergonomics. San Francisco, CA.
Rhodes, S. & Halverson, R. (2010). Formative feedback handheld tools for teachers. In Gomez, K., Lyons, L., & Radinsky, J. (Eds.) Learning in the Disciplines: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2010) – Volume 2, Short Papers, Symposia, and Selected Abstracts. International Society of the Learning Sciences: Chicago IL.
Rhodes, S. (2010). A hand-held data tool design for teachers. Paper presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, September 28, San Francisco, CA.
Rhodes, S. (2010). DDIS: KidGrid demonstration. Poster presented at the Dynamic Social Studies for the 21st Century Conference, February 20, Madison, WI. Watson, J., Smith, T. J., Kraemer, S., Halverson, R., Woodcock, A., (2009).
Macroergonomics in education: On your mark, set, go!. Paper presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, October 20, San Antonio, TX.
Squire, K., Steinkuehler, C., Wolfenstein, M., & Rhodes, S. (2008). Games, learning and society: New tools for educational innovation. UW-Madison Teaching and Learning Symposium, May 20, Madison, WI.