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Twitter in the Classroom

03.4.2014
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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Smore: Digital Flyers

02.25.2014
Smore is an easy to use website where users can create unique digital flyers. These flyers are single-paged websites that can be used for multiple reasons, for example sharing information with students or students can share their research. Digital flyers can be shared via email or social media. Students need to register for a Smore […]
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Ten Educational Tech Tools to Try This Year

02.11.2014
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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NMC Horizon Report on Technology and Higher Education

02.7.2014
The New Media Consortium (NMC) annually teams up with EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) to write the NMC Horizon Report.  This report is on emerging technologies that will most influence higher education.  You can download the full NMC Horizon Report for 2014.  According to the NMC website “this eleventh edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon […]
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Top 6 Tips All iPad Professors Should Know About iOS 7

01.28.2014
A lot of professors are integrating the iPad into the classroom and have had multiple questions regarding the iPad. With the new iOS 7 there are some good tips and tricks to help you navigate the software. For that reason, I have put together a list of of the top 6 things every iPad professor […]
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Free Media Software: Find the Right Tool Online

01.23.2014
There are many free tools online that can help you flip the classroom, create posters and flyers, stay organized, video edit, and more.  The trick is finding the right tools, knowing where to find the tools, and knowing what’s available. HPU Libraries Media Services has created a Free Media Software Guide to get you started […]
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Your W Drive: A Good Alternative for Sharing Files

01.21.2014
With the popularity of the flipped classroom and more online classes, lecture videos are a must. However, did you know there is a file size limit of 50MB that you can post to Blackboard or even email via your HPU email account? A five to ten minute video would more than likely exceed the 50MB […]
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Using Audio in the Classroom: MP3 Conversion Websites

01.17.2014
  This post is about implementing audio into classrooms and assignments by uploading audio files online.  There are many different options, but one that is popular and usually successful is uploading a MP3 file to Blackboard as an item.  This way you can have students listen to the audio at home, play the audio easily […]
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Learn How to Use Webex

01.14.2014
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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Screencasting Tools: Camtasia vs. Screencast-O-Matic

01.10.2014
Recording your computer screens into a digital video (screencasting) for class tutorials can come in handy when flipping the classroom.  You can record yourself using an online tool, reciting a presentation, or guide students through a website.  You can even record streaming video online – though you will still have to follow copyright rules when […]
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