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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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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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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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Free Speech to Text and Text to Speech In Your Web Browser

03.20.2014 By: Samantha Harlow
Teacher Richard Byrne writes a technology blog for teachers called “Free Technology for Teachers.”  One of his more recent posts is about free speech to text and text to speech tools in your web browser.  These tools can be helpful for students or professors who might need help reading articles on the web, transcribing projects, […]
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Twitter in the Classroom

03.4.2014 By: Kaitlyn Reish
When I think back to my college years, there was always a point right as class was starting when all my professors would say, “Ok, time to put away all smart phones.” Oh, this dreaded statement! However, smart phones have opened up all new possibilities to keep your classroom and students interacted and even awake. […]
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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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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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Learn How to Use Webex

01.14.2014 By: Kaitlyn Reish
WebEx is a Web conferencing application that can be used to host classes, office hours, and other meetings online. Instructors and students communicate in real-time using chat, voice, and video. Instructors can show PowerPoint presentations, annotate slides, allow students to present, share a document, perform live editing, poll students, record the session, and much more. […]
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Adding HPU Email to Your Phone

01.7.2014 By: Kaitlyn Reish
Did you get a new phone or iPad for Christmas and want to add your HPU email to it? Follow the instructions below to learn how to add webmail to your devices.   Adding webmail to an iPhone/iPad: How to Add Webmail to an iPhone from Kaitlyn Reish   Adding webmail to an Android device: […]
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