Tag Archives: Google Apps

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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Small Teaching Tip #5

Make Group Work More Efficient with Google Apps Collaboration and project management are important skills for college students to learn.  Unfortunately, many students grumble about group work and faculty spend too much time managing logistics.  Wouldn’t it be nice if there were tools that could make in-class group work more efficient and productive? I have […]

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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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Which CofC survey tool should I use? Google forms or Qualtrics?

The College provides two survey tools for faculty at no cost; Google Forms and Qualtrics. Google Forms is part of CofC’s Google Apps for Education that is available to all faculty, staff and students .  You can plan events, make a survey or poll, or collect other information in an easy, streamlined way with Google […]

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Using Kaizena for Fast & Interactive Student Feedback

Let’s be honest. Grading can be a drag. We may love teaching and mentoring students, but when faced with a stack of 100 essays, some of us consider a career change.  Providing students with frequent and meaningful feedback takes a lot of time and energy, but there are plenty of applications that can help make […]

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Student Zombies No More: Faculty Showcase Recap

A “spooktacular” time was had by all at the TLT Faculty Showcase!  A hearty thank you to the faculty who shared their innovative teaching strategies:  Gustavo Urdaneta Velasquez, Mary Ann Hartshorn, Laura Penny, Sherry Wallace, and Lancie Affonso.  Not only did we learn how to more effectively engage our students and manage our classes, we […]

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Using Digital Portfolios in the Classroom

When I first began teaching, each class involved a major research paper that was due at the end of the semester.  Much to my chagrin, most students never picked up their graded papers, having already left for home and forgotten the assignment entirely. About four years ago, I was cleaning out my office, and discovered […]

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Faculty Guest Post: Using Google Apps for Collaboration

Our guest blogger is Jessica Smith, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication.  Jessica attended the Summer 2013 FTI. Think of any movie that features scenes of the college classroom.  Hollywood portrayals typically include the archetypal professor, wearing glasses and chalk on the sleeve, standing before a theatre-style hall, lecturing from a podium.  When I […]

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Using YouTube Capture to Film and Share Videos

YouTube Capture is definitely a must have iPad app for teachers and students. This app is developed by Google and unlike the basic YouTube app, YouTube Capture allows users to record videos and upload them instantly and right from their iPad or iPhones and Instagram. Some of the fantastic features that distinguish YouTube Capture  is the […]

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New in OAKS for the Fall Semester — Google Integration for Students

This Fall we are launching Google Apps integration for OAKS. This integration will allow students to login and access their Google Apps email, calendar, blog and Google Drive from a widget on every course homepage. In addition, they can access files in their Google Drive when submitting to the OAKS Dropbox. When they are in […]

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