Technology Trends

Technology Trends

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


Tech Trends Resources

Flip your Classroom

Definition of Flipped Learning: Flipped 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.

Tools of the trade: Panopto,  Jing, and   Screen-Cast-O-Matic

Using Clickers -- Check out our Clickers Information Page

Using Micro Lectures

Make the Most of Mobile Devices

A microlecture is a short recorded audio or video presentation on a single, tightly defi ned topic. Used as a component of online, blended, or face-to-face teaching, these brief lectures can be interspersed with learning activities that reinforce lecture topics.

Knowing how to appropriately use mobile devices is an important aspect in this increasingly connected world. To properly prepare your students for the future as they transition into the workforce, incorporating mobile technology in the classroom is key.

Flipboard appAggregators:

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)

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. Sketch (or draw) over your notes.  

Sound Note:  Take handwritten notes and record synchronized 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, screen casting, lecture casting etc.

Quick Response QR Codes:

Easy QR Code: Add a QR (Quick Response) Code to your syllabus or course materials.  

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 information 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: