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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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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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