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Instructional Technology Blog

Streaming Video Resources at HPU

12.6.2013 By: Samantha Harlow
I get many request from faculty  about acquiring more streaming video, whether they are flipping classrooms or wanting more diverse assignments for students. Media & Digital Services created a guide on streaming resources.  This guide includes presentations for faculty, HPU video and music streaming subscriptions, free streaming educational resources, and guides on embedding video into […]
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Five Free iPad Screencasting Apps

12.3.2013 By: Kaitlyn Reish
The iPad has become a technological staple in the world of higher education. With well known applications such as DropBox, Evernote, and WordPress, the iPad has integrated well with academic tasks. One academic task the iPad lends itself towards is screencasting. After all, the iPad is portable, powerful, and has been used with other presentation […]
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HPU Flipped Classroom Presentation

11.25.2013 By: Samantha Harlow
Recently Sam and Kaitlyn did a presentation to HPU faculty on creating your own content for flipped classrooms.  This presentation covers screencast and recording software such as Jing, Screencast-O-Matic, Camtasia, and YouTube.  It also covers uploading and embedding video into Blackboard and alternative methods of uploading larger videos using the W or pacific drive. Here […]
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Comparing the Alternatives to Clickers in the Classroom

By: Kaitlyn Reish
Clickers are a great tool to help you engage your students, receive instant feedback from your students regarding concepts you are teaching, and to get an overall feel for your student audience. However, with the TurningPoint technology comes all the bulky hardware. TurningPoint clickers involve setting up a receiver, setting the code for the instructor […]
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Creating Digital Projects in Pinterest

11.21.2013 By: Samantha Harlow
Students love social media – so why not use social media as a teaching tool or project idea in the classroom? Pinterest is a social media and photo sharing website in the style of a pinboard where anyone with an email address can create and manage themed image collections.  Pinterest can also be used as a project […]
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Blackboard: Synchronize Your Blackboard Calendar with Outlook

11.19.2013 By: Kaitlyn Reish
In the latest update to Blackboard, the calendar feature has been greatly improved. You can locate the “My Calendar” module on your homepage, or under “My Blackboard” in the Global Navigation area. The Global Navigation area is located in the upper right hand corner where your name is displayed. The calendar includes all the events […]
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Welcome to HPU’s Instructional Technology Blog!

11.15.2013 By: Samantha Harlow
We are excited to introduce a new instructional technology blog for High Point University, being run by Samantha Harlow (HPU Libraries) and Kaitlyn Reish (Information Technology Training Specialist). We hope that this blog will allow professors to engage in new ideas for teaching and promote innovative classroom engagement.  We will try and keep this blog […]
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