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ShowMe: Presentation/Tutorial Application

11.11.2014
Are you looking for an alternative presentation format to Keynote, PowerPoint, or even Prezi?  Or a way to easily flip your classroom?  ShowMe is a popular presentation and tutorial app for your iPad that allows professors and students to create and share lessons.  It also provides you access to ShowMe’s database of reusable lessons, therefore […]
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Microsoft and Dropbox Integration

11.5.2014
Today Microsoft and Dropbox announced a partnership that will bring Dropbox support to Microsoft’s suite of Office mobile apps. Microsoft will add this new Dropbox feature in upcoming versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for the iPhone and iPad. This is expected to release early next year. Read the full story below. Microsoft Adding Dropbox […]
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Swvil: Capture Solution

10.28.2014
Swivl is a robotic mobile accessory, app and connected cloud services made to help you improve skills and organizational performance with video. You can use Swvil for lecture capture, assist in flipping the classroom, distance learning, and much more. To find out more about Swvil visit the website below. http://www.swivl.com/ The Office of Information Technology […]
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iOS8 Tips and Tricks

09.18.2014
With the release of iOS8, I thought it would only fitting to share some awesome new tips and tricks that iOS8 has to offer. The below article by Gizmodo, introduces some great tips and tricks that you might find useful.   Click here to find the tips and tricks article by Gizmodo.     Post […]
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Powtoon & Comics in Instruction

09.11.2014
Looking for a way to create creative and engaging videos or presentations for your instruction or for a class assignment?  Powtoon is a cloud based company that allows users to create animated presentations and videos.  Powtoon requires no animation experience because it provides all the tools, and allows you to easily export animated videos into […]
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Google Hangouts: Online Communication Tool

08.12.2014
Google Hangouts is Google’s free video-conferencing tool that is available for teachers to use as part of Google Apps for Education. Up to 10 participants can join a Google Hangout at a time. This is a good alternative to WebEx. Like WebEx, professors can record Hangout discussions as a resource for other students. Professors can […]
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Assistive Technology on iPad

08.8.2014
There are many useful apps for teachers on the iPad, especially concerning assistive technology.  Apple is very dedicated to making their products accessible to everyone, so much so that they have a webpage dedicated to showcasing their assistive technology features on iPhones, iPads, and computers. There are iPad apps for dysgraphia, dyslexia, vision, hearing, and […]
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Looking for Educational Apps for the Classroom?

07.22.2014
                            Edtechteacher, an educational website devoted to professional development for teachers, has created an app recommendation website that allows you to search for educational apps that can engage students and enhance learning. The app recommendation tool is easy to use and walks […]
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GoToMeeting

06.3.2014
GoToMeeting is an online meeting, desktop sharing, and video conferencing software that enables the user to meet with other computer users, students or colleagues via the Internet in real time. GoToMeeting is much like WebEx, but High Point University does not license GoToMeeting. However, I thought it was important to introduce GoToMeeting since other off campus users use GoToMeeting often. The tutorial […]
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Guest Post: MindMaps

05.22.2014
This summer the HPU Tech Blog will be featuring blog posts from professors at High Point University who are actively using technology tools in the classroom.  This is the second in the series, written by Thomas Dearden.  Thomas Dearden is an Instructor in Criminal Justice.  Here is his post: Organizing large quantities of information into […]
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