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Digital Pedagogy Initiative: Flipped Classroom Panel

04.4.2014 By: Samantha Harlow
HPU’s Digital Pedagogy Initiative (DPI) is a component of the 2013-2014 Think BIG Active Learning and Engaged Pedagogy Initiative.  The DPI supports and incentivizes pedagogical innovation in the realm of digital technologies. Their aim is to support any HPU faculty member who wants to learn how to integrate digital tools into a course or wants to share […]
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YouTube Help: Tips and Tricks

04.1.2014 By: Kaitlyn Reish
The YouTube Help channel offers helpful playlists for learning tips and tricks about YouTube and the YouTube mobile apps. YouTube Help has three useful playlists, Mobile Monday, How To Wednesday and Did You Know? Friday.  These playlists update weekly. You can subscribe to this channel so you don’t miss any tips!  Watch the tips and tricks […]
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Blackboard Maintenance: Friday, March 28th 3:00AM-4:00AM

03.27.2014 By: Kaitlyn Reish
 **Blackboard will be down for maintenance on Friday, March 28th between the hours of 3:00AM – 4:00AM**   
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Google Forms for Teachers

By: Samantha Harlow
Google has many tools and apps that are valuable for teachers, and one of these is Google Forms.  If you have not used Google Forms yet, it is a powerful tool for student surveys, quizzes, and more.  These forms are free to use, and can be created through your Google Drive account.  Simply go to […]
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Blackboard: Bring the Scrollbars Back

03.25.2014 By: Kaitlyn Reish
Are you using a Mac and noticed that the scrollbars in the Grade Center of Blackboard are no longer there? OSX Lion and Mountain Lion by default don’t show scroll bars unless you scroll the page. Blackboard is aware of the problem and will be addressing this in a future release but for now you will need to […]
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Free Speech to Text and Text to Speech In Your Web Browser

03.20.2014 By: Samantha Harlow
Teacher Richard Byrne writes a technology blog for teachers called “Free Technology for Teachers.”  One of his more recent posts is about free speech to text and text to speech tools in your web browser.  These tools can be helpful for students or professors who might need help reading articles on the web, transcribing projects, […]
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Phishing Emails: How to Avoid the Attack

03.18.2014 By: Kaitlyn Reish
Computer hackers are getting really crafty with their scams. They use very convincing emails to fish for our personal data. Chances are, you’ve seen email scams in your inbox, especially recently. They say your account is compromised or deactivated and prompt you to login to fix it or respond to the email with your username […]
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Copyright and Academia

03.13.2014 By: Samantha Harlow
Copyright is a complicated subject – and it’s unfortunately a subject many people tune out.  There are also unfortunately many misconceptions of copyright, some of them being: Anything without a copyright notice is not protected. It is okay to use copyrighted work or publish other peoples work if I don’t make any money out of it. […]
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Blackboard Maintenance: Saturday, March 15th 4:00AM-5:00AM

03.11.2014 By: Kaitlyn Reish
 **Blackboard will be down for maintenance on Saturday, March 15th between the hours of 4:00AM – 5:00AM** 
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Top 4 Google Chrome Extensions

By: Kaitlyn Reish
Below is a list of my favorite 4 Google Chrome extensions that can benefit you in and out of the classroom. Check them out! Explain and Send Screenshots extension allows you to take a full or partial snapshot of any website that you’d like to share or send to someone. You can draw arrows, lines, […]
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