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App Recommendation: 1Password

Are you tired of trying to remember every password you have or worried about using the same one over and over?  Try 1Password!  1Password is an app that stores all of your passwords in one area, locked securely by one main password.  You enter this one password and it will sign you into any of your […]

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App recommendation: Prizmo – Scanning, OCR and Speech

What is ?  Take a photo of a document then Prizmo converts it to text and then allows you to hear it read aloud or save/export as a searchable PDF. Price: $ 9.99 Platform: iOS also for Mac supporting OS X 10.10 or higher for $49.99 Android users – see the following site for a list […]

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App of the Week: Create Email and Notes With Your Voice Using Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard. With Dragon Dictation you can also dictate status updates directly to your Social Networking applications […]

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Let Google Do The Typing For You With Voice Typing

I’m not sure how long this tool has been around but I just learned about it today and I’m in love already. Google Voice Typing allows you to open a Google Doc and speak into a microphone and let Google do the typing for you. As a matter of fact I’m writing this blog post […]

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Dear TLT: How do I convert a file into something I can open in Word?

DEAR TLT

Dear TLT, I have a student that submitted a paper created in Apple’s Pages and I can’t read it using Word.  What can I do? Sincerely, Professor H. Higgins Phoneticist     Dear Professor Higgins, Check out Online-Convert.com.  This website allows you to upload files and it will convert them into a format that you can […]

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TLT’s Top Tips for Time Management

What are instructors spending time on? Below are the five most mentioned teaching behaviors identified in the research and from the feedback of online instructors. The ranking begins with the teaching activity that involved the highest time commitment, and descends from there. This is not a scientific analysis, but I included the list to provide […]

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VoiceThread is now more accessible than ever

VoiceThread is an easy way to create everything from student presentations to course lectures…. Universal View This view is readable by computerized screen readers used by those with sight issues. This view is also navigable using only the keyboard (no mouse needed) so it’s more accessible to those with physical issues. The Universal View is […]

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Designing with Accessibility in Mind, Part 1: The Theory

We have reached that glorious time of year when students are starting to plan for the future (i.e. – register for Fall semester).  As we wrap up the current academic year, you may start thinking about the future yourself.  What courses will I be teaching next year? How will I do that? What assessments am […]

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Poll Everywhere has Come to Charleston: A New Campus License

If you’ve been a fan of the TLT blog, and let’s face it…you know you are, then you’ve probably seen blog posts from faculty members talking about how they use polling in their classes.  Some have talked about using polls for a “quick check” to gauge student comprehension while others have played with using clicker […]

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Capturing the Social Butterfly: Creating a Social Media and BYOD Policy for Your Class

I had a conversation with a new professor this week.  Although she was new to teaching, she was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, passionate, creative…everything that we look for in our new CofC faculty.  Listen in on part of our conversation when she met me (her friendly neighborhood instructional technologist) for the first time: New Faculty Member: Oh, […]

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