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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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Getty Images: Stock Photos Free

09.29.2014
Finding high quality stock photos to use for educational or non-commercial purposes can be challenging.  Getty Images recently announced that millions of their photographs will be available for free through their new embed tool.  This embed tool with make images free for blogs, WordPress, Tumblr, and more; as long as you are using the image […]
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Guest Post: Google Earth and “Tour Builder”

07.17.2014
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 eighth in the series, written by Jennifer (Jenn) Brandt.  Jenn Brandt is an Assistant Professor of English and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies.  Here is her post: This […]
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Guest Post: Creating a Digital Archive

06.19.2014
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 sixth in the series, written by Laura Linker.  Laura Linker is an Assistant Professor of English.  Here is her post: In Spring 2014, my Enlightenment British […]
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Guest Post: Second Life

06.13.2014
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 fifth in the series, written by Matthew Brophy.  Matthew Brophy is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy.  Here is his post: Second Life is an online virtual world […]
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Guest Post: Using Facebook and Companion Tools in Teaching

06.5.2014
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 fourth in the series, written by Daniel Hall.  Daniel Hall is an Assistant Professor of Economics.  Here is his post: Using Facebook and Companion Tools in […]
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4 Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom

05.20.2014
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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Guest Post: Podcasts and Flipping the Classroom

05.15.2014
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 first in the series, written by Matthew Schneider.  Matthew Schneider is a Professor of English and Associate Dean at the David R. Hayworth College of Arts […]
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Creating Infographics: easel.ly

04.16.2014
Infographics are great educational tools to use for assignments, student presentations, and more.  Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly (taken from infographic wikipedia page). Here is an example of an infographic, made by HPU Office of Career Services: Though infographics are great, they are time consuming to create. […]
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Digital Pedagogy Initiative: Digital Learning Exhibition

04.10.2014
Last week HPU’s Digital Pedagogy Initiative (DPI) held a Digital Learning Exhibition, where HPU faculty showed off teaching and technology projects through a poster session in Slane. From the DPI Website: “The Digital Learning Exhibition was held on Wednesday, April 2, from 1:00-2:00. The exhibition showcased how HPU students and faculty are using digital technologies to advance […]
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