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Reversing Excel: Teaching Common Excel Procedures

Yana Wieckowski, a visiting assistant professor of Biology, discusses her experiences on targeting specifically challenging lessons that benefit from a “reversed” approach in the classroom. One of my teaching goals for this past school year, which led me to apply for the 2012 FTI, was to incorporate reverse learning into the classroom.  I teach BIO 211 (Biodiversity, Ecology, and […]

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Customizing OAKS for the #TechGeneration

Samantha Bruce of Geology takes a new spin on the OAKS Homepage to make it more “Facebook-ish” for her #TechGeneration students: Customizing the OAKS Homepage to Teach the Tech Generation at College of Charleston The focus of the 2012 Faculty Technology Institute(s) was Teaching the #TechGeneration. Through discussion we attempted to define what is meant […]

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iPad for Classroom Management

Miranda McManus posts this week about using the iPad for classroom management tasks.  Specifically, she shares a video example of on-the-fly grading and annotating of class presentations.

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iPad, Therefore I Am?

From Jean Everett of the CofC Biology Department (and resident Plant Taxonomy expert), this post is an honest, questioning, and insightful look at applying the iPad to daily instruction. I participated in the very first Faculty Technology Institute in 2003.  That week transformed my teaching primarily by honing my skills in PowerPoint and introducing me […]

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Using Dropbox in Teaching and Research

For this guest post to the TLT Blog, Dr. Ana Oprisan, who received this year’s CofC Distinguished Teaching Award, reflects on her use of Dropbox.com both inside and outside of the classroom: During the summer of 2012, I attended a weeklong session of the summer Faculty Technology Institute (FTI) that presented new potential technologies for […]

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Using an iPad Keyboard for Math LaTex

The following guest post is from CofC Math Department’s Stephane Lafortune.  As hinted at in the post, his research is highly technical; his most recent work through the NSF is RUI: Stability analysis for soliton solutions of the Vortex Filament Equation and beyond I recently acquired an iPad and then was awarded an Ungrant for the […]

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May 2013 Newsletter

TLT Newsletter: May 2013

Download the full PDF of the May 2013 Newsletter: TLT Newsletter: May 2013.pdf Topics for this month include: Good Times with GoodNotes PBL and Twitter OAKS Discussions in the Classroom Faculty Final Exam Here is a quick preview (click to download full PDF):

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Faculty Final Exam … Twitter Style

With the end of the 2012-2013 school year approaching, we thought a Final Exam for the CofC Faculty would be fun (and a good distraction from grading exams). Via Twitter, using the hashtag #CofCFacultyFinal, please tell us the most important thing you learned this year as a Faculty at CofC.  All entries are due by […]

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April 2013 Newsletter

Download the full PDF of the Newsletter: TLTNewsletterApr2013.pdf Topics for this month include: How Tech is Changing College Life Apply now for the Maymester FTI GoodNotes and more GoodNotes Bye Bye Google Reader Here is a quick preview (click to download full PDF):

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Guest Post: GoodNotes in the Math Classroom

Tom Kunkle, an Associate Professor of Mathematics at CofC, and all-around good guy, writes here about his experiences with GoodNotes in the Math Classroom. For instruction, he balances the tech gamut from chalk to the iPad, and (spoiler alert) the technology does not necessarily win out in the end. Of all the applications we saw […]

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