Lync

Lync

The Office of Information Technology is excited to announce the deployment of Microsoft Lync to all HPU faculty and staff!  Lync is a web conferencing tool (similar to WebEx, Adobe Connect, GoTo Meeting, etc.) that is included in our Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, enabling us to make this powerful communication tool available for all HPU faculty, […]

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Socrative Delivers a New Look

You might remember the blog post comparing the alternatives to clickers in the classroom. In this blog post, I compared two polling sites, Poll Everywhere and Socrative. Socrative just announced a new interface to their polling website. This website will have the same functionality, just a new look. The new look will integrate better with […]

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Create Interesting Video Content with TouchCast

This is a wonderful little app for flipping your classroom or creating interesting video content. Touchcast allows you to pull in video, websites, images, polls, and more creating an interactive and engaging experience. See TouchCast in action below:   Not only can you use the app on the iPad, PC users can download a desktop […]

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Camtasia: Screen Recorder

Camtasia is an easy to use screen recorder that allows you to create professional videos. You can easily record your screen movements and actions, or import an already created video from a camera or another source. Camtasia allows you edit and customize this content on both Mac and Windows platform. This software offers a variety […]

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Free Lectures Online

Flipping the classroom has become quite a trend in education, but it’s a lot of work to record lectures for students to view online.  Did you know that there are many free video and audio lectures already online for re-use and embedding from universities like Stanford, Yale, Oxford, and Harvard (just to name a few)? […]

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ShowMe: Presentation/Tutorial Application

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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Swvil: Capture Solution

Swivl is a robotic mobile accessory, app and connected cloud services made to help you improve skills and organizational performance with video. You can use Swvil for lecture capture, assist in flipping the classroom, distance learning, and much more. To find out more about Swvil visit the website below. http://www.swivl.com/ The Office of Information Technology […]

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Coursera & MOOCs

Though MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have been in the news, how many of us have participated in this new online trend?  Many MOOCs are free and useful for teachers, especially many of the courses from Coursera, one of the largest providers of MOOCs. Here are some examples of Coursera courses in Education: What future […]

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Google Hangouts: Online Communication Tool

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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Looking for Educational Apps for the Classroom?

                            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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