Category: Tools

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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Jul 15

Sitka Campus Offers Smartboard Training In August- Sign Up NOW

Smartboard Chariot Group

Don’t miss out on this opportunity: Smartboard Training: August 24th Sitka’s Room 230 is outfitted with a Smartboard to assist faculty in better teaching to the needs of both face to face and distant students. Smartboards have so many great features that they may, at first glance, be intimidating. However, once you attend this training, …

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Jul 14

Tech Tuesday: More Photo and Image Editing Tools

List of Free Photo Image Editors

eLearning Industry has just compiled a nice alphabetized list of 30 free photo and image editing tools for educators. A few of these tools do more than just edit images and are available on both desktop, laptop, and mobile devices. Since it’s summer, we felt you might have time to play with some of these …

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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 15

Bloom’s Taxonomy for Course Planning, Web 2.0 Tools & Gamification

There are several useful Bloom’s Taxonomy tools online to help guide you when planning your course objectives and assessments, choosing the appropriate Web 2.0 tools to match those objectives, and how to best incorporate game elements into your courses using the different levels of Blooms. Here are a few of our favorites: Bloom’s Taxonomy: Teacher …

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Jun 10

Tech Tuesday – Google Toolkit

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Jun 02

Tech Tuesday – QR Codes

A QR code (Quick Response) is a readable bar-code that contains more or additional information than you want to have displayed on your web site, presentation, eLearning course, poster or handout. The code can be read using a free app and your phone’s camera. A simple search for QR codes in the app store will …

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May 26

Tech Tuesday – Free Image Editing Tools

A few weeks ago at iTeach in Juneau, we discussed finding and using images in eLearning. But once you find the right image, how can you edit it? Not everyone has access to Photoshop or maybe you prefer something simpler to use. Here a few free and basic alternatives worth trying out. BeFunky Photo Effects …

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