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Google Hangouts: Online Communication Tool

08.12.2014
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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Assistive Technology on iPad

08.8.2014
There are many useful apps for teachers on the iPad, especially concerning assistive technology.  Apple is very dedicated to making their products accessible to everyone, so much so that they have a webpage dedicated to showcasing their assistive technology features on iPhones, iPads, and computers. There are iPad apps for dysgraphia, dyslexia, vision, hearing, and […]
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Blackboard: Course to Course Navigation

08.6.2014
The course to course navigation features allows you to quickly move between courses.  This feature comes in handy when you want to quickly switch between different courses you are teaching. The tutorial below shows you how to navigate between courses while retaining the context of the task you were performing in the original course.   […]
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Guest Post: Jing and Assessment

07.31.2014
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 ninth in the series, written by Allison Walker.  Allison Walker is an Instructor of English.  Here is her post: Jing is my favorite assessment tool. Jing allows me […]
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Blackboard: Adding an Avatar Picture

07.29.2014
                        An avatar is a photo or a digital image that represents a user.Your avatar appears throughout Blackboard, including the portal where you log in, the modules within your courses, and within journal and blog entries. Adding a photo of yourself allows your students to get acquainted with you before the semester starts. I […]
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Looking for Educational Apps for the Classroom?

07.22.2014
                            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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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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Blackboard: Using the Grade Center

07.15.2014
                        Are you interested in using the Grade Center in Blackboard for the coming fall semester? If so, I have put together a guide that will get you started with all of the Grade Center features. Of course, if you have any questions please […]
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Guest Post: ProQuest Flow Research Tool

07.10.2014
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 seventh in the series, written by Allison Walker.  Allison Walker is an Instructor of English.  Here is her post: ProQuest Flow is my favorite new research tool. It’s free […]
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Microsoft PowerPoint: Tips and Tricks

07.8.2014
              Below I have complied a list of PowerPoint tips and tricks that will help you get things done faster and more efficiently This is a series that will cover tips and tricks for all Microsoft Office products.       Did you know that you could change the default […]
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