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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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Faculty Guest Post: Evolution of a Group Research Project

Today’s Faculty Guest Post is from Chris Mothorpe, Assistant Professor of Economics.  Chris attended TLT’s 2015 Faculty Technology Institute.  In this post, he reflects on the process of revising and improving a group research project in two of his courses: Urban Economics and Economics of Geography and Transportation.  This is an excerpt from Chris’ own […]

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Give Sheets A Chance

I am a huge fan of Microsoft Excel.  It’s my second favorite application, after Photoshop.  However, I’ve been attempting to move all of my work to Google Apps for Education and I felt like Google Sheets was just not as robust a program as Excel.  That being said, I’ve been working with Sheets exclusively for several […]

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Online Collaboration with RealTimeBoard

Does this scenario seem familiar?   You’re in the midst of a team project.  One day you realize that you’ve been playing phone tag with one colleague for a week; another colleague keeps emailing Word documents; while the rest of the team is trying to work in Google Docs.  No one is communicating well and […]

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Using blogs as a learning tool

A blog can be used for more than just news and announcements.  Some ways your students might use a blog are: Alternative to traditional research paper Learning Journals Collaborative Authoring – This presentation is from a CofC faculty member who had her students use Blogger for class notes. Digital portfolio Enhance student participation Here at […]

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Dear TLT: How do I Combine Text from Two Columns into One (in Excel)?

Dear TLT, I’m working with a rather complex data set, and I need to combine text from two separate columns into one.  Is that possible? Sincerely, Professor James Moriarty Mathematics Dear Professor Moriarty, While it is not “elementary,” as some might say, it is definitely possible!  To get started, click on the first (empty) cell in […]

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Dear TLT: How do I Merge Multiple PDFs into One File for T&P?

Dear TLT, I do not have Adobe Acrobat XI Pro, and I need to merge multiple PDFs into one file for my Tenure and Promotion (T&P) packet.  Are there any FREE solutions that will produce the same results? Sincerely, Professor C.F. Xavier Dear Professor Xavier, Thank you for this very timely question!  There are FREE […]

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Polling and Poll Everywhere Faculty Roundtable Discussion Recap

At TLT’s latest Faculty Roundtable Discussion, held on Monday, February 24th, faculty discussed their use of polling, in particular Poll Everywhere, into their teaching to increase student engagement and assess understanding.   Poll Everywhere is an online polling and quizzing app that works like an audience response system (clicker) but using the student’s cell phones, computers, […]

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Winter Roundtable Discussion Recap

TLT’s latest roundtable session, on December 3, 2013, encouraged participants to explore five stations which focused on tools and best practices relating to research, assessment, and student learning.  TLT would like to recognize and thank Andrea DeMaria, Merissa Ferrara, Michael Hemphill, Mark Hurd, and Jessica Smith for presenting and sharing their experiences. Below is a […]

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Winter Roundtable Discussion

Please join your colleagues in the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance’s Alumni Center (88 Wentworth) on Tuesday, December 3, at 12:00 PM, for short presentations on technology tools for assessment, research and student learning.  Faculty presenters, Andrea DeMaria, Merissa Ferrara, Michael Hemphill, Mark Hurd, and Jessica Smith, will share their experiences and answer […]

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