Category: Tools

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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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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More About Drawing Stick Figures

stickman bullet

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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Tech Tuesday – Use Your iPad as a Second Monitor

monitors

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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Characters, cartoons or photos?

Click for Tom's post

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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