Category: Tools


Are you looking for a “simple to use” video communication tool that can enhance teacher to student, and student to student presence? FlipGrid might be the tool you’re looking for. FlipGrid is easy to use, and it’s Free!!! You can set the topic and then your students can respond in a video message that is …

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VoiceThread 5 of 5

Last One!!!  Here is the 5th of the 5 part series.  In this episode we look at “Advanced Skills” such as integrating Google Drive, changing the speed of auditory comments, and changing text size of text comments.  It also looks at changing presentation settings, and much, much more!   This video is about 34 minutes …

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VoiceThread 4 of 5

Here is the 4th of the 5 part series.  It is focused on VoiceThread in our Learning Management System (LMS), Blackboard.  There is a lot of great information in this video about building links that are graded and ungraded, the grading interface with Blackboard, copying a VoiceThread to a new semester, and even shows an …

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VoiceThread 3 of 5

Half way there!! Here is the 3rd of the 5 part series on VoiceThread.  This episode is focused on moderating comments, different types of replies, and copying a VoiceThread.   This is another video that is about 23 minutes long, so you might want to watch in multiple sittings, or watch the whole thing and …

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VoiceThread 2 of 5

Here is the 2nd of the 5 part series on VoiceThread.  This video’s main concentration is on Groups and Sharing your VoiceThread.   This video is about 25 minutes long, so you might want to watch in multiple sittings, or watch the whole thing and then come back to sections to refresh your knowledge as …

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VoiceThread 1 of 5

Today I thought I would give a shout-out to the new UAS tool VoiceThread (Do we still give “shout-outs” in 2018?).  Here is a 30 minute video with a lot of information about VoiceThread and how to use it.  It is actually the first of five videos that I’m planning on sharing over the next …

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Top Tools for Learning 2018

Logos for Top 100 Education Tools

Are you looking for new tools to use in your courses?  Do you want to know what tools are being used by others this year? If so, you will want to see the 2018 Top Tools for Learning!  This is a list that has been compiled annually since 2007 and this year is based on …

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Assessment Toolkit

Yellow Brick Road

As a university, we all know the importance of assessment.  In education we use assessment to appraise knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs.  Sometimes it is done directly, and sometimes indirectly.  We use it to look at individual learners, or to evaluate our courses or appraise entire academic programs.  We assess with measurable learning outcomes, which …

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Free Webinar – Rockin’ the Virtual Classroom!

January 26, 2016 10:00 am – 11:15 am AK time Begin Registration… Virtual classroom technology (ILinc, Adobe Connect, WebEx, Elluminate, etc.) provides a wonderful live, real-time bridge between the traditional classroom and the learner. But it isn’t “just like” the traditional classroom, and in the wrong hands can be deadly dull. In this session we’ll …

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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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