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Ten Educational Tech Tools to Try This Year

02.11.2014 By: Kaitlyn Reish
A new semester has begun so why not check out some technology tools to use in your classroom this year? Below I have compiled a list of beneficial educational tools that you could integrate into the classroom. As you read considering trying new tools this year or implementing forgotten tools. Whatever the case, take time to check […]
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ThingLink: Interactive Images

01.30.2014 By: Samantha Harlow
Thinglink is a free website where you can create interactive images.  It is a way for you to create one image that includes music, video, text, images, shops, and social media.  Thinglink can be used for presentations, assignments, organizational strategies, and more. Once you sign up, you can build a stream, similarly to picking boards […]
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Free Media Software: Find the Right Tool Online

01.23.2014 By: Samantha Harlow
There are many free tools online that can help you flip the classroom, create posters and flyers, stay organized, video edit, and more.  The trick is finding the right tools, knowing where to find the tools, and knowing what’s available. HPU Libraries Media Services has created a Free Media Software Guide to get you started […]
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Using Audio in the Classroom: MP3 Conversion Websites

01.17.2014 By: Samantha Harlow
  This post is about implementing audio into classrooms and assignments by uploading audio files online.  There are many different options, but one that is popular and usually successful is uploading a MP3 file to Blackboard as an item.  This way you can have students listen to the audio at home, play the audio easily […]
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Comparing the Alternatives to Clickers in the Classroom

11.25.2013 By: Kaitlyn Reish
Clickers are a great tool to help you engage your students, receive instant feedback from your students regarding concepts you are teaching, and to get an overall feel for your student audience. However, with the TurningPoint technology comes all the bulky hardware. TurningPoint clickers involve setting up a receiver, setting the code for the instructor […]
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