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#OneNewThing – Padlet

“Padlet is a virtual wall that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device.” (Mrs. Treichler) Platforms:  Web, iOS, Android, also has plugins […]

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#OneNewThing – Twine

Twine is an interactive, non-linear story creator.  It allows the user to create Choose Your Own Adventure-type stories or branched stories, tutorials, or assignments. Can be web-based or a downloaded computer app.     How It Works   Uses for Faculty & Students Each portion of the story is written in a small box.  These […]

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#OneNewThing – Zoom Conferencing

Zoom is an online conferencing tool, similar to WebEx or Go To Meeting, and allows you to host online, collaborative sessions.  The free version is full featured for up to 45 minutes of conferencing. With the FREE version of Zoom users can: hold unlimited 1 on 1 sessions hold an unlimited number of sessions have […]

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Apple Watch in the classroom?

I recently received an Apple Watch (Series 1) as a gift and given the nature of my job I was curious how Instructors might integrate this technology into their teaching and learning.  My personal use of the watch did not provide many connections to classroom use, so I looked to other Instructors for ideas.  Here […]

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Why should I flip my classroom?

    Flipping the classroom seems to be the newest buzzword in education, both in higher ed and in k12 but what are the benefits of this method and what exactly is a “flipped classroom”?    Flipped Classroom A flipped classroom is a reversal of the norm, where class time that is usually spent lecturing […]

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6 Reasons You Should Be Using Google Slides Instead Of PowerPoint

We all use PowerPoint to create and deliver lectures and for student presentations.  But PPT lacks one major feature…collaboration.   Google Slides, part of our Google Apps for Education, is a PowerPoint-like presentation application that has that collaboration piece, making it more useful in an academic environment. Here are six reasons you should be using Google […]

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Faculty Guest Post: Using iMovie to Make Instructional Videos

Our guest blogger is Dr. Kate Mullaugh, Assistant Professor in Chemistry.   These instructions are based off iMovie version 10.1.2 on a MacBook Pro Laptop. Do you teach a course or lab that requires students to carry out a task using a specific hands-on technique? You may have experienced of a large group of students huddled […]

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App of the Week: AirSketch

Turn your iPad into a wireless whiteboard! Annotate PDF documents and images live.  You can project PDF documents such as exported PowerPoints, to a computer on the same local network then annotate them in real time. Airsketch works like a mirror image of your iPad (viewed inside of the Airsketch App) that is projected by […]

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App of the Week: SyncPad

UPDATE: 3/1/16 – My apologies.  I wrote this post in advance and had it auto post.  It turns out between when I wrote it and when it posted, SyncPad is no longer available.  I attempted to contact them via their website but the contact form no longer works. — Mendi   SyncPad is the ultimate […]

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App of the Week: StreamToMe

Use StreamToMe on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to play *video*, *music* and *photo* files streamed over WiFi or 3G from your Mac or Windows PC. No prior conversion or syncing required (huge number of formats supported without conversion) just tap the file and it plays. Using TV out cables (iPhone4 or newer) or […]

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