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Getty Images: Stock Photos Free

09.29.2014 By: Samantha Harlow
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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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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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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Creating Infographics: easel.ly

04.16.2014 By: Samantha Harlow
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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Recording a Voice-Over Narration in PowerPoint

04.8.2014 By: Kaitlyn Reish
I have had a lot of requests from students for help with voice over narration through a PowerPoint presentation. These instructions below will provide your students with step by step instructions on how to do so.  Keep in mind that voice over narration in PowerPoint does not provide any editing features. 1. Preparation Create your […]
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