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Chrome Extensions Part 2 – Tools for Productivity

I am always looking for ways to be more productive and that search has led me to Chrome Extensions.  These are applications that run inside your Chrome browser and enhance the functionality of that browser.  Back in July 2015,  I shared a list of Chrome Extensions that I use and now I would like to […]

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In Search of a Replacement for Microsoft MovieMaker

It was a real disappointment when, in January, 2017, Microsoft discontinued Windows Essentials, which included Windows MovieMaker, a free, Windows video editing application.  It was the perfect Windows entry-level video editing app for student projects.  So I went looking for a replacement and found OpenShot Video Editor. OpenShot is an open-source (a.k.a free) video editing […]

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Agents of TLT Video

TLT recently debuted a video at the New Faculty Orientation that introduces our heroic alter-egos in an homage to ABC’s Agents of Shield: Be sure to also subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://youtube.com/teachandlearn1

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Ditch the Scantron, Use ZipGrade

Are you tired of walking to Bell or the Library to use the Scantron machine?  Try ZipGrade. Last year at the ISTE Conference I was introduced to ZipGrade but am just getting around to looking at in depth.  ZipGrade “turns your phone or tablet into an optical grading machine similar to a Scantron. It reads […]

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Make videos interactive

What is ?   RooClick is a patent-pending concept in click-to-interact technology utilizing web browsers and mobile applications to allow students and teachers to engage in video content in real time. Thus allowing curriculum and information to be accessed with one click. RooClick was founded on the premises of giving viewers what they want when they […]

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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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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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Can I grade one OAKS Dropbox Assignment using two rubrics?

Dear TLT, I have an assignment that has two components but produces one grade.  I’d like to use a different OAKS rubric to evaluate each component.  Is it possible to do this within one OAKS Dropbox so that there is only one grade in the grade book?  I really want to keep them as one […]

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App recommendation: Clear -Tasks, Reminders & To-Do Lists

At last week’s TLT Faculty Open House we asked those that attended to recommend a favorite app and Clear was a clear favorite! What is Clear?  An easy to use to-do list and reminders app. Price: $4.99 Platform: iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Clear for Mac which is available separately on the Mac App Store More Information:  To […]

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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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