Category: Tech Tuesday

Sep 22

Tech Tuesday: Two New Tutorials

This week’s Tech Tuesday provides you with two new tutorials. Recently we blogged about Blackboard’s achievements and badging and promised to share a tutorial on making your own badges. Here you go! Create Badges in PPT to Use Inside of Blackboard We’ve also gotten questions about sizing banners inside of Blackboard so we’ve attached a tutorial …

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Sep 15

Tech Tuesday – VoiceThread

VoiceThread Fall Workhsops

VoiceThread is offering some free workshops this fall to help you get started using the tool and to focus on how it can enhance communication in your current classroom. These workshops cover both the pedagogy and the how-to aspects of the tool. What exactly is VoiceThread? It’s a cloud-based tool (no software to download) that …

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Sep 01

Tech Tuesday – Use Your iPad as a Second Monitor

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Using a second monitor increases productivity, makes cutting and pasting easier, allows for side-by-side comparison, and more! Many of us may have two monitors in the office but what about at home? If you already own an iPad this may be an inexpensive solution to a second screen. Below are two apps that allow you …

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Aug 25

Tech Tuesday: To Bullet or NOT to Bullet

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Here at the FLC, we have often written about the perils of cluttered PowerPoint presentations, and over-bulleted slides with lists and lists often seen in presentations or eLearning materials. Yet, numbered lists and bulleted lists can be powerful tools when used in thoughtful ways. Christopher Pappas provides a nice list of 7 Tips for Using Bullets in …

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Aug 18

Tech Tuesday – Freebie

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To celebrate back to school, PowToon is giving away free classroom accounts! With PowToon “you can create professional animated lesson plans, coursework and presentations…” Click the image below to learn more and get your free account! PowToon has numerous templates to use for your project and excellent training videos. You can share your projects via …

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Aug 11

Tech Tuesday: 2 Tutorials for Blackboard Users, Cool Stuff!

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There’s been a lot of interest recently in using “Badges” to create incentives for student behaviors that will help them to achieve success. With Blackboard’s “Achievements” you can create your own badges and have Bb award them to your student’s automatically. Here’s a tutorial which covers: Reasons to use Achievement Badges Differences between Achievement Badges …

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Jul 28

Tech Tuesday: Robin Good’s 200 Top Tools for Video Editing

Robin Goods List of Video Tools

Can’t ask for better than this– Robin Good has hand-picked, sorted and organized this list of 200 online video editing and publishing tools. If you are using video in the classroom (or at home) you might want to bookmark this and spend some time checking out this list. If you use Twitter, following Robin @RobinGood …

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Jun 23

Tech Tuesday – Vialogues

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Create, invite, interact and share! “Vialogues is a free service that allows you to build online discussions around videos hosted online and videos that you have saved on your computer.” (Source: Free Tech for Teachers) With Vialogues, you can upload a video or use YouTube videos, invite people to the discussion, add comments, surveys, and …

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Jun 16

Tech Tuesday – ThingLink

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Make your images come alive with video, text, images, music and more with ThingLink! Create interactive images and videos for the web, social, advertising and education channels. Teachers and students can sign up for free accounts. ThingLink works on all modern web browsers as well as iPad, iPhone and Android. Hover over the image below …

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Jun 10

Tech Tuesday – Google Toolkit

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