Instructional Technology Blog

Instructional Technology Blog

Guest Post: MindMaps

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 second in the series, written by Thomas Dearden.  Thomas Dearden is an Instructor in Criminal Justice.  Here is his post: Organizing large quantities of information into […]
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4 Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom

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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Guest Post: Podcasts and Flipping the Classroom

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 first in the series, written by Matthew Schneider.  Matthew Schneider is a Professor of English and Associate Dean at the David R. Hayworth College of Arts […]
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Evernote: 5 Tips and Tricks

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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Blackboard: Course Copy

Did you know that you could transfer content from course to course on Blackboard without having to post everything again? Blackboard allows you to copy some or all the content and settings from one course to another. With the start of summer classes coming, this will be a time saver. Watch the short video below […]
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HPU Libraries Faculty Workshops

Now that many HPU faculty had the pleasure of workshopping with Jose Bowen on technology and education, it’s time to start thinking about how to incorporate more technology and resources into your classroom.  HPU Libraries will be hosting a series of end of the semester faculty workshops (starting Tuesday, May 6th) to help with research, […]
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HPU Summer Instruction Help

Congrats – you made it to the end of exams!  But this also means that some of you will soon start teaching summer courses. Luckily HPU does provide you with some help for getting ready for summer classes. You can receive help from HPU IT by contacting Kaitlyn Reish to make an appointment or tutorial […]
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The Flipped Classroom: The Pros and Cons

Many of us can recall instances in our lives where we found ourselves idly sitting in a classroom, eye glazed over, half listening, half pretending to listen to our teacher as they lectured in front of the room. These scenes are all too familiar in today’s schools, as the traditional model of learning has primarily […]
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Project Management Tools: Asana and Trello

Since this week will be busy with grading and finals, I thought I would create a lightweight post about some basic project management tools, inspired by an ACRL TechConnect blog post.  Hopefully many of you know about note taking services such as Evernote and using Google Drive for collaboration, but there are also tools to […]
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Blackboard: Downloading the Grade Center

Since the semester is coming to a close, I thought it would be appropriate to blog about downloading the grade center from Blackboard.  Instructors have the ability to download Grade Center data as an excel file. The downloaded file is a useful backup of students grades. Instructors can select specific data to download, or download […]
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