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What's on this page?  General Tech Trends || Flip your Classroom ||  Micro-Lectures || Mobile Apps || Screen-Casting || Twitter


General Technology Trends Resources:

Flip your Classroom - 

Definition of Flipped LearningFlipped Learning is a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space, and the resulting group space is transformed into a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter.  

  Spring 2014 Faculty Development Workshop - 1/9/2014 -  Flipped Classroom Resources  ||  Top Bb Tools for the Flipped Classroom (to learn how to use Bb, click here)

Fall 2013 Faculty Institute: Digially Connected Students

Using Clickers -- Check out our Clickers Information Page

Micro-Lectures 

 Mobile Technology:

Using Mobile Devices for your Course (examples):

Aggregators:

Flipboard:  bring your social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn into one location alongside your favorite news sources and anything else you like to read, or watch (like YouTube) - all while making it easily to share your favorite content with your social networks and enabling you to easily curate your favorite content into Flipboard magazine(s)

Annotate:

iAnnotate (itunes || Android)  Add voice and text-based comments (iTunes version only), draw/cirlce, and highlight documents.  Great for providing feedback on students papers.

Apps -- for iPad, iPhone -- Check for Android Equivalents

Create Interactive Study Guides (Apple) - This page lists several apps for creating interactive study guides or reviews.

Taking Notes: 

EverNote  iOS || Android Version here:  Type of dictate notes, or add attachments, pics, sync across your devices. Search notes by tags or location. Skitch (or draw) over your notes.  

Sound Note:  Take handwritten notes and record syncronized audio with it
Penultimate: Take handwritten notes and add them to DropBox.
PaperPort Notes: Take handwritten notes and create a PDF or email.  You can add images to your notes as well.

Public Speaking or Broadcast/Telecom Courses:

Teleprompter+:  Teleprompter app for public speaking, screencasting, lecture cating etc.

Quck Response QR Codes:

Easy QR Code: Add a QR (Quick Response) Code to your syllabus or course materials.  Other Code generators are http://www.mobiletag.com/home-en.html  Mobile Tag or http://www.beetagg.com/en/beetagg-qr-generator/ to generate your QR code.

A QR  code is graphic image that is read by a mobile phone through its camera. The app then takes the user to a website, text message, video or other information.  

Uses of QR Codes:

lab procedures or virtual labs
additional informationo on art exhibits
link to student survey about topics that are unclear or need further explanation
link to virtual tours

Mobile Story Telling:  

7Scenes.  See a video demonstration
See Screenchomp

Grades and Attendance:

Gradebook Pro iOs ||  Attendance Tracker (Android)

Screen Casting from your iPad/iPhone: Turn your Mobile into a Whiteboard.

 Using Twitter: