D2L docReader by ReadSpeaker

Instructors, did you know that D2L has a built-​​in text-​​to-​​speech feature for students? DocReader, powered by ReadSpeaker, is a web-​​based tool integrated in D2L that transforms documents (in the supported formats) into a text-​​to-​​speech format that provides students the ability to listen to the text of course documents as it is read aloud. In addition, docReader […]

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June 8th, 2017

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EdTech | Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts As students and instructors become more and more familiar with Google Apps, such as Google Docs and Google Drive, I’d like to highlight a lesser known, but equally as useful tool, Google Hangouts. Google Hangouts is a free virtual meeting tool available to all LCC students and instructors. Google Hangouts allows users to […]

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April 20th, 2017

EdTEch | SurveyMonkey

SurveyMonkey is a free surveying tool and can be accessed through the web, or app for both Android and iOS. SurveyMonkey can be used to gather information anonymously or as an assessment tool to check for students’ level of understanding. With SurveyMonkey, you can easily create items such as surveys, opinion polls, quizzes/​​tests, questionnaires, or […]

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April 6th, 2017

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Lino: Sticky Note and Photo Sharing

Instructional Strategy: Compare/​​Contrast, Collaboration, Demonstration, Brainstorming Bloom’s Level: 1 – 5 (Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Analyzing and Evaluating) Lino is an online bulletin board in which ​‘sticky notes’, as well as images, videos and other files can be posted to a board. Multiple people can work on the same Lino canvas, which is useful for group work and whole class […]

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D2L docReader by ReadSpeaker

Instructors, did you know that D2L has a built-​​in text-​​to-​​speech feature for students? DocReader, powered by ReadSpeaker, is a web-​​based tool integrated in D2L that transforms documents (in the supported formats) into a text-​​to-​​speech format that provides students the ability to listen to the text of course documents as it is read aloud. In addition, docReader […]

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Wordle: Stunning Word Clouds

Wordle is a free program used to generate stunning word clouds based on the text provided by you! The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text; therefore, type the same word multiple times to increase the text size. Enhance course assignments, lectures, and D2L courses by adding word […]

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EdTech | Socrative

Socrative Activities Image ALT Tag- Screenshot of the activity options available to use with the free version of Socrative.

Instructional Strategies: Lecture, Reading for Meaning  Blooms Levels = 1 – 2 without activity (knowledge, comprehension) 3 – 4 with activity (application, analysis)   Socrative is a free, live-​​audience response system where participants can respond to questions by text message (messaging and data rates may apply), web browser, or via the downloadable app for iOS and Android devices. It is […]

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EdTech | edshelf — Education Tech Tools

Are you looking to incorporate educational technology tools in your course but you’re not sure where to start? There’s a ton of educational content and tools available online but who has the time and energy to spend researching night after night? Save yourself a lot of time and begin your ed. tech journey with edshelf! With […]

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EdTech | Prezi: Online Presentation Tools

Instructional Strategy: Lecture, Presentation  Blooms Levels= 3 – 4 (application, analysis) Are you looking for a new and exciting way to present lecture content? Check out, Prezi! Prezi is a free, web-​​based presentation software used to create one of a kind presentations. Presentations can be stored, shared, collaborated on, and presented anywhere from the cloud.  Prezi is different from […]

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Poll Everywhere

    Instructional Strategies: Lecture Blooms Levels: 1 – 2 without activity (knowledge, comprehension) 3 – 4 with activity (application, analysis) Poll Everywhere is a free, live-​​audience response system where participants can respond to questions by text message (messaging and data rates may apply), web browser, or via the downloadable app for iOS and Android. It is compatible with […]

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Trello — Organize, Manage & Collaborate!

Instructional Strategy: Compare/​​Contrast, Collaboration, Demonstration, Brainstorming Bloom’s Level: 1 – 5 (Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Analyzing and Evaluating) Trello is a free web-​​based tool that allows a single person or a team of collaborators to organize and manage projects/​​lesson plans, and share some or all of the work with others. Use Trello to develop the workflow for a project, lesson […]

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Google Forms

Google Forms is a great tool to use for gathering information anonymously or as an assessment tool to check for level of understanding. Google Forms is available as a part of the Google Apps for Education package (think Google Drive, Docs, etc.). With Google Forms, you can easily create items such as surveys, opinion polls, quizzes/​​tests, […]

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September 1st, 2016

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Nearpod — Add interactive presentations to your class

  Instructional Strategies: Lecture, Critical Thinking, Reflecting, Didactic Questioning, PresentingBloom’s Level: 1 – 5 (Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Analyzing, and Evaluating)Nearpod is a free, web-​​based platform that allows instructors to design presentations that include live, formative assessment opportunities. Presentations can be created by using existing PowerPoint presentations, or by creating a new presentation from scratch. Share presentation live […]

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July 21st, 2016

Aviary Photo Editor

  Aviary is a photo editing platform, available as a free web application, as well as a downloadable app (with in-​​app purchase options) for both IOS and Android. The photo editor provides dozens of ways to enhance, accessorize and apply unique effects to pictures. When your photo is ready, download and save it as a […]

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EDpuzzle — Create Customized Video Clips

Instructional Strategies: Concept formation, Compare/​​Contrast, Reflection, Digital Storytelling, Lecture Bloom’s Level: 3, 4, 5, 6 (Application, Analyze, Evaluate, Create) EDpuzzle is a free, web-​​based tool that allows users to select and customize video by editing, cropping, recording audio, and adding questions to make an engaging presentation or lesson. Simply search for a video using the video channels provided, […]

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June 3rd, 2016

Stay informed and on-​task across devices with Evernote

Many of us use multiple devices in our daily lives, such as a laptop at home, a tablet at school, and a smartphone everywhere else in between. Staying organized and up-​​to-​​date on tasks across multiple devices can be a difficult task and often we resort to sending ourselves emails and texts just to keep up […]

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May 17th, 2016

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Remind: Communicate with students via text, email, and web

https://www.remind.com/

Remind is a free communication tool that helps instructors instantly connect with students by sending quick, simple messages to any device. Send a one-​​way message or elect to allow for 2-​​way communication by utilizing the chat feature. Messages can be sent via text (standard messaging rates will apply), email, or smartphone notifications! Key Features and Uses : […]

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Bubbl​.us: Brainstorming and Mind Mapping Tool

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  Instructional Strategy: Concept Formation, Concept Mapping, Compare/​​Contrast Blooms Levels: 1 – 4 (knowledge, comprehension, analysis, evaluation) Bubbl​.us is a free web-​​based tool that allows users to create, save and share mind maps. A mind map is a visual representation of ideas and concepts that includes central ideas surrounded by connected branches of associated topics. Bubbl​.us aims to assist […]

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April 21st, 2016

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NoRedInk: Help Students Improve Their Grammar and Writing Skills

 Help Students Improve Their Grammar and Writing Skills Instructional Strategy — Critical Thinking, Think-​​Pair-​​Share, Self-​​driven personalized learning Blooms Levels — 1, 2, 3, 4 (knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis) NoRedInk is a free, web-​​based application that allows students to practice and improve grammar and writing skills. Instructors are able to provide formative and summative assessments on a […]

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April 7th, 2016

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