Category: Tools

Jan 25

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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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 10

UAS Blackboard Collaborate Fall 2015

UAS faculty have the option to adopt the new Blackboard Collaborate version this fall (all classes will be using it this Spring). The new version requires a one time installation of a “Launcher” program by both faculty and students – most people will be able to install it even without administrative privileges – a few …

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Sep 10

More About Drawing Stick Figures

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It looks like our Faculty Challenge #5 might been too difficult or you didn’t quite buy the premise that stick figure drawings could enhance your courses. I’ve a couple of articles to help persuade you that a) it might be worth your time and b) you HAVE the requisite talent, even if you, like me, “can’t …

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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 31

Characters, cartoons or photos?

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Last Tuesday’s post by Ariculate’s Tom Kuhlman A Three-Step Process to Create Hand Drawn Custom Characters got me thinking. For college students is it best to illustrate a course with photographs of people or with custom drawn characters, or cartoon figures? Does it matter? Research tells us that it can make a difference! And, believe …

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Aug 26

Lending Library Moving to Egan Library!

Lending Library

Over the past 5 years of this Title III grant we’ve acquired an excellent library on topics including Understanding by Design, Peer Review, Assessment, Teaching Online, well, you get the picture, we’ve collected a broad array of books. Many of these books Mary and I used when teaching ED593 so faculty who took that course have already …

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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 24

Monday Morning Mentor is Back!

Title III is once again providing interested faculty a chance to start their weeks off with dynamic, professional development – in only 20 minutes! The Monday Morning Mentor is a program from Magna Publications. How does this practical and convenient program work? Each program is available online starting at 9 am CST – yes, that’s …

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Aug 11

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

RSS Tutorial Click Here

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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