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iOS8 Tips and Tricks

09.18.2014 By: Kaitlyn Reish
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 By: Samantha Harlow
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 By: Kaitlyn Reish
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 By: Samantha Harlow
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 By: Kaitlyn Reish
                            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 By: Kaitlyn Reish
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 By: Samantha Harlow
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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4 Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom

05.20.2014 By: Kaitlyn Reish
Google Docs is a user friendly suite of online collaborative tools that come with tremendous potential for use in the classroom. Below I have put together a list of possible uses for Google Docs.   Students can receive immediate feedback on their writing from teachers and peers when sharing their work. Students are provided with […]
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Evernote: 5 Tips and Tricks

05.13.2014 By: Kaitlyn Reish
There are lots of new productivity tools out there and new ones pop up daily, but there is one that sticks out called Evernote. I may be basis, but I love everything that Evernote has to offer. If you are like me and have multiple devices, Evernote synchronizes beautifully. I can type a note on […]
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Quizlet: Online Flashcards

02.27.2014 By: Samantha Harlow
Quizlet  is a free online tool that students and educators can use for studying and course organization that simulates flashcards.  You can download the Quizlet app for iOS or Android.  Quizlet is an interactive, online tool that allows you to create and look at flashcards in sets, even allowing for you to digitally flip the cards to the front […]
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